This is a book tag I’ve done three times while I was running my Hungarian blog, but the last time was in 2019. Wow. I don’t even know why I stopped doing it, because it’s such a fun one, and it’s really interesting to look back on my answers years later. It was originally created by Ariel Bissett, who is one of the only booktubers I still watch regularly. Also, be sure to check out her and Raeleen’s podcast, Books Unbound, because it’s such a good one! I added so many books to my tbr in the last few months because of them. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the questions!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
So, I’m writing this post on October 15, and as of now, I have two current reads: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, both of them rereads. I am sure that I will finish them in the next couple of days.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I love to read mysteries, spooky and atmospheric books during autumn. I realised this year that next to being a huge mood reader, I’m also a seasonal reader, meaning that I have certain genres and topics attached to each season. I don’t have a specific book that I reread every autumn. I do love to reread, but it varies from year to year.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I think this is the best place to mention that this year I did not give a rat’s ass about new releases, so out of the twenty-two books I mentioned in My most anticipated 2022 releases post, I have read a grand total of zero of them, and also lost interest in all but five. So, to answer the question, no, there is not a single new release I’m waiting for. And that stays true for next year, I just don’t really care anymore, and am not looking intentionally for books coming out. If there’s a contemporary author I love, I will find out somehow when they release a new book.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
The funny thing is that my mind instantly went to three books I have already read but would love to reread before the year ends. However, I’m going to brace myself, and look for unread books. I chose Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree because it looks like such a cosy winter read! The second is From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon because the coldest season goes well with historical fiction. The last one is for around Halloween, and that is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Rad Bradbury. I could have chosen so many more, haha!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I don’t know because nothing is set in stone, and I’m not 100% sure of what I’m going to read. Anything could surprise me.
Have you already started making reading plans for next year?
I have thought about it, yes! So far I only know one thing: I’m definitely going to reread Percy Jackson and the Olympians, because I’ve been meaning to do it for two years now, and it’s bugging me. I really hope I’m going to get the box set for Christmas because I want to annotate it, and I can’t do that if I don’t have my own copies.
- Caro @ bookcheshirecat
- Maria @ The Character Study
- Sophie @ Me & Ink
- Saima @ stories with saima
- Hannah @ The Bookworm’s Feast
Sorry if you’ve already done it by the time this post comes out! And of course, no pressure to do it, but I’d love to read your answers.
What are some books you’d like to read before the end of the year? Do you also pair different genre books to different seasons? Have you started planning for 2023?