Friday, December 31, 2021

A Long December...Maybe This Year Will Be Better Than the Last



I have clearly not been much of a pandemic era blogger, but I can't resist the annual urge to pick my favorite reads of the year and look at my statistics overall.

Here are the books I gave five stars to this year, loosely organized by genre. 

 HISTORICAL FICTION
MYSTERY
CONTEMPORARY
SPECULATIVE FICTION
NONFICTION
CLASSICS AND RE-READS

NOTICEABLE TRENDS IN MY READING LIFE
  • Poe retellings
  • Really long titles
  • OBOB and CYBILS "required" reading always finds me some new favorites
  • Comfort re-reads of favorite fantasy novels
  • TV inspired reads (Bosch, Shadow & Bone)
  • Interconnected short stories
  • Dry spells with much less reading than usual

BOOK OF THE YEAR



On Jan 1st, I'll post my annual collection of charts and graphs.

4 comments:

  1. Can't stop singing....
    Furia was a top read for me, as was Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town. I am excited that Méndez has an adult contemporary coming out, and I really hope Hitchcock has something new in the works as well.

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  2. Firekeeper's Daughter was my last read of 2021, and I LOVED it!!!!!! It is so worth all of the hype it has gotten!

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  3. I can't believe that Firekeeper's Daughter has sat on my TBR shelf for too long unread. I have promised myself I will read it after I finish reading the CYBILS finalists for which I am a judge.

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  4. So many people loved Firekeeper's Daughter - I definitely need to read that one! Good to see you in the blogosphere again!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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