Hello everyone, and welcome to my slightly late mid year recap 😂 Technically I suppose June would have been half way through the year, but honestly it’s been flying by so fast I barely noticed until a few days ago. I still figured a mid-way wrap up would be an interesting read and comparison point to end of year, however, so here we are!
Without further ado, here’s a highlight of books read in the first half (ish) of 2021 thus far!
So far this year I’ve read 49 books. This puts me 11 books ahead of my 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 70 books this year. (I’ve increased the goal since last year I read 81/50 on my goal 😁)
Breaking this down into pages, we’re at 16,361 pages total, not including currently in progress my book. This averages to 333.898 pages per book.
Out of the 49 books, so far Mystery/Thriller has been my go-to genre this year at 24 books total. This is followed at a distance by runner-ups Fantasy (10) and Romance (4) and the rest is spread across a range of categories.
My picks so far this year are as follows, in no particular order:
- The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (mystery/thriller)
- The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood (contemporary fiction / romance)
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian classic, translated)
- Too Good to be True by Carola Lovering (mystery/thriller)
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (fantasy)
- The Arrangement by Robyn Harding (mystery/thriller)
How’s your reading going? Any stand-out books so far?