The End of the Year Book Tag

I saw this book tag a few weeks ago and for a strange reason, I thought that it would be perfect for December. It looks like I was wrong because it’s pretty tricky to answer Ariel Bissett’ s questions in the last month of the year, but I’m going to give it a try anyway.

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

If I push aside the books I DNF-ed, I would say The First Stage by Romanian author Cătălin Pînzaru is a book I need to finish. This is a sci-fi novel I put on hold for now, not because I didn’t like what I’ve read, but I wanted to take a break from this genre until next year because I read enough science fiction for this year and hopefully, I will be in the mood to continue reading it in 2018.

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

I tend to read darker or more complex books in autumn and winter; therefore the first book I picked up this autumn was the sequel to a young adult sci-fi trilogy entitled The Makers (H.A.L.F.) by Natalie Wright.

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

Not this year, but I was excited to receive the ARC for Panacea, the 11th book in Mike Wells’ thriller suspense/espionage series Lust, Money & Murder. I’m going to post the review at the beginning of January.

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

I don’t really think that I’m going to finish Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone before the end of the year because Christmas is almost here and I might not have enough time to read. However, I would like to read two cosy mysteries from Agatha Christie and one from Rodica Ojog-Brașoveanu, who is considered the Romanian Agatha Christie. I haven’t read either of these two amazing ladies’ novels, so I’m pretty excited to see how they write.

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

If we’re talking only about this year, then the answer is no. I read a few amazing books this year and I can’t wait to write an article about them.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Well, I’m not very good at sticking to plans and New Year’s Resolutions, but I know that I want to read more non-fiction in 2018 and maybe poetry. If I read as much as I did this year, I can’t ask for more.

If you like this tag, please play along or make a mental note for the next year. Which are your answers to Ariel’s questions? Comment below or share a blog post or a video with me and my readers!

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