End of the Year Book Tag (2018)

Posted November 19, 2018 by Madalyn || 14 Comments

Hi, everyone! Today I’m here to do the End of the Year Book Tag. This tag was created last year by Ariel Bissett, and it focuses on reading goals for the remainder of the year. Let’s get into it!

tag questions

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Yes! I really need to finish We Were Eight Years in Power before the end of the year. I started it this month for Nonfiction November, but I’ve been slacking on reading it lately. It’s excellent, but it’s one of those books I want to make sure I give my full attention, and I just haven’t had the concentration to do that the past couple weeks.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

This year, I read Circe at the beginning of fall, and it could not have been more a more perfect transition into the colder months. Circe is the perfect book to cozy up with under the covers. It’s beautifully written, atmospheric, and sweeping, while still managing to remain very intimate and character-driven. This is now one of my favorite books of the year, and I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Ha. Hahaha. *nervous laughter* QOAAD is quite possibly my most-anticipated release for all of 2018, and it’s coming out pretty much at the very end of the year. I am SO nervous for this conclusion. But also SO READY. Don’t be alarmed if I disappear from the Internet around December 4th– it’s because this book killed me.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Snow in Love because I need those cozy holiday vibes. Becoming because, um, duh, it’s Michelle Obama (I’ve actually already started listening to the audio and it is incredible!). Famous in a Small Town because I’m buddy reading it with my friend Jane in December! Plus, it comes out in January, so reading it in December gives me a good amount of time to draft my review.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

I 100% expect this to land on my favorites list, and it wouldn’t be too big of a shock if it shot up to the #1 spot at the last minute (especially considering how incredible this series has been thus far).

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yep! I try to read all of my ARCs two months ahead of pub date, so my TBR for the first couple months of 2019 has been partially set due to that. I also have plans for some rereads (stay tuned for a full post about books I wanna revisit next year!), and of course, 2019 is jam-packed with new releases that sound amazing.

What are your reading plans like for the rest of the year? Anything you desperately need to get to before December 31st? Let’s discuss in the comments! 

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14 responses to “End of the Year Book Tag (2018)

  1. BECOMING!!!!! YESS!!!!! I am #50 on the waiting list and I really want my hold to come through before the end of the year so I can relish in the glory of Michelle Obama. I also did not realize that FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN is out so soon and cannot wait to see what you think!!! I finally took the plunge and binge read a bunch of Emma Mills this year and fell in love so even though I was late to the party, I AM HERE NOW.

    I don’t think there is anything I NEED to get read but I do want to try to read a couple more sequels so I can consider my challenge to myself a semi-success, LOL. I did also want to catch up on a couple 2018 releases I was excited about but still haven’t gotten around to (CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE!!!)

    Anyway, GOOD LUCK with your end of the year reading and hope you get through your TBR!!!

  2. You’re good. I read about 1 month ahead of publication. You’re a star. I am nervous about QoAaD. I hope Clare finds the loophole and restores the balance to the Blackthorn family after that horrible, terrible thing that happened at the end of the last book

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