I found this tag over on Stephanie’s blog at Adventures of a Bibliophile and I really wanted to take part because I thought it would be fun to have a look over the reading I’ve managed to get done this year, and consider plans for 2021.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I’d like to finish War and Peace before January, but I doubt that’s going to happen since there are over 1000 pages and I don’t think I’ve reach the 100 mark yet. I haven’t abandoned it, though, but progress is slow-going because for some reason I got myself a physical copy of the book instead of getting it on my Kindle, and it weighs a ton.
I still have the second Outlander book, Dragonfly In Amber, on my Goodreads Currently Reading shelf, which I started either earlier this year or last year and never went back to, so that’s another one I’d like to finish.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
No, but I do have a collection of short stories called Twelve Days Of Winter by Stuart MacBride, which is the closest I’m going to get.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Karen McManus’ latest book, The Cousins, which is due for release at the beginning of December.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I’ve been thinking about rereading Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes trilogy, but I’d also really like to get round to Beth O’Leary’s The Switch soon, and the sixth Inspector McLean book.
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I’ve had a pretty decent year of reading so far, mostly because I’ve only been reading books I want to read and abandoning those I haven’t been interested in, so I don’t think there are any wild cards on my shelves- but I think A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride is probably going to be my favourite book of the year.
It already is, but there’s still a month of 2020 left so it’s still possible it might get knocked off the top spot.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
I didn’t make any for 2020 other than to try and read more than I did last year. My Goodreads goal was set at 20, and I’m currently at 74, so I don’t think I’m going to beat that if next year returns us to normal life.
So far, all I’m planning for 2021 is to work through all the books I hauled this year, and get my tbr down to double figures.