Here are my 12 favorite reads of 2021! These are only in the order of when I read them this past year, but no indication on what my ranking order is as all of these were 5 star reads! The way I considered this what I read this year regardless of when the pub date is – whether it was before 2021 or an anticipated 2022 release.
🎉 Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
🎉 Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
🎉 Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
🎉 What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag
🎉 Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
🎉 Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
🎉 The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
🎉 Knot My Type by Evie Mitchell
🎉 How Stella Learned To Talk by Christina Hunger
🎉 The Guncle by Steven Rowley
🎉 Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (releases April 2022)
🎉 The Fastest Way to Falling by Denise Williams
Also here are a few of observations of my favorite reads this year:
✨Many thanks to the tagged publishers for giving me the opportunity to read some of these books which I may not have discovered on my own! 😍
✨ There are NO thrillers! 😱 I’m a bit disappointed there isn’t, but lately I haven’t found any thrillers that I’ve truly loved. Hoping I have better luck with thrillers next year!
✨Half my favorite reads this year are romance. Romance has been such a comfort read lately. I’ve also liked how the writing style in romance has shifted to discuss heavy subjects in a delicate but relatable way as romance gets bad rep for being fluffy and predictable.
Have you read any of these? What is one of your favorite reads this year?