Top Ten Tuesday: Favorites (And Not Favorites) of 2021

It’s been a while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

As 2021 winds down, I’m looking back over my reading. Between physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks, I read 97 books this year. Of course, when you add in the books I read with and to my daughter, that number balloons to a staggering 500.

Here are my favorites and least favorite books of the year.


  1. Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow
  2. What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
  3. Later by Stephen King
  4. Much Ado About Barbecue by Sally Kilpatrick
  5. Doctor Who: Dalek by Rob Shearman
  6. Assassin’s Apprentice & Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
  7. Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczysnki
  8. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  9. We Are Satellites by Sara Pinkser
  10. Dream Girl by Laura Lippman
  11. Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
  12. In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Disappointing Reads of 2021

  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  3. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  4. The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth
  5. What’s Not To Love by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka
  6. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  7. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  8. The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman
  9. Falling by T.J. Newman
  10. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  11. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave


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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorites (And Not Favorites) of 2021

  1. Ready Player Two was sooo disappointing….

  2. Oh, The Phantom Tollbooth! I remember my 4th grade teacher reading it to us. I loved it then.

  3. Falling was disappointing for me too. It started well but then, fell into very predictable tropes. It felt like it was written purely to be a movie.

    That’s sad about Ready Player Two. it’s been a while, but I loved Ready Player One.

  4. I’m glad you added your disappointing reading as well. Off to add some of your favorites to my list.

  5. masterspj

    I like that you added some of your disappointing reads of the year.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  6. ‘Later’ sounds good, i really need to read some more Stephen King. Read ‘The Shining’ last year and loved it.

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