Hi! It’s wild, but 2017 is almost over. I’ve been rethinking my reading the last couple of weeks and focusing on which books I really, really want to get to before the end of the year. So I thought this tag would be the perfect thing to do. This tag was created by Ariel Bissett.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
There are three books I’ve left unfinished this year: Walden by Henry David Thoreau, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgaokov. While I do plan on finishing all of them at some point, none of them are a priority right now.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Since autumn is nearly over I don’t plan to read any more autumnal books this year, but I highly recommend: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. A fantasy standalone about a portrait artist favored by the fair folk, who’s taken to the autumnlands by the autumn prince himself – to stand trial.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Yes! I’m still anticipating The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden.
Release date: December 5th.
Arden’s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale is my favorite 2017 release and I’m so happy, grateful and excited that the sequel will also be released this year. Katherine Arden must be some kind of superwoman!
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Since my favorite book of 2017 has become my favorite book of all time, I’m pretty confident it will remain my favorite of the year. But of all the books I have left on my TBR for the year this is the one I’m the most excited about. It has so many elements that appeal to me as a reader: mountains, explorers, dragons, witches, magic… And it’s inspired by the early climbers of Mount Everest! I can’t wait to read it.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
If you can call planning on not having plans a plan? In 2018 I want my reading to be fun and free. I’m not going to worry about TBR’s or reading goals or be afraid of the bigger books of my shelf. I’m just going to read whatever I want, whenever I want. Quantity isn’t everything
Have you read any of the books I plan to read by the end of the year and what did you think of them? What books do you still want to get to in 2017?