Hello bookish friends!
I saw this tag over at A Book. A Thought and though it looked pretty fun! Definitely check out Sofii’s post – she had some really interesting answers.
1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Yes, quite a few because I am The Worst at starting a book and actually finishing it. You know when you think you’re in a mood for a particular book, read about 50 or so pages and realise, NOPE, really not in the mood for this right now – to the put-down-for-now Goodreads shelf you go.
I really do want to finish The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly and The Savage Dawn by Melissa Gray though. I was enjoying both of these books at the time I was reading them so I genuinely have no idea why I decided to put them down for a bit. Particularly since I’ve been waiting for The Savage Dawn for over a year!
2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I quite like to read mysteries and creepy kind of books for the last part of the year. The stormy weather and the fact that it gets darker earlier creates a great atmosphere for reading these kinds of books.
I’m particularly excited about finally starting the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. This series has been on my radar for a while and it sounds like something I’d really enjoy – murder mysteries, ghosts and magic. My cup of tea!
I’m also going to be picking up the penultimate book for one of my favourite ongoing series – The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud. They’re a team of badass ghost-hunters. Need I say more?
3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
There’s only one more brand new book I’m waiting for (the other two are special editions of City of Bones & Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve adored all of Bardugo’s Grishaverse books and I love fairytales and gorgeous illustrations so I’m really excited to delve back into this world.
4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Oooh, so, so many! I’d say the three I’m planning to read that I’m most excited for (that I haven’t already mentioned) are The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black, A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab and The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. These are all series I’m in the middle of so they’re books I know I have a very good chance of enjoying. Particularly The Silver Mask because what happened at the end of the previous book was not okay (in an emotional, heart-wrenching sort of way).
5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
It would have to be one hell of a book to knock off Lord of Shadows from my top spot. But I’m incredibly optimistic about two books in particular: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I haven’t seen anything negative about either of these books so that’s a good start! Also, Every Heart A Doorway has ace rep in it which will be so wonderful to see and will make my wee demi heart jump for joy!
6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
Unashamedly, yes. Yes I have. I may have gone a tad overboard and planned what I’ll be reading for most of next year. It will probably definitely change over the year, but I’m really excited for January! What definitely won’t be changing are my plans to read a Rick Riordan book every month which will be SO MUCH FUN.
So I think what we’ve all learnt from this question is that I’m a little too obsessive with my organisation! But lists are so much fun to create, so I’ma keep on doing this because it brings me joy!
So that is all for the tag. Hope you’re all having a lovely, relaxing Sunday (whilst I’m at work – boo. Although there aren’t many jobs where you can multitask and write up some blog posts!).