End of Year Book Tag

I did this tag at the end of last year and I felt like this is a fun tag that I’m going to do around this time every year!

Well I’ve just started by reread of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson so that might take me the rest of the year to finish!

I don’t really have seasonal books that I read every year, but since we are going into Summer here in Australia one book I’m planning on reading is It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

I am highly anticipating Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho & The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Jay Kristoff is either a hit or miss author for me, so I’m either going to LOVE or HATE Empire of the Vampire!

No… I did struggle with reading slumps throughout this year so my only plan for 2022 is to fall back in love with reading again!

Cover Buys

I thought I would catch up with last week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and do books I bought purely because of the covers without knowing too much about what the books were actually about. Hype definitely played a lot into most of these decisions, if a book has been super hyped on booktube or bookstagram and I see the cover in a bookstore I will most likely buy the book straight away.

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10 Recent Additions to my TBR

I haven’t actually been purchasing books lately, I’ve just been trying to get through my owned TBR. Though there are some new releases and still quite a few books I accumulated over the Christmas period that would technically count as being my most recent additions that I wanted to list and keep track of!

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Malice by Heather Walter

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Shadowcaster by Cinder Williams Chima

⭐️5 Star Predictions Update⭐️

About a year ago now I did a post about 10 books on my physical TBR I thought would be 5 stars. I have now read all of these books and I thought it would be fun to see whether or not I was correct!

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – ⭐️3/5 stars a very slow build!

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Sky – ⭐️4/5 stars Magical, surprising & highly entertaining!

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson⭐️3/5 stars a very slow burn!

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Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes – ⭐️5/5 MAGNEO!!!!

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Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – ⭐️3/5 stars I liked it, didn’t quite love it as much as Vicious!

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – ⭐️4/5 stars better than what I anticipated!

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Black Prism by Brent Weeks⭐️5/5 stars Why did I wait so long???

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Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan⭐️3/5 Epic journey, dark magic, heart-breaking betrayals!

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A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer⭐️4/5 Loved the new perspectives!!

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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho⭐️4/5 It was a rollercoaster ride!

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5 Diverse Books I want to read in 2021

Just like last year I’m making more of an effort to read from a variety of authors from different cultures and backgrounds or books featuring a diverse main character. These 5 books have been on my radar for a while now and are ones I really want to prioritise in 2021!

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum