Every 5 Star Book I Read This Year (2021)

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

I don’t give many 5 stars out. It’s crazy to think that I read 100 books this year and I only gave 5 stars to a few books. However, if they got full marks, they usually make it onto my favorite list and instead of giving a structured top 10 list of my favorites, I wanted to showcase each and every favorite of the year.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top Favorite Books of the Year (2021):

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon: I’ve adored every book in the Dimple and Rishi world so I knew I was going to love this one. 

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland: I wasn’t planning on reading this one at all. In fact, it wasn’t on my radar until I heard about all the hype it was getting. The atmosphere was so spooky and mysterious with gorgeous writing that just makes me want to reread it right this minute.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: For a long time now, I have always loved adaptations of Christie’s work via film. The BBC version of And Then There Were None is one of my all time favorite adaptations. While I knew how it would end, I decided to finally pick up the book all the adaptations are adapted from and was pleasantly surprised by how much I still enjoyed it even with knowing how it was going to end.

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon: This was honestly *chef’s kiss* amazing! With phenomenal writing, laugh out loud moments, and all the feels, We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a superb summer read that you'll want to return to again and again.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune: I know everyone said I was going to love this one and they were right. It wasn’t just the superb writing or the amazing characters but also the whimsical atmosphere and lovely story that made me want to never put it down.

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey: Who am I? I actually read holiday-themed reads this year and sort of loved them all. Window Shopping has to be my favorite out of the ones I consumed with a great story that had lots of depth for a book under 300 pages and great characters. I am on the look out to read more from Bailey soon.

Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Manga by Sam Maggs, Rainbow Rowell, and Gabi Nam: I adored Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell when it first released, making the novel into a graphic novel made it even better. I love the art style and am looking forward to the second volume.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff: So I went on a bit of a graphic novel binge at the end of the year to try to finish my reading goal. I had several on my wishlist that I wanted to get to. This was such a fantastic graphic novel. I flew through this in one sitting; it was absolutely mind-blowing. 

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang: This was a reread for me, since I wrote a research paper on it this year. It was as magical as it was the first time around.

What were some of your favorite books of the year?

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