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If you haven’t read these 2021 releases, you should!

Hello๐Ÿ‘‹I just got back from uni where the same girl who said I reminded her of a “golden retriever who’s just happy to be here” a couple of weeks ago, today said I reminded her of a “languid capybara”. I have many questions, the main one being: Am I being bullied and I just don’t realise or care??

I’ve sent this question circling around my friends but I just wanted to share that here as well because I’m still confused and trying to process.

Anyways, moving away from the animals I apparently remind people of, I’m here to talk about 2021 releases you should read if you haven’t already!!

I did this for 2020 releases just a couple of months ago. I was also planning on leaving this post til the end of the year but I’ve already read a bunch of 2021 releases I want to recommend. I’ve got even more on my TBR so this is probably part one, with part two coming later in the year.



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I haven’t read these 2021 releases yet, but I want to!

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My entire day today revolved around me finishing my essay. I totally thought I’d be sat at my desk for hours having a meltdown but … it’s 3.30 pm and I’m all done and now I don’t know what to do.

And so I’m just here, eating some salad to keep me going until I order celebratory Chinese later (gotta celebrate the small things like submitting your last first assignment) and I figured I’d talk a bit about the 2021 releases I haven’t read yet, but want to.

It’s safe to say that most of my TBR is made up of 2021 releases and yet somehow there’s even more I want to read. These next few books are specifically releases I don’t own and have easily on hand, but are at the top of my wishlist.



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10 books to read before the end of the year :))

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I am currently reading my 90th book of the year. I set my Goodreads goal at 40 books for the year and thought that was aiming too high and here I am, nearly 50 books over that goal.

Since there’s still a month and a bit left in the year, I’m aiming high and am going to try and reach 100 books! Maybe I’m being slightly optimistic but I think I can do it. It’s ten books in a month and a half. Should be easy.

With that in mind, I figured I’d share what ten books I’m aiming to read by the end of the year. There’s a good chance these get swapped out for others down the road, especially with me still having things to read for uni, but right now these are my top priority.



In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan – I keep getting drawn to this book, staring at it longingly from where it sits on my window sill. I really do want to read it, the only problem is that this book is chunky, and chunky books scare me even when I know I’m going to love it.

The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling – This is one of the new releases that’s kind of gone under the radar for me this year and that’s unacceptable. I really loved Sterling’s debut witchy novel so I’m excited to see what she has in store with vampires.


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I took the term “treat yo self” a little too far // Book Haul

Howdy-doodle-do and welcome to my blog :))

I was really trying not to procrastinate today. I was going to be motivated and productive and finally start studying … and then I started colour coordinating this book haul just because and have put off studying until later on this evening or probably ’til tomorrow. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!?!

Continuing on with my procrastinating ways, today I’m going to be talking about 12 books I bought recently.

Looking at the list, 12 books seems like a lot, but I don’t feel bad about any of my purchases because most of them are e-books that I waited to buy until I saw them for a reduced price. Also, I take the term “treat yo self” as words to live by because buying these made me happy.


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I still don’t know how I feel about Alice Oseman’s books. Like any sane person I of course love Hearstopper, I literally finished binging the 4 available volumes this morning, but I’ve had mixed experiences with her novel. I wasn’t a huge fan of Solitaire but after reading it earlier this month I did enjoy I Was Born For This.

Clearly to get to the bottom of whether her books are for me or not, I’m going to have to read her other two currently published books: Loveless, which I already own and have read the first chapter or, and Radio Silence, which I picked up for just a couple of euros.

I don’t know much about this book. There’s Aled, who appears in the graphic novels and seems sweet, and Frances and a podcast which one of them makes and the other is a big fan of. I have enjoyed a couple of podcast related books so I’m excited about this one.


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ARC Review: Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*

Publication Date: February 2nd 2021


Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant.

He’s ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally unexpected…in 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael.

And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effectโ€”the ability to time travel. And they’ve tasked their youngest son, Blake, with teaching Andre how to use his unexpected new gift. Read More.


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My most anticipated releases of 2021 // January, February & March

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It’s that time of year again where I share my most anticipated releases for the coming year. Once again I’m going to be sharing this list every three months starting off with January, February and March.

In past years I’ve talked about every single book that’s grabbed my attention even just slightly, this time around I’m going to try and narrow that to books I actually foresee myself reading. I want to have read most of these by December so I think the less books I talk about the better.


January

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I’ve seen this be pegged as “Percy Jackson meets the Hunger Games” but I became even more interested in reading this after I read a chapter sampler.

The premise of this book is that every couple of years the Agon begins; the Greek Gods become mortal and hunted. Whoever kills them gains their powers and immortality, at least for the next seven years.

I haven’t read anything else from Bracken since The Darkest minds so I’m interested in reading this one.

Release Date: January 6th


The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

Apparently this is being adapted into a film starring Millie Bobby Brown, I didn’t know this before adding it to my TBR. I was actually interested in this because of the cover. It’s super simple but I really like the design.

This book is about a con artist who is trying to live a normal life but she’s having a really bad day. Her ex walks in on her and her girlfriend and then, to make matters worse, she’s kidnapped during a bank heist.

LGBT+ characters anda bank heist. I’m ready for this.

Release Date: January 26th


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I’m drowning in ARCs again … send help // TBR

Howdy. Welcome to my blog. Today I am procrastinating. ๐Ÿ‘Yay!๐Ÿ‘ Instead of studying for my two exams, I’m going to be talking about the ARCs I currently need to read.

I actually did a post similar this last year and none of them are on my ARC shelf anymore so it seems like naming and shaming myself works.


Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve been saying I’m going to start this book for days now, its open to the first page on my Kindle and everything but I haven’t had time.

This book is the first of new series following two persecuted twin witches, Emilia and Vittoria. When Vittoria is brutally murdered Emilia seeks vengeance on the killer. Then Emilia meets Wrath, a prince of hell tasked with solving a series of murders and … I’m guessing the two team up??

I didn’t know what to expect when I requested this book. I saw a pretty cover and a plot about witches and said “yes please!”. I’ve since learnt this is by the author of Stalking Jack the Ripper, a series I haven’t read but am interested in, and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews.


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I’ve already got an “anticipated 2021” list – Someone please stop me๐Ÿ˜ญ

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I have made many, many posts talking at length about my anticipated 2020 releases. Currently as it stands I have read a few but nowhere near as many as I’d like to and yet here I am. With a list of 2021 releases I’m excited about.

๐Ÿ‘Why๐Ÿ‘Am๐Ÿ‘I๐Ÿ‘Like๐Ÿ‘This?๐Ÿ‘

I need to chill. Infact I need to stop entirely but I can’t!!! And so here’s six 2021 releases I’m highly anticipating already.black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12

the ravensThe Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

The theme of books named after birds that aren’t actually about birds is continuing on into 2021 it seems.

This book is sadly not about a flock of ravens, living their best life. It’s infact about a notorious sorority which is actually a coven of witches.

I love me a witch book and I’m really hoping I’ll love this.

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