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My most anticipated 2021 releases wrap-up

So, the title is really straightforward, I want to see how many books did I manage to read from My most anticipated 2021 releases post. I included twenty-one titles, and I don’t think I’m going to read more from them in December, as I have quite a set tbr for the rest of this year. I categorised them into three groups: ones I have read, ones I haven’t but want to in the future, and ones that are not on my tbr anymore. Let’s go then, shall we?

Books I’ve read

collage of the 14 books
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
  • Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
  • Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee ⭐⭐⭐
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
  • Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
  • The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
  • The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O’Neill ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

I read fourteen books, which is quite impressive! I’m also glad because as you can see from the ratings, I enjoyed most of them. Out of these, my favourites are Lost in the Never Woods, Heartstopper: Volume Four and The Tea Dragon Tapestry.

Books I still want to read

collage of the five books
  • Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
  • Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas
  • Rise to the Sun by Leah Jonhson
  • Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

I’m genuinely interested in all of them but haven’t had the chance to read them. I’m behind on the Wayward Children series, so that’s not going to happen for a while. I bought Perfect on Paper in a Kindle sale, I’m aiming for January. It would be great if I could read the rest of them in the first few months of 2022.

Books that are no longer on my tbr

collage of the two books
  • Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert
  • Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

I kind of lost interest in both of these books, but that’s okay. There are numerous titles on my tbr, so I don’t want to read something that doesn’t pique my interest anymore.

How many have you read out of your most anticipated releases? Have you read anything from this list? Do you enjoy wrap-up posts like this?


12 thoughts on “My most anticipated 2021 releases wrap-up

  1. You did an awesome job at reading most of the books you were anticipating! I really liked Hani and Ishu. I just got Jay’s Gay Agenda, so I hope to read that soon. I also need to read Meet Cute Diary and Lost in the Never Woods. Oh, and I liked One Last Stop too!


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  2. I love this post!! 💕 It’s always so interesting to look back and see what new releases you’ve actually read 📚 I have also read Honey Girl and Heartstopper, but Concrete Rose, Lost in the Never Woods, and The Ghosts We Keep are still on my TBR 😭 On the other hand I have read Under the Whispering Door and it was SO good, I hope you enjoy it as well 🥰

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    1. Thank you! 🥺

      Our tbr lists are never ending, right?? 😂 I do hope you’re going to enjoy them!

      I borrowed it from the library, but due to the topic of it, I decided to read it when I’m at a better mental space. 😂 I read that it’s not as fluffy and cute as The House in the Cerulean Sea.

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  3. I really do not keep track of the new releases I read, but I like how you went back to see how you did! Honey Girl was probably my personal favorite 2021 release. Two books that I know I still want to read from 2021 is Under the Whispering Door and The Lost Girls. I’ll get to them…eventually 😂 Hope you are having a good December, Morgan!!

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