January 2021 Wrap-Up!

First wrap-up of the new year! And I managed to read 14 books this month, which is over my intended quotia of 10 books a month. Good start, I’d say!

What I read:

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson // ★★★★☆ // Review coming!
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel // ★★☆☆☆
The Opal Crown by Jenny Lundquist // ★★☆☆☆

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee // ★★★☆☆ // Review coming!
The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee // ★★☆☆☆ // Review coming!
The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee // ★★☆☆☆ // Review coming!

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire // ★★★★★
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo // ★★☆☆☆
Starflight by Melissa Landers // ★★★☆☆

Angelfall by Susan Ee // ★★★☆☆
World After by Susan Ee // ★★☆☆☆
End of Days by Susan Ee // ★★☆☆☆

Replica by Lauren Oliver // ★★☆☆☆
Ringer by Lauren Oliver // ★★☆☆☆

21 in 2021

  1. Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
  2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  3. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  4. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  6. World War Z by Max Brooks
  7. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  8. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  9. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  10. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  11. Replica by Lauren Oliver
  12. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  13. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  14. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  15. Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
  16. Peony in Love by Lisa See
  17. Wicked by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
  18. The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
  19. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  20. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  21. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Okay, I won’t lie, I’m pretty proud of myself for knocking out four books from my 21 in 2021 list already. I haven’t thought about what I’d do if I finished the list early, but, depending on the month I finish in, I might just do a second round. Or, maybe, pull a few more out. Not sure yet!

As for my other reads: about what I expected. Not what I hoped — I hoped I would find some higher-rated reads — but I’m becoming incredibly picky, so I’m not surprised at all. I definitely want to go and pick up some more books by Maurene Goo, specifically, because, while I didn’t like the one I read much (instalove is one of my least favorite tropes and I feel like this one pretty much nailed that, so…) I did really enjoy her storytelling, so I want to give another book a go.

Aside from that, not much else to say! Some reviews are coming every Thursday until my queue runs out and I forget to fill it again, and that’s about that!

Let me know how your years are going!

Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “January 2021 Wrap-Up!

  1. Great start! I’ve really enjoyed the few Matson novels I’ve read. They’re just good, light little romances. I just got on the hold lists for Across the Green Grass Fields! I kept forgetting about it and now I may have to wait 3 months. Once the series is done I plan on buying the box set and re-reading. I’ve listened to most of them and the audios are a bit distracting. I definitely will FINALLY read the Penryn trilogy this year! I’ve been trying to for years and keep forgetting but I have it written like everywhere to remind me. lol.

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    1. Oh man, I know how that feels! I forgot all about Green Grass up until it showed up at my door and I remembered, oh yeah, I preordered this months ago and promptly forgot all about it! I also want to give the whole series a reread as soon as it’s finished. I feel like it would be the perfect series to just binge, all the books are so short. Good luck with the Penryn trilogy when you get to it! It was a really interesting idea for a plot, I think I was just expecting one thing out of it and received something entirely different. I hope you like it!


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