2021 Surprises & Disappointments ⚡️

⚡️ Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day surrounded by the best readings & wonderful moments! ❤️ Today, and for the rest of December, we’ll be chatting a bit about the books I’ve read this year, and we’ll be doing a kind of annual wrap-up by rating the books in different ways during each post. Here below will be the link to my previous end of the year’s post if you want to check it out, but today we’ll focus on the books that have surprised me the most and those that have disappointed me the most this 2021. 😍 
As always, I’ll make it perfectly clear what I mean by this and what we’ll encounter during this post. As a first instance, when I refer to “surprising” books, for me they’re those books that maybe I expected less or didn’t have high expectations and ended up surprising me, on the other hand, those “disappointing” books are those that couldn’t completely fulfill my expectations because probably the hype was high or I was expecting more than what I got. This isn’t to say that these books are bad books, in fact, no book is bad, that’s super subjective, but simply they’re books that have fallen a little short of what they promised under my point of view. While the others are books that have left me very impressed in the best way. 👏🏻
I don’t like to repeat books during my end of the year series, so none of these books will be in my favorite or least favorite books post, but they’re those books that have been mostly in the middle of it all, and yet I think they’re worth talking about, and I’m excited to share my humble opinion with you.
Maybe I’ve already mentioned this and although it seems obvious,
it’s very important for me to let you know that I deeply respect each one of your opinions and I love that you can share your ideas and thoughts with me about each book, even when we don’t agree the first thing is respect and it’s always fun to talk about it with love and cordiality. I really love to hear what you think so feel free to let me know!
I hope this post is entertaining for you, thank you SO SO much for sharing this post series with me, and without further ado…. LET’S GET STARTED!
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Favorite 2021 Book Covers 📸

 📸 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having an amazing day, full of the best readings, and above all, enjoying this last month of the year! ❤️ As usual for me here on the blog, the “opening” of my end of the year posts has arrived, where we’ll talk about the best, the worst, and the most surprising in terms of books of what has been this 2021.  😍 I love that December is all about this kind of post, not only do I love doing them, but I find it super fun to see all your posts related to your bookish wrap-ups of the year, so I’m excited to see all your content as well! 👏🏻 
Of course, we’ll open this series of posts with a post mostly about aesthetics, and I’ll dedicate it 100% to the amazing artists who create the most beautiful covers of all the books we read and love every year. THANK YOU, DESIGNER! YOU’RE AMAZING!  🥰 As you may have guessed by now,
this post will be all about my favorite covers of 2021. 🌟 
These covers that I’ll be sharing with you today,
aren’t necessarily from books that I’ve read, but they’re all covers from books that have been released this year, and that’s the point of these posts, each year to highlight my favorite cover designs from each respective year’s releases. 😊 
We all have different preferences and tastes regarding our covers, so of course, I’ll only be showing some of the ones that are the most beautiful for me, but not necessarily the most beautiful for everyone.
I think this is a fun idea, at some point we all look at the covers a little bit, and if you tell me you don’t, I’ll know you’re lying  😅, we’re all guilty at some point of “cover buying” so I know we’ll all appreciate an aesthetic post with a rainbow full of stunning covers! I hope you enjoy it a lot, feel free to share your opinion with me, and
my idea is that we spend a relaxing moment admiring some of the amazing works of amazing artists during 2021 🎉. Now yes, without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 📸 

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Spooky Season Post #6… Happy Halloween! 🖤 | 10 Witchy 2021 Books Releases to Enjoy Today, plus: Some Personal Favorites! 🧙🏻‍♀️ 

 🧙🏻‍♀️ Hi guys, I hope you’re having an amazing day full of the best readings! 🖤 and before we start, of course: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 🎃 if you celebrate it in any way then I hope you have an amazing time!, and if like me you live in a country where this isn’t an established tradition then I hope you spend it as you like maybe enjoying some horror movies or with the company of a good book and some coffee (I can’t miss that lol). 👻🙌🏻  Today I’m excited to share with you this last post of the month, which is also my last post of this series that I’ve created during the month of October which is my Spooky Season Posts! I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I’ve enjoyed doing it, and above all, that you’ve been able to add many new books to your TBR. So, today we’ll of course be celebrating Halloween together in the best way: I’ll be sharing many Witchy Books with you, not only a list with 10 new 2021 releases but also 5 of my favorite witchy books. 🌘 

I decided I wanted to end this series with a lot of witchy books because they’re one of my favorite things to read, witches are my favorite creatures of the night, I love reading about magic, about spells, about curses and all that happening in amazing atmospheres is just perfect for me.👏🏻 So, of course, it’s something I couldn’t miss in my series. Here you’ll find books that encompass everything I just described, and obviously, I wanted to share with you new releases because I think it’s fun every year to update these lists a little bit so we can all add new witchy or magical books to our TBRs. Plus, as every year, I like to share my personal faves so far. 😊 
I hope you enjoy the post and find books to enjoy this Halloween!!! 🌪
Thank you SO much for joining me this month, I’ll be making a lot of changes next month, not of content but more aesthetic, so for me, it’s a bit of an end of a cycle, but we’ll talk about that later. You’re wonderful, I love chatting with you, so feel free to leave me all your comments below 🥺 & without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 🧙🏻‍♀️ 

