Thursday, January 6, 2022

My Favorite Reads of 2021

This year was a lot. Last year was a lot. Hopefully we're moving into precedented times.

But rather than dwell on what will be (something unknowable anyway) why don't we talk about reading. There was a lot of rereads this year because, you know, everything. Which means there were a lot of 5 star reviews. It wasn't all rereads but there were some new favorites from this year which is always great.

Top New (to me) Books

Broken in the Best Possible Way by Jenny Lawson
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffian
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Top Rereads

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Patriots, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection by Alexander C. Kane
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson