I love this time of year for many reasons, but in the blogging world, I love putting together my best of books lists and anticipated lists. I’ve so many good books this year, including some below, that I know will make my favorites lists so hard to put together. As I’m writing this post on Sunday, I’m hoping that the first round of Goodreads Choice Awards comes out – I enjoy tailoring some of my end of year reading by including some of the nominees. The post that always kicks off my wrap up season is the End of the Year Book Tag, which always helps me reflect on my reading & plan some goals for the remainder of the year.
I’ve linked to my previous years’ End of Year Book Tags below. This tag was created by Ariel of Ariel Bissett.
- End of Year Book Tag: 2021 Edition
- End of Year Book Tag: 2020 Edition
- End of Year Book Tag: 2019 Edition
- End of Year Book Tag: 2017 Edition
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I’m currently in the middle of the fourth Bridgerton book, Romancing Mr.Bridgerton by Julia Quinn, and I’m hoping to finally finish it this week. This book isn’t super long, but I started reading it in September & admittedly put it down to pick up new releases…and never picked it back up, until this past weekend on the way home from the city to see Beetlejuice on Broadway. My best friend and I have been loving reading the books, but we will both agreed that while we love the Colin and Penelope ship, their book is slow-moving.
Do you have a book or autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
As always, my pick is always holiday-themed! I recently finished reading my first holiday book of the season, Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle, but I’m saving the latest Bromance Book Club release, A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams, for when I’m fully in the holiday spirit.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I don’t have too many more upcoming 2022 releases, but I am looking forward to Well Traveled (Well Met #4) by Jen DeLuca.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
These aren’t a must-read three, but here’s 3 books I currently have on hold from the library I’m really looking forward to:
Anon Pls. by DeuxMoi, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman, & Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Maybe as my favorite YA book, The Do-Over by Lynn Painter.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?
Not at all! I still need to create a 2023 releases list for myself – I have a few on my Goodreads TBR, but definitely want to get more organized.
What are some books that are your must-reads for the rest of 2022? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? What have been some of your favorite reads this year? Share in the comments!