Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Top Ten-ish Books I Meant to Read in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.


I really liked this prompt in my title last year and it wasn't on the docket for 2022, so I'm twisting this week's 2021 Releases I Was Excited About But Didn't Read to make it the Top Ten-ish Books I Meant to Read in 2021 - but didn't get to. I had 30 books on this list last year and was hoping to do better at reading books on my TBRs in 2021 and I did! I only have 12 books on the list! I'm going to try and update this list like I did with last year's as well.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Series 2022 Tracker

Here is the list of books I'm currently reading that are part of a series. I'm starting out in the middle of 54 series and I am hoping to get (and keep) that number under 40 in 2022. 35 of the 54 are completed series and I don't have the excuse of waiting on the next release to finish it. 12 of these series will take priority because there is only 1 book remaining before I finish the series :) I'm trying to make more of an effort to not start series unless all the books are out, but that doesn't always happen with some of the shiny new releases.

Updated 1/25

FINISHED 1 SERIES IN 2022
STARTED 3 SERIES IN 2022
READ 5 BOOKS IN SERIES IN 2022
DNF'D 0 SERIES IN 2022

TOTAL: 56

1. The Grisha (1/3)
  • Siege and Storm (Book 2)
  • Ruin and Rising (Book 3) - THE END.
2. Splintered (1/3)
  • Unhinged (Book 2)
  • Ensnared (Book 3) - THE END.
3. Seven Realms (1/4)
  • The Exiled Queen (Book 2)
  • The Gray Wolf Throne (Book 3)
  • The Crimson Crown (Book 4) - THE END.
4. Razorland (1/3)
  • Outpost (Book 2)
  • Horde (Book 3) - THE END.
5. Elemental Assassin (15/19)
  • Snared (Book 16)
  • Venom in the Veins (Book 17)
  • Sharpest Sting (Book 18) 
  • Last Strand (Book 19) - THE END.
6. The Raven Cycle (2/4)
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Book 3)
  • The Raven King (Book 4) - THE END.
7. Perfected (1/3)
  • Tarnished (Book 2)
  • Unraveled (Book 3) - THE END.
8. Simon Thorn (2/5)
  • Simon Thorn and the Shark's Cave (Book 3)
  • Simon Thorn and the Black Widow's Web (Book 4)
  • Simon Thorn and the Eagle's Flight (Book 5) - Unknown Release
9. Reboot (1/2)
  • Rebel (Book 2) - THE END.
10. The Glass Spare (1/2)
  • The Cursed Sea (Book 2) - THE END.
11. Winston Brothers (3/7)
  • Beard in Mind (Book 4)
  • Dr. Strange Beard (Book 5)
  • Beard With Me (Book 6)
  • Beard Necessities (Book 7) - THE END
12. Saga (9/10)
  • Saga, Volume 10 (Book 10) - Unknown 2022 Release
13. The Delphi Trilogy (1/3)
  • The Delphi Resistance (Book 2)
  • The Delphi Revolution (Book 3) - THE END.
14. Heart of Iron (1/2)
  • Soul of Stars (Book 2) - THE END.
15. The Witchlands (1/5)
  • Windwitch (Book 2)
  • Bloodwitch (Book 3)
  • Witchshadow (Book 4)
  • Untitled (Book 5) - Unknown Release - THE END.
16. Fallen Isles Trilogy (2/3)
  • When She Reigns (Book 3) - THE END.
17. A Court of Thorns and Roses (4/6)
  • Untitled (Book 5) - Unknown Release
  • Untitled (Book 6) - Unknown Release - THE END.
18. NOLA Nights (2/3)
  • The Lady of Royale Street (Book 3) - THE END.
19. Knitting in the City (1/7)
  • Friends Without Benefits (Book 2) 
  • Love Hacked (Book 3)
  • Beauty and the Mustache (Book 4)
  • Happily Ever Ninja (Book 5)
  • Dating-ish (Book 6)
  • Marriage of Inconvenience (Book 7) - THE END.
XX. Everless (2/2)
  • Evermore (Book 2) - THE END. - 1/21/22
20. Origin (1/4)
  • The Brightest Shadow (Book 2) 
  • The Brightest Night (Book 3) 
  • Untitled (Book 4) - Unknown Release - THE END.
21. Elements of Chemistry (1/3)
  • Heat (Book 2)
  • Capture (Book 3) - THE END.
22. Nevernight (1/3)
  • Darkdawn (Book 3) - THE END.
23. The Bromance Book Club (4/4)
  • A Very Merry Bromance (Book 5) - Nov 2022 Release
  • Untitled (Book 6) - Unknown Release - THE END. 
24. Pucked (1/6)
  • Pucked Up (Book 2)
  • Pucked Over (Book 3) 
  • Forever Pucked (Book 4)
  • Pucked Off (Book 5)
  • Pucked Love (Book 6) - THE END.
25. Playbook (3/4)
  • Snapped (Book 4)
26. Well Met (2/3)
  • Well Matched (Book 3)
  • Well Traveled (Book 4) - Unknown 2022 Release
27. A League of Extraordinary Women (1/4)
  • A Rogue of One's Own (Book 2) 
  • Portrait of a Scotsman (Book 3)
  • Untitled (Book 4) - Sept 2022 Release
28. Cursebreakers (2/3)
  • A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Book 3) - THE END.

