21 Books for 2021: A Yearly TBR

Hello there! Hope you are having a great day!

I’m lightyears behind everyone else, but here I am – slowly, very slowwlyyy making my way through these beginning of 2021 posts.

Late To The Party GIF by MOODMAN

Even though I know I’m late with these, I’m really enjoying writing them! I could still be doing these in May who knows haha.

Today I get to show you my 2021 TBR! I had a yearly TBR for 2020 which I did not follow at all, but I tried my best to be mindful to cater for my changing mood when selecting these 21 books. I’m also making it a goal to check up on how I’m doing with this TBR every couple of months! I chose books for this list that I want to challenge myself to read, books that I have been putting off for a long time and books that I have been excited about for some time.

End of the year posts:

Read More »

January & February TBR: Reading Books I Didn’t Get to in 2020 & Medieval-A-Thon

Hello there and happy 2021! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ Hope you have had the loveliest start to 2021!

Even though I’m very excited about making a lot of new TBRs for 2021 and getting-my-hands-on-all-the-shiny-new-books, I want to first dip my toes into some reads I didn’t get to in 2020. In January and February I’ll be reading books I didn’t get to in 2020. Many of these books are from my TBR for 2020, a TBR which I made on the 1st of Jan 2020 and completely forgot about until 29th Dec ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I also went through my previous TBR posts to see which books I vowed to read!

The TBR list includes mostly books from my TBRs that I already own. I often include books from libraries or books I think I’ll buy soon, but I want to have a particular focus on the ones I own!

I don’t think I’ll be able to read all of these even in the next two months, but I’m hoping to make some progress nevertheless! Also, giving myself an abundance of choices is something that works the best for my moody reader brain.

Read More »

5-Star Predictions โœจ

Hi there!

Let’s talk about those amazing books we encounter once in a while – those that make you wish that the story would last for 2000 pages longer and that you could travel back in time to read the book for the first time all over again. A 5-star book for me requires that I thoroughly enjoy it, I want to feel things and be awed by the story. 5-Star books for me often come out of the blue, but sometimes I manage to predict which tomes on my TBR are going to have the biggest impact on me. So today I’m here to do exactly that – predict which books will tear my heart in two and make me lose sleep in favour of finishing one more chapter.

I can’t wait to get started! Most of the books on this list I know next to nothing about, I just have an odd, strong hunch that they will be wonderful reads. Hopefully I can return to this list of 10 books when I have finished most of them to check if I was right or not ๐ŸŒŸ

Psssssst. I have added synopses under the cover for books that are standalones or the first book in a series. No synopses for sequels to avoid spoilers!

Read More »

OWLs Magical Readathon TBR: April 2020

Hello! Welcome to my April TBR ๐Ÿ˜Š

April is the magical time we have all been waiting for – the time for another round of OWLs! G @ The Book Roast organises magical readathons like the OWLs, which is based on ordinary wizarding levels in Hogwarts, multiple times every year! These readathons are always over-the-top kind of amazing because not only should you read a lot, you can complete prompts to gain your own magical career that you can select from G’s career guide! So if you have ever wanted to be a dragon tamer or a defence against the dark arts -teacher, now is your time!

Below is the introduction video by G, check it out for all the deeds on OWLs.

Read More »

March TBR Flowchart โœจ

Hello my fellow bookaholics ๐Ÿ’•

I went on a short break to catch up to my blogging schedule & to blog hop around more, but now I’m back! And oh boy, this is an exciting post to share with you ๐Ÿ˜

I love making TBRs and planning what to read next, but I’m poor at following them! I mood-read a lot, and I find it impossible to persuade myself to follow my own TBRs.

canadian do not want GIF by CBC
Me going through my TBR and not feeling any of it

But I believe that I have finally found a solution that allows me to list my reading plans while still catering for my fluctuating reading moods! A flowchart! Or rather – a TBR like one of those tween magazine quizzes we all love. I can’t refuse a ‘select your dream holiday home and we will tell what kind of pear you are’ – Buzzfeed quizzes, and so I hope that I can’t refuse a TBR quiz either ๐Ÿ˜† The perfect solution!

