It’s the perfect day to get back to blogging (errrrrrrr, sorry for the super-extended, unannounced blog hiatus) because BOOKS!
I read 154 books in 2021.
For the first time ever, I am ranking these reads because I’m feeling extra today. Without further ado, here are my top twenty books of 2021.
#20. Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher–time travel–published 2021–four stars.
#19. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar–nonfiction/humor–published 2021–four stars.
#18. Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu–memoir–published 2021–four stars.
#17. The Guncle by Steven Rowley–LGBT fiction–published 2021–four stars.
#16. Seven Days in June by Tia Williams–romance–published 2021–four stars.
#15. Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping by Matthew Salesses–nonfiction/writing–published 2021–five stars.
#14. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson–high fantasy–published 2014-five stars.
#13. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant–nonfiction/psychology–published 2021–five stars.
#12. A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost–memoir/humor–published 2020–five stars.
#11. Yearbook by Seth Rogen–memoir/humor–published 2021–five stars.
#10. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez–YA fiction–published 2017–five stars.
#9. Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson–nonfiction/humor–published 2021–five stars.
#8. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova–fantasy–published 2021–five stars.
#7. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin–contemporary fiction–published 2021–five stars.
#6. A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw–mystery/fantasy–published 2021–five stars.
#5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness–YA fantasy/horror–published 2011–five stars.
#4. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo–nonfiction/feminism–published 2020–five stars.
#3. The Push by Ashley Audrain–thriller–published 2021–five stars.
#2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir–science fiction–published 2021–five stars.
#1. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner–memoir–published 2021–five stars.
There you have it! Hopefully there’s something on this list that appeals to you.
Next up on the blog–books I read in 2021 that I low-key hated but everybody else high-key loved.
Happy 2022 y’all!
(All cover art taken from Goodreads.com.)