Top 10 (Print) Books of 2021

Posted December 20, 2021 by Berls in Top Ten / 11 Comments

I love joining in with Anne’s (Books of My Heart) Top 10 posts to recap the year. Get all the details in her Top 10 of 2021 post and join in!

Top 10 Books of 2021

Since tomorrow is top 10 Audiobooks of 2021, I’m interpreting this as print reads of 2021. And since I only read 25 books published in 2021, I choose to do the books I read in 2021 regardless of when they were published. I also read 3x more audio than print, so this was a very hard list for me to make. That being said, here are my top 10 reads of 2021 (links are to my reviews):

  1. The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah (5 stars)
  2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (5 stars)
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (4.5 stars)
  4. The Archived by Victoria Schwab (4.5 stars)
  5. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (4.5 stars)
  1. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren (4 stars)
  2. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (4 stars)
  3. Prison Planet Barbarian by Ruby Dixon (4 stars)
  4. Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare (4 stars)
  5. The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (3.5 stars)

It was interesting to me that the bulk of my great reads for the year were chosen for me – either as part of the My TBR List meme or as part of COYER Book Club. And the two that were either COYER Buddy Reads or a COYER Recommendation. Guess you all have been guiding me well this year!!

If you want to join in, here’s the schedule for 2021:

  • Monday, December 20st          – Top 10 Books of 2021
    • (favorite reads in 2021, read and published in 2021)
  • Tuesday, December 21st       – Top 10 Audiobooks of 2021
    • (favorite audiobooks both published and read in 2021)
  • Wednesday, December 22nd   – Top 10 Book Covers of 2021
    • (favorite book covers from 2021)
  • Thursday, December 23rdh      – Top 10 Book Characters of 2021
    • (favorite book characters from books published in 2021)
  • Friday, December 24th           – Your Top 10 choice: Narrators,  Couples, New to Me, Favorite Quotes, Series, Books I Meant to Read in 2020,  or your own idea
  • Saturday, December 25th       – Top 10 Books I Want in 2022

What were some of your top print reads of 2021? Any of mine make your short list?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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11 responses to “Top 10 (Print) Books of 2021

  1. I loved Uprooted. I am glad to see you did too! In a Holidaze was a fun read. 🙂 I haven’t read any of the other books on your list, but many (most) are on my TBR pile or wish list already. I am now even more eager to read them since you liked them so much, Berls. I hope you have a great year of reading in 2022!