Postscript Book Tag: Wrapping Up My 2021

Hello everyone! Somehow, the end of the year is already here, and it is time to reflect on my reading in 2021. Today I am going to be doing the “Postscript Book Tag” and I have no idea who this was originally created by, but credit to them!


Let's get into the book tag!


1. The Longest Book You Read and the Book That Took You the Longest to Finish

The longest book I read this year was City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. It was 725 pages! It actually didn’t take me too long to finish because I was so excited about the ending, and just completely devoured the finale.


The book that took me the longest to finish was probably A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass, because I was sort of in a reading slump while I was reading it, so that resulted in a very long time of reading it. A month and a half to be precise. Unfortunately, I cannot say that this book got me out of the slump completely, but I did enjoy it overall.


2. A Book You Read in 2021 That Was Out of Your Comfort Zone

That book was definitely The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. The only reason this was out of my comfort zone was because it is written in verse, which I normally don’t read in that format. It was a new experience for me, to say the least. I did really enjoy it and gave it 5 stars because it was so moving and beautiful, plus it addressed a lot of important topics.


3. How Many Books Did You Reread in 2021?

This is going to sound so bad, but I only reread two books this year (*cries*). Those two were The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. They are the first two books in the Heroes of Olympus series. I was honestly so focused on catching up on years of booktok, book tube and book bloggers that I did not have time to reread my favorites. I am hoping that in 2022 I get more time to reread!


4. Favorite Reread of 2021

This is definitely going to be controversial, but I really loved rereading The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. It is one of my favorites in the 5-book series. I know that a lot of people really did not like it because Percy was not in the plot, like at all, but I really enjoyed getting to know new characters. Although, I might be a little biased because Leo Valdez is one of my favorite characters of all time.

5. A book you read for the first time in 2021 that you look forward to re-reading in the future

For this I definitely have to say The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It was so beautiful, and I can see myself rereading it multiple times in the future. I also want to reread it so I can annotate it because I deeply regret not annotating it the first time around.


6. Mass Appeal: A book you liked and would recommend to a wide variety of readers

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch! This is an adorable fluffy Italian summer romance that I think everyone would enjoy! It is also appropriate for all ages and can appeal to all ages.


7. Specialized Appeal: A book you liked but would be hesitant to recommend to just anyone.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. This fantasy series is amazing, and I loved it so much! The only reason I would be hesitant to recommend this, is it handles a ton of super heavy topics and has loads of trigger warnings, so I wouldn’t want to recommend this to someone who could be negatively affected by it.


8. Reflect on your year as a bookish content creator (goals met, good/bad memories, favorite blog posts you made, etc.)

This year has been awesome for me as a bookish creator! I had a goal of 20 site members by the end of 2021, but we are currently only at 16, which is a-okay, because goals aren’t always met! My member goal for 2022 is 50 by June 20th, the blog's 1 year anniversary, so make sure to share my blog with fellow book readers who might enjoy it!


I had so many favorite posts of this year so here are some categories!


Your favorite post of 2021 – as in the one that had the most views and comments- That post was “A Court of Thorns and Roses: Honest Review” That had 72 views and 23 likes, which was crazy!


My favorite review- Probably my review of A Deal with the Elf King because I had so much fun writing it and enjoyed the book as well!


My favorite discussion post- Any and all of my book tags! You all love the book tags and I love writing them!

Thank you so much to everyone for reading and enjoying my posts!


Thank you for a great year and thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments how you would answer some of these questions! Make sure to check out some of my other socials linked below and share this post with others! And of course, leave a like if you enjoyed it!


XOXO,

Opal


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