Read More »

December TBR: Tis’ the Season A’Thon & Currentathon

It’s December!

december GIF

December is great because I love Christmas, my birthday is on the 17th and it is the perfect time for cozy readathons ๐Ÿ’•

Here’s what my December plans look like:

  • A Christmas party at the Zoo on the 5th ๐Ÿ˜
  • Finnish Independence day celebration on the 6th ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Christmas shopping with a friend on the 16th ๐ŸŽ…
  • A day off work for reading all day on my birthday the 17th ๐ŸŽ‚
  • Travelling to Finland on the 19th โœˆ๏ธ
  • Christmas at my partner’s parents; a warm cabin in the middle of snowy woods, winter stuff like snowmen (!), lots of great food (vegan everything!) and sauna โ˜ƒ๏ธ
  • Relaxing at my mom’s after Christmas – and hopefully reading a lot! ๐Ÿ“š
  • New Years with my brother and dad ๐ŸŽ‰

What do your plans include? Are you celebrating Christmas? How about Hannukkah or Kwanzaa or New Years?

In Christmas I also hope to take part in a bunch of readathons! I’m co-hosting Currentathon and it will run for the entire month, Tis The Season A’Thon happens from 2nd to 8th of December and it challenges me to read Christmassy reads โœจ I’ll also take part in the December round of Magical Readathon although this round is all about surprising challenges within a story and so I can’t set a TBR for that one ๐Ÿ˜€

Read More »

November TBR ft Tome Topple TBR

Helloou my fellow bookaholics ๐Ÿ’•

Sorry about missing last Sunday’s blog post, I was traipsing around Scottish castles and hiking snow-capped mountains ๐Ÿ˜ Have a cheeky picture from the top of a Munro:

But, today I’m not supposed to be here sharing a bunch of mountain shots, but rather my November TBR ๐Ÿคฉ If you have read any of my previous TBRs then you know that I love making them and I’m terrible at sticking to them. I’m staying on brand and I’ve very ambitious plans for November even though I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do within the past couple of months.

Read More »

Try a Chapter Tag: Fairyloot Edition

Hello my dear bookaholics ๐Ÿ’•

Today I’m doing a Try a Chapter Tag – and I’m incredibly excited about it! This tag was created by Malia @ The Book Paradise and the rules are simple: pick out some books you’ve been meaning to read and read the first chapter of each to decide whether you’d like to read the entire book soon or not. I think reading the first chapter can give me a good perspective on the atmosphere and the writing style. I tend to dislike synopses because they reveal too much about the plot.

I wanted to do a Fairyloot edition of the tag because after having received Fairyloot subscription as a gift for some time, I have fallen behind in reading the books of the month! I want to read all of them, but I can’t decide in what order to do that. So, I’ll be reading the first chapter of each book to help me put them into an order. I’ll then try to read the 1st book on the list every month!

Warning: I’ll be including books from a range of Fairyloot boxes in this post, including books from the 2019 September and August boxes (but not October). If you have yet to receive your box for September or August, you might be spoiled for the book if you keep reading! Otherwise there will be no spoilers at all (I won’t even have any after reading just one chapter ๐Ÿ˜‚ )

Here is my glorious stack of Fairyloot books:

Look how amazing all of their coloured pages are! There are more coloured ones than plain ones!

All the books and the boxes they came in:

  • Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake: April 2018
  • Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett: May 2018
  • Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: January 2019
  • To Best the Boys by Mary Weber: March 2019
  • Nocturna by Maya Motayne: April 2019
  • The Beholder by Anna Bright: May 2019
  • Wicked Fox by Kat Cho: July 2019
  • The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen: August 2019
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: September 2019
Read More »