Okay, let’s see the end of this year as peacefully and as undramatically as possible. 2020 has been a year. We are all aware of it, it’s been talked about enough that I don’t want to rehash the whole thing here. Again. So, let’s talk about something else.
Like the fact that this year was comparatively relaxing as far as me reading books goes, I haven’t even crossed 80 books on my Goodreads and I am very okay with it. Last year, I decided to change my reading goal from 100 to 75 because I wanted to read more fantasy and fantasy, as we know, tend to be on the bigger side. So, I gave myself some space to read all those big books. I am glad it ended up the way it did. I have no regrets. Well, not many regrets. It’s not about the number of books though! It’s about the books and series I didn’t get to finish. Nothing too bad, depending on your point of view on those sorts of things.
In any case, while 2020 was a shit year in many aspects, it was a good year for me pacing myself while reading. So yay, I at least accomplished one thing this year.
Anyway, onto the questions!
- Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Oh, god. Yes. There’s at least three books I need to finish before the end of the year and all of them are from…you guessed it, the Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb. The year has been going so well, reading-wise that I just wasn’t expecting this weird slump-ish phase at this time at all. Yes, I am gonna whine about it here. If not on my blog and my bookstagram then where can I cry about it?
- Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Well, no. Not really. Although if you are going for an autumnal book then An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson is the book to go to. It’s just so whimsical and full of autumnal things that it’s perfect. Now, if you are more into winter then there’s a bunch to pick from, I suppose. From Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik to The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and tons of others that are atmospheric and magical and perfect for winter!
- Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I mean, I don’t think so. There aren’t that many books that I am looking forward to and there’s a big chance of me missing out on some big release so there’s that possibility. However I am still waiting for my copy of The Burning God, it’s still not here and I am just tired, you know?
- What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
This one is easy. I just want to finish the Liveship Trilogy by Robin Hobb. That will be the only accomplishment I will be looking for. This year does not deserve any more expectations out of me, I should think.
- Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Oh, yeah. Totally. Any of the books I might read might turn out to be my favourites because I trust Robin Hobb to strangle me with emotions and heartbreak. It’s not a super hard guess, I think.
6.Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
Uh, yeah. Nothing solid because that just doesn’t work for me but overall, I have a rough idea as to which series I want to give more attention to and which series I am dying to start and finish within 2021. So, yeah, consider that to be my reading plan.
And there you have it! My End of Year Book Tag for 2020. Did I do this one last year? I should probably check! What do you think?