The books I read in 2021

Welcome to this archive where I keep track of all the books I’ve read this year, AKA my book wrap-ups. I will add all the posts I write about this, plus any review I do on specific books. So if you’re interested in what I read or just looking for book recommendations, read along!

Addie larue

January 2021 Book Wrap Up

I read 8 books this month, mostly fiction, although I’ve also read a few non-fiction guides about conscious fashion and veganism. As this wrap up is something I want to do every month, I’ve created a set of categories that I plan to use on every post to keep things organised. What can I say? I’m a virgo, we like lists and categorising things. … More January 2021 Book Wrap Up

February 2021 Book Wrap Up

New month, new books to review. This month I read seven books, including two graphic novels. I considered reading only romance books because it’s February, but they’re not really my thing. It’s hard to concentrate on a romance book when I’m too busy rolling my eyes at how perfect everything is. So instead, I went the thriller + zombie road, of course. … More February 2021 Book Wrap Up

March 2021 Book Wrap Up

I don’t want to say this, but March was a low reading month for me. I discovered the BBC show Line Of Duty, and I’ve been binge-watching it every night, which is usually when I read. So don’t judge me! This month I’ve only read six books and a half. … More March 2021 Book Wrap Up

April 2021 Book Wrap Up

April went by so fast! It’s so weird that it’s May already. I feel like my brain is still in March. I read eight books this month, which seems to be my monthly average. I also tried listening to an audiobook for the first time, but I didn’t like it. I found myself daydreaming while I was supposed to be listening to the book. I think the monotonous voice plus the slow reading aren’t for me. I’ll stick with podcasts for now. … More April 2021 Book Wrap Up

May 2021 Book Wrap Up

I can’t believe it’s finally June 1st as I write this. May felt so long that I couldn’t remember which books I read this month and which ones were from April. I’m glad I use Goodreads to keep track of my reading because, honestly, I read nine books in May, but I swear some of these feel like I read them months ago. … More May 2021 Book Wrap Up

June 2021 Book Wrap Up

June was a blurry and barely-there month for me. I don’t remember what I did, what I read or what books I bought. I think this year is going by extremely fast, which is a good thing but also, when I look back to 2021 so far, I can’t remember anything worth mentioning. … More June 2021 Book Wrap Up

the cousins

July 2021 Book Wrap Up

July was the month I decided to revisit YA, it was also the month when 90% of the books I read were from the library, which proves I should’ve joined the library years ago, and I could’ve saved so much.
month was a rollercoaster, it was so long, and the weather changed so many times it felt like I’ve gone through spring, summer and autumn in just 31 days. … More July 2021 Book Wrap Up

the switch

August 2021 Book Wrap Up

August felt so long to me. I went on holiday the first week of August, but it feels like months ago. I got drunk in a bar for the first time in two years, read ten books, got a haircut, Lorde’s new album came out, and I started rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was a busy month that felt like a year. … More August 2021 Book Wrap Up

The road trip

September 2021 Book Wrap Up

September was a great month. I went back to Spain to visit my family, ate a lot of good food and came back depressed to find out the weather in England was still too warm for my liking. As this month includes the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, I read a mixture of summer and autumn books. Back in Spain, I felt like rereading the romance trilogy of The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han, but in England, I wanted nothing more than to read a book that screams dark academia like A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. … More September 2021 Book Wrap Up

October 2021 Book Wrap Up

I’m writing this post while it’s raining outside. It’s freezing for late October, the streets in front of my apartment are covered in brown leaves, and I have a Stars Hollow themed candle lighting up next to me. The perfect atmosphere for an autumn lover and the energy boost I need to do this month’s wrap up. … More October 2021 Book Wrap Up

November 2021 Book Wrap Up

I wrote a post about how I’ve been feeling weird this November, experiencing some symptoms of SAD for the first time. That has influenced the amount and the type of books I read this month. I couldn’t focus on a book, Practical Magic took me weeks to finish, which is weird because I enjoyed the story, I just couldn’t be bothered to pick up my kindle. Then came Eleanor Oliphant, which broke me into tiny pieces as I could see my social awkwardness painfully reflected in the book. I tried to fix that with The Comfort Book, followed by In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It. But they weren’t much help, and my brain wasn’t in the right headspace for positive, hopeful essays. … More November 2021 Book Wrap Up

My favourite books of 2021

This year has been long, but it has also gone by so fast I’m amazed we’re days away from 2022. I’ve never read as many books in a year as I have in 2021. Being bored out of my mind and having nowhere to go has helped me achieve the insane number of 90 books in 365 days. (It might not be insane for the book influencers out there, but it is for me, a mere bookish girl). … More My favourite books of 2021

Spooky books to read in autumn

Autumn is my favourite season, and one thing I love besides the cold weather and the turn of leaves, is autumn books. These are books either set in autumn, have spooky and witchy vibes or both. I wanted to include a combination of books I’ve read and loved, with books on my to-read list. I mainly chose newish books, from the last five years or so, with a few exceptions. I’m obviously missing a lot of good books, but these are the ones I want to read this season. … More Spooky books to read in autumn

christmas books

My Christmas books for December

It’s that time of the year again! The time when every book recommendation list is all about Christmas-themed novels. Which I usually ignore because I don’t like this holiday. But I’ve spent this year reading thrillers and supernatural fiction, so I thought maybe this December could be a month for romantic winter books set during Christmas. … More My Christmas books for December