2021 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! πŸ“šπŸ₯°

Hello lovelies! πŸ₯°

It’s here! My favorite tag of the year is finally here! πŸ₯³ I love watching videos, posts, pictures, etc. of the Mid-year Book Freak Out tag and I finally sat down and wrote mine!

This photo represents what I’ve been doing: forever reaching for a new book.
Here are a few stats: 
I have read 53 books out of my goal of 70, which means that I am 15 days ahead of schedule. 
Last year I managed to read 57 books in the year. I am such a slow reader and these 53 books are really a huge achievement for me! πŸ₯³

In 2020, I didn't really have all-time favourite books or books I was obsessed with, whereas in 2021, I have discovered so many new authors and so many amazing books which pleasantly surprised me (but let's not get ahead of ourselves). 
The 53 books make a total of 18 432 pages, which is mind-blowing if you think about it 🀯. 

So, without further ado, let's dive into my 2021 mid-year book freak out tag! πŸ₯°
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December Wrap-Up/ 2020 Review

Happy New Year lovelies!

I sincerely wish you all the best for 2021! I am so grateful that I got to connect with so many people here, over this platform, and Instagram and Twitter. You have all made my 2020 better!

Last year has been challenging in so many aspects globally and personally. I have to say that I was still blessed in 2020 and many amazing things happened to me! But I do remember the pain, loss and helplessness we felt at times and I’m happy these dark days are behind us. I always struggle at New Years Eve and my heart is always heavy so I decided to challenge myself and I wanted to see if I could read Crescent City under three to two days to take my mind off things and I did! It was such a wonderful experience and reading throughout the day made it easier for me. I kind of missed out on all the “lasts” but I’m happy to focus on all the “firsts” 2021 has to bring!

December reading Wrap-Up!

So this month I read 8 books for a total of 2926 pages!

  • (ARC) Afterlove by Tanya Byrne: β˜…β˜…β˜…. See my review here.
  • (ARC) Dearest Josephine by Caroline George β˜…β˜…β˜… See my review here.
  • How the King of Elfhame learned to Hate Stories β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Opposition β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Faking Under the Mistletoe β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… See my review here.
  • (ARC) The Pilots (no rating and upcoming review).
  • House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I discovered new all-time favourite books in December: Faking Under the mistletoe and Crescent City and I highly recommend both of them! The first is a feel-good book perfect for this holiday season and the second is the best book ever written. It’s as simple as that.

I also took part in blogmas and I actually liked taking the time to sit down and write my posts; it reminded me of why I liked blogging so much and I hope I will be more consistent this year.

2020 review

I had a great reading year! I read more books than I’ve ever read with a total of 58 books which is a little more than one book a week! I’m so proud of myself for achieving that. I finished the year with a bang when I finished reading Crescent City yesterday! Let me tell you it is my favourite Sarah J. Maas Book ever!

I stepped out of my comfort zone and read some non-fiction books and a few classics that I actually enjoyed; I finished series that I had started years ago (The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout as well as the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer) and began some others which I was always curious of (The Raven Boys series and the Shatter Me series). I really can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for me in terms of books and as well as my personal growth.

2020 favourites

Pictured below are my favourite books of 2020! I love these books so much and highly recommend them! I would like to add Born A Crime by Trevor Noah which I don’t own a physical copy of.

Reading stats

My average rating is very high because I haven’t read any terrible book this year and I did a lot of research of what I wanted to read and discovered that I have a genre (Romance Fantasy) and tropes (Enemies to lovers, fake dating) that I really liked and stuck to that. There have been a few books that stood out (Anything by Sarah J, Maas) but a lot of the books I read were very enjoyable but I didn’t fall in love with them as I did previous years (the Folk of the Air series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Gayle Forman books…). Really hoping to fall in love with many books this year!

Reading goals

Here are some of the goals I’m hoping to achieve in 2021:

  • Read 70 books.
  • Read more books by people of color.
  • Read more diverse books in general (disability rep).
  • Read more non-fiction books.
  • Participate in a few readathons and reading challenges.
  • Reread some books.
  • Be more active on my Bookstagram and my book blog.

That’s it lovelies! What are some of your favourite books for 2020 and what are your reading goals for 2021?

Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

19 Favourite Books of 2019

Happy New Year lovelies!

May you accomplish everything you want, may you have health, success, love (in any form) and read wonderful books!

I think 2019 was my favourite reading year yet. I have read books that have truly shaken me to my core, made me laugh and cry, made me wish the story never ended and for that I am grateful. I am going to share my list and explain in a few words why I loved them.

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My 2020 Reading Goals

Hello lovelies! Last post of the year! How quickly it went by…I am very excited for the New Year and everything it will bring. I am ready to start over! Hope you will all have an amazing year. In the meantime, here are my reading goals for 2020!

Read 50 books

This year I have managed to read 45 books and it’s pretty good but I want to read more and more consistently! So here’s to hoping I read 50 books in 2020.

Read more French and English classics

This is something I really wanted to do for a while. As a girl who will major in English Literature I feel like this is almost a given. There are so many great classics out there and I really want to read them this year!

Post more reviews

I started truly getting serious about my blog during the summer and it reminded me of how much I like to share my thoughts on books and discuss my favourite, quotes, characters and plots!

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My Year 2017 in Books

I wish you all a Happy New Year; I hope your dreams and aspirations will come true whether it’s health, money, love or success. Also long time no-see and I’m deeply sorry. I know most peopleΒ me included don’t hold their New Year’s resolutions but I’m going to try to update more this year.

Unfortunately due to many factors, I only read 17 books, which is a huge disappointment to my initially 50, then 35 books challenge. I will give you the stats Thanks to GoodreadsΒ and I will also tell you which were my favorite books, my least favorite ones and general commentaries. Enjoy!

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My 2016 Reading Year in Review

Happy New Year 2017!! Yay we survived 2016, I am grateful for all the things I got to experience, the people I got to meet and the wonderful books I got to read! But here’s to all the beautiful books I will read in 2017! I plan to read 50 books this year and hopefully I’ll succeed. In 2016, I’ve read much more books than I did in 2015 and I’m really happy about it! So I guess 2016 wasn’t completely bad!


READING STATS:

Read: 49 books – 16,200 pages

Shortest Book: Oedipe-Roi by Sophocle – 80 pages

Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling

Average Length: 345 pages

My Average Rating for 2016: 4,1/5 stars


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