Okay so I got the idea for this post from Naty’s blog and I am having fun looking at my old posts.
I’ve been posting four “Most anticipated releases” posts a year since 2018 (with releases from each trimester) and I always know I’m not going to read all of those and that after my post has been published I will inevitably discover something else that I will want to read coming out in those months. But now I want to do some math and see how many books I’ve read and how many I’ve even kept on my TBR.
✅ = read
❌ = not read, still on TBR
🚫 = not read, removed from TBR
😔 = DNF’d
(original post here)
➣ Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole – ✅
➣ The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – ✅
➣ Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh – 🚫
➣ King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – ✅
➣ On The Come Up by Angie Thomas – ❌
➣ Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau – 🚫
➣ The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson – ✅
➣ The Fever King by Victoria Lee – ✅
➣ The Last 8 by Laura Pohl – 🚫
➣ You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman – 🚫
➣ The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – ✅
➣ The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore – ✅
➣ Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett – 🚫
(original post here)
➣ The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – 🚫
➣ Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – 🚫
➣ Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi – ❌
➣ The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – ✅
➣ Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner – ❌
➣ King of Fools by Amanda Foody – ✅
➣ A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole – ❌
➣ Belly Up by Eva Darrows – 🚫
➣ Chosen Champion by Elise Kova – ✅
➣ Reverb by Anna Zabo – 😔
➣ Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – ❌
➣ Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – ✅
➣ Kings, Queens and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju – 🚫
➣ We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – ❌
➣ Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – ✅
➣ I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver – ❌
➣ Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde – ❌
➣ A Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – ✅
➣ Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas – 🚫
➣ Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi – 🚫
➣ All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – 🚫
TOTAL BOOKS: 34
✅ = 13
❌ = 8
🚫 = 12
😔 = 1
So that was…interesting to see. Also from my part not really unexpected at all! I really go through phases of wanting to read something but then realizing I don’t care enough and there are way too many books to read anyway.
I will also say that I finally admitted to myself that I am a little bit over YA as a whole and I think this has impacted the way I saw some of my most anticipated (especially of the first part of the year).
Earlier this year I also did a massive removal of more than two hundred (!!) books from my digital shelf. I went from 414 to 182 in one evening, and by now I have removed a few more, getting down to 172.
It was only thanks to some internal work (admitting genres I don’t like anymore etc) that I managed to do such a massive removal, so I’m not really counting this post and the fact that I didn’t really read most of my anticipated releases as a negative thing, on the contrary! I am now more in touch with my likes and dislikes, and that’s always a good thing.
I divided this post in two parts because there were just too many books, the next part will come out sometime in the future (read: when I’m out of ideas on what to post fsdhjsh).
Do you always manage to read your most anticipated releases?