Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2021


One of the joys of unemployment is never know what day it is. So…without further ado…here is LAST week’s TTT.

“Best” is a difficult word. “Best” writing? “Best” writing in its genre? “Best” fun? Hmmmm. Here are 10 books I enjoyed in 2021. It doesn’t matter why I enjoyed them (you can click to read my review for that). They are here because I simply enjoyed them.

Yes, ELEVEN, but one is a diary, so that’s not really the same–is it? I didn’t include the Christmas books–too different from my usual reading and I’ve very recently reviewed them. I doubt I’ll ever read or listen to that many of them again in one year! They were perfect for this year. I dithered over inch including another Dean Street Press/Furrowed Middle Brow book, but decided to let the one stand for all. I’ve loved them all. A few very popular titles “almost” made the cut, but in the end I enjoyed other books more.

You can find my reviews using the blog’s search feature.


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16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2021

  1. Ha! I’m retired and finally used to every day being Saturday! I love how everyone’s “best” list is so different! For me best is most memorable….those books that stay with you! Great post!

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  2. Oh, interesting choices! I’ve seen Narrowboat Summer pop up on some recommendation lists, and Wintering looks great too. I’m interest in the Great Fire as well — I’ve read one book by Shirley Hazzard, Transit of Venus, and wow was it amazing.


  3. It’s always so much fun for me to see lists of others’ favorite books. Your list is fascinating and I hope to check some of them out during 2022.

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