My 2021 In Books

Truth be told I haven’t yet finished updating Goodreads, so my Year in Books and 2021 on Goodreads aren’t wholly accurate or complete. But even if I had, I’d still be compiling this post to share the metrics and reads that I personally find most compelling. So there.

Reading Stats

Ratings distribution

Average Rating: 3.33

Reading by month

ARC Stats

Reading Challenges

  • Goodreads Challenge: 302 / 200
  • Beat the Backlist Bingo: 52 / 52
  • POPSUGAR Challenge: 50 / 50
  • Books and Tea Challenge: 13 / 12
  • Cross-Country Reading Challenge: 32 / 51
    • (extended to July 2022)

Highest-Rated Reads

(listed from highest to lowest score out of 15)

  1. Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan (13.27 / 5 stars)
  2. Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky (13.25 / 5 stars)
  3. Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater (13.2 / 5 stars)
  4. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (13.2 / 5 stars)
  5. The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire (13.1 / 5 stars)
  6. The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (12.93 / 4.5 stars)
  7. A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna (12.67 / 4.5 stars)
  8. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire (12.5 / 4.5 stars)
  9. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (12.3 / 4.5 stars)

Blogger’s Choice Picks

(These are the books I’m still thinking about regardless of rating or objective merit, excluding candidates that already appear in my top-rated list. Listed in chronological read order.)

  • How was your 2021 in books?
  • What were your best/ worst reads of 2021?
  • What are you looking forward to reading in 2022?

5 thoughts on “My 2021 In Books

  1. 302 books is impressive! I only really started tracking my stats in August, so I don’t know if I can truly evaluate how good my 2021 reads were. There were some great ones, but also a couple of stinkers too.

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