2021 Reading Wrap Up!!

Hi Bookish Friends!!!

We’re nearly at the end of 2021!! What a year it’s been!! A year of many ups and some downs but thankfully made it to the end in goodish health!

Once again this year definitely didn’t go the way we all had planned but life must go on and I hope everyone has made it to the end of 2021 safely!!!

With the covid pandemic still at the forefront of everything, reading has once again been a great way to escape all the craziness and this year has been another fab year for reading!! And another year were I’ve managed to complete all my goals and challenges!!

So, here’s a little reading wrap up for the whole year!!!

(I have linked back to review posts if I have one)

2021  PERSONAL CHALLENGES

SERIES TBR (COMPLETED)

I completed this challenge last night (28/12/21)!! It was close, I really thought I wouldn’t be able to complete it but I was absolutely hooked on The Burning God!! It’s definitely been a while since I’ve finished a 640 page book in 3 days, but this was definitely worth it!!

Out of the three series The Poppy War Series was definitely my favourite!!

The Poppy War Series by R.F. Kuang

  1. The Poppy War
  2. The Dragon Republic
  3. The Burning God

Arc Of A Scythe Series by Neal Shusterman

  1. Scythe
  2. Thunderhead
  3. The Toll

The Collector Series by Dot Hutchison

  1. The Butterfly Garden
  2. Roses of May
  3. The Summer Children
  4. The Vanishing Season

2021  GOODREADS CHALLENGES

For 2021 I had signed up for 5 yearly challenges on Goodreads. I got a bit carried away and half way through the year thought I wasn’t going to be able to complete some of them but I did and it feels so good!!

2021 Reading Challenge: 

At the beginning of the year I had set my goal to read 130 same as last year. And I smashed it again by reading 151 (at the time of writing this post). I will definitely be adding one more book to this count by December 31st so the official count will be 152 books!!

Let’s Turn Pages: 

This year’s target was to read a total of 30,000 pages. This was a little lower than last year’s target as the books were shorter but I managed to smash it once again. I read a total of 48,066 pages including the book I will be finishing.

TBR Jar: 

For this challenge I’ve decided that I was going to try and read 10 books from my TBR Jar. I managed to complete this challenge just in time. I finished the last book in November!!

 The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman

The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac

Now Is The Time For Running by Michael Williams

All The Little Children by Jo Furniss

A River In Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

Cilka’s Journey by  Heather Morris

Cell by Stephen King

Duma Key by Stephen King

Mount TBR 2021:

My aim for this challenge was to reach the top of Mount Blanc, this meant I needed to read 24 books from my owned TBR.

I completed this challenge in September.

Virtual Mount TBR 2021:

My aim for this challenge was to read another 24 books to reach the top of Mount Crumpit. For this challenge the aim was to read the books I didn’t own but had borrowed or downloaded from the library.

I completed the original goal back in June!!

So as you can see I had a great reading year and hope 2022 will be another great one!!! I’d love to know how your reading has gone in 2021, so let me know down in the comments or leave a link to your reading wrap up if you one!!


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