The End Of The Year Book Tag: 2022 Edition

It’s Book Tag time!
I’ve completed this tag in previous years and thought it would be fun to revisit it again now, so let’s talk books…

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

I’ve been rereading The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and I’d really like to get back to that soon. The next book I will be reading is Wolves of the Calla and from memory it was a good one, so I’m looking forward to that.

I’ve also started reading the Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter and I’d like to try and fit at least one more book from that series in before the end of the year. Next up is The Night Stalker.

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

I don’t have a specific book but at this time of year I tend to find myself seeking out more Gothic-type tales, which feel suited to the longer, darker, colder nights.

I also usually try to pick something seasonal around Christmas time so any recommendations would be welcome.

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

It’s already published but I haven’t read it yet – Fairy Tale by Stephen King. It sounds so good.

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

  • I might try to read something else by T. Kingfisher as I’ve just finished and loved What Moves the Dead.
  • Perhaps another of the Dark Tower books by Stephen King.
  • I’m being very vague with my last choice and simply saying ‘something festive’ as I have no idea what this might turn out to be yet.

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

Anything is possible. I haven’t picked my favourite read of the year so far yet but I do have a few in mind. Anyone who’s been reading my recent posts will probably not be surprised to hear the Robert Hunter series mentioned here, particularly An Evil Mind. It’s not the first in the series, but it’s the first book I read and I do think so far it’s my favourite, mostly because Lucien is a truly brilliant (or awful, depending how you look at it) villain.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?

Not really! I imagine the usual Goodreads challenge will feature, with a typically low starting number. If there’s a new Beat the Backlist challenge I may be tempted with that too. That’s about all in the way of plans at the moment.


Are there any books you’re really hoping to read before the end of this year?
As always, feel free to consider yourself tagged if you fancy having a go at this one.

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