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.
Title: King of Battle and Blood (Adrian x Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair
Published: November 30, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, new adult, romance, vampires
Read as: paperback, owned
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.
2021 was a fantastic year for books! There were so many amazing releases. I understand that at lot of that was because of 2020 releases getting pushed back due to the pandemic but I can’t complain about the embarrassment of riches we got literature wise last year.
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.
The End of Year Book Tag is always one that makes me chuckle. I’ve looked back at past posts I’ve done under this tag and, well, it is absolute chaos. Do I ever end up reading the books I name that I want to by the end of the year? Nope. Do I stick to any reading plans I have for the beginning of the next year? Of course not. But I enjoy doing it anyway so please join me in the End of the Year Book Tag for 2021.
Life is confusing. I finally got my reading mojo back which abandons me for a few months every summer but it always seems to come back with the first tickling of fall. Then, I don’t feel like blogging and I got bogged down doing some class work that took a great deal of what remaining brain power I have left.
So, in a nut shell, today we will be talking about what I read in October2021even if I did not really blog about it very much.
Title: Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2) by Kerri Maniscalco
Published: October 5, 2021
Genre(s): fantasy, romance, new adult
Read as: ebook, library loan
I give up. This year has both flown by and crawled, merely inching passed. I don’t know what to think anymore. Time is a construct and COVID has tossed all sense of time flow on its head. Be that as it may, here I sit, still reading. Let me tell you, September involved both comfort reading and trying something outside of my usual genre preferences and even reading something I really wasn’t sure I’d like. So let’s take a look back at September and see how it all went down.
Title: Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao
Published: September 21, 2021
Genre(s): sci-fi, fantasy, young adult
Read as: ARC, ebook