Kim here. Over on Instagram I shared a series of favorites posts recently. I thought I would highlight the books that hit the very tip top of my favorites list in 2021 here on the blog too.
Red, White, and Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston
Okay, I don’t love contemporary romcoms but this one was getting so much buzz that I decided to pick it up. It was the first book I read in 2021 and I was surprised that I loved it so much. Sometimes romcoms are just too cringey and unrealistic for me but this was kinda nice!
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, C.A. Fletcher
This was one of the very few audiobooks I listened to in 2021 and I was completely immersed in this adventurous story. It’s been a long time since I read a good dystopian so I loved this.
Hairpin Bridge, Taylor Adams
After reading the author’s debut novel, No Exit, last year, I knew I had to pick up this newest publication. It’s a thriller exactly like I like them- twisty and a bit dark. I was biting my nails during this one.
Check Please 1 & 2, Ngozi Ukazu
Ugh. Could these graphic novels be any more sincere and sweet?! The characters, including the supporting characters, are so well written. The storyline follows a perfect arc that had me crying and cheering equally. I loved them so much.
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
I read five non-fiction titles this year and they all made my favorites list. I’m highlighting this one because it is the one that I continue to think about and continue to reference when I talk to other people. It’s heartbreaking, frustrating, and full of hope. I went through the gambit of emotions reading this.
What was your favorite read of 2021?