2021 Reading Wrap Up

I apologize for how late I’m uploading this (better late than never?), but I still wanted to share my favorite reads from 2021. I hope you guys enjoy this post and make sure to comment down below if you’ve read some of the books! I will be separating the books into different categories according to what genre they fall under. Hopefully, this will help those of you who haven’t read them decide if you want to add them to your TBR!

*Since there are over 40 books on this list I will refrain from including excerpts but I will link the good reads page if you are interested in reading it! 

Thriller: *My Most Read Category*

2021 was really the year of thrillers for me as it is the longest list of all the categories. I had high expectations for some of the #booktok recs, but I was surprised that some of them fell flat for me. I’ll also be including my star rating for each and for every category after this. 

1. What Lies Between by John Marrs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51497008-what-lies-between-us

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39867964-nine-perfect-strangers

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3. Every Last Secret by A.R Torre

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52347808-every-last-secret

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52656911-the-guest-list

Rating: 3 out of 5.

5. Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier *Spoiler Free*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45046683-little-secrets

Rating: 4 out of 5.

6. The Woman in the Window A.J Finn

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40389527-the-woman-in-the-window

Rating: 4 out of 5.

7. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21936809-the-kind-worth-killing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

8. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39796904-my-lovely-wife

Rating: 4 out of 5.

9. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33516773-big-little-lies

Rating: 4 out of 5.

10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143347-we-were-liars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

11. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides: Book Review *Spoiler Free*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40097951-the-silent-patient

Rating: 4 out of 5.

12. The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Survivors By Jane Harper Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53305127-the-survivors

Rating: 5 out of 5.

13. The One by John Marrs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40670312-the-one

Rating: 5 out of 5.

14. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23125266-i-let-you-go

Rating: 4 out of 5.

YA Adventure

15. The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1166131.The_Recruit

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Historical Fiction:

16. Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe By Madeline Miller Review *Spoiler Free*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959740-circe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Classics:

Emma by Jane Austen

Books & Matcha Episode 3: Bite-Size Classic Series Feat. Emma by Jane Austen

Jane Austen Series: What I Learned From Reading Emma *Spoilers*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6969.Emma

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Adult Fantasy:

18. Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood, Crescent City #1 by Sarah J. Maas *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44778083-house-of-earth-and-blood

Rating: 5 out of 5.

19. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53138095-a-court-of-silver-flames

Rating: 4 out of 5.

20. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17927395-a-court-of-mist-and-fury

Rating: 5 out of 5.

21. Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32731881-rhapsodic

Rating: 3 out of 5.

22. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/263149.Single_White_Vampire

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Adult Dark Fantasy:

23. The Marionettes by Katie Wismer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57235694-the-marionettes

Rating: 5 out of 5.

24. Vicious by V.E Schwab 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40874032-vicious

Rating: 4 out of 5.

25. Vengeful by V.E Schwab

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26856502-vengeful

Rating: 5 out of 5.

YA Science Fiction:

26. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23395680-illuminae

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Young Adult Fantasy:

27. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Review *Spoiler Free*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16096824-a-court-of-thorns-and-roses

Rating: 4 out of 5.

28. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin By Sarah J. Maas Review *Spoiler Free*

Rating: 4 out of 5.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23766634-a-court-of-wings-and-ruin

29. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31076583-a-court-of-frost-and-starlight

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

*These books are marketed as YA but I would recommend only reading them if you are over 18)

30. Daughter of a Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of a Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller *Spoiler Free* Review

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33643994-daughter-of-the-pirate-king

Rating: 5 out of 5.

31. Daughter of a Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36682619-daughter-of-the-siren-queen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

32. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50623864-the-invisible-life-of-addie-larue

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

33. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36492488-we-hunt-the-flame

Rating: 4 out of 5.

34. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26032825-the-cruel-prince

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

35. Fable by Adrienne Young

*Spoiler Free* Review of Fable by Adrienne Young

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44012880-fable

Rating: 5 out of 5.

36. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Maurin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42608037-serpent-dove

Rating: 5 out of 5.

37. Vampire Academy #1 by Richelle Mead

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/345627.Vampire_Academy

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy:

38. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11408650-the-unbecoming-of-mara-dyer

Rating: 3 out of 5.

YA Contemporary Romance

39. Normal People by Sally Rooney

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41057294-normal-people

Rating: 3 out of 5.

ARC (Advanced Reader Copies):

Note: Although I no longer work with Paperback Paris due to starting two new jobs (more on that in a future update) I was grateful to receive several ARCs from publishers that I was able to review. If you are interested in reading my work, I will share a link to my author profile and to links to my reviews for each book. In addition, I work with Book Sirens and have received free eBooks from multiple authors through their platforms. I will link my Goodreads reviews for those as well. 

40. Black Canary: Breaking Silence by Alexandra Monir

http://www.paperbackparis.com/alexandra-monir-black-canary-breaking-silence-book-review/

Rating: 5 out of 5.

41. An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi

http://www.paperbackparis.com/tahereh-mafi-an-emotion-of-great-delight-book-review/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52035051-an-emotion-of-great-delight

Rating: 3 out of 5.

42. Siren’s Call: Clementine Fraser

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55157537-siren-s-call

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

43. Imitating a Fae Queen by Joanna Rider

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55437257-imitating-a-fae-queen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

44. The Last Star Standing C.G Twiles

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57470117-the-last-star-standing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

45. Point Roberts by Alexandra Rigby

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55503503-point-roberts

Rating: 3 out of 5.

46. The Sea of Zemira by D.L Blade

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57650525-the-sea-of-zemira

Rating: 3 out of 5.

47. The Silent Speak by Val Collins

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56669307-the-silent-speak

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Note: I’m not able to link my Goodreads link for my arc reviews so I have included a link to view them below.
View all my reviews

I hope you enjoyed going through my 2021 reads! Please let me know in the comments if I mentioned any of your favorites and if any of the links aren’t working for you. I will be back soon with another review and hopefully an updated upload schedule for the new year. Thank you for taking the time to read my content and I hope you decide to become a subscriber if you are new.

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