Mid-Year Wrap Up 2021 πŸ™Œ

steve martin oscars GIF by The Academy Awards

Hello everyone, and welcome to my slightly late mid year recap πŸ˜‚ 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!

Total Books header
total books read metric screenshot from goodreads reading challenge 2021, showing 49 of 70 books read and total 70% completed. 11 Books ahead of schedule.

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 😁)

Total Pages header

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.

Genre Breakdown header
Pie chart generated from excel showing genre breakdown - Majority category mystery/thriller at nearly half the chart and 24/49 books, followed by fantasy at 10 books and romance at 4 books. 7 additional categories each at either 1 or 2 books.

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.

Top Reads header

My picks so far this year are as follows, in no particular order:

6 book covers lined up 3 x 2. Top row: 1. The turn of the key by Ruth Ware (grey cover showing key hole with text inside), 2. The Reckless oath we made by bryn greenwood (green fields blue sky background), 3. crime and punishment by fyodor dostoeyvsky (black and white abstract cover). Second row: 1. Too good to be true by carola lovering (dark wedding/engagement ring cover), 2. piranesi by susanna clarke (drawn piranesi / faun creature on a roman style pillar surrounded by pitch black), 3. the arrangement by robyn harding (red-lit city streets).

How’s your reading going? Any stand-out books so far?


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