Welcome to my annual “best-of” celebration!
I set a Goodreads reading goal at 80 books! Last year I exceeded this number, but this year I didn’t quite get there with 74+ ,which is fine by me! It’s an ideal, not something I really payed attention to working toward.
Looking back at my reading habits of 2021, I see I have read quite a bit of historical fiction! I’ve included more titles in the histfic category for this best-of list. If you’d like to see all of the books I read and read more extensive reviews, check out my 2021 Goodreads Year in Books or browse my blog archives.
THE (self-imposed) RULES: because sometimes I need to keep things brief, I’m choosing to share 3 things that describe each of these stories along with a link to Goodreads and my review (if applicable). At the end, I’ll be sharing popular posts on the blog this year.
All titles are inspirational fiction unless noted with *.
Best Books of 2021
Redemption. Family ties. Freedom.
Rivals. Sentimentality. Blizzard.
Atmospheric. Sibling bonds. Hope.
Truth. History’s influence. Healing.
Legacy. Longing. Story.
Dialogue! Magnetic romance. Identity.
Genuine characters. Forgiveness. Idyllic setting.
Dreams. Lobster determination. Joy.
Thriller & Suspense
Brilliant retelling. Gothic. Threads of light.
Sacrifice. Classic influence. Conquering love.
Setting as a character. Personal mystery. Married relationship growth.
Intrigue. Trust. Romantic prose.
Tender romance. Endurance. Riveting events.
Intelligent romance. Justice. Sacrificial Love.
Epic story. Lyrical. Grace.
Fitting title. Unique perspective. Patterns.
Nuanced romance. Bravery. Sacrifice and loyalty as love.
Popular #OnTheBlog in 2021
Most popular posts:
- Favorite quotes from “Persuasion” by Jane Austen
- Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Novels with the Most Unique Settings
- Favorite Quotes from “The Blue Castle” by L. M. Montgomery
- Book Review: “The Headmistress of Rosemere” by Sarah Ladd
- Book & Film Pairings, Edition 5 (North & South)
Most popular new book reviews:
- Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz
- A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver
- Beauty Among Ruins by J’nell Ciesielski
- Plot Twist by Bethany Turner
- Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund
As always, thank you for being a blog reader in 2021 and beyond. Many thanks and appreciation to the publishers and authors who have graciously included me on their review teams this year. It has been a joy to be a part of this bookish community!
What are your favorite books you read this year? Do we share any favorites? Did you post a list of favorites on your blog or social media? I’d love for you to share in the comments!