🌲 Here’s the list of all the posts in case you want to check them out as well!: Spooky Season Post #1 | 31 Young Adult Horror Books to Keep You Up at Night Spooky Season Post #2 | Middle-Grade Spooky Books! 20 Scary Titles, plus: 2021 New Releases | Spooky Season Post #3 | Adult Horror Books! The Creepiest Books to Read With the Lights Off, plus: 2021 New ReleasesSpooky Season Post #4 | Mystery/Thriller Book List: My Favorites, On My TBR & 2021 New Releases! & Spooky Season Post #5 | 25+ Young Adult Horror: 2021 Book Releases.

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August Wrap Up & September TBR | Some Witchy Books, Unexpected Ratings, Polarized Reading & Taking a few Weeks Off 🌺

 🌺 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day filled with the best readings & obviously, I hope you all had a beautiful past month! Today I’ve returned with one of my favorite posts to share with you my Wrap Up of the month, where I tell you all about what I’ve read during the month of August, plus: What I’m going to read in the month of September!. I think I repeat this every month, so I’m sorry, but OMG, I can’t believe we’re already so close to the end of 2021! it’s crazy! 😲 I hope from the bottom of my heart that you’re all safe and healthy, and have been able to get vaccinated if you wanted to, personally I’ve already had the first dose, so I’m more relaxed now, I’m waiting to be called for the second and luckily I haven’t had any symptoms or anything, so a very good experience. In other news, the month of August has been super quiet for me in my personal life, honestly nothing super amazing has happened but luckily, I did have been feeling very well physically, I’ve returned to be more active and walk which I haven’t done for a while, and that’s very good for me. 🏃🏻‍♀️🌟 I also want to thank everyone deeply because it has been a very good month for the blog and I’ve been seeing a much more active flow of new people joining the family and that makes me very happy and I’m honestly flattered that you subscribe to the blog and check my posts, I love this space and all the wonderful people I’ve met through it. 🥺💕

I’ve embarked this month on a new challenge in terms of reading, where I’ll be reading some favorite books from other book bloggers, which I’m very excited about, and I’ve already made some progress on that TBR specifically so I’m super happy, anyway I’ll share more about it in another post. 👏🏻👏🏻 I’m looking forward to creating weekly posts where I keep you updated with this challenge maybe, or updating it as well, something will come up, but I promise to keep you posted on all of that. In terms of reading in general, you know I’ve already shared with you that this year has been very busy for me, so I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to read as such so I’ve taken this stance of reading what I can, and being patient with myself, and celebrating every little victory, you know? Still with this mentality I managed to read a bit more than I had planned so YAY! 🎉 I’d say it was a very successful month in terms of reading. 😄 
As for the quality of these readings, it’s been a month of highs and lows,
I have some books that really impressed me, some genres that I’m not usually used to reading that I loved, and others that I expected a lot from and really disappointed me, so there’s a little bit of everything here to talk about and analyze today. We have a bit of romance, a bit of sci-fi, mystery and above all a lot of magic! Would I really be myself if I didn’t read stuff about witches?…it’s literally all I’ve been reading this year 😅.


‼️ Another thing I want to share with you before starting with the post, is that I’ll be taking 2 weeks off in September where I won’t be uploading anything to the blog, I might read a little but I don’t really promise anything, you’ll see that my TBR for the month is very general because I don’t even know how much I’ll actually read, but well, this is something I do every year together with my boyfriend and we take the opportunity to relax, visit our families and really be with each other, so maybe during those two weeks reading won’t be exactly my priority, and that’s perfectly fine. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF & TAKE BREAKS is SO important for your mental health! ❤️❤️ 
Still, I’ll be back with my reading updates for you, and obviously I’ll share a bit of those books that could be in my stack.

Mental Health Flowers GIF by mtv

Now without further ado, thank you for being there on the other side supporting me, I LOVE YOU!!! 🥰 I have the best readers and this is by far the best community, so super honored to belong & I hope you obviously enjoy today’s post, and let me know all your thoughts in the comments. Now yes, LET’S GET STARTED! 🌺 

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TBR Challenge | Reading Book Bloggers’ Favorite Books ☁️

☁️ Hi, beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of amazing reads.❤️ Today I’m super excited not only to finally show you all this new project but also super excited and happy to be inaugurating a new category on the blog! It’s going to be so much fun I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s get started. This new category I’m talking about will be called “TBR Challenge” 🥳 (nothing too fancy, I know lol) and it will be a section on the blog where I’ll be, as the title clearly states, putting myself under different reading challenges, this will not only hopefully be fun to bring you a new type of content, but also hopefully help me to stay motivated with my reading, and above all, and most importantly, to read more books that are already on my TBR. 👏🏻 My idea isn’t to make this something super regular, being honest, I want to do it slowly so I don’t feel the pressure and I’ll be giving myself an estimated time to finish each challenge I’m facing. I want this to be an achievable thing. 😊
I hope this is something fun that you like and that you join me during this new journey of literary challenges, of course, you can leave me your ideas for new challenges to do in the future, I already have some written down, but it never hurts.

