January 2021 Wrap-Up!

2020 is over woo-hoo! Happy New Year to y’all. And here’s hoping 2021 is much kinder to everyone, even though the bar is set very low at this point. Yeah so my start to the year wasn’t that good, on a personal note. I got some bad news in the third week and am still recovering from that blow.

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has read 39 books toward her goal of 300 books.
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9 books, 2 novellas, and 21 manga/graphic novels to a total of 32 books!

Awesome!

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Spy x Family, Vol. 4 by Tatsuya Endo This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry
Fugitive Telemetry
Concrete Rose
Spy x Family Vol 4
This Will be Funny Someday

Pretty Good!

A White Rose in Bloom, Vol. 1 by Asumiko Nakamura The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi
A White Rose in Bloom Vol 1
The Wife Upstairs Be Dazzled Moriarty the Patriot Vol 2
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas Children of the Whales, Vol. 16 by Abi Umeda The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco
Remote Control The Thief on the Winged Horse
Children of the Whales Vol 16
The Ever Cruel Kingdom
Beast Complex, Vol. 1 by Paru Itagaki Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku
Beast Complex Vol 1
Hell’s Paradise Vol 4
Hell’s Paradise Vol 5
Hell’s Paradise Vol 6
Hell's Paradise by Yuji Kaku Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 11 by Sorata Akizuki Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 12 by Sorata Akizuki A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Volume 2 by Misaki
Hell’s Paradise Vol 7
Snow White with the Red Hair Vol 11 Snow White with the Red Hair Vol 12
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation Vol 2
BEASTARS, Vol. 8 by Paru Itagaki Exo by Fonda Lee
Beastars Vol 8
Exo

Try it Out Maybe?

The Ravens by Kass Morgan Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 2 by Kenjiro Hata Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 3 by Kenjiro Hata Gudetama by Wook-Jin Clark
The Ravens
Fly Me to the Moon Vol 2 Fly Me to the Moon Vol 3
Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Nope

Paris 2119 by Zep Toritan by Kotetsuko Yamamoto
Paris 2119
Toritan Vol 2

Reread

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 9 by Sorata Akizuki Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 10 by Sorata Akizuki A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Volume 1 by Misaki
Snow White with the Red Hair Vol 9
Snow White with the Red Hair Vol 10 A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation Vol 1

Reading Challenges progress —>[Skip]

  1. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
  2. Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
  3. Beat the Backlist 2021 Reading Challenge
  4. Series to Finish Challenge
  5. Debut Author Challenge 2021
  6. Audiobook Challenge 2021
  7. SpaceTime Reading Challenge
  8. 2021 New Release Challenge
  9. Retellings Reading Challenge
  10. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
  11. Year of the Asian Reading Challenge
  12. Page-a-Thon Challenge

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Progress: 6/55 books (Special Agent)

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6) The Wife Upstairs The Ravens (The Ravens, #1) Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 Spy x Family, Vol. 4 The Thief on the Winged Horse


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Progress: 27/260

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6) A White Rose in Bloom, Vol. 1 The Wife Upstairs Be Dazzled The Ravens (The Ravens, #1) Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 2 Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0) Spy x Family, Vol. 4 Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 3 Remote Control The Thief on the Winged Horse Children of the Whales, Vol. 16 This Will Be Funny Someday Toritan: Birds of a Feather, Vol. 2 Beast Complex, Vol. 1 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 4 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 5 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 6 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 7 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 10 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 11 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 12 Paris 2119 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Volume 2 Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy BEASTARS, Vol. 8


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 11/120 books

Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 2 The Thief on the Winged Horse The Ever Cruel Kingdom  (The Never Tilting World, #2) Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 4 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 5 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 9 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 10 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Volume 1 BEASTARS, Vol. 8 The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) Exo (Exo #1)


Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 0/12 new series + 2/12 old series

The Never Tilting World (Book 2 of 2) The Ever Cruel Kingdom  (The Never Tilting World, #2)

Toritan: Birds of a Feather (Book 2 of 2) Toritan: Birds of a Feather, Vol. 2


Debut Author Challenge

Progress: 0/20 books

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Audiobook Challenge

Progress: 4/50 books

Be Dazzled The Ever Cruel Kingdom  (The Never Tilting World, #2) The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) Exo (Exo #1)


SpaceTime Reading Challenge

Progress: 4/40 books

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6) Remote Control Paris 2119 Exo (Exo #1)

All futuristic sci-fi


2021 New Release Challenge

2021 New Release Challenge

Progress: 20/200 books

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6) A White Rose in Bloom, Vol. 1 Be Dazzled The Wife Upstairs The Ravens (The Ravens, #1) Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0) Spy x Family, Vol. 4 Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 3 Remote Control This Will Be Funny Someday Children of the Whales, Vol. 16 Toritan: Birds of a Feather, Vol. 2 Beast Complex, Vol. 1 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 6 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 7 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 11 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 12 Paris 2119 A Gentle Noble's Vacation Recommendation, Volume 2


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 6/25 retellings

The Wife Upstairs Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 9 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 10 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 11 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 12

The Wife Upstairs is a Jane Eyre retelling, Moriarty the Patriot is a Sherlockian retelling, and Snow White with the Red Hair is a loose Snow White retelling.


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 5/50 books

Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 2 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 4 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 5 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 6 Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 7

Moriarty the Patriot is set in 19th century Britain, while Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is set during the Edo era Japan.


Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Progress: 2/51 Prose books by Asian authors

The Ever Cruel Kingdom  (The Never Tilting World, #2) Exo (Exo #1)

The Ever Cruel Kingdom is written by a Filipinx author; Exo is by a Canadian author of Chinese descent


Page-A-Thon Challenge

[7509] pages in [32] books


ICYMI

Book Blogger Hop: Jan 1-7
Book Blogger Hop: Jan 8-14
Book Blogger Hop: Jan 15-21
Book Blogger Hop: Jan 22-28
Book Blogger Hop: Jan 29-Feb 4


Stacking the Shelves #114
Stacking the Shelves #115


Other news

  • Affiliate links for reviews posted from this month onwards are switching from The Book Depository to Bookshop.

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