29. The Daevabad Trilogy (1/3)

  • The Kingdom of Copper (Book 2)
  • The Empire of Gold (Book 3) - THE END.

30. The Pandava Quartet (2/4)

  • Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (Book 3)
  • Aru Shah and the City of Gold (Book 4) - THE END.

31. Monsters of Verity (1/2)

  • This Dark Duet (Book 2) - THE END. 

32. Legendborn (1/2)

  • Bloodmarked (Book 2) - Jul 2022 Release 
33. Talon (1/5)
  • Rogue (Book 2)
  • Soldier (Book 3)
  • Legion (Book 4)
  • Inferno (Book 5) - THE END.

34. Primas of Power (2/3)

  • Untitled (Book 3) - Unknown Release

35. Mile High Happiness (1/3)

  • The Best Man Problem (Book 2)
  • The Roommate Problem (Book 3) - THE END. 

36. The Presidential Memoirs (1/2)

  • Untitled (Book 2) - Unknown Release 
37. Girls of Paper and Fire (1/3)
  • Girls of Storm and Shadow (Book 2)
  • Girls of Fate and Fury (Book 3) - THE END. 
38. Cassidy Blake (1/3)
  • Tunnel of Bones (Book 2)
  • Bridge of Souls (Book 3) - THE END.

39. Nevermoor (3/4)

  • Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow (Book 4) - Oct 2022 Release

40. Grace and Fury (1/2)

  • Queen of Ruin (Book 2) - THE END.
41. Mirage (1/2)
  • A Court of Lions (Book 2) - THE END. 

42. Wayfarers (1/4)

  • A Closed and Common Orbit (Book 2)
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few (Book 3)
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Between (Book 4) - THE END. 

43. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (1/2)

  • A Psalm of Storms and Silence (Book 2) - THE END.
44. Crown of Feathers (1/3)
  • Heart of Flames (Book 2)
  • Wings of Shadow (Book 3) - THE END. 
45. It Happened One Summer (1/2)
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker (Book 2) - Mar 2022 Release
46. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (1/3)
  • Good Girl, Bad Blood (Book 2)
  • As Good As Dead (Book 3)  
47. Fix-It Witches (1/2)
  • Boss Witch (Book 2) - Apr 2022 Release
48. The Inheritance Games (2/3)
  • The Final Gambit (Book 3) - Jan 2022 Release - THE END. 
49. Camelot Rising (2/3)
  • The Camelot Betrayal (Book 2)
  • The Excalibur Curse (Book 3) - THE END.
50. Serpent & Dove (1/3)
  • Blood and Honey (Book 2)
  • Gods & Monsters (Book 3) - THE END.
51. The Young Elites (1/3)
  • The Rose Society (Book 2)
  • The Midnight Star (Book 3) - THE END.
52. The Iron Fey: Evenfall (1/2)
  • The Iron Sword (Book 2) - Feb 2022 Release
53. Mary (1/3)
  • My Imaginary Mary (Book 2) - 2022 Release
  • Untitled (Book 3) - 2023 Release - THE END. 
54. Mile High Firefighters (2/3)
  • The Wedding Dilemma (Book 1) - 1/8/22
  • The Dating Dilemma (Book 2) - 1/14/22
  • The Firefighter's Dilemma (Book 3) - May 2022 Release 
55. The Diviners (1/4)
  • The Diviners (Book 1) - 1/10/22
  • Lair of Dreams (Book 2)
  • Before the Devil Breaks You (Book 3)
  • The King of Crows (Book 4) - THE END.
56. Shades of Magic (1/3)
  • A Darker Shade of Magic (Book 1) - 1/24/22
  • A Gathering of Shadows (Book 2)
  • A Conjuring of Light (Book 3) - THE END.
TOTALS FOR 2021
FINISHED 21 SERIES
STARTED 24 SERIES
READ 54 BOOKS IN SERIES
DNF'D 5 SERIES
TOTAL: 54

Monday, January 10, 2022

December 2021 Book Haul

Book Haul | Check out the books I hauled this month #bookhaul

I didn't haul a ton in December - I had my November Owlcrate book, a gift from my husband, a Goodreads giveaway, 1 purchased Kindle book, 1 Netgalley book, and 5 library books. I've only read 4 but plan on reading 3 of the remaining in January. I'm working on my before-2022 hauled books in 2022, but in the mean time, I am definitely going to spend 2022 hauling wisely!



