Top Ten Tuesday 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

Today’s Topic: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

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I had the best reading year I’ve had in several years in 2021. Despite that, I still didn’t get to read all the new releases I was excited about. Here are some I missed that will now be on my TBR pile for 2022 Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To”

2021 End of Year Book Survey

Although, I always do a full review of each book reading year. I ran across this fun annual survey originated by the Perpetual Page Turner thanks to Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl who hosts the Top Ten Tuesday weekly. I love that it allows me a different way of looking at my reading year so of course, I had to participate.

2021 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 128 plus
Number of Re-Reads: about 10
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance Continue reading “2021 End of Year Book Survey”

Top Ten Tuesday – New Releases In the First Half of 2022 I Can’t Wait to Read

Today’s Topic: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

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Ooh, I love a new year fresh with new books. It makes the world feel like a place of hope and possibilities. And also gives me something to look forward to during the long, cold, grey days of winter. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – New Releases In the First Half of 2022 I Can’t Wait to Read”

2021 Book Year in Review

If anything defines my reading this year, it is contemporary romances and classic film biographies. I binged both like there was no tomorrow.

Unfortunately for the contemporary romances, they all blended together after a while, so that I don’t have strong memories of most of them. This makes me a bit sad as I was especially looking forward to reading this years’ releases from authors, Sally Thorne, Sarah Hogle, Beth O’ Leary and Emily Henry. I did like their books, but none of them stood out to me in the sea of contemporary romances.

I suppose the good news is that I far exceeded my reading goal for the year which was set at 80 books, based on previous years’ accomplishments which hadn’t exceeded 85 in several years. But in 2021 I read over 125 books. Continue reading “2021 Book Year in Review”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on My Christmas Wish List

Today’s Topic: Books I Hope Santa Brings/Bookish Wishes

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Life got away from me somehow when That Artsy Reader Girl hosted the book wish list this past summer. But I absolutely love the idea of a community of book lovers gifting each other stories, so I’m excited to participate in this Christmas version.  I am looking forward to playing Santa to some of my fellow book lovers!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Book Related Memories

Today’s Topic: Bookish Memories (Share stories of your reading life as a child, events you’ve gone to, books that made an impression on you, noteworthy experiences with books, authors you’ve met, etc. Reminisce with me!)

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Reading has always been one of my favorite things. So, I have some good memories after a life time of reading.  Here are a few of my favorites. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Book Related Memories”