End of the Year Book Tag 2021

I’ve been seeing this book tag going around on YouTube lately. Not sure if it’s too late to post this but I’m sure there’s someone out there who might be interested in reading what my end-of-the-year book plans are. I also posted a YouTube video about my plans as well if you’re more interested in watching that. I’ll link it here or you can watch the embedded video at the end of this post.

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

So I don’t have any books from this year but sometime ago (maybe last year or even the year before?) I started Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I was actually really enjoying it but I think I was either reading too many books at once and kind of put it on the back burner (I tend to do that) or I was going through a really bad reading slump. But I would really like to read more of Dickens’ books, I just don’t feel justified to do that unless I first finish this book.

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

So if you’re new to my blog, you probably aren’t aware that I currently live in Australia but am originally from Texas. That being said, it’s currently summer over here, but I do like to pretend it’s autumn/winter sometimes even though it’s hot. I really miss the autumn/winter season that is celebrated so differently in the states compared to Australia so I feel like even when it is autumn/winter here I’m never really fully satisfied (if you know, you know). So one of the ways I like to create an autumnal/winter atmosphere is by reading books that give that kind of feeling. Personally I find mysteries such as Sherlock Holmes to be in that category. So I think I’ll be reading The Hound of the Baskervilles this time around.

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

There aren’t any releases I’m still waiting for in December but a couple months ago Amor Towles released his latest book, The Lincoln Highway. I really want to read that. I’m not too sure what it’s about but I remember reading the summary a while back and found it intriguing. Also, I absolutely loved his other books, A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility, so I’m sure I’ll love this one.

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

Three books I’d like to read by the end of the year are The Inheritance Games, depending on how I like that one, I’d also like to read the second book in that series, and I’m currently listening to Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins as an audiobook which I’m almost done with.

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

I think definitely Oliver Twist can still shock me, considering I put it off for so long. I wouldn’t be shocked as in surprised that the book is good, I would just wonder why I deprived myself of it for so long. I’m sure I will like the book, but I would be surprised if it ended up being my favorite book from the whole year.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for next year?

Not really. I don’t really like planning out my reading too much since I’m definitely a mood reader so I pick up whatever I’m in the mood to read. Otherwise, it starts to become a chore for me, as if I have a reading list I need to finish for a class or something (I majored in English, no one’s surprised). But I do really want to read Anna Karenina. I’ve been meaning to read it for years! And recently I’ve heard of so many people reading it and loving it, even as far as it becoming their favorite book of all time. However, the length of it scares me a little bit. I do want to make it a goal to read one super long book a year though. And BookTuber Alexandra Roselyn is reading this book at the moment but she’s broken it up into 2 sections into 2 months so that she can still dedicate time to other books as well throughout the month and it also makes the book less daunting. So I’m hoping maybe early next year I can tackle this book!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Below is the video version if you’re interested or would like to support my channel that I’ve just started 🙂

Let me know what you’re reading plans are for the end of the year in the comments or the answers to some of the questions from this book tag xx

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