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End of the Year Reading Plans πŸ“š Sequels, 2021 Releases & Tackling my TBR

End of Year Plans

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ“šΒ We’re nearing the end of the year and there are still so many books that I didn’t get to this year 😱 Therefore, I wanted to share with you my end of the year reading plans ❀ This isn’t really an End of the Year TBR and more like a list of books that have a high priority on my TBR. This is a pool of books I can choose from to decide my next read (depending on what I’m in the mood for) and nothing that’s set in stone, as I still want to allow myself to read other books if I feel like it 😊

Me trying to read all the books before 2022

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Read Sequels of Favorite Series

Sequels

  • King of Fools (Amanda Foody) πŸ“š Book 2 in the Ace of Shades Trilogy
  • Witchshadow (Susan Dennard) πŸ“š Book 4 in the Witchlands Series
  • Supernova (Marissa Meyer) πŸ“š Book 3 in the Renegades Trilogy
  • Wondersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) πŸ“š Book 2 in the Nevermoor Series

➽ I’m notoriously bad at keeping up with sequels, especially book series I love πŸ˜… Something about loving the first book and then being nervous about not liking the rest of the series always makes me procrastinate! However, I really want to tackle some sequels I have been meaning to read this year (and for much longer) as I don’t want to miss out on reading books I’m sure I’ll love. At the top of the list is King of Fools, because I adored Ace of Shades but then never read the rest of the Trilogy which is now completed. I actually started the second book ages ago – and it was fantastic! – but for some reason I didn’t finish it back then.

➽ Another all-time favorite series I’m not caught up on is the Witchlands. Witchshadow came out earlier this year when I was in exam season and I accidentally saw some fans on Tumblr saying how disappointed they were πŸ™ˆ I usually try to avoid any opinions/spoilers for sequels but this one slipped through and made me super nervous, as I didn’t even consider not loving the book. However, I don’t want to put it off because of that, as I might have different opinion. Lastly, I need to finally finish the Renegades series – the last book had quite a bit of angst, so I haven’t read it yet – and continue with a new series I love: the Nevermoor books πŸ’•

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Catch up on 2021 Releases

2021 Releases

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed (John Green) πŸ“š Release Date: May 18th
  • The Nature of Witches (Rachel Griffin) πŸ“š Release Date: June 1st
  • Ace of Spades (Faridah Γ€bΓ­kΓ©-ÍyΓ­mΓ­dΓ©) πŸ“š Release Date: June 1st
  • The Comfort Book (Matt Haig) πŸ“š Release Date: July 6th
  • Under the Whispering Door (T.J. Klune) πŸ“š Release Date: September 21st

➽ Like many readers, I’m usually behind on all of them new releases 😱 There are simply too many good books coming out each year, but I definitely want to still get to some of them before the next year brings even more new books. I limited myself to 5 books, as I still want to tackle other (backlist) books on my TBR as well! I’m currently still waiting for my library hold of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Comfort Book to come in (it’s probably/hopefully already here when this post goes up). I didn’t even know that Matt Haig and John Green had new books out – hence why I added none of them to my most anticipated releases post – but through people talking about them, I finally took notice! I’m curious about John Green trying out Nonfiction with a collection of essays, especially as I heard people loving them so much! The Comfort Book already sounds like just the right book for me, please I need all the comfort πŸ₯Ί

➽ Then I’m hoping to read The Nature of Witches as I feel like it’s the perfect book for the colder seasons – but especially fall – and it has witches, one of my favorite magical beings to read about! Ace of Spades – a YA Thriller – also feels perfect to read right now and I have heard so many people loving it! Lastly, I want to get to Under the Whispering Door, as The House in the Cerulean Sea was a surprise favorite this year and such a comfort. I’m hoping Klune’s newest Adult book will also sweep me off my feet πŸ’•

