End of the Year book tag, #QueerInSpace day 5

A little closer to the end of the year than I think a lot of people do this tag, but there’s still time left in 2018 so I’m going for it!

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

No, but not because there aren’t books I read this year that I still need to finish, if that makes sense. I won’t be finishing any of my incomplete reads of 2018 in December because none of them are queer SFF. However, there are some that I’m still planning to finish in 2019.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: This is an old favorite of mine. I started reading and notating it in November, and while there are definitely still parts I enjoy, I’m having more mixed feelings this read. I took a break, but I’m still planning to finish in January or soon thereafter.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnhill: This is another book I started in November and I was loving it, but no audiobook, so yeah. It’s taking a while. But that’s okay, because so far it’s lovely.

The Next Together by Lauren James: I’m only two chapters into this but I’m loving the format and story so far. Again, though, it’s visual only.

Actually, I thought of one that’s queer spec fic! I’m in the middle of Passing Strange by Ellen Klages and loving it. I started it during the Fall Into Fantasy readathon in November. So I’m planning to finish that before the year’s up!

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

Not really. I’ve never been a seasonal reader before, though I got a tickle out of reading mostly creepy books this October. I’m open to suggestions, though!

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

Yes! The Lights by Carrie Pack comes out on December 11th. The Disasters by M.K. England comes out on the 18th, and though it probably won’t end up in my December reads I’m still excited about it existing.

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

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi: I really really really want to read this one, but it’s visual only so I’m going to try to be kind to myself if it doesn’t work out.

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee: It’s fluffy, it’s queer, it’s been on my TBR way too long and now I have it on audiobook. Let’s do this!

Ardulum: The First Don by J. A. Fields: It’s a queer Firefly? Which sounds amazing? I’m very excited.

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

YES! Well, maybe. Right now that spot is taken by A Closed and Common Orbit, which was a Queer in Space read I finished this week. There are a couple that might take its place, maybe, but if that is my favorite book of the year I’m very okay with that.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

Definitely. Lots of “be kind to myself” and reminders that I’m not reading for anyone but myself. I’m doing pretty good about that this year and it’s something I want to take with me into next year. I’ll also be posting a more specific “reading goals of 2019” list later this month!


That’s it! Have you already done this tag? Did you have thoughts about any of my answers? Let’s chat in the comments.

Author: SeeOwlRead

They/She. I’m a queer reviewer and librarian.

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