The End of Year Reading Survey | 2021 Edition

Hello everybody! So, I decided that it would work better for me to wait a few days into the New Year before writing this and I’m really glad I did, so I think it’ll be a little later than I used to do it every year from now on, around the 5th kind of time.

I have written answers to this tag (originally by Perpetual Page Turner) every year since I’ve had my blog and it takes AGES, but it’s great to have them to look back on, so I hope people enjoy reading them as well. Onto the post!


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Quarterly Wrap Up: October-December 2021

Hello everybody! I’m aware my posting schedule is a bit haywire at the moment, but it’s just because I’m trying to squeeze in end of year content with other things I’m planning for January. Onto the post!

Number of books I read … overall: 70

Number of books I read… in October: 25

Number of books I read… in November: 20

Number of books I read… in December: 25


Average number of pages read (according to Goodreads at time of writing): 300 pages (this is up from last time, which I wasn’t expecting but it’s a nice surprise!!)

Longest book: I’m almost certain it was a Single Thread of Moonlight! I think it was like 500 pages? I loved it so much.

Shortest book: I’m pretty sure it was Blossom by Laura Dockrill, which is a lovely little novella from Barrington Stoke.


MG: 46

YA: 12

Adult: 12


Most-read genre: oddly, as I wasn’t expecting this, I think it might be contemporary! I suppose this is probably because I did an adult/YA review post and one focused solely on MG contemporary as well. As I always say though, I don’t work this out with any scientific method so really it could be anything 😂

Average star rating: 4.2 stars


DNFs: 1

2 stars: 1

3 stars: 1

4 stars: 54

5 stars: 13

Authors I had read from previously vs authors I hadn’t read from before?

42 vs 27 (I feel like this number may not be quite right but I have recounted so many times and still come up with the same ones, so I feel like it may be because I read about 4 books by the one author this quarter and only counted her once? I’ve also fallen quite a lot in the past few days and I’m not feeling great, so my brain is too fuzzy to keep doing maths past this point. So, basically, please forgive me if it seems off!)


Thank you so much for reading! Do you find these posts interesting? Is there anything you think I should add to them going forward in 2022? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

The New Year’s Resolution Book Tag 2022

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be completing the New Year’s Resolution Book Tag for 2022, as I somehow haven’t actually done this Tag since 2019 even though I really like the questions. Onto the post!


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January 2022 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read!

Happy New Year, everyone! Today, I’m going to be chatting about my most anticipated January book releases, of which there are quite a few and which are kicking the year off absolutely brilliantly. Onto the post!

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Reviews: Last Review Post of 2021

Hello everybody! Today, I’m sharing my last review post of 2021 with you, and they’re all middle grade fantasy/speculative books, although by absolute coincidence, several of them are also Christmassy or wintry. I was delighted by how many of these I adored, since it means we’re ending my review year on a real high (although I’ll be sharing reviews of some other 2021 reads in January too, of other things I read over the festive period). Onto the post!


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Guest Post: Explaining my Christmas Decorations by Julia Tuffs

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to have a guest post from 2021 debut author Julia Tuffs, who wrote one of my favourite YA books I’ve read all year. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: A Festive Short Story by Elle McNicoll

Hello everybody! Today, for a Golden Christmas day 17, I am unbelievably excited to be bringing you another short story, which was written by the wonderful Elle McNicoll, with characters you’re sure to recognise. I absolutely loved reading this when Elle sent it to me, and I hope you do too. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: the Gifts I’d Give My Characters by Clare Povey

Hello everybody! Today, for blogmas day 15, we have another 2021 debut author, Clare Povey, who’s written a post about the gifts she’d like to give all her characters. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: the Gifts I’d Give My Characters by Gina Blaxill

Hello everybody! For today’s blogmas post, we’re joined by the brilliant Gina Blaxill, who has released All the Better to See You With in 2021, and is releasing a YA thriller that is one of my absolute most anticipated books of 2022. Anyway, onto the post!


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