Book Tag: New Year Book Tag

It’s book tag time! And for my first one of the year, what choice did I have but to find a New Year one?

I discovered this tag on Cleopatra Loves Books and had great fun reading through the answers. It was a different New Year tag compared to the one I did last year, so I figured it was fate that I came across it.

So, without any further ado, I present to you…my New Year Book Tag.

New Year Book Tag

How many books are you planning to read in 2020?

In 2019, I skidded in at 90. Is it a challenge if I set the same amount? I really wanted to chose 100 this year just to see if I can do it, but I know I’ve got some long ones on my list and I don’t think it will practical. So, instead, I’m going to go with 91 – have to push it slightly, right?

Name five books you wanted to read last year and didn’t?

Heavens, I can probably name more than that:

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

1. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto: I heard so many amazing things about this book and even wanted to read it in time for the publication date and time just…vanished?

2. The Burning White by Brent Weeks: I’m excited to read this. In my defence, the only reason I didn’t get around to it is that I got stuck in a queue in the library and it’s only just coming in now.

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

3. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff: I decided last year I needed to re-read everything before advancing with trilogies. Although I started the re-read, I only got as far as Nevernight before the year ran out, so hopefully soon!

4. Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness: I was given the trilogy back in April for my birthday and still haven’t got around to starting it. I definitely need to, or people will stop buying me books!

T.H.U.G by Angie Thomas

5. T.H.U.G by Angie Thomas: one of those rare occasions where I’ve seen the film and the book is still on my bookshelf – I must get to this book this year!

Name a genre you want to read more of?

Ooh this is a tricky one. I’d like to prioritise historical fiction this year: I’ve got a lot on my TBR list but I keep reading fantasy/science-fiction instead so it would be good to get to more of them. But just branching out in general would be good.

Three non-related book goals for this year?

This is quite easy:

  1. Make good progress on editing my novel (note to self: that doesn’t mean ignoring it and hoping it edits itself)
  2. Find more hobbies that don’t involve a screen i.e. finally learn how to knit since the stuff has been sitting in my room for eight months!
  3. Get into some decent self-care habits so I actually feel like I’m looking after myself.

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

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

There’s an embarrassing number on my shelf that I still haven’t got around to. I think it would be my collection of Terry Pratchett books – I got them off my brother years ago and still somehow haven’t read them. I’ve read some of his work, but not the ones currently on my shelf.

One word that you’re hoping 2020 will be?


There are a number of things that I want to either do or make progress with this year so it will be satisfying if it at least feels like that progress is being made.

As always, I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! Let me know in the comments so I can come and read your answers!

A Rambling Reviewer

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29 thoughts on “Book Tag: New Year Book Tag

  1. What an interesting concept! I really love the questions you had in here! I was 3 books off my target of 20 books last year and I’m determined to hit the goal in 2020!

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  2. This is so fun! If you feel like tagging me in this, I absolutely wouldn’t mind at all. I have a lot of unread books on my shelf (I need more time dammit!), and I have lots of goals for this year, including editing my novel (you make a good point that it won’t edit itself…but I can still hope right?). Great post!

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  3. I’m incredibly impressed with how many books you read last your and your goal for this year. I wish I would shut the tv off more and read. I do love it when I do.

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