Hey everyone! I saw this post on Books with Anjali, and decided that I wanted to participate in the mid-year reading check-in. So far, I have read 52 books this year (at the time of writing this post). My Goodreads reading goal is 100 books, so I am definitely well on my way to complete it. I still have a few books that I want to get to, but I hope to read a lot during the summer since I will have a lot of time off.
Best Book I Read So Far in 2021:
It is definitely hard to choose just one, so I’ll give you three: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, Know Yourself Know Your Money by Rachel Cruze, and Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.
Best Sequel you’ve read so far in 2021:
Either Fly Away by Kristin Hannah or Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
A New Release you want to read but haven’t yet:
The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constatine, The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Harris, and Pumpkin by Julie Murphy.
Biggest Disappointment so far this year:
Definitely Crave by Tracey Wolff. I thought it would be this addicting novel that I couldn’t put down, but I definitely had to force myself to read this one.
Biggest Surprise So Far This Year:
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah and Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze. With these, I wasn’t sure how they would be, since Firefly Lane has mixed reviews, and Love Your Life Not Theirs is just different than all of the other books that I have read.
Favorite Debut Author or new to you author:
Definitely Lyssa Kay Adams. I am hoping to finish the Bromance series this year.
Newest Fictional Crush:
Gavin from the Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. I love how he is working to improve himself and his marriage.
Newest Favorite Character:
Tanner from Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. I loved reading about his struggles living in a conservative town as a gay teen, and the struggles that he faced with his relationship with Sebastian.
A Book That Made You Happy:
Can books be used for this one? I really enjoyed the Modern Love romance series by Alisha Rai.
The Most Beautiful Book that you’ve bought so far this year:
Honestly, it was books that my boyfriend gave me, which was a copy of Beauty and the Beast and the complete Sherlock Holmes series.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I definitely want to read more romances, including Brigterton, Pumpkin’, and the Stranger in the Mirror. I also want to try to attack more of my backlog of books, which is way too long to name.
Favorite book to screen adaption you’ve seen so far this year:
I didn’t read the book (yet), but I really loved Moxie the movie.