This always happens doesn’t it?
Going into a new year with the best intentions to read all of your most anticipated releases but then getting distracted by other books haha.
To be fair, I have a number of these on my shelf waiting to be read but I just haven’t been in the mood to read them yet. And honestly, isn’t that just my M.O.?
So let’s flash back to my Most Anticipated Releases of 2021 video over on YouTube and see how well I did.
Read this one and it definitely lived up to the hype I put in place for it.
Enjoy the View by Sarah Morgenthaler
Whoops. Have not read yet but it’s sitting here waiting for me. I will probably pick this up before Winter is over.
Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long
Not sure why I haven’t grabbed this one yet but I still really want to read it - especially since the sequel is coming out soon!
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Recently added to my shelf so I should be able to read it soon.
Read this one and enjoyed it so much! It even had a trope I hate but it did it so well that I could not fault the story for it at all.
A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong
Of course I read this one! I have the eARC of the 7th (and final!) book waiting for me to pick up but I will be so sad for this series to end.
Had a lot of fun reading this one and can’t wait for book 2 to come out.
The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron
I think I may be removing this one from my tbr. It has dual time-line which historically I do not enjoy and I’m not sure if I was in denial about that when I originally made this list haha.
This was a surprisingly short book and didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Solid read though.
An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn
Another that I read as soon as it released. I can’t get enough of this series and I recently read book 7 which comes out in February 2022 so now I have to wait over a year for the next installment!
Namesake by Adrienne Young
Entertaining and a solid read but not mind-blowing.
To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters
Realized this was book 2 so I read book 1 this year and wasn’t really into it. We shall see if I continue one and actually read this one.
Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham
It’s sitting here waiting for me to be in the mood to be emotionally destroyed haha!
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
One of my most disappointing reads of 2021 to be honest *sigh*.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Haven’t been in the mood for this one but I have it waiting on standby.
The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis
Another that I may remove from my tbr because it has vampires… I’m not really into that side of fantasy.
The Heart Principle by Helene Hoang
Shamefully I still haven’t read The Bride Test!
Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore
Not as good as the first 2 in this series, unfortunately. I’m still trying to figure out what went wrong with this one.
Enjoyable and loved Everett St. James as a leading man but there was something about Teddy that I just could not jive with.
So there were 19 total books that I was eager to read this year and I ended up actually getting to 10 of them. So just over 50% which isn’t great but also not awful haha. Admittedly, 2 of those probably shouldn’t have been included in the first place and 1 of them was a sequel (but I did read the first book!).
How did you do with reading your most anticipated releases for 2021?
Stay tuned for my most anticipated releases for 2022!
(Hopefully I will do better next year haha)
Until next time, keep reading!