The End of the Year Book Tag

The Night is Dark and Full of Books tagged me in her End of the Year Book post, and it thrilled me to get to look back at what all I have read this year. This year has been so busy, and I can’t believe it is almost 2020. Being in library school has allowed me to read a few things that I probably wouldn’t have normally picked up, but it has also derailed my personal reading some. I just didn’t have as much time to get to the books I really wanted to read, so my TBR pile grew a lot this year.

So here we go:

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

I was so excited to read Circe, but when I started it, it just draw me in like I wanted. I decided it wasn’t the right time for that book. I do plan to go back and read it eventually. The House of Salt and Sorrows was so good. I just recently started it, but put it aside to read a few books for school, but I definitely plan to finish it before the year ends.

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

I don’t really have one book that I read at this time of the year each year, but this year I have a couple of books that I am currently reading that are definitely putting me in a wintery mood.

I am rereading the Throne of Glass series because I haven’t read the last book yet, but it has been so long since I have read the other books, that I have to read it again before I can start the last one. It’s such a great series. The glass castle for some reason reminds me of winter. I also have an ARC of Ruthless Gods, which is the follow up book to Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. This book is definitely dark and mysterious and gives you all the winter vibes. I am only a third of the way through the book, but I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Is there a new release you are still waiting for?

YES! There are so many!

I can’t wait to read these two books! I thought I would start Queen of Nothing this weekend, but I have been so busy and am reading several other books at the moment so I put it on hold. And I am planning for the Ninth House to probably be my first Christmas break read.

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

In addition to the Ninth House and House of Salt and Sorrows, I would love to get to these books before the years end:

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

I have very high hopes for the Ninth House!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

Not officially. I want to try to finish all the above books, but realistically, that probably won’t happen before January, so I will extend what I don’t read into 2020. I would also like to read more of the books that I have in my high school library. I love being able to recommend books to my students and there are still so many books in the library that I haven’t read. It is so hard to balance those with all the amazing new books that are coming out. So two of my reading goals for next year are to read more of the books in my library at school, and vary the genres that I read. I tend to stick to fantasy. It’s what I love, but after genrefying my library at school, I realized that I need to branch out more often to be able to recommend books to students. Which is something I already knew; it’s just hard to do.

I tag

I am so new here that I don’t even know who to tag. So please, tag yourself! I would love to hear everyone’s end of year wrap up!

How did your 2019 reading year go? What books are you excited about in 2020?

All the Ws – Welcome and WWW Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Hello and welcome to my new book blog!   I wanted to take a quick second to introduce myself.   I am a new high school librarian who absolutely loves reading and talking books.  I have started several book blogs in the past, but life always got in the way, things changed or got hectic, and my blog just wasn’t a focus.  But it is something that seems to linger in my mind as something I love and want to continue doing.  So with a new job and a renewed love of books and reading, I am excited to get back into blogging and meeting fellow readers.

Now for WWW Wednesday!  I saw this on a blog I follow and thought it would be a great first post to start my blog.  This is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading a couple of books.  I am rereading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.  I love this series, but have not read the last book, however it has been so long since I have read the series that I feel like I need to revisit it before reading the final installment.  Luckily my county library has this series as an ebook, because my high schoolers are loving this series this year.  It is always checked out!  Good problem to have!

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I am also listening to Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I started listening to this audiobook while I was genrefying my HS library, and I am enjoying it.  There are things that remind me of the Wonder Woman movie, but I like that it is a different set of supporting characters, and it’s a nice little adventure read.

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What did you recently finish reading? and What do you think you’ll read next?

I recently finished reading The Wicked King by Holly Black, and I am so excited to start Queen of Nothing which came out yesterday!  I have a busy week at school, so I plan to start this book on Friday!  But honestly, I probably won’t be able to wait that long.  I may start it tonight actually!

So again, thank you for stopping by!  I will have this place up and running in no time.  Lots of work starting a blog when you don’t really know what you are doing, but it’s so exciting.