2021 Reading Challenge Books in Review and Recommended Reads

I spent $21.91 on kindle books this year

My favorite books I read this year:

  • Spinning Silver by Noami Novik
  • Alive (The Generations Trilogy, #1) by Scott Sigler
  • Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1) by Marie Lu
  • Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1) by Penny Reid
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

My favorite Indie books that I read this year:

  1. Please Fall for Me by M. W. Mckinley
  2. A Cemetery for Zoe by Ashe Woodward
  3. The Finest Lies by David J. Naiman
  4. The Apotheon Awakening (Apotheon Trials #1) by Arya White
  5. Highland Games (Kinloch Series, #1) by Evie Alexander
  6. Miss Cast and the Headhamster (Miss Cast! Book 1) by LJ Pickles
  7. Sex & Sours by Dani McLean
  8. Pip and Kitten and the End of the World by David Congreave
  9. Killing Dragons (Order of the Dolphin, #1) by Kristie Clark
  10. Dragon Gold (Order of the Dolphin, #2) by Kristie Clark
  11. I Think the World Owes Me An Apology by Fike Daodu
  12. These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden
  13. Love & Rum by Dani McLean
  14. Please Stay for Me (The Brotherhood Series, #1) by M.W. McKinley
  15. At the Cabin by Claudia Blood
  16. Coming in from the Outfield by Carrie Wiegman
  17. Rebuilding Alexandra Small by Mo Fanning
  18. Flicker of the Flame by Evelyn Puerto
  19. The Anti-Relationship Year by Katie Wismer
  20. Horizon Found (Relic Trilogy #2) by Claudia Blood
  21. Company Assassin (Relic Trilogy #1) by Claudia Blood

Out of the 95 books that I read:

38 Indie Books

6 Nonfiction Books

 

Other reading stats:

I read 11 books for book club

I read both Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Barack Obama’s A Promised Land

I reviewed 46 books this year for a total of 403

I made reviewer of the month in July and September on Reedsy

 

The books I read this year:

I think I will make my challenge for next year a conservative 75 books!

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2020 Reading Challenge Books in Review and Recommended Reads

I spent $26.33 on kindle books this year

My favorite books I read this year:

  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith
  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1) by Holly Jackson
  • Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis
  • Parachutes by Kelly Yang
  • Slay by Brittney Morris
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Fix Her Up (Hot & Hammered #1) by Tessa Bailey
  • The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte
  • Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus
  • This Mortal Coil (This Mortal Coil #1) by Emily Suvada
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  • Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang

My favorite Indie books that I read this year:

  1. The Alien in the Backseat by Phillip Knight Scott
  2. Destination Azurah by Victoria Bastedo
  3. Exile (Forbidden Things #2) by Nikki McCormack
  4. Apostate (Forbidden Things #3) by Nikki McCormack
  5. Drawing Breath (Drawing Breath #1-3) by Laurie Boris
  6. The Anti-Virginity Pact (The Pact #1) by Katie Wismer
  7. Flight of the Spark: Book 1 of the Outlawed Myth Fantasy Series (The Outlawed Myth #1) by Evelyn Puerto

 

Out of the 65 books that I read:

11 Indie Books

8 Nonfiction Books

 

The books I read this year:

I think I will make my challenge for next year 100 books!

2019 Reading Challenge Blog Post

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2016 Reading Challenge Blog Post

2015 Reading Challenge Blog Post

2019 Reading Challenge Books in Review and Recommended Reads

2015 Reading Challenge Blog Post

2016 Reading Challenge Blog Post

2017 Reading Challenge Blog Post

2018 Reading Challenge Blog Post

I spent $38.35 on kindle books this year

My favorite books I read this year:

  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Stanley, Thomas J.
  • Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? by Rieckens, Scott
  • Final Girls by Sager, Riley
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Sethi, Ramit
  • The Last Time I Lied by Sager, Riley
  • Lock Every Door by Sager, Riley
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Cain, Susan
  • Your Money or Your Life by Robin, Vicki
  • Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2019 (The Unofficial Guides) by Kubersky, Seth
  • Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Land, Stephanie
  • I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Philpott, Mary Laura
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Gilbert, Elizabeth
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Stone, Douglas
  • Nineteen Minutes by Picoult, Jodi
  • Where There’s Smoke by Picoult, Jodi
  • A Spark of Light by Picoult, Jodi
  • Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Black, Holly
  • She’s Come Undone by Lamb, Wally
  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Pink, Daniel H.
  • Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Wyner, Gabriel
  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Day, Felicia
  • Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Johnson, Bea
  • Frat Girl by Roache, Kiley
  • All We Ever Wanted by Giffin, Emily
  • The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and our Health—and a Vision for Change by Leonard, Annie
  • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
  • Educated by Westover, Tara

My favorite Indie books that I read this year:

  1. Prose Before Bros (Green Valley Library, #3) by Yardley, Cathy
  2. The Gospel According to St Rage by Eisenbrey, Karen
  3. Snow in Vietnam: A Novel by Le, Amy M.
  4. Santiago’s In Trouble by Bastedo, Victoria
  5. Ship of Fools (Fandom Hearts, #6) by Yardley, Cathy
  6. Kate Jones Thriller Books by Berkom, D.V.
  7. Love Songs, Detours, Et Cetera (Senior Year Sweethearts Book 1) by Huchton, Starla
  8. Spin by Farnham, K.J.
  9. The Triskaidek (Volume 1) by Sprig, Basil
  10. The Pirate’s Booty by Darroch, D.M.
  11. The Devil You Know by Huchton, S.A.
  12. Riches to Rags by Bond, Casey L.
  13. Playing Doctor (Fandom Hearts, #5) by Yardley, Cathy

 

Out of the 67 books that I read:

25 Indie Books

28 Nonfiction Books

 

The books I read this year:

I think I will make my challenge for next year the average books pledged for 2019: 64 books.