2021 Wrap Up

Posted January 1, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 13 Comments

Happy 2022!

It is time to take a look back at 2021 as we ring in the new year.

My Life

I would say that this was a good year. I feel like we were busy most of the year but nothing too big really happened. We worked on both our house and my mom’s house a lot. We walked the dogs about a million times. Most days I worked, tackled a few chores at home, and tried to work in a little bit of reading and blogging.

In July, we took a short trip to Georgia. My husband and I explored a bit while my daughter went to a conference. I even had the chance to catch up with an old friend. In September, my office moved which was just as much of a pain as I expected. I am adjusting to the commute but I don’t like it.

We started the year out with things up in the air due to Covid-19. Things looked up once we were able to get vaccinated. I even got my booster just a few weeks ago but the year is ending looking almost worse in terms of the virus than at the start of the year. Maybe 2022 will be the year that things start looking normal once again.

My Reading Stats

My Reading Statistics
Books Read: 152
Audiobooks: 80
ebooks: 48
Print: 21
Combination of audio/ebook: 3
Re-reads: 7

Book Source for Books read in 2021
From Publisher/Author/Publicist: 123
Purchased: 32
Borrowed: 26
*Books may fit in more than one category

Favorite Books from 2021

In no particular order
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis
Chasing the Boogeymanby Richard Chizmar
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
Changes by Jim Butcher
Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton
Crown of Bones by A.K. Wilder
Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
Win by Harlan Coben

Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews
World Between by Sarah Lyons Fleming
The Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Priest of Gallows by Peter McLean
The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne
Child of Mine by Karen Grey
What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon
The Traitor by T.J. London


Goodreads: 152/100

End of the Year NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 90%
668 Approved | 604 Feedback Sent

End of the Year Edelweiss Stats
99 downloaded | 1 book to review

What were some of your favorite books from 2021?

13 responses to “2021 Wrap Up

  1. There were so many ups and downs this year. So many people at work earlier this week were reporting exposure to COVID over Christmas and a few tested positive, including some who had had it before or were vaccinated. It’s definitely sweeping through again.

    It looks like you had a good reading year! Look at all those favorites! I read Harrow’s book this year too and enjoyed it.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  2. What a great year you had! Shalvis’ books was a definite highlight for me too. I adored the new one as well. Her books always make me smile.

  3. I definitely agree Carole that this year was a toss-up and very unsure about how everything would go. I think 2022 is much more hopeful for just life to be a bit more normalized again.

  4. Looks and sounds like a pretty good year. 😉
    This year has definitely had it’s challenges. Didn’t we all hope Covid would have been past us already?!
    One of my favorite books this years was ‘A Shadow in the Ember’ by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I loved it so much!

  5. You’re right in the the new year definitely isn’t looking promising as far as Covid goes. We keeping ebbing and flowing without ever getting past it. Maybe this year…

    Interesting to see that one by Jill Shalvis made your favorites list. I just read my first by Shalvis and I’m sure I’ll be picking up more.

  6. Sounds like a good year on a personal level but a frustrating one workwise. The commute does sound frustrating especially if you weren’t used to it. Jill Shalvis is an author I’ve been horribly neglecting in the last year or two and I need to pick up more of her books soon.