End of Year Book Tag 2018

I saw this tag yesterday on Lucy and A Cup Full of Tea. If you don’t know about her blog, I recommend you check it out! I have a lot of fun to read. Anyway, she did this tag and it looked like fun. So here I am doing it, both because it looked interesting and because I had nothing else to write today (I’ve been far too busy procrastinating my NaNoWriMo book to brainstorm blog posts).

Anyway, let’s get into it!

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

Yes! I tend to start books I own and then never finished them, mostly because I get library books which have deadlines to be returned and the books I own don’t have those deadlines. The two main ones I want to finish soon are Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. Both great books which I’ve been avoiding finishing.

2. Do you have an autumn book to transition to the end of the year?

Hmm…not really. Since autumn is over here in Minnesota, I tend to look for winter books now. The one I will say that transitions me to the end of the year (and one I’ve read multiple times) is The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love this book, and I usually read it this time of year or at least watch a movie adaptation of it. It’s not fall, but it is winter!

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

I tend not to wait for book releases anymore. Usually I learn about a book after it’s come out and everyone’s raving about it. And none of the few authors I do follow are coming out with new books soon, so I guess my answer is none.

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

I’m probably going to read a lot more than three books, but the next three I have planned to read or already started are: An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, and Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

5. Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your FAVORITE???

I try not to make assumptions before I read any book…but there are a few books I have to read that I know I’ll probably love, like The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

6. Have you already made reading plans for 2019?

I rarely plan ahead in my reading. I usually just read what I feel like that week. I do, however, want to continue working on my TBR list, and probably read a lot of philosophy and deeper, complex books (like Russian classics). But I have no exact plans for particular books.


What are your thoughts about your reading this year and next year? Are you looking forward to any new releases? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, follow my blog for more madness and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

13 thoughts on “End of Year Book Tag 2018

  1. Nice tag! Truth be told, I’ve been losing interest in reading novels for the past month or so, but I’ll get back on track soon. The only plans I have for 2019 be it God’s willing is to read some classics.

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    1. Dorothy L. Sayers is amazing! While I have enjoyed every book I read by her, my favorite is any book featuring Harriet Vane. She was introduced in Strong Poison, but my personal favorite is Have His Carcass.


  2. Speaking of Dickens, Have you watched Dickensian (2015)? I love this TV series very much! Characters from the different Dickens’ works live together and connect with each other more or less in the adapation, including Mr Scrooge. And it explains why Miss Havisham becomes so weird, cold and depressed. There’re so many clues in it. Very creative!

    I’m planning to read some Russian classics this winter, too! I’m learning an optional course about Russian classics in the 20th century. It’s quite intriguing!

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    1. I haven’t watched Dickensian, but my mother loves it! I just haven’t got around to watching it. That course on Russian classics sounds so interesting. I wish my college would have had such a class when I was attending.

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