December 30, 2021

My Year in Books

2021 Goodreads Challenge
: Read 102 of 81 books (126% to goal)

2021 Page Count Challenge: Read 27,972 of 21,000 pages (133% to goal)

2021 Average Book Length: 274 pages (shortest book 20 pages ~ largest book 816 pages)

2021 Average Book Rating: 3.7 out of 5 

Amount Saved from Using Public #Lieberry: $356.86

Perpetual Jack Reacher Challenge: Read 3 in series ~ #25, #26 and Rules 

Perpetual Kinsey Millhone Challenge: Read 2 in series ~ V #22 and W #23 

Keeping Up with Patterson Challenge: Read 1 in each series ~ Alex Cross #29, Women's Murder Club #21 and Michael Bennett #13

Lit to TV/Movie ReviewMonster and Passing

Lit Tidbits: Click here for all Pithy Picks in 2021.

First Lines Friday: Click here for all FLF posts in 2021.

Short Story Saturday: Click here for SSS premiere post.

Series Sunday: Click here for all SS posts in 2021.

So Many Books, So Much Mischief Managed! Merry Blessings & Happy 2022, Bookhearts❣️

December 29, 2021

My Year in Blogmoir

Life of a Migraineur
01.19.2021 Deal With It
07.14.2021 NOT good 4 u
07.22.2021 The 4 Phases 

04.20.2021 Words Matter
04.21.2021 MasterClass Chick
12.16.2021 My Little Love 

Many Merry Blessings & Very Happy New Year❣️


December 28, 2021

Top 10 + 2 Fiction of 2021

1. The Mixtape by Brittainy Cherry (multicultural romance)

2. Unthinkable by Brad Parks (thriller)

3. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (mystery)

4. The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose (mystery)

5. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams (political thriller)

6. Rare Danger by Beverly Jenkins (romantic suspense)

7. Stay Close by Harlan Coben (mystery)

8. The President's Daughter by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (thriller)

9Off the Record by Camryn Garrett (young adult)

10. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon (young adult)

10 + 1. Paper Doll Lina by Robyn Lucas (chick lit)

10 + 2. The Girl at the Back of the Bus by Suzette D. Harrison (historical)

December 26, 2021

Top 5 Series of 2021

1. Win (Windsor Horne Lockwood III #1) by Harlan Coben

2. Wild Rain (Women Who Dare #2) by Beverly Jenkins

3. Fear No Evil (Alex Cross #29) by James Patterson

4. Under Color of Law (Trevor Finnegan #1) by Aaron Philip Clark

5. The Sentinel (Jack Reacher #25) by Lee and Andrew Child

December 24, 2021

Top 10 First Lines of 2021

1. "We are the earth, the land. The tongue that speaks and trips on the names of the dead as it dares to tell these stories of a woman's line. Her people and her dirt, her trees, her water." ~ The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

2. "When gods became bored in heaven they walked among mortals." ~ The Son of Mr. Suleman by Eric Jerome Dickey

3. "To Black kids everywhere: your stories, your joy, your love, and your lives matter. You are a light in the dark." ~ Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon

4. "I saw my mother raise a man from the dead." ~ Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

5. "You probably just picked up this book thinking, What the shit is this all about?" ~ Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

6. "When I came to, breaching that little-understood divide between the murky depths of insentience and the bright conscious world, the first thing I became aware of was my tongue." ~ Unthinkable by Brad Parks

7. "You see it all the time on television. There's a knock at the front door. And, on the other side, someone is waiting to tell you the news that changes everything." ~ The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

8. "He put his foot in those greens." ~ Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette

9. "When people say 'terminal', I think of the airport." ~ The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

10. "The barbershop was strangely quiet. Only the dull buzz of clippers shearing soft scalps." ~ Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

December 22, 2021

Literary Merry Marie Wishes You...

Be Well. Stay Safe. Many Merry Blessings & Very Happy New Year❣️

Come back here for my Top First Lines, Nonfiction, Fiction, Series and Blogmoir of 2021.