While I was at work today, I realized that December is literally next week! I’m honestly shocked that this year (and this decade!) is almost over. It was a busy year so that probably contributed to the fact that it feels like everything flew by.
It’s been a busy reading year for me, too. That was a big change for me after a year where I barely read two books. I’m currently sitting at 70 books on my Goodreads Reading Challenge, which blows my goal of 50 out of the water! It’s been a great reading year, y’all, but it’s not quite over. It’s time to look at what I’ll be doing for the last month of this decade.
I was tagged by the lovely Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books! Thank you so much for the tag! Y’all should check her out because her blog is fantastic. This was originally created by Ariel @ArielBisset.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
So I mentioned in my last post that I’m having a rough time with The Bone Ships. I’m slowly slogging my way through it, but it’s a trial. It’s just so BORING. I’m hoping it picks up soon. As for The Count of Monte Cristo, that book is actually really enjoyable, but it’s just so long. I’m listening to the audiobook and it’s… over 40 hours long? Something ridiculous like that? And I don’t like speeding up the listening, so I’m in it for the full 40 hours! I am bound and determined to finish it before 2020!
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Does Ninth House count? I’ve decided it counts. I really want to read this book and it sounds like it has a creepy, Halloween-y vibe. Halloween is in autumn, so it works! I’m also curious about how I’ll feel about this story since I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews. I’ve always enjoyed Leigh Bardugo’s writing, so I’m thinking I’ll enjoy this, but it is a different genre than she usually writes, so who knows? And I’ll definitely get to it before the end of the year as it’s the Adult BOM choice for the Goodreads group, Nothing But Reading Challenges.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Though I won’t be buying myself anymore books this year (probably…), I’m super intrigued by Reverie by Ryan La Sala. I mean, it’s billed as Inception meets The Magicians! That sounds intense as hell! Also, I follow Ryan La Sala on Twitter and he is hilarious, which makes me want to read his book more, lol. It comes out December 3rd, so maybe I can just ask for it as a Christmas present.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
All of the books previously mentioned! But especially Ninth House. And, if I can fit it in, The Starless Sea.
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I mean… it wouldn’t really shock me if this ends up being my favorite book of the year because I love Erin Morgenstern’s writing. I will probably be a tad disappointed if I don’t love this. Which makes me really nervous to start reading it!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Yes and no, lol. I’m looking at challenges I want to do, like the Popsugar Reading Challenge, but I haven’t started building my TBR. I also plan on doing the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge but, again, I haven’t picked any books to fit the prompts. I did buy their reading log, though! I’m also doing some personal challenges, like only reading books off of my TBR bookshelf and, perhaps, re-reading/finishing the Wheel of Time series. I’m always open to new challenges, too, so if you know of any that you love, let me know in the comments!
Well, that was fun! If you’d like to talk about your end of year book plans, consider yourself tagged. I’d love to see your answers, so drop a link in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!