End of the Year Book Tag (2020)

I saw this tag on Pages and Tea and thought I’d give it a go! This will be my first time completing this tag; I’m excited to make this an annual tradition on this blog!

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

I want to finish Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. I’d DNF’d this one back in July because I was getting frustrated with the silliness and clichéd-ness of the plot, but now that I’ve had a break I think I can handle going back and finishing it. It wasn’t a bad book, really, but I just wasn’t in the right space for it when I started reading.

I also started reading The Tao of Raven: An Alaskan Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes, but then got distracted from the book with life stuff and just never came back to it. I remember it being very good and deeply immersive.

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

Nope! I was reading (mostly) spooky books in October, went on hiatus in November because of NaNoWriMo, and then dove into adult romance in December. There wasn’t much transition-space between those things.

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

I’m really excited to read When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo! I read the first installment of the series, The Empress of Salt and Fortune, and absolutely loved it (read my review here), so I’m very excited for Chih’s new adventure.

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

Aside from my December TBR (which focuses on adult romance), I took the time to read The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher, and I was immediately hooked by the sly charm of the narration (read my full review here). I’d really like to read more stories by T. Kingfisher before the year is out, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to manage it.

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

I doubt it; I’ve already picked my favorite book of the year, and it definitely earned its place. However, the future isn’t set in stone, so we’ll see!

Have you already started making plans for 2021?

Yes! Starting in January I want to get on Netgalley and begin the journey towards receiving and reviewing ARCs.

I also want to finish Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series, since I’m hooked on the Netflix show and play the games. I’ve read the two collections of short stories that precede the main storyline, but have yet to start Blood of Elves.


If you think this book tag sounds fun, please consider yourself tagged!

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  1. I hope Kings of the Wyld gets better for you. I enjoyed that one and thought it was fun but didn’t love it as much as everyone else did. I would like to reread it now that I’m learning to play D&D. It’s weird, but the more I play, the more I think about that book.

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    1. Kings of the Wyld reminded me of a D&D adventure! I got about halfway through the book before putting it down, and it really gave me that vibe.

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  2. Thanks for the shout out 🙂
    Which book did you choose for your favourite book of the year?
    Seeing the Witcher books here made me remember that I bought the first one ages ago and haven’t got around to reading it yet. I did enjoy watching the tv series though 😀

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    1. sorry for the late reply! Life caught up to me and **oh my gosh it’s JANUARY and I didn’t announce a favorite book** ARGH. lol well it’s “Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States” since it was so hopeful and heartfelt without dismissing the hardship and horrors of reality. Normally I struggle with memoirs but this one just hit the spot. Good luck with the witcher books!

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