Checking In with My Winter and Spring Most Anticipated Lists: Did I Read Them? Were They Great?

As y’all may know, I make lists for every season of anticipated reads and I try to also check in to see if I’m actually reading and making progress on those books. So this check in is with my Winter and Spring lists. I included ten books on the main winter list, but one of the books on it was actually pushed to this summer (and I’m still eager for it. Let’s ignore that I’ve had an ARC for months and could have read it). I had seven honorable mentions on my Winter post. Then for Spring, I technically had eleven books on the main list and only five Honorable Mentions. So of the sixteen books I could have read on my winter list, I have read twelve. That’s pretty good for me! We’ll talk about what those are in a moment. Turning to Spring, of the sixteen books on it, I’ve read 14 out of 16! Even better than the winter list. I’m so pleased. And now that we’ve got those statistics out of the way, time to dive in to actually talking about the books!

Checking In on My Most Anticipated Reads


Read (Ranked with Best at the Top)

Not Read

  • The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese (Definitely still intend to read. I’m likely to wait for actual Christmas time though at this point.)
  • Miss Me with That by Rachel Lindsay (I still want to read this. I just wish my library would get the audiobook!)
  • When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (I’m definitely going to read this. Soon. Probably)
  • The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegmund-Broka (See above. I own both When You Get the Chance and The Roughest Draft in both physical form and audio.)


Read (Ranked with Best at the Top)

Not Read

  • Crowbones by Anne Bishop (I do still plan to read this, I’m just waiting for the right mood to strike. And… tbh, that might be real soon given the general state of the world.)
  • From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper (Definitely still intend to read this one. I’ve picked it up from the bookstore so I just have to convince myself to read it with my eyes.)

Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll have finished the six books from these two lists that I have left. Fingers crossed! How have you done reading your highly anticipated books? Have they mostly lived up to your hopes? I’ve had a lot more three and three and a half stars from mine than I would prefer. But oh well. There’s always Summer.


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