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:
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!