Okay, let’s see the end of this year as peacefully and as undramatically as possible. If 2020 was a year then, 2021 was a sequel to a horrible series. 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.
As far as reading goes, it has had its ups and downs this year for me. Despite this, I am really happy with what I did manage to read because seeing how the year went for me personally, just reading alone was an accomplishment. It wasn’t a terrible year, no, but it wasn’t a great one either. It had its patches of truly bad periods. I know that I put the reading goal at 75 books and I will be honest, I am struggling to reach or care about it and I have truly given up on the reading goal because I decided early September that if I read anything at all and finish it, I will cherish each win for what it was. Books are supposed to be fun for me, if they end up giving me anxiety then what’s the point, right?
Anyway, onto the questions!
- Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Oh, boy. I need to finish Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson and then I will be all caught up on the Stormlight Archive and that’s one accomplishment I will be very proud of.
2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Oooh, I don’t really? The most autumnal book I have is An Enchantment of Ravens and I already talked about it. I guess, Uprooted by Naomi is kind of an autumnal book in that it has a forest and it’s kinda corrupted and there’s magic? So, that should count for autumnal read, right?
3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Frankly? No. I have decided that while new books are super exciting and shouldn’t be missed out on, I am going to pay more attention to my already existing endless TBR from now onwards. This statement does not include the e-ARCs I might get approved for because that’s just me signing up for pain or delight depending on the book.
4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
The priority reads are the first two books of Rook and Rose series. The Mask of Mirrors (a re-read) and The Liar’s Knot by M. A. Carrick. That’s truly all I expect from myself this year. I am just hoping to enjoy all the books I read and not much else. No ambitious TBRs here, sorry.
5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
I feel like if any book is gonna be my favourite, it might be Rhythm of War, I am so heavily invested in this world and in this series, it’s beyond what’s normal. I have been reading these books for pretty much the entirety of November and until now in December and god only knows when I’ll be finishing this one as it’s quite the chonky one.
6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
Yes. Even though I have decided on not buying anything super new immediately, I do have plans on actually reading through the series I do have in physical form. I am hoping to concentrate more on the trilogies while I am trying to read the longer series I have already started. So, let’s see how that goes.
And there you have it! My End of Year Book Tag for 2020. Did I do this one last year? I did do it and no, I was not successful in my goals, let’s not talk about it. What do you think?