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End of Year Survey 2021

This post came about because I realized I really don't feel like posting my end-of-the-year reading stats. The last couple years, I've done graphs and percentages and all that good stuff. In 2022, I don't feel like doing the math. I'd rather talk about books. Hence, this survey. Zezee did this survey, created and updated… Continue reading End of Year Survey 2021

Books, Real Life

Bookish Habits I Feel Guilty About

I'm Lauren, I read books, and I feel guilty 85% of the time. Compared to previous years, this is an improvement. Even with my favorite hobbies, I feel no small amount of guilt. (I jokingly ascribed this to Protestant work ethic...and it turns out I was RIGHT.) In the hopes that some of you might… Continue reading Bookish Habits I Feel Guilty About

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: 2021 releases I was excited about but didn’t get to

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is calling me out. I read 200+ books last year and somehow still missed these. They were on my TBR and everything. These are books that came out last year that I was excited about but forgot to read. Will I prioritize them after posting this? You know I will not.… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: 2021 releases I was excited about but didn’t get to

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The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

Yes, I've already done this tag. However, it's one of my favorite book tags of all time. Nish and Ngoc of Nish & Ngoc's Book Nook tagged me in this two whole years ago. (Definitely read their post before you proceed. Their answers are hilarious.) I had a post ready, then ran out of steam… Continue reading The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

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Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

I miscounted. I swore I'd written about my top ten DNFs of last year. Turns out I forgot one. (I guess I got too riled up about Payback's a Witch.) My tenth 2021 DNF gets its very own post. Meet Cute Diary, you're up. Apologies in advance to those who liked it. I sure didn't.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

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Top Ten DNFs of 2021

I DNFed more than 80 books in 2021. Some I decided to pick up later, some were just not for me. Then some of them I DNFed because I hated every single thing about them. These are those books. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (CW: rape) Hey, I thought this book was supposed to… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021

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Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

I started this new habit of DNFing any book I'm not fully enjoying. Instead of spite-reading a number of one- and two-star books, I DNFed most of them. As such, there were fewer contenders for this year's Least Favorite Books list. I still found some stinkers. These were the worst books I read in 2021.… Continue reading Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Books I Read in 2021

It's time once again to announce my favorite books of the year. (I know it's Wednesday but this still counts for Top Ten Tuesday.) I was finally honest about my ultimate favorites. These are the books I read in 2021 that I could not stop thinking about. (You can find plenty of books I didn’t… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Books I Read in 2021

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My Picks for the Goodreads Choice Awards

Someone on TikTok called the Goodreads Choice Awards a popularity contest for books and authors with big marketing budgets. Based on some of this year's winners, I don't disagree. Here are the books I would have selected for this year's Goodreads Choice Awards. Some notes Each of the following winners is a book I read… Continue reading My Picks for the Goodreads Choice Awards