First of all, let me do a little jig, okay? Because 2020 is finally coming to an end and I can’t wait to see it disappear around the corner! I’m hoping that 2021 brings more smiles and laughter to my life and to everyone’s life across the globe. I’m trying to be hopeful, hoping that hope is imminent!
There have been a few bright spots in this otherwise bleak dumpster fire of a year, though. For example, I crossed 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, The Melodramatic Bookworm, and it makes me so, so happy!
But now that the end of the year is here, I thought, ‘Why not do the End of the Year Book Tag?’ So here I am! I did this on my YouTube channel as well. If you’d like to check that out, please follow this link: End of the Year Book Tag.
So without further ado, let’s begin with the book tag. It’s a short one but something that I always enjoy making a video for. 🙂
Question #1 – Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Just my current reads. I’m reading 4 books at the moment.
- Beach Read by Emily Henry: Really enjoying this one. I didn’t expect to feel so many things in the first 40% of the book. But it’s going really well so far and I’m cautiously hopeful of really liking it.
- The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill: Oh, what do I say about this book? It made me cry in the third page itself and every single page after that has been a heart-clenching, gut-wrenching experience.
- Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan: This is a Hindi poetry book and I know that Harivansh Rai Bachchan is arguably one of the most famous Hindi poets to ever exist. But I can’t seem to get into it at the moment. I’d love it if I could get a translation to go along with this book or a guide to reading it.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: This is a book I started last month (November) and am still not able to get into it. It seems a little too information-heavy in a way that tries to be effortless but takes the reader a lot of effort to understand. Not complaining, though.
Question #2 – Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Nope. I don’t do that. I can read any book at any time of the year. I’m not particular about reading winter books in the winter, or autumn books in autumn, or Indian mythological books around Diwali, or Christmas books around Christmas. So there’s no autumnal book per se.
Question #3 – Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Oh hell yes! There are a quite a few books that I’m still waiting on!
- The Burning God by RF Kuang, the third in the Poppy War series. Once this comes home, I can finally start the series and probably binge read it!
- The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. I had loved The Binding by the author last year and I can’t take my eyes off of this equally stunning cover!
- A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir, the finale to the Ember quartet. I’m planning to read this series in December and I can’t wait for this book to come home!
Question #4 – What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I could give you a long list of books, not just three. But there are a few books that were on the 20 Books That I Want to Read in 2020 list that I couldn’t get to over the year and those are the books I want to finish before the year ends. Here’s the list:
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Question #5 – Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
A book set around World War II and centering around 2 sisters, I feel like this book is somehow going to crush my heart and make me feel things I am so not prepared for. But who’s complaining? I welcome that heartbreak with my whole heart!
Question #6 – Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
Oh, absolutely! They’re rather half-baked at the moment, but I have started making plans. And boy, oh, boy, there are so many! Be they reading plans, writing plans, plans for this blog, for BookTube, or for Bookstagram as well!
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Thanks for sticking by to the end!
Let me know what your answers to these questions are. What are you currently reading? What plans have you made for the rest of the year? What plans have you made for 2021? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to chat with you! 🙂
Until next time, keep reading, and add melodrama to your life!