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Tackle my TBR: Physical

Physical

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor) πŸ“š
  • The Bear and the Nightingale (Katherine Arden) πŸ“š
  • Heart of Iron (Ashley Poston) πŸ“š

➽ I really want to minimize my physical TBR. Unlike my Kindle TBR, this one is staring at my from my bookshelf and it bothers me that there are many books that have been there unread for years. One day I might want to specifically tackle the oldest books on my TBR but for now this isn’t the focus. Three of the sequels from above (King of Fools, Supernova, Witchshadow) are also on my physical TBR and I picked out three additional books I want to read. This should be an appropriate number of books as I don’t think I’ll be able to read more before the end of 2021 (but definitely next year)!

➽ A book that has been sitting on my TBR for too long is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I got the entire box set for Christmas 2016 – back when I still felt the need to buy all the hyped series and would get box sets if possible. It’s a shame that I still haven’t read it, especially as I have been meaning to read a Laini Taylor book! πŸ‘€ Another book that I saw hyped a lot was The Bear and the Nightingale. I’m a huge fan of Arden’s MG series Small Spaces and everyone loves her other series as well. I tried to read The Bear and the Nightingale last winter, but I wasn’t in the mood for this kind of Fantasy back then, so I want to try again! Last but not least I have been wanting to read Heart of Iron, Ashley Poston’s sci-fi book, as I really liked Geekerella! πŸ₯°

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Tackle my TBR: Kindle

Kindle

  • Legendborn (Tracy Deonn) πŸ“š
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest (Holly Black) πŸ“šΒ  #magicalreadathon
  • The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) πŸ“š

➽ I’m not as stressed about my Kindle TBR but I don’t want to get it out of control either πŸ˜‚ I have been careful so far not to impulse buy books that I probably won’t get to when there’s a good deal as I don’t want to overload my Kindle. There have been some books I really want to read though. One of them is Legendborn, a really beloved fantasy retelling (of the Arthurian Legend I believe) that I have been saying I need to read for ages. It sounds right up my alley and from the amount of praise I’ve seen, I’m sure that I would love it as well! Legendborn is on the longer side with 500ish pages, but I don’t want to let that stop me … plus I think I might be able to read this faster on Kindle πŸ‘€

➽ A book I’m for sure going to read is The Darkest Part of the Forest, because it’s on my TBR for the #magicalreadathon character prompts that need to be fulfilled until April 2022. Ideally, I would read this book soon, especially as I was so excited about it when I first bought it! Then, I actually have my most recent Kindle purchase (at least at the time of writing this post), which is The Sun Down Motel. It’s an Adult mystery/thriller that I know some of my bookish friends love and I’m super curious about it! πŸ₯°

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What are your reading plans for the rest of the year? Any books you definitely want to get to before 2022? πŸ“š

16 thoughts on “End of the Year Reading Plans πŸ“š Sequels, 2021 Releases & Tackling my TBR

    1. I’m currently reading Under the Whispering Door and I’m on the library waitlist for Ace of Spades, hoping it’ll come in soon 😊 I wish I was better at finishing series as well πŸ˜… I hope we both get to continue Nevermoor soon!
      Thank you! ❀

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  1. Oh I’m so glad I’m not the only one so bad at keeping up with series,even the ones I love ahah. I really liked the Renegades’ first book… yet I still need to read the next ones haha. I also have John Green’s essays on my TBR! I haven’t read the book just yet, but I’m curious to see if I enjoy it, I rarely read non-fiction.
    ACE of spades! I can’t wait to hear what you think of this book, I loved it so much! The Nature of Witches also sounds so great, I can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

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    1. I have read Renegades and Archenemies two times now and still haven’t finished the series πŸ˜… Glad to hear I’m not the only one though! John Green’s nonfiction is a lot of fun, I think it’s good to read as they are individual essays 😊 I really loved The Nature of Witches (SO magical) but sadly I was a bit let down by Ace of Spades, which breaks my heart πŸ₯Ί

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