The End of the Year Book Tag | 2020

I have been meaning to post this tag created by Ariel Bisset a few weeks ago but, being the excellent blogger that I am, I completely forgot about it until I saw imyril’s own post a few days ago so… Thanks for reminding me about it imyril and here it is! πŸ˜€

Is there a book that you started that you still need to finish by the end of the year?

No, I don’t think so. I usually don’t pause books if I intend to finish them. The only two books that come to my mind for this question are Dune by Frank Herbert and The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven edited by Jonathan Strahan. I started both of them last year and I hope to finish them both someday but, I don’t expect to do it before the end of this year!

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

I’m not really a seasonal reader but I do like to read more literary fiction when the weather gets colder and the days shorter. My favorite literary fiction book, Autumn by Ali Smith, is the perfect read to transition to the end of the year.

I know I mention this book in about every single book tag and I still haven’t reviewed it (even after reading it for the 4th time). But what can I say? I love everything about this book: the atmosphere, the writing, the characters, the themes… it’s the ultimate comfort read for me and, as the name suggests, it’s the perfect autumnal read.

Is there a release you are still waiting for? 

Not really. Not a lot of books are released in December and I’m already eyeing 2021 releases. If you want to know my Top Ten 2021 Science Fiction releases I cannot wait to read, I have a post on the subject. I will do the fantasy version of this post a bit later in the month! πŸ˜€

Name three books you want to read by the end of the year

I’m currently reading Semiosis by Sue Burke and The Wall by Gautam Bhatia so, of course, I’d like to finish those two. I’m also in need of a comfort read so I think I will probably re-read This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone next (no, it’s not on my monthly TBR but… I really want to read it again!)

Is there a book that can still shock you and become your favorite of theΒ year?

I hope so! It would be sad if I didn’t expect to be blown away by the books I read!

I don’t know if I will have the time to read them before the end of the year but I think Planetfall by Emma Newman, Endymion by Dan Simmons and Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky might be favorites since I have loved previous books by those authors! πŸ™‚ I’m also enjoying The Wall quite a bit so far, the writing is excellent!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

… of course, I have! I have been thinking about the upcoming year since I received my first 2021 ARC a few months ago.

I will write a separate post about all my reading plans for 2021 but, I would like to do my Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist Reading Project again and maybe do something similar for other awards. I would also like to talk more about short fiction, I have read more than 150 short stories this year but, I haven’t talk about them much on the blog sadly.

Since I’m doing this tag late, I don’t really know who to tag but, if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! πŸ˜€

7 thoughts on “The End of the Year Book Tag | 2020

    1. I finished it yesterday I have mixed feelings, I loved the concept and the chapters narrated from the POV of the plan were the right touch of creepy but I was bothered by a few things… I will probably read other works by the author but yeah, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Semiosis.


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