End of the Year Book Tag


I was tagged by the wonderful Noriko for this tag- thank you, Noriko! If you don’t follow, her, please go check out her blog because she is LOVELY!

Ummm I can’t believe we’re at the end of the year already, WOW. Almost time to reboot that Goodreads challenge :O

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

Aside from the books I’m currently reading, I do not have any outstanding books! Once I start a book, I don’t really like to leave it hanging.

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

30319086I’ve said it a million times but I really need to get to If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio, which I have on good authority is a good autumnal read.




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

I don’t…think so? To be honest, I don’t generally keep super up-to-date with releases, unless they’re by an author I really love and follow on social media so I’m aware of their news.

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

I’m like the most boring person to do this tag, but I don’t really have anything I need to read before the year is up. I am 500% a mood reader and I hardly ever attempt to plan. If I don’t get to If We Were Villains till next year, that’s fine, I’d rather wait till I’m excited to read it than force myself now.

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

13414716I don’t know about favorite book of the year (can anything beat A Little Life?), but I feel like The Absolutist by John Boyne could threaten to rock my top 5 books of the year. WE’LL SEE.





6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

LOL. Who knows where my mood will take me in 2018. But I plan to read the Lymond Chronicles in a buddy read lead by Chelsea, and I’d really like to get to the Wires and Nerve graphic novels by Marissa Meyer. Beyond that, WHO KNOWS.


Wow, I did not realize my answers would be…not the most exciting. SORRY. Oh well, I enjoyed this anyway.

I tag:








Feel free to do it if you like, whether you’ve been tagged or not!

26 thoughts on “End of the Year Book Tag

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  2. Omg when I wrote my top books of 2016 post I initially posted it to tumblr and some of my friends there HATED A Little Life so I put it second (after Everything I Never Told You) to sort of ~keep the peace~ and because I didn’t want them to be like ‘RACHEL A LITTLE LIFE SUCKED HOW IS IT NUMBER ONE!!’ because I am too fragile for that discourse, but anyway, I still occasionally feel guilty that I didn’t stay True To Myself and put it first…. my moment of weakness haunts me 😦

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    • Omg tumblr is a MUCH scarier place to share your opinions, I totally understand. If someone disagrees with me on wordpress it’s usually a nice intelligent conversation but on tumblr………….I’m not strong enough.

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  3. Thanks, Steph for doing this tag! Ahaha, I loved when you said you are a 500% mood reader!! And I was a bit surprised that you don’t particularly follow new releases. It might be better for our budget though! lol

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    • Lol yes!! I guess I follow new releases as far as seeing what people are blogging about, or books from my very favorite authors, but I don’t keep any lists or anything. I’m MUCH more aware of new releases than I was before I started book blogging, though!! But lol yes it does save me a lot of money! I think I also like seeing what people think of new releases once they come out before making the decision to read it.

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  5. Thanks so much for tagging me, Steph 🌸 I’m also really more of a mood reader, so I totally get you, but I’m kinda trying to change that atm, because I feel like I would maybe read a lot more, if I always knew what book to pick up next?? The struggle, though.
    And If We Were Villians sounds like such a good book, I just added it to my tbr!

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    • I’ve tried to plan my books but I always end up not following my plans! But I hope it works out for you and helps you read more books! I’m always speedier when I can see where my mood is leading me. And yay!! I hope we both like If We Were Villians when we read it!! It sounds so interesting, doesn’t it?

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  7. A Little Life is SUCH a solid #1 book choice! I think I gave Crooked Kingdom the edge, but ALL was my #2 and it was close! I feel like I’ve had a year where I’ve read a lot of really good 4 star area books, but very few this will be an all-time favourite of mine kind of reads. I’m getting to The Absolutist in a few weeks though, so fingers crossed!

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    • Picking favorite books is SO DIFFICULT, I’ve been wrestling with myself over my top 5 for this year. But last year CK was my #1 without any serious competitors, so it wasn’t quite as hard. This year ALL and THIF are really battling it out for #1. And I really hope you like the Absolutist, IT HURT ME,

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      • I think THIF is sitting at the top of my list this year! I don’t really see anything coming up before the end of the year to dethrone it (except possibly The Absolutist, which I’m so sure I’m going to love), so 2017 is an easier pick for me! I did really love Pachinko too though, it’s definitely high on my list. I usually choose a top 10 each year, because 5 is just way too hard!

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      • Is it terrible that I wanted to start Pachinko but then thought, “that may really threaten my top 5 so it’ll have to be a 2018 read.” I mean, I guess I could do top 10 but I’m so preferential to top 5 lists, lol.

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      • Lol, actually that sounds like something I would do! 😂 It’s nice to save a few books that you know ate going to be highly rated for a new year anyway to get off on the right foot!

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  8. Thank you so much for the tag, Steph, and this was so much fun to read! I was finally doing some blog hopping today and came across this tag and was like, gosh, I really need to do this one…and then you read my mind quite a few days before it and tagged me. XD I do the same thing – I don’t like to leave books hanging for too long. It just seems wrong to leave them for such a long time and I feel so incomplete. But YES. You really need to get to the Wires and Nerves books. The first one was sooooo good, and it is probably better if you wait to read them at the same time because the first one goes soooooo fast. It definitely had such a good TLC feel to it, and Iko was amazing. Can’t wait to see what you think of them, Steph! Wonderful answers, Steph!! 😀

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    • Oh yay!! I’m glad it worked out that way!

      if I leave books hanging too long, I’ll forget a lot of it and have to start over, which probably won’t be that fun anyway because if it had been a gripping read, I wouldn’t have left it hanging!

      I honestly cannot believe I haven’t read Wires and Nerve??? I put it off because I didn’t want The Lunar Chronicles to end back when I read it earlier this year, but then I just never read it at all because no time felt “right” enough, lol. I even read the book of short stories and the Levana book, and have a post written out of my reviews for them, but never posted it because I was going to include Wires and Nerve in it…but now I’m very excited to read the Wires and Nerve books together! And THEN I’ll release all my thoughts onto my blog, FINALLY!


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