Hello, dear readers!
Believe it or not, 2021 is coming to an end and this time I intend to share my favorite books of the year in its last day. For 2020, I kinda missed posting anything about it here, but now it’s time to change and I shall start posting regularly. I hope your 2021 book was much better than mine and that you were able to read all the books you wanted. I myself could not read everything I wanted, but there are such years after all.
Nevertheless, I somehow managed to read 31 books, which compared to previous years is a shame, and of these 31, here are 13 that turned out to be my favorite books I read in 2021.
13. “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik. Last in the list (but not least) is a fantasy book that I liked in general, but it wasn’t what I expected. However, I liked it and I think I will read the next book in the series when it comes out. I think the book is a good start for people who are just entering fantasy genre and don’t have high expectations.
12. “Break Your Glass Slippers” by Amanda Lovelace. This year I seemed to read a lot more poetry than usual and I started to like it. Of all the books, however, I liked this first book in a new series by Amanda Lovelace the most. I like how she writes and how she expresses herself, and it definitely makes me feel.
11. “A Year and a Day” by Isabelle Broom. To travel to snowy Prague before Christmas is but a lovely challenge. In this book the story is really fascinating and no matter how superficial it may seem at the beginning, in the end the denouement hits you like a brick. Emotions may overflow at times, but the book itself provides good food for thought about how we live our lives. It was a really good hit.
10. “Flat-out Love” by Jessica Park. There is much to write about this book. The whole sstory is somewhat unusual, but also very real and touching, and the characters are built in a way that really works. Although this is a book for teenagers, I think more people should read it and really understand what a treasure lies behind this interesting cover.
9. “Love & Olives” by Jenna Evans Welch. Another book by the author, full of adventures that this time take us a little further east – to Santorini. For mystery lovers, this story will be more than interesting, and the story of Atlantis is skillfully woven into the overall story of the book, which makes it even more interesting. I especially liked how the title of the book is related to the main character.
8. “Roomies” by Christina Lauren. This romance book managed to turn me into a fan of the book duo Christina Lauren. I read it at the beginning of the year, which I think was about two decades ago, but I remember really liking it and I’ll be happy if more people read it.
7. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I have been tempted to read this book for a very long time and this year I managed to read it. It really helped me to understand some aspects of planning, and especially how to create really useful habits that I can really follow, and not just on paper.
6. “Ghosts of the Shadow Market” by Cassandra Clare et al. I wanted to immerse myself into this collection of short stories at least a year or two ago, and for some unknown reason, its time was still not coming. But this time it finally came, and I really had fun reading it. The familiar characters reminded me how much I like this fictional world, and that I should continue reading the stories from the universe.
5. “The Little Shop for Yarn and Wonders” by Manuela Inusa. I am a fan of this series and I enjoy reading every book that comes out. And since I read them very fast – every book for a day – I decided to slow myself down and enjoy them little by little. This fourth part, which tells the story of Susan, is probably my second favorite in the whole series, and the fact that the story takes place at Christmas makes it even more favorite. I definitely recommend the whole series. Unfortunately it’s not available in English.
4. “Would Like to Meet” by Rachel Winters. Reading the story, I wouldn’t say that this is the author’s debut book. But maybe the fact that the action takes place in London, and involve writing scripts for plays and movies, planning a bachelorette party and destroying it, a sexy screenwriter who is a bit too much at times and a cute little girl, made me really like the story as a whole and I’m convinced that I will definitely read the author’s next book.
3. “K-Pop Confidential” by Stephan Lee. After a long wait, the book was finally available in Bulgarian and I am glad that more people have the opportunity to get and read this interesting story about k-pop music and everything from this world. And since the book managed to reach the top three favorites in the list of a veteran fan like me, then there is definitely a reason.
2. “A Court of Silver Flames” by Sarah J. Maas. Unexpected, but this time Sarah is in second place. This fourth part tells us more about Nesta and her growth, which is definitely not easy. I really liked it, although I think most of the erotic scenes were a bit redundant. And the finale left me in a wow mode.
1. “The Why Café” by John P. Strelecky. It looks like a small book, but in fact a huge fortune. John’s experiences and the questions he has to ask himself and make him rethink his whole life in a way that will change him – for the better. I think we all need to ask ourselves the right questions in order to move forward with a life that is destined especially for us.