End of the Year Book Tag (2023)

December is rapidly approaching, which means the end of 2023 is right around the corner. That makes it time for the End of the Year Book Tag. I did this one last year, too, but I’m still not sure where it first originated. If you know the creator, feel free to link them in the comments.

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End of the Year Book Tag

How is it already this close to the end of the year? It seems like just yesterday I was setting my annual reading/blogging goals, and now we are rapidly approaching December. I was tagged by Jordyn @ Birdie’s Book Nook to complete this tag, and I’m excited to participate. Be sure to check out her answers on her blog, as well!

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

Other than my current read, Heart of the Sun Warrior, I don’t have any books that I haven’t finished and plan to pick back up this year. I’ve DNFd a few books this year, including The Stars Undying, Silk Fire, and The Starless Crown, but I don’t plan on picking them back up. I did start Empire of the Vampire, as well, but I wasn’t in the mood to finish it. I doubt I’ll return to it before the end of the year, but I plan to finish it eventually because the bit I read was really good.

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

No. I’m not much of a seasonal reader, in general. I’m mostly just scrambling to finish up all my 2022 ARCs and BBNYA reads at this point. šŸ™‚

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

There are still a few releases this year that I’m looking forward to. The first adult novel of the second phase of The High Republic, Convergence, is released later this month. Never Ever Getting Back Together and The Gentleman’s Book of Vices are two others releasing at the end of November. I’ve also got my eye on The Ivory Tomb by Melissa Caruso, which is the last book in a trilogy. I plan to read the trilogy once this last book is out. So, I’m looking forward to it releasing in December.

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

Only three? LOL. I’ve got so many books I’m hoping to get through before the end of December. I doubt I’ll get through them all, though. Here’s three that will likely make it onto my December TBR.

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

Honestly, probably not. I think Babel by R.F. Kuang will be clenching the top spot. It would take something truly spectacular to knock it off the top.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?

Of course! I’ve got a great line-up of ARCs coming out in the first half of next year and have been mulling over what I want my annual goals to be for 2023. Here’s a sneak peek of the ARCs I’m looking forward to the most.

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