TBR Leftovers | 2021 Edition

Every year I go into the new year with the best intentions. You know the list: have a more positive attitude, eat better, exercise, actually read the books on your shelves…

Well, I never actually read all of the books I intend to in the year (although I didn’t do too badly with the other items on my list). I do not think I will ever finish my entire Owned TBR, however, there are several books on it I had every intention of reading as soon as I bought them and then just…didn’t. So, I’m putting it out into the world. These are the book leftover from my 2021 TBR that I am determined to read in 2022.

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A Look Back | Reading Goals for 2021

At the beginning of 2021, I made a list of bookish goals I hoped to accomplish throughout the year. I tried not to make them unattainable goals but just things that would (hopefully) bring me more reading joy throughout the year.

Now, at the beginning of 2022, I’d like to look back on those goals for 2021 with you and see what we managed to accomplish. If you would like to look at the previous post, you can find it here.

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Stat That | 2021

In years past, I never really kept track of my reading stats. I’m not sure why, I had just never looked into how to keep track of them with any kind of organization, or accuracy, outside of the Goodreads platform. However, in 2021, I started using a reading tracker that was created by Hardback Hoarder. The spreadsheet set she created made it simple to keep track of everything I read and gave me some colorful graphs and stats that I’d love to share with you all!

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Favorite Reads of 2021

At the end of 2021 I, quite honestly, got a little overwhelmed. The holidays just hit differently this year and I needed a little break so I took a purposeful step back in December 2021. With that in mind, all of my end of the year 2021 things are coming to you in early 2022! May this year be better than the last two.

However, in 2021 I did end up reading a bunch of great books! Also some real duds but we’ll talk about those later. For now, let’s take a peak back at my favorite reads from 2021.

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Wrapping Up 2021

Welcome one, welcome all to the yearly wrap up here at Literary Weaponry! While 2021 was certainly not my best blogging year (lets not even pretend to look at those stats) it was my most successful reading year. By successful I don’t mean only the amount of books I read (although there were a lot more than usual) but also the enjoyment factor of reading.

Let’s take a little peak back at the last 365 days, to the year that was 2021, and see what there is to see.

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Merry Christmas!

I wanted to pop in to wish you all the happiest Christmas!

The past two years have been hard for us all and I know many of you have been unable to travel to see family or friends for the holidays. Know I will be thinking of you and I hope you are able to find joy today.

May your day be merry and bright. I will see you all in the new year.

Winter Break

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted here much in a couple of months now for various reasons and wanting to post, and not having the opportunity to, has been eating at me. So, I think now is the time to admit that I need a little break. As of this point it has been an accidental one but I think I need an intentional one so that I don’t feel guilty about slacking here.

For December I will be purposefully not posting, instead of accidentally not posting. Sometimes we all need to admit when we have bitten off more than we can chew and need to take a step back. Mental and emotional health is important. I will see you all in the new year. May your holidays be safe and joyful. Happy reading.

🖤Amanda