Blogmas Day Thirty-One: Amanda’s December Wrap Up & End of Year-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hey, lovelies! I honestly don’t know how, but we’ve made it to the final month of 2021. 2021 has been an absolute whirlwind and I genuinely cannot believe that it’s over. I am here today to share with you my final monthly wrap-up of the year. I read some good books and some not-so-good books, like every month. I’m also excited to share some of the Blogmas content that I’m really proud of and some blog posts from my fellow bloggers that I really enjoyed reading this month.

End of Year-A-Thon Wrap Up

A book that was published in 2021

Float Plan by Trish Doller

A book from a series you’ve already started, but haven’t finished

Lauren’s Barbarian by Ruby Dixon

A book by an own voices author

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Most recently acquired book (bought, borrowed, gifted, etc.)

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities by Rick Riordan and various authors

A book with gold on the cover

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

What I Read

Physical Books
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich – 3 stars
Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe – 3 stars
The God of Lost Words by A.J. Hackwith – 4 stars
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez – 4 stars
Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan – 5 stars
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake – 4.5 stars
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang – 4 stars
Float Plan by Trish Doller – 3.5 stars

eBooks
The Thousand Eyes by A.K. Larkwood – 4.5 stars
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon – 2 stars
Ice Planet Holiday by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Prize by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Mate by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Taming by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
The Apocolypse Suite by Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba, & Dave Stewart – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Heart by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Choice by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Lady by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Rescue by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Barbarian’s Tease by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White – 3.5 stars
We Are Meridians by S. Ghali – 3.5 stars
No Beauties or Monsters by Tara Goedjen – 3 stars
You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao – 3 stars
When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord – 3 stars
The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities by Rick Riordan and various authors – 4 stars
Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria – 5 stars
Lauren’s Barbarian by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
The Barbarian Before Christmas by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard – 3 stars

Audiobooks
Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah – 2 stars
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner – 4 stars
The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet – 3 stars

Blogging Highlights

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle (Book Review)

10 Books I’d Gift to Fantasy Readers

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen (Book Review)

10 Books I’d Gift to Science Fiction Readers

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Book Review)

16 Books I’d Gift to Contemporary Readers

Roxy by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman (Book Review)

New to Me Authors 2021

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow (Book Review)

2021 Debut Authors

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen (Book Review)

22 Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart (Book Review)

Amanda’s NetGalley Shelf #5

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (Book Review)

Other Bloggers I’m Loving

BLOGMAS DAY 20: Books I’ve been meaning to buy but haven’t .. yet! from Chelsea @ The Haunting Hours
Some books that she would love to have in her collection! There are some good ones on this list.

My Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2021 from Holly @ Belle of the Library
Check out Holly’s 2021 favorites!

The Year in Review: A Look Back at 2021 and A Look Forward at 2022 from Caitlin @ Realms of My Mind
I love these year in review posts (mine is coming next month).

My Top 20 Books of the Year: 2021 from Asha @ A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea
Another top books of 2021 list! There’re some good ones on here!

2021 Bookish Jazz Awards Semi-Finalists! from Kal @ Reader Voracious
Come and vote in the Bookish Jazz Awards before it’s too late!

Joce’s Favourite Books of 2021 from Joce @ The Quiet Pond
Can you tell that I like favorites lists?

50+ 2022 Anticipated Releases: January through June! from May @ Forever and Everly
What a great list of new releases for 2022!

The books I read and loved in 2021 from Fadwa @ Word Wonders
Fadwa read some really, really great books this year.

#Blogmas2021 Day 28 – My Favorite Reviews from Books in the Skye
Come check out some great book reviews!

4 reasons why ebooks are better than physical books from Caesar @ Inkish Kingdoms
This was a really interesting read with some valid points!

Horror Poetry Mini Reviews: Monstrum Poetica, Exposed Nerves, Fanged Dandelion from Destiny @ Howling Libraries
I didn’t know that horror poetry existed until this post and I’m so, so here for it.

A Love Letter to All the Books that I Loved This Year – CW’s Favourite 50 Books of 2021 from CW @ The Quiet Pond
There are some amazing books on this list! Each with a mini-review. Check it out!

Best SFF books I read in 2021! from Evelyn Reads
What a great selection of SFF reads! Some of these I also loved and some of these are still on my TBR.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

13 thoughts on “Blogmas Day Thirty-One: Amanda’s December Wrap Up & End of Year-A-Thon Wrap Up

  1. Happy New Year, and way to go on the awesome reading month! Thank you for the shout-out. 🥰 I hear a lot of people say they didn’t realize horror poetry is a thing, and it makes me really happy when I can catch someone’s interest in it!

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