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End of the Year Book Tag 2021


I’m just a girl, sitting here braless in her friends oversized hoodie, watching CSI and making my way through the last of my Irn Bru and mini chocolate flapjacks, trying not to have an existential crisis over the fact we’re at “the end of the year”. 😬

I realised last night that one of my first assignments is due in on November 3rd and had a mini freak out that because wtf! I don’t even know what I’m doing yet!!!

If I have to face the fact that we’re close to the end of 2021, then at least I can confront it with books, by doing the “End of the Year Book Tag”. I’ve done this tag for the last two years and it’s a good way to check in, see what I’ve accomplished and also what’s left to cross off the list.

2019 // 2020

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

I was about to say “to the best of my knowledge I haven’t started any books this year and not finished them. If I have, then I haven’t brought them to Uni with me” … and then I remembered I started reading Payback by Kristen Simmons, the third book in the Vale Hall series, but got distracted by something else. The likelihood of me finishing this book this year is slim.

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

Intentional or not, this year I’ve been reading a bunch of romance during the end of summer to the start of autumn. While usually I aim for mystery’s, fantasy’s and books with an overall spooky and atmospheric vibe, this year romance’s have just been a lot easier to read and manage around the crazy of my life.

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

I spoke last week about the final batch of 2021 releases I’m still highly anticipating. Out of those I think Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong is the only one I really want to read before the end of the year, the others I don’t mind when I get around to.

As for books that are already out, I’m just waiting to get my hands/eyeballs on a copy, I think I’d have to go with The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazlewood. This wasn’t on any of my “anticipated” lists because it’s only recently been on my radar.

What are 3 books you want to read before the end of the year?

Like I said for the last question, I’d love to read Our Violent Ends before the end of the year, but also, I’m hoping to get to:

  • Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell – I don’t know how much longer I can go without stumbling across spoilers. The quicker this book get’s read, the less likely I am to cry over being spoilt!
  • Anything by T.J Klune – Either his 2020 release or 2021, I’m not bothered. I started reading Under the Whispering Door here and there but I think I’m gonna have to go back and start again. These books don’t seem like the type you can read in spits and spats.
  • Afterlove by Tanya Byrne – I have a bunch of “anticipated releases” that I haven’t gotten to yet, this being one. I want to tick a few more off my list before the end of the year, starting with this which I was most excited about.

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

With the amount of books I still have on my TBR for the year? Yes definitely.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2022?

Ermm, yes, of course I have. I’ve already checked out the upcoming releases and am stalking twitter for any and all new cover reveals etc.

And there’s another “end of the year book tag” for the record books!! I wasn’t tagged so I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to use this post as a reminder to do this classic tag too.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and feelings on any of these books mentioned, as well as what books you’re hoping to squeeze into the remainder of this year.

Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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