2020-12-31

2021 TBR Book Challenge

 2021 TBR Book Challenge

This is a work in progress, last updated: July 28th -21

For the past six 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.


1. Start a series
The Inheritance Games

2. Complete a series
(Sky Beyond the Storm)

3. A book from the GoodReads Choice Awards (2020 link)
One by One

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

5. Someone else's recommendation
Empress of Salt and Fortune

6. A book in Finnish
Tulevaisuuden lukujärjestys

7. A book by an author you haven't read before
Tokyo Ever After

8. A Standalone
Instant Karma

9. A book you choose randomly
Story of Your Life

10. A book published this year
Across the Green Grass Fields

11. A book where one of the main characters is royalty
Among the Beasts and Briars

12Genre you don't read enough
Pygmalion

13. Non-fiction
In Love and Pajamas, Snug

14. A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold)
Shadows Between Us

15. Classic
Northanger Abbey

> Bonus: Reread a book
Wrath and the Dawn

Completed: 13+/15
Read on lovelies,
S

2020-12-30

2020: Statistics and Achievments

 

Yearly Statistics & Achievements


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


2020 TBR challenge (link)
- Finished all but 1

            > The one left was "Science"


Anticipated reads of 2020 (link)
- Finished 2/18
            > The completed ones were Come Tumbling Down and My Calamity Jane

TBR ()
- Down to 17 books
            > Only 2 I own a physical copy of, and one of those is from 2019

Classics
I read 3
            > Which I am happy with, even though my initial ideal goal was 5

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Total books read: 24 (Compared to 2019: 44 2018: 42 and 2017: 34)
            0+3+2+3+3+1+2+2+3+1+2+2
           > Interestingly enough January has usually been the month I read the most in (10 in 2019 and 11 in 2018)

Month read most: Feb, Apr, May, Sep: 3
    least: January: 0

Pages ~ 6 900 (2019: 11 980 & 201815 211 & 201710 542)
    Average length 287 pages (2019: 272 2018: 362 & 2017: 310)

Format: ebook: 7 (2019: 12), audio: 6 (2019: 26), physical 11 (2019: 6)
Arc/sent7 (2019: 14)
Reviewed(2019: 18)
In Finnish(2019: 3)

Most popular (according to Goodreads): Animal Farm
     Least popular: Just Act Normal
     Highest rated: Solutions and Other Problems (rated 4.31 as of 28.12.20)
Length: longest  544 (My Calamity Jane)
              shortest 96 (Serenity)
Publication oldest: 1818 - Persuasion
        books I read published this year: 11

Stars: in order of least: 3,4 ("1" means any rating starting with a 1. Meaning 1 and 1.5 are both included in "1")
       average being ~3.73 this year & over all in all the years ~3.26 (2019: 3.81 & 3.28)
       Highest rating being 4.5, given to 4 books
       Lowest rating 3, given to 6 books

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Series Finished:
My Lady/Plain/Calamity Jane (companion trilogy?)

2020 goals, TBR etc. all coming in the next few days

Read on lovelies,
S

2020-12-29

Read This Quarter IV

 What I read this quarter, Quarter IV

October, Novemebr & December

1. Solutions and Other Problems          Non-fiction ebook REVIEWED 
- - -
2. Serenity: Those Left Behind          graphic novel 
3. Firefly: The Unification War          graphic novel 
- - -
4. My Calamity Jane          
5. The Ickabog          


Data:

Author:
          60 female,
          40 male
Genre:
         80 fantasy,
         20 non-fiction
Pages:
       1 584 p
Format:
         80 % physical books,
         20 % e-books,
Average:
         3.7
Arcs:
          0 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,
S

2020-12-26

Winter break

 Winter is here, and there will be some scheduling changes, I won't be totally gone though!

Next weekend (31.12.-3.1.2021) I will posting daily all of my year 2020 wrap-ups and posts looking into next year.

After that I'll have my winter holiday and not post until in February I'll be starting my biweekly Saturday schedule.


Read on lovelies and have a fantastic winter,
S

2020-12-11

Baby It's Cold Outside Book TAG

 original creator: erin @ Reading On A Star 


Baby It's Cold Outside Book TAG


1. Snow Day – What’s your “comfort” book? 
- Maybe Harry Potter? It's something I could always pick up and enjoy, especially this time of year for some reason

2.  Snow Angels – What’s a book that you love so much you would want to be buried with it(a little morid, but…)? 
- Well to be honest, I haven't thought of that (shocking I'm sure) and can't even think of one

3. Warm Socks – What’s a book that makes you feel warm inside?(The fluffiest, cutest romance you’ve ever read?) 
- Kasie Wests books are my go to for a fluffy read, but the fluffiest might go to Stephanie Perkins

4. Hot Cocoa – What winter-themed novels have you previously read? 
- For some reason the only thing that comes to mind is the Snow Like Ashes series, but that might be just because of the weather in it

5. Sledding – What’s a book with the best plot twists? Who’s an author that always keeps you on your toes?
- Another tough one, but Jennifer Lynn Barnes has so many series and even though quite a few have been misses for me, I keep going back to her books hoping there will be another gem among them

6. Ugly Sweaters – What’s a book with the ugliest cover? 
- Looking at my shelves I think I'd have to go with my copy of The Naturals, because the face of a teen does not exactly convey the dark atmosphere of that one

7. Movie Marathon – What’s the last book you binge read? 
- The last books I read were the graphic novels Serenity Those Left Behind and Firefly The Unification War

8. Letter to Santa – What’s a book that’s on your wishlist this year? 
- Contrary to previous years I haven't wished for any specific books! Tulevaisuuden lukuj√§rjestys is one from this year that I'd like to get at some point though and read


Read on lovelies,
S