Wrap-up: December 2021

It’s finally 2022, which means this is my final wrap up for 2021 so. Time for some reading stats perhaps? I read 553 books in 2021, with an average rating of 3.3 (according to TheStorygraph and Goodreads, which is impressive, since Goodreads doesn’t allow half stars and I give a fair few of those). So, overall, a good reading year numbers wise: my TBR went down from 620 or so, to 370 (although a lot of this was simply deleting books I hadn’t interest in anymore). But less good in terms of enjoyment? I mean, on the whole, 3.3 means I liked a lot of what I read, just not much more.

But oh well. Maybe 2022 will bring better books!

The key:
🐝 = favourite
πŸ•ŠοΈ = reread/rewatch/relisten
β˜€οΈ = 4 or 5 stars, highly recommend
☁️ = 3 or 4 stars, enjoyed/had fun reading
🌧️ = 2 or 3 stars, was alright/not for me but someone else might enjoy
🌩️ = 1 or 2 stars, bored out of my mind/it was awful

Books read

Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson β˜€οΈ
ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson β˜€οΈ
August Heat by Hildred Billings ☁️
The Tinder Box by Kate Elliott ☁️
Lost Without a Claus by Kaya LaSalle 🌧️

The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan ☁️
Things to Do Before the End of the World by Emily Barr 🌧️
Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood β˜€οΈ
Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood β˜€οΈ
The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee β˜€οΈ [review]

🐝 Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney β˜€οΈ
Imagining Robin Hood by A. J. Pollard ☁️
πŸ•ŠοΈ 🐝 Season’s Change by Cait Nary β˜€οΈ [review]
The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough ☁️
Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelly 🌧️ [review]

🐝 Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Sutanto β˜€οΈ [review to come]
🐝 The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison β˜€οΈ
🐝 A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews β˜€οΈ
Spellcloaked by Stephanie Burgis ☁️
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah ☁️

🐝 There is a Light by Ban Gilmartin β˜€οΈ
🐝 The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison β˜€οΈ
How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole ☁️
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl ☁️
🐝 The Gifts that Bind Us by Caroline O’Donoghue β˜€οΈ [review]

🐝 I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston β˜€οΈ
Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee 🌧️
The Secret Sunshine Project by Benjamin Dean ☁️ [review to come]
Hope’s Last Refuge by Patrick Morgan 🌩️
Perpetual West by Mesha Maren 🌧️

Edie in Between by Laura Sibson ☁️
Brother Red by Adrian Selby ☁️
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa 🌧️
A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan 🌧️
Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward 🌩️

🐝 Evershore by Brandon Sanderson β˜€οΈ
🐝 A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Emma Southon β˜€οΈ
Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich 🌧️
Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson 🌧️
House of Scepters by Anne Zoelle ☁️

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh ☁️
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken ☁️
Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar dnf @ 21%

Audiobooks listened to

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng 🌩️
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold ☁️
Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle adapted by Robert Valentine β˜€οΈ

Films/TV watched

Single All the Way (2021) 🌧️
Normal People ongoing
The Black Cauldron (1985) ☁️
Midsomer Murders (7.04, 16.01) ☁️
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) ☁️

πŸ•ŠοΈ How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 🌧️
Jonathan Creek ongoing
πŸ•ŠοΈ Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) ☁️
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (2021) ☁️
Death in Paradise Christmas Special (2021) ☁️

Music on repeat

White Lies I Don’t Want to Go to Mars
Álvaro De Luna, Lola Indigo Mañana
Marco Mengoni, Madame Mi FiderΓ²
SHIFT Enigma mea
Alan Walker Different World

Smiley Nu mai exista dup-aia
FLETCHER, Hayley Kiyoko Cherry
FLETCHER girls girls girls
Sean Doherty still got me
Sean Doherty Needle & Thread

Built by Titans, Future Rivals Into the Mist
We Three 3 A.M.

Reviews posted

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  • it’d be a lie to even say I have plans anymore…

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