I love a good tag post, and recently I was tagged for the End Of The Year Book Tag by KB Book Reviews who, as you guess, reviews books! She writes some really great posts so I’d encourage you to check her out if you’re looking for books to add to your TBR.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
There are three, as I keep getting distracted – the first is one I’ll be reviewing, which is Through The Wall by Caroline Corcoran. I’m also reading Ragdoll by Daniel Cole which I started at the end of November, and The Power Is Within You by Louise L. Hay which I started during the summer… Oops!
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I don’t really coordinate my reading schedule with the seasons so the answer to this is no. If I’m honest I didn’t actually realise it was a thing until recently, but kind of tempted to do it for next year!
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Okay, I’m going to admit here that I have no idea what’s out in 2020 (I’m a bad book blogger, I know) but I’ve just had a quick glance at some anticipated releases and there’s a few that have really caught my eye! Here We Are by Graham Swift (a Booker Prize winner) sounds like a really fascinating and curious novel, and I also think I’ll be grabbing a copy of Olive by Emma Gannon when it hits the shelves, a novel about life choices such as deciding not to have children – something that I feel strongly should not be considered taboo.
What are the three books you need to read before the end of the year?
The three ones mentioned in the first comment! I’m also hoping to read Grown Ups by Marian Keyes, which I recently got accepted for on NetGalley, and Salvador Dalí at home by Jackie de Burca which will be the first book I review in January 2020.
Is there a book that could still shock you and become your favorite of the year?
I don’t know to be honest, as I’ve read some amazing books this year! There probably is, but it would have a hard job beating either Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano or Here To Stay by Mark Edwards.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Of course – I’m all booked up until April for book review requests already! I’ve mentioned Salvador Dalí At Home and Grown Ups, but I’ll also be reading three non-fiction – one travel, one health, and one food – and one fiction, plus I want to read more spiritual non-fiction and women’s fiction in my own time. I also want to read more new releases, as I usually get my books from charity shops or the library so I’ve never up to date with what’s just come out!
Even if I haven’t tagged then please feel free to answer the questions anyway – let me know so I can check them out! Hopefully you enjoyed my answers, and here’s to another year jam packed with books.
What was your favourite book of 2019? And what books are you looking forward to in 2020? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to like and pin! You can read some of my other book tag posts here:
20 Questions Book Tag | 7 Things I Like In A Book
15 thoughts on “End Of The Year Book Tag”
Awesome answers!! Glad you enjoyed the tag, you have some amazing looking books here!! I hope you enjoy them all and I am glad you loved your reads this year! 🙂 <3
Thank you! 😊
There are so many great books on this list! I need to read “Knife” by Jo Nesbo – the latest in a series of great “nordic noir” thrillers…and the best book of the year is Ronan Farrow’s true-life investigative masterwork about #MeToo and the cover-up of a sexual predator – “Catch And Kill”…here’s a look if interested: https://johnrieber.com/2019/11/20/catch-and-kill-true-life-metoo-thriller-bravo-ronan-farrow-on-incredible-story-more-metoo-books-as-well/
Those sound great! Jo Nesbo is a very good choice as well 🙂
I love his books!
Booked up until April, that’s incredible!! Ragdoll is a really good read – as are the sequels as well so definitely recommend that one. I’m a bad book blogger as well then because I don’t know what’s coming next year, haha!
I had to look it up! Need to be more aware of upcoming releases, definitely! Glad that you enjoyed Ragdoll, I’ll have to make sure to go back to it after my current read.
I haven’t done a book tag in SO LONG. But I love them because they give me a chance to reflect on the books I’ve read this year! x
Definitely! I wish there were more tag posts for other niches as well, they’re so fun to do!
I had no idea people coordinated books with the seasons but I kind of love that as an idea! I’ve been rubbish with reading this year, I’m nowhere near making my Goodreads goal, so I’ve decided to accept a few more blog tour requests as they’ll hopefully get me back into it!
Good luck with your 2020 goal!
This was fun to read! I really need to get back into reading, it has been inspiring to read your blog and see how passionate you are about stories!
Thank you, and I’m glad! 😊