I cannot be the only one excited that the end of this year is fucking nigh, right? From a global pandemic to natural disasters to civil unrest and police brutality, this year’s been difficult to say the least. I’m basically ready to kick 2020 to the curb, light it on fire, and arise from its ashes reborn tomorrow.
Due to my unannounced and unexpected hiatus (again), I haven’t been tagged this year for the End of the Year Book Tag by anyone…but I do what I want! This is one of my favorite posts to make every year, and honestly? I haven’t read in over 56 days and want to look back on when the reading slump wasn’t in my life.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Lightbringer by Claire Legrand is the much-desired Empirium series finale, and I need to connect all the dots! This series is painful and confusing in the best of ways, but slump. Add on Goodreads
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody is another series finale, and I’ll be honest… I’m still too traumatized by the events of King of Fools to read this one. But I need to see how it ends for some of my favorite characters! Add on Goodreads
Warmaidens by Kelly Coon is another series finale (I sense a theme here), this being the final installment in the Gravemaidens duology. I’ve been super excited to see how the story ends and watch Iltani go HAM, but… slump. Add on Goodreads
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Same answer as the previous two years: no.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
2020 is basically over, so thankfully I have all this years’ releases I’ve been anticipating… I just need to be able to read them! But let’s not talk about the pile for 2021 anticipated books, shall we?
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Other than my three current reads from the first question, not really. Honestly? I don’t see myself finishing anything new before the year ends, but I have decided to pick up the books below to see if any slay the slump.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (re-read) I first read this book in 2013 during my Life and Meaning course at university and remember it fondly. Despite my negative opinion of Wild and her impact on thruhikers, she is an amazing writer and I think 2020 could use some Sugar. Add on Goodreads
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh (re-read) Perhaps a re-read of a fantasy book I absolutely devoured last year will slay the slump? Add on Goodreads
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh I was so excited for this book to come out, but… 2020. So if The Beautiful sucks me in, I look forward to finally reading The Damned! Add on Goodreads
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
It is very possible, provided that I’m able to read anything! I have high hopes for all of the books on my TBR and expect them to wow me when I’m finally able to read them.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
Hahaha, of course I am! My illness definitely impedes with my energy levels, so I am taking it one day at a time, but my reading goal for 2021 is 52 books and I intend on mood reading as much as possible! I plan on writing a post about my thought process regarding ARCs in 2021 sometime in January to dive into this a bit more.
Let’s go on another adventure together!