Read in 2021

This is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2021!

I’ve included a little key to indicate which books are the best ones I’ve read this year, and which ones are now an all-time favourite. As you can see, there are some books I’ve rated 5 stars that I don’t consider the best of 2021 and some that I’ve rated 4 stars that I do consider the best of 2021. This is because a book that I rated 5 stars might resonate deeply and personally with me, but I know that an element of the book — perhaps the writing — wasn’t strong and therefore I don’t think is the best book I’ve read for the year. I tend to rate quite a few books 5 stars for how it affected me. Hopefully that makes sense 😅

🏅 = best of 2021
💖 = now an all-time favourite

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Read in January

  1. Little Women: The Screenplay – Greta Gerwig – 5 stars – 🏅
  2. She Who Became the Sun – Shelley Parker-Chan – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  3. In the Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado – 4 stars
  4. The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅
  5. Funeral Games – Mary Renault – 5 stars – 🏅
  6. Jesus Goes to Hell on Vacation! – TJ Klune – 3 stars
  7. Winter’s Orbit – Everina Maxwell – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  8. Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts – Lyn Gala – 5 stars – 🏅
  9. Bonds of Brass – Emily Skrutskie – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  10. Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities – Lyn Gala – 4 stars
  • novels: 8
  • short stories: 1
  • screenplays: 1
  • pages read: 2,600
  • average rating: 4.55

Read in February

  1. Heated Rivalry – Rachel Reid – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  2. Game Changer – Rachel Reid – 4 stars – 🏅
  3. Tough Guy – Rachel Reid – 5 stars – 🏅
  4. Common Goal – Rachel Reid – 4 stars – 🏅
  5. The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo – 5 stars – 🏅
  6. Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits – Lyn Gala – 4 stars
  7. Midnighter and Apollo – Steve Orlando – 5 stars – 🏅
  8. The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows – Olivia Waite – 4 stars – 🏅
  9. Across the Green Grass Fields – Seanan McGuire – 4.5 stars – 🏅
  10. Expeditions, Estimation, and Other Dangerous Pastimes – Lyn Gala – 4 stars
  11. Grown – Tiffany D. Jackson – 5 stars – 🏅
  12. Horatio – TJ Klune – 4 stars
  13. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain – Nghi Vo – 4 stars
  14. A Thousand Moons – Sebastian Barry – 4 stars
  15. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb – Cat Sebastian – 5 stars – 🏅
  16. It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake – Claire Christian – 3.5 stars
  17. Little Free Library – Naomi Kritzer – 4 stars
  18. The Faerie Hounds of York – Arden Powell – 4 stars
  19. Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis – 4 stars
  20. Hither, Page – Cat Sebastian – 5 stars – 🏅
  21. The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue – 4 stars
  22. Novae Book One – Kaiju – 4 stars
  23. Prosperity – Alexis Hall – 5 stars – 🏅
  24. Shackles – Alexis Hall – 5 stars – 🏅
  25. Squamous with a Chance of Rain – Alexis Hall – 5 stars – 🏅
  26. Cloudy Climes and Starless Skies – Alexis Hall – 5 stars – 🏅
  27. There Will Be Phlogiston – Alexis Hall – 4 stars – 🏅
  28. Liberty – Alexis Hall – 4 stars – 🏅
  • novels: 15
  • audiobooks: 8
  • short stories: 2
  • novellas: 1
  • graphic novels: 1
  • webtoons: 1
  • pages read: 3,459
  • hours listened: 56
  • average rating: 4.3

Read in March

  1. Heated Rivalry – Rachel Reid – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  2. Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney – 3 stars
  3. Winter’s Orbit – Everina Maxwell – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  4. The Magpie Lord – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  5. A Case of Possession – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  6. Flight of Magpies – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  7. Jackdaw – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  • audiobooks: 5
  • novels: 2
  • pages read: 742
  • hours listened: 33
  • average rating: 4.7

Read in April

  1. Spellbound – Allie Therin – 5 stars – 🏅
  2. Tommy Cabot Was Here – Cat Sebastian – 5 stars – 🏅
  • novels: 1
  • novellas: 1
  • pages read: 377
  • average rating: 4.75

Read in May

  1. One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston – 5 stars – 🏅
  2. Under the Whispering Door – TJ Klune – 4.5 stars 🏅
  3. The House of Always – Jenn Lyons – 5 stars – 🏅
  4. Subtle Blood – KJ Charles – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  5. Fence: Disarmed – Sarah Rees Brennan – 5 stars – 🏅💖
  • novels: 3
  • audiobooks: 2
  • pages read: 1,292
  • hours listened: 38
  • average rating: 5