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Mid Year Book Freak Out

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s been a while… I always start the year with the best intention of keeping my blog up to date, but it’s been a whirlwind start to the year for me. By the time I’ve realised one month has ended, we’re already in the middle of the next, so even my monthly reading updates have been sparse (putting it lightly!) However, I’m hoping the second half of the year will be different, and I have a few exciting post ideas which I can’t wait to write! Planning on keeping future posts shorter and sweeter, so I’ll have time to write more content and make it easier for you lovely people to enjoy the posts. I love this little space on the internet I have, along with my bookstagram, to interact with you all and chat about books. I enjoy the time I spend writing for you, and I will be prioritising this in the second half of this year as a form of self-care, because nothing is better than spending an hour or so gushing about my favourite books, which is what I’m here to do today, with a roundup of what I’ve read so far in 2021…


Best 2021 Book So Far

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman


Best 2021 Sequel So Far

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness


New 2021 Release You Are Yet To Read

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (September 16th)


Biggest Disappointment of 2021 So Far

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George


Biggest Surprise of 2021 So Far

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan


Newest Favourite Character

Viola (from Chaos Walking)


Book That Made Me Cry

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman


Book That Made Me Happy

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green


Favourite Film/TV Adaptation of 2021 So Far

Virgin River (adapted from the book by Robyn Carr)

(Same as last year, still just as good!)


Most Beautiful Book Purchased in 2021 So Far

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy


Book I Need To Read by the End of 2021

A Darker Shade final for Irene

A Darker Shade of Magic (this is the same as last year… and the year before… oops! It’s a must this year…)

So that’s a snapshot of 2021: Part One, and I can’t wait to see what Part Two will bring, especially now I’ve been reminded of the books I really should have read by now! I’d love to know what you think of the books I’ve read so far, and any recommendations for the rest of the year is always welcome.

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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