End of Year Book Tag

I did this tag at the end of last year and I felt like this is a fun tag that I’m going to do around this time every year!

Well I’ve just started by reread of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson so that might take me the rest of the year to finish!

I don’t really have seasonal books that I read every year, but since we are going into Summer here in Australia one book I’m planning on reading is It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

I am highly anticipating Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho & The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Jay Kristoff is either a hit or miss author for me, so I’m either going to LOVE or HATE Empire of the Vampire!

No… I did struggle with reading slumps throughout this year so my only plan for 2022 is to fall back in love with reading again!

Cover Buys

I thought I would catch up with last week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and do books I bought purely because of the covers without knowing too much about what the books were actually about. Hype definitely played a lot into most of these decisions, if a book has been super hyped on booktube or bookstagram and I see the cover in a bookstore I will most likely buy the book straight away.

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Opening Lines

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a freebie so I decided to go with a prompt from around this time last year which was opening lines. Just like last year I decided to go with the first line from 10 books on my physical TBR! These are all very high on my reading list and seeing some of these opening lines definitely makes me excited to get into a few of them!! 

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

“It feels redundant to be at the pool on a rainy Saturday, even though it’s spring, and even though it’s Portland, but maybe I’m just more of a California snob than I want to be.”

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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

 “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages comes and pass, leaving memories that become legend.”

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

“There’s no such thing as witches, but there used to be.”

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Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

“Lucie Herondale was ten years old when she first met the boy in the forest.”

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Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

“Evan of Tarvos stood at the stern rail, his eyes fixed on the ship that had been following them for the better part of a day.”

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Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin

“Dark clouds gathered overhead.”

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These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

“They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.”

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Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

“Veronyka kicked as hard as she could at Tristan’s face.”

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Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

“It was early morning when Harvey Gabbiano dug the grave.”

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Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

“Of course the Parshendi wanted to play their drums.”

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