2022-01-01

2022 Anticipated Reads, New Releases and Goals

2022 Anticipated Reads, New Releases and Goals

2021 list: link


Anticipated reads (already out):
> Gilded
> Pride and Premeditation
A Sky Beyond the Storm #3, Tahir
Of Curses and Kisses, Menon

New releases:
> Where the Drowned Girls Go
> Master of Iron
> My Imaginary Mary

Goals: (same as last year)
> Read more classics (ideally maybe 5)
> Expand what I read
> Finish series and not push the last book back

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-31

TBR 2022

  TBR 2022

This is a work in progress, last updated: January 1st -22

Like the one for last year (link), these are books I own but haven't read yet.

Start of the year: 6

           Gotten 2020 (the ones I *need* to get to zero by the end of the year!)
           Gotten 2021 (the ones I'll try to get to zero by the end of the year)
           ARCs and books sent for review

TBR:
               1 Soul of Stars ebook
               2 Sisters of Sword and Song (pub. Jun. 23rd -20ebook
   3 Of Curses and Kisses ebook
   4 Sky Beyond the Storm audiobook
   5 Pride and Premeditation audiobook
   6 Gilded audiobook

CLASSICS:
>1. Andersen 15/99
>2. Aesop's Fables 63/384
Jane Austen x1 (Mansfield Park)
Christie x4 (Crooked House, Curtain, Peril at End House, Death in the Clouds)
Other x2 (Great Gatsby, Treasure Island)

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2022 TBR Book Challenge

  2022 TBR Book Challenge

This is a work in progress, last updated: Jan 1st -22

For the past seven(?) years I've done a challenge to get my TBR list down.
Although I've gotten a grip on my TBR, I still continue with this to expand what I read, and this is basically the same list as last years' version (found here).


1. Start a series
(of curses and kisses, pride and premeditation)

2. Complete a series
(sky beyond the storm)

3. A book from the GoodReads Choice Awards (2021 link)
(?)

4. A book you've owned the longest and haven't read
(soul of stars)

5. Someone else's recommendation
(varjoruton kosketus)

6. A book in Finnish
(agatha christie)

7. A book by an author you haven't read before
(princess will save you)

8. A Standalone
(sisters of sword and song)

9. A book you choose randomly
(?)

10. A book published this year
(where the drowned girls go)

11. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
(?)

12Genre you don't read enough
(andersen / aesop)

13. Non-fiction
(?)

14. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
(?)

15. Classic
(mansfield park)

> Bonus: Reread a book
(?)

Completed: 0/15
Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-30

2021: Statistics and Achievements

Yearly Statistics & Achievements


2020 version: link - 2019 version: link   -  2018 version: link  -  2017 version: link   -  2016 version: link


2021 TBR challenge (link)
- Finished all

Anticipated reads of 2021 (link)
- Finished 8/10
            > Not completed: Sky Beyond the Storm and Of Curses and Kisses

TBR ()
- Down to books
            > None that I own a physical copy of, and only 2 from 2020

Classics
I read 2
            > Read: Pygmalion and Northanger abbey

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Total books read: 36 (Compared to 2020: 24 2019: 44 2018: 42)
            0+6+5+2+0+2+6+5+4+3+0+3
           > Interestingly enough during years -18&19 I read most books in January, vs. years -20&21 none

Month read most: Feb, Jul: 6
    least: Jan, May, Nov: 0

Pages ~ 10 501 (2020: 6 900 & 2019: 11 980 & 201815 211)
    Average length 291 pages (2020: 287 & 2019: 272 2018: 362)

Format: ebook: 11 (2020: 7 & 2019: 12), audio: 17 (2020: 6 & 2019: 26), physical 8 (2020: 11 & 2019: 6)
Arc/sent: 2 (2020: 7 & 2019: 14)
Reviewed: 9 (2020: 9 & 2019: 18)
In Finnish7 (2020: 5 & 2019: 3)

Most popular (according to Goodreads): Fellowship of the Ring
     Least popular: Iceman
     Highest rated: Return of the King (rated 4.72 as of 7.12.21)
Length: longest  544 (Return of the King)
              shortest 39 (Stories of Your Life)
Publication oldest: 1818 - Northanger Abbey
        books I read published this year: 9

Stars: in order of least: 5,3,4,2 ("1" means any rating starting with a 1. Meaning 1 and 1.5 are both included in "1")
       average being ~3.88 this year & over all in all the years ~3.31 (2020: 3.73 & 3.26,  2019: 3.81 & 3.28)
       Highest rating being 5, given to 3 books
       Lowest rating 2.75, given to book

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Series Finished:
Lord of the Rings

2022 goals, TBR etc. all coming in the next few days

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-29

Read This Quarter: IV

 What I read this quarter, 2021: Quarter IV

October, November & December

1. The Two Towers        audiobook/ebook 
2. Iceman Kimin matkassa         Non-fiction 
3. Return of the King        (Series Finisher) audiobook/ebook 
- - -
- - -
4. Kohti nollapistettä         ✦.5
5. Salainen vastustaja         ✦.75 
6. Hawthorne Legacy         ebook 

Data (not including rereads):

Author:
          50 female,
          50 male
Genre:
         33 % fantasy/magic,
         33 crime,
         17 realistic fiction,
         17 % non-fiction
       
Pages:
       2 302p
Format:
         50 physical book
         33 % e-books
         17 % audiobooks
Average:
         3.7
Arcs:
         0 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2021-12-10

Winter Break & Series I'm Currently Reading

 Winter Break & Series I'm Currently Reading

As usual, this blog and I will be having a break for winter. At the very end of the year I will be posting all my usual yearly wrap-ups and statistics, but after that I will be having my usual break and continuing after we are into 2022.


One of the goals I usually set for myself, is to not push off reading the last book in a series, since that is something I tend to do. To prolong the experience? To not have to close the last chapters of the last book? Honestly, who knows - I sure don't.

I feel like I've been doing a better job of this, but wanted to visualize all the series I'm currently in the middle of to really see how I'm doing. And to remind me of books I really should pick up I suppose. Without further ado, onto the list.


Series with books published that I haven't read:

- Heart of Iron

- An Ember in the Ashes

- Myyttihovi

- Inhertiance Games


Series I'm caught up with, but that aren't finished:

- Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor

- The Fray Theory

- Wayward Children

- Bladesmith

- Graceling Realm

- Darkness Between Us

- Mary


Read on lovelies,
S

2021-11-26

Bookish Thanksgiving TAG

 

Bookish Thanksgiving TAG



1. Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?

Now, I love bread. So I'm taking this prompt of "fluff" as a positive, and I'll go with Kasie West books.

2. Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?

Not actually fall asleep,but Winterkeep was a bit tough to get through, especially because of how much I loved Graceling.

3. Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?

Funnily enough, I almost didn't continue reading one of my favourite series the Gallagher Academy, because I really didn't like the first book.

4. Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?

I've been reading quite a bit of Agatha Christie books recently, and even though they're not packed with the typical "action" they have plenty going on in them!

5. Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?

I don't think I have an answer for this one!

6. Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?

I'd say the Books of Bayern series.

7. Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?

Maybe Kasie West's books?

8. Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?

That is a tough one! I'm hesitant to say it because I loved the previous books, but My Contrary Mary was not my favourite.

9. Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?

I think either a Harry Potter reread, or then a short fairytale or fairytale retelling.

10. Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?

Pumpkin pie!

Read on lovelies,

S