End of Year Book Tag: 2020 Edition

Since it’s now time appropriate to do the End of The Year Book Tag, it also means that the 2020 wrap up season is beginning! I usually begin my 2020 wrap up posts in early December, which typically includes the End of Year Book Survey, my 2020 most anticipated releases for YA, contemporary romance, and some adult fiction, 2020 favorite books and TV shows, and likely more wrap ups I’m probably forgetting right now! 

I enjoy doing the End of The Year Book Tag because it provides a tiny glimpse of my year in reading while also serving as a reminder for my reading goals for the rest of the year. I’ve shared the End of The Year Book Tag on the blog in 2017 and 2019. The End of The Year Book Tag was created by Ariel of Ariel Bissett.

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

I’m currently not the in the middle of any longer books that may take me the remainder of 2020 to finish up… although I am considering reading Barack Obama’s In a Promised Land and I KNOW that his book is going to take me a few weeks to finish whether I read a physical copy or listen to the audiobook. As always, I *try* to finish my current reads by New Years’ Eve so I can start the new year with a fresh read, but sometimes doesn’t work out depending on my NYE plans and my desire to always being currently reading something! 

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

I again adapted the question to not necessarily have to be an autumnal read, since fall is well upon us now and colder weather season has officially began where I live. I’ve already starting my holiday reading, but one holiday read I definitely want to pick up is Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory. 

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

As of right now, there’s not! The rest of my most anticipated books for the year seemed to finish coming out last week. One recent release I just picked up from the library is Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch, the third book in the Love & Gelato series.

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

I definitely want to and plan to read more than these, but I am prioritizing the following 3 books:

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb – I’ve gone on a mini nonfiction kick in 2020, and Nobody Will Tell You This But Me seems to be so many readers’ favorite nonfiction pick of this year. I also just got this one in from the library, so I’ll be starting it shortly. 

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver – For some reason I’ve been putting off reading Josie Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. I think it may be because I associate her debut, One Day in December, with the holiday season, so I’m looking forward to reading this one around the same time of year. 

The Roommate by Rosie Danan – As I’m writing this post, I just put The Roommate on hold as an ebook from the library. This  book is definitely a case where I wanted to read this one eventually, but the hype has making me want to read it ASAP!

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

I don’t think it will be my absolute favorite book of the year, but I do think Nobody Will Tell You This But Me definitely has potential to be my favorite non-fiction read. 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

I haven’t yet set my yearly reading challenge for 2021 just yet – I’ll likely set my Goodreads goal to be around 70 books again, but mentally will be aiming for 100. Perhaps blame in on the fact that most of us are looking for a fresh start especially this year, but I’ve already started adding books to my anticipated 2021 releases shelf on Goodreads. I normally wait until December to do so while I’m making my most anticipated releases blog posts, but this was a small way to have things (aka books) to look forward to in the new year earlier. 

What are some of your reading goals for the rest of 2020? What’s at least one book that you want to read before the end of the year? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share in the comments! 

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