It’s that time of year again! Everyone’s about to start panicking about the goals they forgot they set! I saw this over on A Book A Thought, and given that Sofi & I reacted the same exact way to the last question on this, with absolute and utter delight, you should definitely go check out hers.

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

It makes me nauseatingly anxious to start a book and not finish it, so if I’ve started a book, I’ll finish it the same week. I’ve definitely had a different answer in past years because I only read half of Ulysses by James Joyce one year, but I’ve still only read half, and it’s unlikely that I’ll ever read the second half because no thanks. There are several books that I want to finish before the end of the year, but that’s a different question.

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

Normally, I read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater every year, but I feel like I just read it, even though it was over a year ago, so I think I’m going to reread Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw this year. I’ll definitely wait until the snow actually starts falling, though, because it sets the perfect mood for a cold, wintry read. However, that’s not quite autumnal, and I think I did discover my new favorite reread this year, which was everything Margaret Rogerson has written thus far. Rereading both An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns this year was amazing, particularly given that I read them when the weather was perfect for it. I think I’ll definitely reread them again next year, adding in Vespertine, and I can’t wait.

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

So many! As I’m drafting this on 11/30, I’m still hyped up about Girls of Fate & Fury by Natasha Ngan because IT’S OUT TODAY HOLY SHIT, but by the time this posts, I’ll be waiting for–actually, nothing, because A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw also comes out on 12/2, and that’s my last preorder of the year. So, uhhhh, no? But there’s still so many new releases that I need to read, so fingers crossed that I get them done before the end of the year!

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

Just three?? Oh boy, okay, I’m counting The Last Hours books as one because no matter what, I need to finish reading everything currently released in the Shadowhunters universe before the end of the year. It’s been a goal for two years now, and I don’t want to carry it over to another year. Other than those two, I really want to read Little Thieves by Margaret Owen and A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir. (I KNOW I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVEN’T READ IT EITHER.) I’m hopeful that I’ll get to both this month after Chain of Gold and Chain of Iron, so fingers crossed!

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

I’ve got the rest of my reading this year pretty well mapped out, and I know that I’m going to love everything that’s coming. My TBR for this month is very ambitious, but:

  1. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
  2. All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
  3. A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
  4. Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
  5. Girls of Fate & Fury by Natasha Ngan
  6. Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
  7. A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw
  8. A Psalm of Storms & Silence by Roseanne A. Brown
  9. Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

Those all sound like books that I’m definitely going to love, given that I’ve loved everything else by those authors, and I don’t really anticipate reading anything outside of that list, so this is hopefully the exact order you’ll see them in my December wrap-up!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2022?

Hahahaha, duh. My reading goals for 2022 are insanely over the top, and I am so hyped. Instead of this year’s five goals, I have a full ten, and I am so ready to tackle all of them. It’s going to be an amazing year all around, and I can’t wait to see what it brings.

Posted by:Mary Drover

she/her | yoga teacher | Tibetan Buddhism | part-time witch | full-time author | astronaut in a previous life

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