Today’s post is a tag that I’ve loved reading on other blogs and watching on booktube channels, and that is The End of Year Book Tag! I saw this on Rachel Marie’s channel and I’ve now spent hours on the autoplay just watching different videos back to back. It sounded like a lot of fun to do plus I love answering questions! This is going to be a long post. If you participate, or have already, feel free to leave a link in the comments.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
As this post is going up on the 31st of December, I don’t think that I will be starting/finishing any more books for 2019. I’ve read a total of 150 books this year, which is an astonishing amount for me and I don’t think I will ever top that number (certainly not in 2020 with recently starting a new degree, moving house and generally working a full-time job as well).
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Generally around this time of the year is when I start my annual Harry Potter re-read (or re-listen as there is something so completely comforting about the audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry).
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I’ve written a post a few days ago rounding up all of the books that I am super excited for in the first 5 months of 2020 and I plan on doing another post at the end of April. So, keep your eyes peeled for that post, coming soon!
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
There are always a lot of books I still want to read(…but I think that is something every avid reader struggles with), however, at the moment I don’t have a set type of book I really want to focus on reading. I wanted to read a few Christmas themed books in December, and I managed to read 4 of them.
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I might do some ‘light’ reading today, but I don’t think I will be able to finish any more books for this year (…which also means, no more new favourite books). 2020 is going to be a whole different ballgame with a lot of new, anticipated and hopefully favourite books.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
I am currently thinking about which books I want to pick in 2020 and also which readathons I want to participate in in the new year. I am not fully done with both lists, but I will let you guys know in early January (…so you also have time to maybe participate in them if you’d like).
Best Book You Read In 2019?
This is a VERY hard question, but I’m just going to have to go with V.E. Schwab’s “Vicious”. I read this book for the first time back in February and I also did a buddy read during the Winter Quest and it was an absolute blast!
Best series you started in 2019?
Even though I have 2 more books left I’m going to say the best series I started in 2019 is the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. The two main characters are interesting and I find myself caring A LOT about what happens to them.
Favourite new author, you discovered in 2019?
TOO MANY. I’ll have to go with V.E. Schwab just because I’ve read five of her books so far and absolutely loved them. She’s an amazing writer, I’ll be reading anything she puts out, guaranteed (…I already cannot wait until
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue is being released for preorder because I will be doing that as soon as it’s an option!).
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
This has to be The Institute by Stephen King. 2019 was the year in which I read a couple of his books, and I am obsessed.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Sorry, I’m going to have to pick V.E. Schwab’s “Vicious” once again, it was literally unputdownable. I could NOT stop reading it!
Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?
“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” – V.E. Schwab’s “Vicious”
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
“Christmas Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella, it’s a humour book so obviously it was the most fun to read!
And there we have it! My End of Year Book Tag for 2019. I might try to make it an annual tradition to do this every year. What do you think? Leave a comment below!