Favorite Books of 2021

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.

๐ŸŽ‰ Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

๐ŸŽ‰ Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

๐ŸŽ‰ Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

๐ŸŽ‰ What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag

๐ŸŽ‰ Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

๐ŸŽ‰ Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

๐ŸŽ‰ The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

๐ŸŽ‰ Knot My Type by Evie Mitchell

๐ŸŽ‰ How Stella Learned To Talk by Christina Hunger

๐ŸŽ‰ The Guncle by Steven Rowley

๐ŸŽ‰ Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (releases April 2022)

๐ŸŽ‰ The Fastest Way to Falling by Denise Williams

Also here are a few of observations of my favorite reads this year:

โœจMany 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! ๐Ÿ˜

โœจ There are NO thrillers! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Iโ€™m a bit disappointed there isnโ€™t, but lately I havenโ€™t found any thrillers that Iโ€™ve truly loved. Hoping I have better luck with thrillers next year!

โœจHalf my favorite reads this year are romance. Romance has been such a comfort read lately. Iโ€™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?