Happy Fifth Harmony GIF by Music Choice

So, this time I bring you my first TBR Challenge where I’ll be reading 5 favorite books from 5 book bloggers I love. I’m very excited about this idea, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, so I’m happy to finally share it here, and get started with this challenge. 😍😍😍 


First, I would like to clarify a couple of things so that everyone is aware and this is much clearer.‼️ 
The books I chose
are books that these five bloggers loved and books that they gave 5 stars to, ok? I didn’t particularly find anything that said “OMG, this book is my favorite book of my life” you know? but I understand that they loved them completely because of the rating, so those are the books that I chose and will be reading. I wanted to make this clear just in case.
On the other hand, I’ve chosen the bloggers for this first round a bit randomly, but
I also chose from those people who always support me and are here for me, as a way to show them my love and you know, I love having the chance to mention them so you can also follow them and enjoy their content.
Another thing that I think is very important to mention is that in the end
no matter if I like or dislike these books, this is meant to be a super fun experience because obviously we all have different reading tastes and that’s the entertaining part too, you know? So I‘ll read everything very relaxed knowing that my chosen bloggers are all wonderfully kind and won’t hate me if I don’t like any of these books lol.
Lastly and to jump right into today’s post, I also want to comment that
I’ve given myself 2 months at the most to finish this mini-TBR, I know other people can easily read this in less than a month, but I don’t want to put myself under pressure, I prefer to take it slow and most of all enjoy the experience, because if you guys like it I would LOVE to bring more of this kind of challenges to the blog. 💕

Of course, this introduction was going to be long because I had a lot to clarify, but still, if there’s any doubt you have about it just let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to clarify it. Now yes, without further ado, I hope you enjoy this new section & this first challenge, INFINITE THANKS to the five bloggers I’ll be choosing for their wonderful content 🥰, I had a lot to choose from, it was fun… And now, LET’S GET STARTED! ☁️ 

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March 2021 New Book Releases 🔥

 🔥 Hi, mis amores!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings & beautiful moments.❤️ Super excited to have the chance to share with you again this post series, where every month I’ll be bringing you the newest book releases of 2021, obviously focusing on those that sound more interesting and more appealing to me. 🌟 As I always say “Good news for the heart but bad for the pocket” right? that expression never gets old 😂 So if you’re not afraid to let your TBR grow… even more, & you’re dying to know what books are about to come out, this is the series for you. 👏🏻  In these posts, I always include those book releases that, as I said before, resonate the most with me or sound like something that I’ll love, so I’ll only highlight those that I plan to read at some point.
I hope you enjoy this post a lot & above all, that you can find new books to enjoy. 😍 Thank you for choosing to share this moment with me, make yourself comfortable, grab your favorite drink & LET’S GET STARTED! 🔥 

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Colorful Bookish Sundays | Prioritizing Books from my TBR 🍇

 ☀️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings & amazing moments. ❤️ Super excited for today’s post, this is a new series of super chill posts that I’ll be bringing you every Sunday! 🥳  These will be our “Colorful Bookish Sundays” and it will be, basically, to organize my priority list, choosing some books from my Goodreads TBR to add to my list which I’ll check every month when creating my monthly TBRs, that way I hope to start reading those books that I’m most excited about, so they don’t end up in my TBR for years as many of them are already doing 😅 
You may not know this, but I have a mini book list that I go to when I build my TBR every month, but it’s super outdated and I’ve been wanting to renew it for a while now, so I thought it would be a fun and different idea to do it, and also share with you the process and know your thoughts, which always helps me a lot to make decisions.

I’m looking to give to this post series a fun and relaxed look, so I decided to show you a specific color every Sunday, I LOVE some good beautiful covers and even more when there’s a beautiful color palette in them, so I think it could be interesting organize them by color, chat a little about them, and as always try to organize myself better with my books and my future readings 😍 & you can know what color we’ll play every Sunday based on the icon that will accompany the title, but I’ll also let you know below.

The dynamic will be to show you the selected books and then separate them by categories to finally make a decision of which one/ones will be my choice to add to my list of priorities and obviously, I would love to know what you think about them! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻           

I’m SO happy to bring you posts on Sundays again, it seems like a fun idea and hopefully, it will be entertaining for both you and me. 🥺 I hope you like it, I know it sounds weird now and you’re probably thinking “Sofi, what are you doing?” 😂 but I promise I’ll do my best. I LOVE YOU ❤️, thanks for the constant support, it means a lot to me, so now get comfortable, prepare your favorite drink and let’s start! ☀️  

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