PHYSICAL BOOKS

  1. Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross - received in November Owlcrate sub
  2. Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries - gifted
  3. Bet On It by Jodie Slaughter - received from a Goodreads giveaway

KINDLE BOOKS

  1. The Wedding Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman - purchased
  2. The Dating Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman - received an eARC from Netgalley

LIBRARY BOOKS

  1. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano - borrowed audiobook
  2. A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano - borrowed audiobook
  3. My Contrary Mary by The Lady Janies - borrowed audiobook
  4. Isn't It Bromantic by Lyssa Kay Adams - borrowed ebook
  5. Love At First Like by Hannah Overstein - borrowed ebook
What did you buy, borrow, or receive in December?
Have you read any of my books?

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books Releases In the First Half of 2022

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.

I feel like I have less to pick from this year but I do know as time goes on, I will definitely have more books on my list. So let's talk about some of the book releases I'm looking forward to in the first half of 2022!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Books I Read in December

I read 9 books and DNF'd 1 book in December.

  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Audio, 13 hr 3 min, 2018, YA Fantasy, Library) - 3 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa (Audio, 12 hr 42 mi, 2021, YA Fantasy, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong (Audio, 17 hr 24 min, 2021, YA Fantasy, Library) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano (Audio, 7 hr 16 min, 2019, MG Fantasy, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano (Audio, 6 hr 37 min, 2020, MG Fantasy, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce (Kindle, 320 pages, 2021, YA Contemporary, Library) - 2 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge
  • My Contrary Mary by The Lady Janies (Audio, 12 hr 18 min, 2021, YA Historical Fiction/Fantasy, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria (Kindle, 416 pages, 2021, Adult Romance, Netgalley) - 5 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Netgalley challenge, Series challenge
  • Isn't It Bromantic by Lyssa Kay Adams (Kindle, 350 pages, 2021, Adult Romance, Library) - 4 stars | My Review - Counted towards Goodreads challenge, Series challenge
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken (Kindle, 494 pages, 2021, YA Fantasy, Netgalley/Owlcrate) - 1 star | My DNF Review - DNF'd @ 163 pages

Pages read: 1086 pg + 69 hr 20 min
Pages DNF: 163 pg

READING STATS (I highlighted the majority in each category for 2021!)
BY FORMAT

  • Kindle: 3 (2021 Total: 33)
  • Physical: 0 (2021 Total: 13)
  • Audio: 6 (2021 Total: 73)
BY PAGE COUNT
  • Under 250 pages: 0 (2021 Total: 6)
  • 250 to 400 pages: 4 (2021 Total: 75)
  • 400 to 700 pages: 5 (2021 Total: 33)
  • 700+ pages: 0 (2021 Total: 5)
BY METHOD OF OBTAINING
  • Purchased: 0 (2021 Total: 25)
  • Borrowed: 8 (2021 Total: 81)
  • For Review: 1 (2021 Total: 13)
  • Gifted: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
BY RATING
  • 1 star: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • 2 stars: 1 (2021 Total: 7)
  • 3 stars: 1 (2021 Total: 33)
  • 4 stars: 5 (2021 Total: 45)
  • 5 stars: 2 (2021 Total: 33)
BY AUDIENCE
  • MG: 2 (2021 Total: 10)
  • YA: 5 (2021 Total: 63)
  • Adult: 2 (2021 Total: 46)
BY YEAR
  • Before 2000s: 0 (2021 Total: 0)
  • 2000 to 2010: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • 2010 to 2015: 0 (2021 Total: 10)
  • 2016 to 2018: 1 (2021 Total: 26)
  • 2019: 1 (2021 Total: 20)
  • 2020: 1 (2021 Total: 26)
  • 2021: 6 (2021 Total: 34)
BY GENRE
  • Classic/Historical Fiction: 1 (2021 Total: 4)
  • Contemporary: 1 (2021 Total: 19)
  • Dystopia/Horror: 0 (2021 Total: 1)
  • Fantasy: 5 (2021 Total: 35)
  • Nonfiction: 0 (2021 Total: 6)
  • Paranormal: 0 (2021 Total: 4)
  • Romance/Smut: 2 (2021 Total: 25)
  • Sci Fi: 0 (2021 Total: 13)
  • Thriller/Mystery: 0 (2021 Total: 10)