The end of the year book tag

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Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? – I’ve started the Mistborn and I’d like to finish the first trilogy this year. I have to read book 3 soon. The next three books I will read later on, when I have more reading time. mistborn-brandon-sanderson

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for? – waiting for The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, and that’s pretty much it for this year ( Just got it in the mail 🙂 TLOT-slider

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year? – hmmm, I have more than 3. But let’s see:

  1. Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  2. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  (and if not this one, then Vilette by Charlotte Bronte).

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year? I have high hopes for All the light we cannot see. It’s a WWII novel and it definitely has a potential to destroy me in the best of ways.

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Have you already started making reading plans for 2018? – I don’t really make reading plans – it stresses me out. However, I have few things that I’d like to do differently in 2018:

1. My plan is to read less YA genre. I have nothing against it, and have been reading it so much this year, BUT I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where everything feels so repetitive (a special snowflake girl, some kind of magical destiny, a hot guy that she falls in love with, another hot guy who loves her – blah blah blah). I just feel like I’m wasting my time reading the same story over and over, while there are so many books and genres that I still wish to explore.

2. I’d like to read more Brandon Sanderson in 2018. I know it’s quite specific, but I just recently discovered him and I feel like I need to explore more of his fantasy books, because let’s face it- they are spectacular.

3. I also would like to not jump on the hype train anymore, because it skewes my point of view of the book (since I start expecting so much) and I’d like to avoid that.

4. Read more WWII fiction books. I’ve always loved reading about that time period and I want to read more (basically everything I can find), it’s so important and I want to read about as many points of views of it as I can.

5. I’d like to try and read some magical realism books. I don’t think I ever had and I’d like to. So recommendations welcome.

6. Last, and most important- I will be lowering my GR reading goal number.  In 2017 I have 80 books (it may sound little for some and a lot for others) and I am totally making it way early, BUT just having hat number there stressed me out. And I couldn’t change it during the year, because my brain considers that cheating. So next year I’m thinking I put a smaller number in and then just read a lot anyway 🙂

I know it’s a tag, but I’m not tagging anybody (since I feel like I’m the last one to do it). Feel free to leave your picks in the comments 🙂

Iryna,

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