Spoiler alert: I did NOT accomplish what I’d hoped to in September, but I’ll talk about that more in my next TBR post. For this post, I’ll just mention that I read 15 books (slash novellas) AND reached my Goodreads goal of 120 books for the year of 2021. Not bad! I proceeded to bump that up to 150. I’m still technically ahead, but the holidays are coming up, so I might end up slowing down in my reading (plus I’ve been binging more ACNH with Brewster on the horizon, so my attentions are a little skewed). I can always just bump it up again if not.
Onto the books!
What I read:
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins // ★★★☆☆
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager // ★★★☆☆
The House of the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune // ★★★★☆
Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie // ★★★☆☆
Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie // ★★★☆☆
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis // ★★★☆☆
The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor // ★★★☆☆
Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann // ★★★☆☆
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers // ★★☆☆☆
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey // ★★★★☆
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey // ★★☆☆☆
The Last Star by Rick Yancey // ★★★☆☆
The Stranger by Anna Banks // ★★★☆☆
All’s Well by Mona Awad // ★★★☆☆
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer // ★★☆☆☆
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
Only one more down for the 21 in 2021 list, but I’m hoping to finishing knocking out Wicked in October. It’s about witches, after all, and what better month for witches than October? I might also start Mara Dyer, but we’ll see how I go.
As for the books I read, I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea a lot! Probably my favorite that I read all month, actually. The 5th Wave was also really good, but the sequels just didn’t stand up to how great the first book was. I was most disappointed in the Bone Crier duology, because the start was strong and so promising! And the magic system was so cool. The rest of the story, though, just couldn’t hold a candle to how it started. Definitely ready to read more from the author, though. I might give her Burning Glass trilogy a go.
I am SO READY for October. Bring on the spooky! I need it!
Thanks for reading!
2 thoughts on “September 2021 Wrap-Up!”
I enjoyed Klune’s new book. But it’s the only one of his I’ve read. I also did not care for the rest of the Fifth Wave books. Oh gosh the Nightshade books, I definitely never got to them when they came out! lol. Maybe someday. Maybe not.
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Oh boy, can’t say I would recommend the Nightshade books if I’m honest! The first two and most of the third were actually pretty good, the storyline (love triangle aside) was really interesting, but the ending! I hated the ending enough that it basically ruined the whole trilogy for me. I want to try the prequels, though, since they may give me some answers I would love to have.
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