tag tuesday: end of the year book tag

Hi friends! I feel like this tag and the Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag are the only two I can be depended upon to annually participate in, so we’re here today to be responsible and consistent and talk about the end of the year in books!

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

Technically, I started reading this in October of 2020 at the beach. But I said I would finish it this year! And I’m still somehow only 50 pages in! And…I’ve forgotten nearly everything I’ve read. Oops. Anyways, I was really enjoying this one but it got thrown to the wayside for something I can’t remember. Now it’s in a moving box* and I would love to finish it before the year ends.

*this poor book has made the rounds for me having barely started it

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

I don’t really reread books but I know that once A Far Wilder Magic releases, I will most certainly be rereading it in autumn. It’s such a gorgeous, lush fairytale of a story that’s full of all the beauty of fall. The beautiful leaves, the crisp weather, the warmth of soup…it’s literally all contained within this book.

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

Actually…no. Our Violent Ends comes out today and that was the last release I was waiting on!

what are three books you want to get to before the end of the year?

is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite of the year?

No. Yes? I think both XOXO and Chain of Gold have a lot going for them but my hopes aren’t too high.

have you already started making reading plans for 2022?

Sort of! I already have a “most anticipated releases for 2022” shelf on Goodreads! I also want to reaffirm my original passion and plans that I had for 2021 regarding diverse books. I’ll probably mention this in a couple of other posts but I really wanted to refocus this blog and my energy on reading and supporting POC authors. After all, I’m a biracial teen myself, and I know firsthand just how important representation is in stories. On top of that, POC authors go through so much more on average to get their book published than white authors do. So while I’ve always enjoyed reading books written by people of different cultures, I wanted to really focus both my reading and my blog around that. However, I failed. There’s a lot of excuses I could make but at the end of the day, it’s because I didn’t prioritize my goal of reading diversely that I’m a little over 50% as far as reading books by white authors goes. I’m not saying I want to or that I’m going to stop reading books by white authors in 2022, but I want to direct my energy into books written by minorities. I’ll definitely break this down a little more in another post but I really wanted to be as transparent as possible and acknowledge my own failures in regards to my own goal and what others expect from me!

So that’s it! Tell me: do you have any end-of-the-year bookish plans?

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10 thoughts on “tag tuesday: end of the year book tag

  1. I seriously need to get to The Last Magician sometime. I hope you find your copy soon, if you haven’t already. I also can’t wait to see your thoughts of Chain Of Gold and League Of Liars. I can’t believe there are no other releases that you’re waiting for atm. I’m always impatient for something 😂

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      1. I hope you do too. Sequel wise definitely The Righteous. Finally got the first two books in the series read this year & loved them. And then there’s Heart Of The Impaler & Dreams Lie Beneath out in December which both sound fantastic.

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      2. I hope you enjoy it whenever you do. Book two goes down a very unexpected route which I think could appeal to you.
        Thank you (: I’ll let you know what I think of them all then 💗

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