Today I’m finally bringing you my 2021 Wrap-Up!
Last year was a rollercoaster of a year, yet somehow, I managed to read more books last year than I ever have before. I’m still not entirely sure how I managed to read so many books, but I’m incredibly proud of myself for the achievement.
Anyways, now for the wrap-up part!
Last year I read 69 books (8 graphic novels, 2 novellas, and 59 novels). According to Goodreads, this was 20,326 pages, which likely isn’t entirely accurate because I don’t go out of my way to tell Goodreads the specific edition of a book I’m reading.
I don’t have a breakdown of genres read, but mystery was likely my most read genre because I read most of the Rivers of London series and the Hercule Poirot books. I also think that most of the books I read were adult books, with a healthy dose of YA and middle-grade thrown in.
Except for the three books that I DNFed last year, most of the books I read were quite enjoyable. A few books were disappointing, but they were still enjoyable in their own way. I had a lot of four, four and a half, and five-star reads, which I think is a sign of a successful reading year.
Here are my top 10 reads of 2021 (in no particular order):
The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Broken by Jenny Lawson
Malamander by Thomas Taylor
Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn
The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara
Fireborn by Aisling Fowler
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch
I participated in a lot, if not all, of the blog tours hosted by The Write Reads last year. Most of my posts were spotlights, but I did find some new favourites through those fantastic tours. I also want to shout out the TWR gang for being the greatest and for being my second family. This year, I was a panelist and group leader for BBNYA, which was a ton of fun and introduced me to some amazing books, authors, and people.
As far as blogging and Bookstagram goes, my stats weren’t fantastic because I took a lot of unexpected breaks from them. Fortunately, the blogging community is awesome, and I felt like I could take breaks whenever I needed without any explanation.
I don’t want to talk too much about the number of books I acquired last year, so I’ll say that I definitely added more books to my shelves than I read. So maybe this year I’ll be a bit better about that.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with how 2021 went reading-wise, and hopefully, 2022 will be even better!