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2021 Year In Review

Reader, let’s take a look into the year that was 2021 in terms of reading. Let’s take a look, shall we?

  • I read 200 books in 2021
  • Fiction- 191
  • Non Fiction – 9
  • Backlist Titles (published in 2020 going back) – 161
  • New Releases (published in 2021) – 39
  • Pages Read – 58,414
  • Average star rating – 3.4

DNF’D (Did not finish)            

I dnf’d 4 books. I didn’t add this to my reading challenge because basically I didn’t complete them. This is the year I embraced leaving books that I am not enjoying and it has made me much happier.

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn
  • The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei- Fung Chung
  • A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

Format

  • Physical books – 88
  • Audio books – 64
  • Ebooks – 48

Gender of Authors

  • Female – 161
  • Male – 38
  • Non – binary – 1

Books Bought & Read

Bought 65 books and I have read 39 out of them

Books Gifted & Read

Got gifted 36 books and I have read 27 out of them

GENRES READ

Nonfiction

  • 1 graphic novel
  • 1 translated book

Fiction

  • Romance – 37
  • Mystery / Thrillers – 28
  • Classics – 20
  • General Fiction – 17
  • Literary Fiction – 14
  • Historical Fiction – 13
  • Domestic Fiction – 11
  • Translated Fiction  – 10
  • Short stories/ Anthologies – 10
  • Young Adult / Contemporary – 9
  • Fantasy / Sci-Fi – 8          
  • Middlegrade / Kid lit – 5
  • Graphic novel- 3
  • Poetry – 3
  • Crime Fiction – 3

ON THE BLOG

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Noteable Moments/Events

Co-hosted a twitter space with Gathoni on all things fiction.

Was part of the team that launched the new Textbook Centre CBD Branch

Hosted the TBC bookclub on Girl, Woman, Other. Read my review here.

Attended the Soma Nami Bookstore Launch

Attendend two editions of the BookstaMeetKE hosted by Joan.

Joined an in person bookclub. I wrote about it here.

Had many bookish adventures with friends.

That’s it for my 2021. Thank you for reading, sharing and engaging with my content. You make this all worthwhile.

Until my next post, read something good today!

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