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The End of Year Book Tag + The New Year’s Book Tag

Hey guys! If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember I did the New Year’s Book Tag last year.

It was fun, and I wanted to do it again! This year, I saw the lovely Lindsey @ Books for Christian Girls’ End of Year Book Tag video and wanted to do it as well…

So here I am, doing both. 😉

And starting with the End of Year Tag…

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

Up to last night, the answer was yes! I was about 30% in 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff. But I was unexpectedly able to finish it all last night, after all, around 11 P.M. Now, I only have two books to read to reach my 2021 goal: The Hope of Christmas Past, by Stephenia H. McGee; and Quest for the Beast by Sarah Holman, which I plan to read today, as they’re short and I have about 2 hours in the car.

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

For me, it’s almost always been Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I always try to read that in autumn. This year it spilled from November into December, but that was actually nice, since it begins in December. Another one I like to read in winter is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 💙

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

Let’s see now. I’m eagerly awaiting R.M. Peterson’s To Save a Life and Kellyn Roth’s Beyond Her Calling, although I’ve already read those. I’m very excited for Erika Mathews’ Memory’s Mind; Abigayle Claire’s Behind the Act; and Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick’s License to Code, all of which are scheduled for 2022 (to the best of my knowledge). Also, P.D. Atkerson has a ton of books coming at some point, like Smoke Screen and Lost Time; T.I.M.E.; My Name is Anastasia; Exploit and License; Saving Grace; Minor Detail; and Kill Joy. There are probably others but I’m afraid I can’t think of them off the top of my head… sorry!

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

I’ve already read them, but there were three books I really wanted to read this month. First, My Bondage & My Freedom by Frederick Douglass, because that is his second autobiography and I’d read the first and third already this year. Second, Daniel Boone by Stewart Edward White because it’s my second favourite book and I reread it every year, and almost didn’t get to it this year. And third, Little Women, because I reread that every year too.

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

Unless The Hope of Christmas Past is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (I learned that word from my grandmother this year, haha), I don’t think so… 😅

6. Have you already started making reading plans for next year?

Are you kidding?! I started in October, haha!! I’m participating in the Book Lovers’ Reading Challenge on Goodreads, so that gave me a good list to start with… and I kind of hope to add more 😆

And now for the New Year’s Book Tag!

1. How many books are you planning to read in 2022?

I’m hoping for 365, but so far I have 156.

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2022.

Nos. 1, 4, & 5 are rereads but I really want to read them again and review them!

  1. Jesseca Wheaton’s Questions of War series (4 books).
  2. The Scarlet Pimpernel series (18 books, novellas, & short stories).
  3. Kiera by Kate Willis.
  4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
  5. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

I ALSO REMEMBERED: The Indian in the Cupboard + L’Oublié. *nods*

3. What genre do you want to read more of?

More poetry, more nonfiction, more indie, more middle-grade, and also more Christian fiction, because I have a ton of that genre that I haven’t been reading because I’ve been too afraid of being slammed if I don’t like them, haha.

4. Name 3 non-book-related goals for 2022.

  1. Figure out my business and get it underway.
  2. Have a deeper relationship with God.
  3. Start studying piano.

5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

“Ouch. Like, quite a few. Just one–Little Brother to the Bear by William J. Long. I LOVE Long’s books and haven’t read them in forever!”

I wrote that in 2021 and it’s still true… I plan to read Little Brother in 2022! Besides it, I also have a bunch of classics by Dickens and Verne and Hawthorne and other greats that I’ve had for forever and haven’t read yet…

6. One word that you’re hoping 2022 will be:

Connected (as in, full of connections).

7. Tag a friend!

I don’t think anyone will want to do this tag so late, but if you want—or even if you wanna do it next year—consider yourself tagged!

Adios, amigos! Coming atcha again tomorrow with my usual “goodbye, 2021” post!

Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

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