The End of the Year Book Tag 2021

Hello peeps! It’s been a while since I did a book tag on here and I thought, what better a tag to do at the end of the year than the End of the Year Book Tag? I’ve already done this tag on my YouTube channel and had fun answering these questions. Although I must say that it’s probably a little too towards the end of the year for this to be of any consequence now. I do, however, have some hope for a couple of these books/series. Keeping my fingers crossed!

If you’d like to watch my video on this tag, here’s the link: The End of the Year Book Tag.

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

Yes! I started The Poppy War in July, I think, but got only 80 pages in before I had to put it down. It was too heavy for me at the time and I never got back to it. I really want to even though I don’t know if I can finish the trilogy. This, despite it being on my December TBR as well as is one of the books I want to read before 2021 ends. 9 days to go and I have no clarity whatsoever. 😛

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

Nope. We don’t have autumn here in India and moreover, I don’t do the transition thingy. I do tend to carry books over from month to month and in some cases, year to year, but I don’t have a transitional book per se.

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

Always, my friends. Always! Here’s the list:

  • A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown. I haven’t read the first one, but I really want to get my hands on the second too before I binge it.
  • Doctors and Friends by Kimmery Martin. I loved Kimmery Martin’s first book, The Queen of Hearts, and was heartbroken when I couldn’t read her second book. But perhaps I could get my hands on this one?
  • Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson. Mark Manson isn’t the selling point here. Will Smith is.

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

There are quite a few but if I had to choose, these would be the ones:

  • The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley: Finished reading this and absolutely loved it. Such an eye-opening experience in so many ways!
  • The Poppy War trilogy by R.F. Kuang: For reasons mentioned before.
  • Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa: An own voices book about Palestine and Palestinian people, this is a book I’ve been wanting to read all year, but didn’t get around to reading. Hopefully I can by the end of the year.

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

The Poppy War trilogy. I totally see the potential, what with it being a book that centres Chinese modern history and folklore and such. The 80 pages that I read were powerful, the language compelling, and the imagery vivid. Looking forward to diving further into it!

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2022?

I think this is a time where I usually have all my plans ready. But this year, I don’t have any set plans because I want to take 2022 easier than I did the past couple of years. My main plan is self-care. Reading, I’m going to wing it. No TBRs, no pressure!

So that was my End of the Year Book Tag. Which of the books mentioned have you read? Which ones do you want to read? What are your answers to the End of the Year Book Tag? What plans do you have for 2022? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

I’ll be back soon with a new blog post.

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! ❤

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