I nabbed this one from Imyril over at There’s Always Room For One More, but I believe it was originally created by book vlogger Ariel Bissett. Tag yourself if you want, and link me so I can see your answers!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
AHAHAHAHAHA! Of COURSE I do! Gods, so many. I made a list of books I have to finish because I think they might be contenders for my Best of 2023 list, some of which I haven’t even started yet.
Of the ones I have started…
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
No? I don’t really associate books with seasons, and off the top of my head I can’t think of one I’d consider autumnal…
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
A few! Paladin’s Faith and All the Hidden Paths are both out this Tuesday (well, the UK has to wait till January for AtHP), but Beyond the Fringe, a collection of short stories set in the same setting as Artifact Space (which made my Best of the Year list in 2021) won’t be released until the 31st – the very last day of the year! I still contend this is a very weird day to publish a book on, but I like that I’ll have something to look forward to all month.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Derring-Do for Beginners is one of the books that I think has a shot at ending up on my Best of 2023 list, whereas Cold Fire and The Seep are ‘just’ books I desperately want to read – I massively enjoyed Cold Magic, to which Cold Fire is the sequel, and I loved Chana Porter’s sophomore novel The Thick and the Lean, which means I definitely need to check out her debut!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I don’t think it would be super surprising for a TJ Land book to end up on my favourites list, because Land’s stuff is awesome – and this one involves a thief with dwarfism and an asshole dragon, which sounds very promising to me. And I’ve been loving both Knock Knock, Open Wide (which is creepy as fuck and gorgeous) and the sensuality of Land of Milk and Honey (I’m not a foodie in real life, but I love foodie fiction, for some reason).
Have you already started making reading plans for 2024?
Of course – I’m obsessed with my Most Anticipated lists! In no particular order, here are some I’m VERY much looking forward to!
And now, I should really get back to reading+reviewing as fast as I can. Slán!