Celeste @ A Literary Escape tagged me in this end of year book tag that I’m assuming people were doing back in autumn and now it’s very nearly the end of the year, but oh well. Here’s my late addition:

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

I don’t really return to books that I don’t finish, so no.

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

I guess I’ve already transitioned into winter. This time of year is usually about me flailing around trying to finish challenges. I did read House of Hunger as a sort of autumnal read and I still have What Moves the Dead to read in the same vein…but now I want festive reads.

House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Is there a new release youโ€™re still waiting for?

Five Survive by Holly Jackson (which is out this week) and Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson which has the ebook release on this side of new year, and the hardback in January, just to confuse us.

Five Survive by Holly Jackson - cover shows car headlights in the dark and double yellow lines. Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson - cover is orange looking up through a staircase with maple leaves floating down.

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

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn, Make You Mine this Christmas by Lizzie Huxley-Jones and The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai.

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn Make You Mine This Christmas by Lizzie Huxley-Jones The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

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

I dunno, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is gonna be a hard one to beat.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?

Yes, I have started on my ATY plan and pre-ordered some titles, ready to throw all my plans out the window. Some books I am especially looking forward to are Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo, A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi and The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty.