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End of the Year Book Tag: 2022 Edition

Hello! We have officially approached that time of year where the panic has set in about the end of the year fast approaching! Everything is Christmasy and cosy; but there is also a lot of pressure and evaluating how the year went. I feel like I have spoken a lot about how I am a little disappointed with my reading and writing goals this year (see: September 2022 Wrap Up or How Am I Going to Get Out of My Reading Slump if you want me to bore you on the subject even longer). However, I have somewhat come to peace with it. I have started reading more again and writing more than I was (although NaNoWriMo has gone out of the window this year); I am still not at the stage I was this time last year or the year before. But that is okay!

Part of me was like, is there any point me doing the end of the year book tag this year or beyond that doing Blogmas/Bookmas this year. I have decided that I will do both, because I love doing them, and it might even give me more inspiration to get reading more! So I guess this is my official announcement for Blogmas 2022… if there are any posts you want to see this year, let me know!

Now, enough of boring you all. Let’s get into the tag. I have done this tag a couple of times now: once in 2020 and once in 2021, and it always feels like a nice way to start rounding off the year!

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

Oh gosh there are so many. I am terrible for doing this. I will start a book, then immediately get distracted by another book or fall into another reading slump or just lose interest. These are just a handful of the books I have started and not finished this year:

  • The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (again)
  • The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
  • Love, Locked Down by Beth Reekles
  • These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  • Gild by Raven Kennedy

These are just the few! All of these, I do want to try again, and likely will next year.

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

I don’t particularly have the same one that I use for every year, but this year it has been Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It felt like a great transition and one I have been wanting to read for years! I always think of this time of year as fantasy kind of reads, but none of the fantasy books were reaching for me. In my How Am I Going to Get Out of My Reading Slump post, I said how I wanted to try different genres, and this dystopian really seemed to help! I will be posting a discussion post on it either by the end of this month, or in the new year (December is all booked up!)

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

I don’t think so! I am currently in the process of moving rooms, so my bookshelves are in chaos and I didn’t do very well with keeping up with new releases this year. If I am being completely honest with myself, I am not sure what is due to come out. Something I need to look into again!

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

  1. A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone
  2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  3. All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

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

This worked out great for me in 2020 and my very last read of 2020 (Hunted by Meagan Spooner) became one of my favourite books of the year! Truly anything can happen.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?

Not specifically yet! I am starting to gather 2023 releases and see which ones I want to preorder, but with the way this year has gone, I will just be happy if I am reading. My only plan is to better this year, which I hope I can!

Let me know what plans you have for the end of the year!

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