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.
- Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow
- What’s Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
- Later by Stephen King
- Much Ado About Barbecue by Sally Kilpatrick
- Doctor Who: Dalek by Rob Shearman
- Assassin’s Apprentice & Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
- Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczysnki
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
- We Are Satellites by Sara Pinkser
- Dream Girl by Laura Lippman
- Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
- In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Disappointing Reads of 2021
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
- Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
- The Stowaway by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth
- What’s Not To Love by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman
- Falling by T.J. Newman
- Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorites (And Not Favorites) of 2021”
The Phantom Tollbooth is such a good read.
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I hadn’t read it until this year and really liked it
Ready Player Two was sooo disappointing….
Oh, The Phantom Tollbooth! I remember my 4th grade teacher reading it to us. I loved it then.
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.
Ready Player Two felt like a name-dropping exercise rather than an actual book
I’m glad you added your disappointing reading as well. Off to add some of your favorites to my list.
I like that you added some of your disappointing reads of the year.
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‘Later’ sounds good, i really need to read some more Stephen King. Read ‘The Shining’ last year and loved it.
Later was really good and Billy Summers would be a runner-up to my list.