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Tier Ranking the Books I Read in 2021

Happy New Years Eve, bookworms! I cannot believe 2022 is just hours away. It feels like only yesterday when I was setting my Goodreads goal for 2021, and now I’m about to set a new one again!

For my final post of 2021, I will be tier ranking all the books I read this past year. This is my favorite way to rank things, book-related or not, and I honestly had so much fun doing it! Even though I only read 35 books this year (probably the least I’ve read since I’ve started tracking my reading), I’m pretty proud of this year’s reading regardless.

2021 was a wild year for me: I started and completed a 26 page thesis paper, was applying to jobs post-graduation, and graduated from college! Even if my year didn’t consist of the most finished books, I’m still excited with where I’m at, and am intrigued to see what new books 2022 brings into my life, and my bookshelf. πŸ˜‰

With all that said, let’s get started with the ranking!

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Spoiler-Free Book Review: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Release: October 6, 2020

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christmas

Targeted Age Range: Adult

Content Warnings: Sexual content, mentions of death and injuries

Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† (4/5)

Synopsis via Goodreads: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.

But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the worldβ€”the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.

The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loopβ€”and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

Jam-packed with yuletide cheer, an unforgettable cast of characters, and Christina Lauren’s trademark hijinks, this swoon-worthy romantic read will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books of 2021

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all are having a lovely start to your week. For me, this week is dedicated to rest as I unwind after a hectic last week filled with Christmas festivities. I’m looking forward to spending some time with my family playing the new board games we got and reading some books I was gifted as well!

Today I’ll be participating in a blog meme called Top Five Tuesday! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads

Today’s topic is β€œTop 5 Books of 2021β€³. This was extremely difficult to do because I found myself enjoying lots of books this year, but I finally brought it down to five and am excited to share them with you all!

With that said, here are the books that had a lasting impression on me this year!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside Book Tag β˜ƒοΈβ„️

Merry Christmas, bookworms! Christmas is typically a very laid back day in my family where we literally do nothing but open presents, eat, and sit on the couch watching Holiday-themed romcoms together.

I thought it’d be fun to add to the festive cheer with a book tag created by Erin @ Reading on a Star. It’s called the Baby It’s Cold Outside Book Tag, and even though I haven’t been tagged by anyone specifically, I’ve seen this everywhere lately and thought it looked fun!

So grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate or your favorite tea and let’s get started with these cozy questions! ❄️

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Happy Wednesday! As the Holidays are approaching, today my siblings and I are going to venture out into this chilly December day and do some last minute gift shopping. Going out with my siblings is never a dull time, so hopefully we can pull it together for an hour to get reasonable gifts for our parents! πŸ˜‚

Today I will be participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme to share an upcoming anticipated release that you’re excited about. The blog meme was based on Breaking the Spine‘s Waiting on Wednesday, and is hosted byΒ Wishful Endings!

This week I will be featuring…

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Top 5 Tuesday: Favorite New Authors of 2021

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all are having a lovely start to your week. Mine has been a bit uneventful as the Holidays are approaching, but all the free-time means that I have been reading much more which is definitely an added plus!

Today I’ll be participating in a blog meme called Top Five Tuesday! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. πŸ’–

Today’s topic is β€œTop 5 Favorite New Authors of 2021″, and I absolutely love this prompt because I have definitely been introduced to many new auto-buy authors this past year! Authors with writing styles that I love, but also authors who have given me some of my new favorite books of all time.

With that said, here are the authors whose grocery lists I totally wouldn’t mind reading!

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The Modern-Day Christmas Song Book Tag πŸŽ„

Hi friends, I hope you all are having a restful Saturday! Today I have plans to go do some Christmas cookie decorating at my Grandmother’s house, so the festive vibe are definitely in the air this morning. 😊

Yesterday, I found a lovely bookish holiday tag created by Elli @ AceReader called the Modern-Day Christmas Song Book Tag. I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite things about this time of the year is… well the music! Old and new I’m obsessed with it all. πŸ’–

The questions were a lot of fun to answer so let’s get right into it! πŸŽ„πŸŽβ„οΈ

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Plants on the Cover πŸƒπŸ“–πŸ‘’

Happy Tuesday friends! This weekend has been extremely hectic as I moved into a new apartment and started my final semester of college. Not going to lie, I am very overwhelmed, but also excited about what the future holds. It’s also been nice to have my own space again that I can really call mine. 😊

Today’s post is a fun one, because I’m participating in a new blog meme for the first time! Top Five Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. The themes have been absolutely adorable so I’m very excited to finally join in on the fun!

The topic for today’s Top 5 Tuesday is “Top 5 Books with Plants on the Cover” and, as a plant lover myself, this prompt is perfect! It was a lot of fun going through my bookcase and goodreads shelves to find some gorgeous, planty covers. Here are my favorites! πŸŒΏπŸ’–

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