I don't know exactly why yet, but in October, I got the impression that I needed to finish reading the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon by the end of the year.
I actually think this was a revision of an impression I had at the beginning of the year to attempt to read all 4 standard works this year (didn't happen).
As I said, I don't know all the reasons, but I know the assignment and the timing. I need to finish by the end of the year, or I miss out on something.
I've finished the Doctrine and Covenants already, but am only about 46% through the Book of Mormon.
So, the end of year time crunch is on. I'll report on my progress over the next few weeks, as time runs out.