Friday Book Club: 2021 Reads!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Since I'm about to start a new read for 2022 (yeah, right), I thought it would be worth my while to at least pretend I had been consistently reviewing books throughout the year by creating a wrap up. Between new-to-me and re-reads I finished 58 books in 2021. Nowhere near my best but also not as bad as 2020. 

What's probably most surprising looking at this collage is how many books were just kind of in the miasma of the year and didn't make any lasting impacts in my memory. Trying to pick from the new, I'd say my Top Picks were:

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Fates Blades by Ilona Andrews
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

And while it feels a little anathema, I'd still have to say Hench was the must read book of the year. I remember what it was like to get sucked in to that book and just be absolutely blown away by how it portrayed women, anger, disability and perceived weakness, while also being incredibly kick ass. As in Violent with a capital "v". You've been warned.

(Jessica P. Wick at NPR has a much more thorough review if you'd like to read actual thoughts and feelings about the book. Sorry I suck.)

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