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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…

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Best 2021 Book So Far

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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Best 2021 Sequel So Far

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

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New 2021 Release You Are Yet To Read

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

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

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Biggest Disappointment of 2021 So Far

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

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Biggest Surprise of 2021 So Far

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

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Newest Favourite Character

Viola (from Chaos Walking)

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Book That Made Me Cry

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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Book That Made Me Happy

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

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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!)

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Most Beautiful Book Purchased in 2021 So Far

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

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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 🙂

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Mid Year Book Freak Out

time for tags

Hello fellow bookworms! How on earth is it July already?! We’re half way through the year, and I think we can all agree it’s not been the easiest six months for anyone! However, we’ve had the gift of literature to help us through! It’s now the perfect time to reflect on how the reading challenges are going, and generally freak out about the books we have (and haven’t) read. This is always a super fun post to do, because it gives me the chance to look back at all the books I’ve read so far this year and put them up against each other in metaphorical fights to see who will win and be crowned my favourites (or least favourites) in each category. So, here we are, this is what I think about the books I’ve read in 2020 so far…

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Best 2020 Book So Far

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Best 2020 Sequel So Far

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

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New 2020 Release You Are Yet To Read

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour by Hank Green (July 7th)

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Biggest Disappointment of 2020 So Far

Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Biggest Surprise of 2020 So Far

Toffee by Sarah Crossan

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Newest Fictional Crush

Marco from The Night Circus

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Newest Favourite Character

Stevie Bell

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Book That Made Me Cry

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Book That Made Me Happy

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

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Favourite Film/TV Adaptation of 2020 So Far

Virgin River (adapted from the book by Robyn Carr)

(The TV show is so much better than the book in my opinion – I DNF’d the book!)

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Favourite BookMuffin Post of 2019 So Far

The Bookish Bucket List Tag or my Bookworm Survival Kit post series!

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Most Beautiful Book Purchased in 2020 So Far

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

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Book I Need To Read by the End of 2020

A Darker Shade final for Irene

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

So that’s a snapshot of 2020: 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 🙂