2021 Goodreads Year in Review

I know most people have finished up their 2021 wrap-up posts, but I always wait until the year is completely over because you never know if your last year of the year is going to become a new favorite! So I’m starting off my wrap-up with some stats from Goodreads before making my tags and lists!


If you want to take a trip down memory lane, you can check out my Goodreads Year in Review posts from 2017, 20182019 , & 2020 too!


TOTAL PAGES

81,524 pages. Which is almost 20,000 more pages than I read last year! 


TOTAL BOOKS

220 books. Which is the most books I’ve read in a year in quite a while which is very exciting to me because I ended up reading a lot of really great books and got quite a few new favorites. 


SHORTEST BOOK

Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones | 136 Pages

Night of the Mannequins

I think this was a great introduction to Stephen Graham Jones’ writing for me – and while this wasn’t a perfect book for me, I really fell in love with his writing style and am excited to pick up more from him in the future. 


LONGEST BOOK

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas | 757 Pages

A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)

Once again a SJM book takes the spot as my longest read of the year. I didn’t know if I would enjoy this as much because I was never Nesta’s biggest fan, but the emotional character work once again shines and pulled me through the story and I couldn’t put it down.


AVERAGE BOOK LENGTH

370 pages

AVERAGE RATING

3.4 stars for the second year in a row.


MOST POPULAR BOOK I READ

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | 3.9 Million Shelves

Gone Girl

A very well deserved most popular book – while I am very behind on the hype train, it is well deserved because I could not put this one down.


LEAST POPULAR BOOK I READ

Maid of Dishonor by Gracie Ruth Mitchell | 1,670 Shelves

Maid of Dishonor (Love Mishaps #1)

One of my more recent reads, but as an indie KU romance, I’m not surprised this one wasn’t super popular. It was a perfectly average romance that was a fun time.


BOOK I READ WITH THE HIGHEST GOODREADS RATING

Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie | 4.68 Stars

Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #5)

I read all 10 books in the Addicted-Calloway Sisters universe this year and fell head over heels in love. I was kicking myself for not having read them earlier, but this finale deserves the high rating. 


Book With the Lowest Goodreads Rating

Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon | 3.21 Stars

Make Up Break Up

I don’t understand the hate this book got, because I thought it was a solid workplace rivals romance, not necessarily groundbreaking, but it was a fun time and I definitely read worse books. 


FIRST BOOK I READ IN 2021

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

The Game of Love and Death

My first read of the year was a 5 star and kicked the year off right. This historical fantasy about the centuries long chess game between Love and Death was a beautiful and heartbreaking read.


MY LAST READ OF 2021

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

The Roughest Draft

I can happily say that this author duo has finally had a hit for me. I enjoyed their adult romance debut far more than any of their YA titles. The co-writers who have an inexplicable connection obviously hits close to home for this pair, and it really worked for them!


I’ll have my End of the Year tag up tomorrow hopefully and then we can move onto wrapping up all my favorites and disappointments of 2021!

Until then,

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5 thoughts on “2021 Goodreads Year in Review

  1. 24hr.YABookBlog says:

    What interesting stats Danielle, I enjoyed reading these highlights. I vividly remember reading The Game Of Love & Death around when I started my blog and I still think about that book, its so underrated. One that I’ve heard of that feels like it gives similar vibes is Lovely War from Julie Berry, also YA Historical. Happy 2022!🤩 ✨

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