Best Book You Have Read So Far in 2021?
I think it would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson – I finished it nearly a week ago and I still haven’t fully recovered! This book was everything I wanted it to be and more, and I couldn’t get enough of it.
Best Sequel You Have Read in 2021?
Again, it would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson. I really loved the way she wrapped the series up and how the whole trilogy came full circle – I love Jackson’s work, and I think it’s safe to say that she’s become number one on my auto-buy authors list!
New Release You Have Not Read Yet, But Want To?
I’ve been dying to read How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao ever since I stumbled upon it on Goodreads, and that definitely hasn’t changed. An intriguing mystery combining murder and high pressure Asian American upbringings? Sign me up!
Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half of 2021?
That’s such a difficult question! I think I would have to say Endgame by Malorie Blackman, though, after the massive cliffhanger Crossfire left us on. I’m both ready and not ready for the conclusion of the Noughts and Crosses series!
Unfortunately, it would have to be The Queen’s Assassin duology by Melissa De La Cruz. I went into this book hoping for an action packed fantasy with some great characters and a well developed romance, but that wasn’t what I got. Although The Queen’s Secret was a little better, the duology really didn’t do it for me.
Honestly, probably Sadie by Courtney Summers. I wasn’t expecting it to cover as many serious topics as it did, or have so many great twists and turns, but it ended up being one of my favourite reads of the year so far! I’ve discovered I definitely enjoy books with a podcast aspect, haha.
Favourite New Author?
My favourite debut author this year has definitely been Joya Goffney, who wrote Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry! Goffney truly created a really heartfelt story and it was such an amazing come of age story, with some truly fantastic characters. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
Newest Favourite Character?
That is such a difficult question – there’s been so many fabulous characters! I think my latest would probably be Aideen (from Not My Problem) though, she was such a strong and distinctive character who was also very relatable. I think everyone can relate to the feeling of not being able to ask for help when there’s a problem you have!
Book That Made You Happy?
I have so many strong contenders for this question – I think pretty much all of the contemporaries I’ve read this year have left me feeling so happy! If I had to pinpoint just one, though, I’d probably have to go with Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, which is a fantastically modern Grease retelling that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?
It pains me to say this, but I haven’t actually seen any this year! I’m really hoping to see the ones for Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star soon though, as well as the To All The Boys series when I finally get Netflix!
Favourite Post You Have Written This Year?
I’ve loved writing all my posts from this year – it’s been really great to fully delve into books in my reviews! that being said, I think my favourite post would have to be my interview with the lovely Rebecca Crunden, as it was so great getting some more insight into her thought process behind These Violent Nights!
Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought This Year?
This was a tough one! There’s honestly so many different books I could include here (I feel like covers are getting more and more beautiful) but I think it would probably have to be The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Hallow – look at all those details!
What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?
Too many! Here are the top ten:
- We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel
- The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
- The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
- These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
- Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
- Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
- Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
- Kingdom Of The Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Please feel free to join in even if I haven’t tagged you – this was such a fun post to write!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post!