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End of the Year Book Tag

I saw this over at Mercedes from MercysBookishMusings and since I haven't done a tag in a while I thought.... why not?

1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
The ones I'm currently reading: The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb & Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend. The latter I'm almost done with (finished it last night) but the former I should have started a lot sooner, right after I finished Ship of Magic. My plan was to read the whole trilogy before the end of the year but it's definitely not happening. It's taking me a long time to get through The Mad Ship (I'm barely half-way through) and the next one is as big.

2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
A few years ago I used to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone every single December and that would set the mood for Christmas for me but this year I have reread the whole series (finished the last one this month actually) I won't do that. So, I might try to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens again. Tried to read it a couple of years ago and I dnfed it like 10 pages in. Wasn't in the mood.

3. Is there a new release you're still waiting for?
Yes, indeed. I'm waiting for both Fireborne by Rosaria Munda and Deeplight by Frances Hardinge. Both should have arrived by now in the mail but the Spanish post office organisation is shit and I'm still waiting (just an example, book depository takes up to 8 days to deliver to Spain and normally, I get my books 15 days later....)

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I had a priority TBR for this but being completely honest, I won't get to all of them. I'm a slow reader, I'm lucky if I get one book a week. But I narrowed it down to The Secret Commonwealth, The Starless Sea and My Dark Vanessa - although this one is not festive at all.

5. Is there a book you think could still shook you and become your favourite book of the year?
Maybe My Dark Vanessa? However, I doubt any book will take Girl, Woman, Other's place as my favourite read of the year. I'm still thinking about that one and I want to re-read it soon.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Kinda. I'm planning on going on a sort of book buying ban and focusing more on my backlist books.

What about you? 



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