For once, I’m not talking about the pressure to accomplish my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Typically December is a month of frantic investigation into short stories, shorter novels, poetry, and graphic novels; you know, things I can read quickly to scrape by with meeting my goal of 52 books.
This time, the pressure is to choose which book will be the last book I read in 2019. Not only does this require careful planning to ensure I finish it in 2019 but not so early that I finish another book after that in 2019, BUT it also has to be a book that I’m not too excited about – because I don’t want to wait a few weeks to read it!
- Read most of a book but leave like ten pages from the end. Read the last ten pages on New Years Eve.
Reality: This would drive me CRAZY to wait to finish the book. Also feels far too fake.
- Choose a shorter book or graphic novel to have as my last book, and start it a day or two before the new year so there’s definitely time to finish it.
Reality: More plausible, though still the issue of any other books I’m in the middle of. Curse my habit of reading multiple books at once!!
- Don’t make plans on New Years Eve, and spend the last 6 hours of the year reading a single book of my choosing.
Reality: I definitely won’t be able to get away with no NYE plans with my S.O. and I don’t really want to put those off! Though this would be a nice way to end the year…
- Convince my friends to have a book party on NYE where we alternate reading aloud a chapter from a short book until we finish it.
- Don’t care about what book is the last book of the year
Reality: 👿 DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!
Any suggestions for what should be my last book of the year? Am I the only one thinking about this, or do y’all have this issue too?