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
- Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Renegades by Marissa Meyer
- Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- World War Z by Max Brooks
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Angelfall by Susan Ee
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee Replica by Lauren Oliver
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
- Peony in Love by Lisa See
- Wicked by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
- The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
- 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!”
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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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!