FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
And just like that, the 2021 Buzzword Readathon has come to an end! Here’s what I read in the last quarter of the year:
October – elements
A Slow Burning Fire by Paula Hawkins
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
November – “lost”
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
December – day/month/season
Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
I know literally everyone says it, but I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year. I’m so glad to have found Kayla of Booksand Lala on youtube (channel linked here) in 2020 and join in on her buzzword readathon. I can say without a doubt, this challenge has encouraged me to pick up books outside of my comfort zone – stories I may have never reached for otherwise.
All in all, I read 25 books in 2021 for the challenge. Of the original 12 I selected back in December 2020 to read throughout this year, I finished 10 of them. I tried to read The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton twice, but ultimately DNF’ed it twice and lost interest with The Dictionary of Lost Words, it was boring me to tears.
Of the 25 titles I read, six were 5 stars, ten were 4 stars, eight were 3 stars, and one was 2 stars, for an average rating of 3.84 stars. My six 5 star favorites were The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Silence of the White City, The Dutch House, Catherine House, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and Tuesdays with Morrie.
I can’t wait to see what books I pick up in 2022 for Kayla’s buzzword readathon!
Until tomorrow, Meryn
BooksandLala blogpost linked here
Goodreads group linked here
INTRODUCTION linked here
FIRST QUARTER UPDATE linked here
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE linked here
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE linked here
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