Time for a traditional best books of the year post! These are the best book I read in 2021. They weren’t necessarily published in 2021.
Complete with pictures and links for your convenience to add to your TBR.
Dark mystery that flirts with idea of something supernatural/otherworldly? Yes please.
Perfect example of a book you really need to listen to rather than read. Great narrator. The science language isn’t off putting when listening.
Her books are always quick to engage me.
Great historical fiction book about a time period I’m not familiar with.
Fun historical MG murder mystery. I’ll need to circle back to the rest of the series at some point.
Wintery mystery. Loving parents who allow their kid space to have adventures? Perfection.
Perfection one more time by Kemmerer.
It’s the newest Sager. What can I say? I’m always a big fan.
YA Jane Austen murder mystery? What’s not to like about that?
Scholte knows how to weave a twisty tale.
Modern historical fiction (yes, that’s an oxymoron; I can’t get over the fact that books set in the 80’s now are labeled historical fiction) about a terrifying part of history that my American education glossed over.
You’re going to want to listen to this one. It’s a blend of true crime podcast and mystery book. The full cast makes me want to give podcasts a try!
This was a mystery heavy year and I’m okay with that. It’s been a rough ~2 years for all the obvious reasons. I’ve lost my spark to be everywhere online in regards to my reading & my online persona. I’m okay with that. I’m still reading what I want and when I want. I’ve branched out and read some great new-to-me books as well as widened my horizons even if it didn’t work out.
It’s reassuring that my love of reading doesn’t go away even when things blah or not great.
This is your encouragement to step back from bookstagram, booktok, booktube, & book blogs from time to time (if not longer). It’s refreshing to read without pressure and influence to keep up with everyone else.