Today, I will be doing the Mid-Year Reading Check In tag. Thank you to the lovely Ellie @ Eleanor Sophie Writes for tagging me. If you haven’t already, go check out her wonderful blog!
How much have you read?
So far, I have read 25 books. My target for the year is 40, so I am ahead of schedule!
What have you been reading?
I’ve actually read quite a mix of different types of books so far, which is unusual for me. Thriller is still probably my most read though.
Best book you’ve read so far in 2021
I did a top 5 post of this a few days ago, so you can find it HERE!
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2021
I have read some great sequels so far this year, so this is a tough one! But, I will probably go with Judgement Day by Josie Jaffrey. You can find my review HERE!
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
The list is endless… haha! But I am super excited to read The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper. I actually have an ARC of this on NetGalley but didn’t manage to fit it in before it’s publication date.
Most anticipated release for the second part of the year
It HAS to be The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh! He is one of my favourite authors, and of course I have already pre-ordered myself a signed hardback copy! This is the first time that any of his books has been released as a hardback in the UK, so I’m even more excited about it.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I had such high hopes for it, because let’s be honest, it’s a classic, and everyone seems to adore it, but I personally found it boring… I was so disappointed! You can read my review HERE!
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold! I had expected it to be good, but I never imagined just how amazing it would be. I think I underestimate middle grade books in general to be honest, but this was absolutely fantastic (and it also managed to make me cry). It also has the most beautiful illustrations, not only on the cover, but throughout the entire book. You can read my full review HERE!
New favourite author (debut or new to you).
Erin Kelly, and Carol Wyer!
Underrated gems you’ve discovered recently
I’m choosing The Last Bear again for this one!
Rereads this year
I haven’t actually finished any rereads yet, but I have been rereading The Lord of the Rings for a few months now, alongside a million and one other books! It seems to be taking me forever to get through, purely because blog tours and ARCs have taken precedence, so I’m not making a huge amount of progress with it.
Newest fictional crush
I don’t really get fictional crushes…
Newest favourite character
I don’t know if she counts as a new favourite, because the first book I read with her in was May Day which I read in 2020, but I have recently read Judgement Day, and it has solidified my love for Jack Valentine from Josie Jaffrey’s Seeker‘s series.
Book that made you cry
Again, I have to choose The Last Bear. I think it might actually be the only book of 2021 so far to make me cry.
Book that made you happy
They Don’t Need To Understand by Andy Biersack (with Ryan J. Downey). Andy is one of my biggest inspirations, so reading his story made me a very happy person. You can read my review HERE!
Favourite book to film adaptation
I actually can’t think of any that I have watched this year!
Most beautiful cover you’ve bought (or received) this year
Do I have to choose just one? That isn’t fair! There are too many, I can’t do it.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Too many to count! But I really want to read Fluke by James Herbert, the last 2 books of the Why Mummy series by Gill Sims, The Twins: Men of Violence by Kate Kray, and Wilder Girls by Rory Power.
Favourite post you have done this year?
- My Top 5: Tips For New Bloggers
- Ultimate Blog Tour Review: Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
- How I Have Maintained a 300+ Day Post Streak
Favourite book community member:
I couldn’t possible choose one particular individual, because I love you all! But, our little United Weirdos of The Write Reads group have a special place in my heart (you know who you are).
- Read To Ramble
- And On She Reads
- The Book Dutchesses
- Kerri McBookNerd
- Gina Rae Mitchell
- Cozy With Books
- Lili’s Blissful Pages
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