Sharing the Best Books I Read in 2021. A mix of excellent non-fiction as well as new and older fiction for adults.
I felt like I didn’t read as much this year (I watched too many shows at night instead), but Goodreads tells me I read 120 books in 2021.
Thank goodness I had a few to choose from, because I love writing this list every year. It’s always fun to look back on the year in books, even if it is always a challenge for me to narrow down my favorites.
Here are the twelve books (adult fiction and non-fiction) that I loved most – my Best Books of 2021! (You can see my past favorites here)
Long Bright River by Liz Moore (A thriller that takes on the opioid crisis. Unputdownable!)
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (The Trojan war, but this time from the perspective of the women. Excellent!)
Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert (A surprisingly hopeful look at climate change and the science that might help save us. Powerful!)
Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong (30 year old woman moves back home to take care of her father who is losing his memory. Beautifully written with a subtle dry humor that I appreciated.)
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung (A very moving memoir by a Korean woman who was adopted and raised in a white family and then finds her biological family. Beautiful!)
I’d love to hear YOUR best books of 2021 too – let me know in the comments.