My Favourite Books of 2021

These were my absolute favourite books I read this year! Definitely didn’t read as many books as I would usually but it was a hard year and I’m proud of what I accomplished and have read some new all time favourites which is fantastic!

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

Stormcaster & Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Quarterly Reading Recommendations

This is my final Quarterly Reading Recommendation post for 2021.  I will be listing my top 5 favourite books I read during the last 3 months before I start compiling my lists and picking out my top ten overall of 2021 which I will post in a few days! If you want to check out my third quarterly reading recommendations click HERE!

My recommendations for October – November – December are:

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

One by One by Ruth Ware

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Series I completed in 2021

These are all the series that I have either read all the books this year or read the last book in the series that was published this year! I haven’t included any series that have unreleased books still, I will just add them onto future lists!

The Devouring Gray Duology by Christine Lynn Herman

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The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty

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Empirium Series by Claire Legrand

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An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

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Shattered Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

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Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

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Cursebreakers Series by Brigid Kemmerer

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Fable Duology by Adrienne Young

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All the Stars and Teeth Duology by Adalyn Grace

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The Aurora Cycle by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

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The Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos

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Disappointing Books of 2021

This is five books I read this year that disappointed me for one reason or another. These aren’t necessarily books I hated, I just might have been underwhelmed by them or they didn’t live up to the hype.

My most disappointing books are:

Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

This ending wasn’t as impactful and as fulfilling as what I was expecting

Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

The story just veered far from where I thought it headed..

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

This book was really hyped and it took me a long time to get into it

The Storm of Echoes by Christelle Dabos

I was confused and underwhelmed throughout this book

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Another book I was highly anticipating and it fell a little flat

Most Surprising Books of 2021

These are the 5 books that I either picked up on a whim or had heard some bad things about and I was surprised I actually ended up really liking them!

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

I knew this was either going to be a hit or a miss and I was pleasantly surprised!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Had no expectations at all and loved it!

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I was surprised how gory and strange this book was!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Didn’t expect this book to affect me the way it did!

Fable by Adrienne Young

Hadn’t heard much feedback about this book but was surprisingly really enjoyable!