The time has come to wrap up 2021! And what better way to think of the past year than sharing the favourite books I read? 📚 With 41 books read in 2021, I am happy to say that it was quite difficult to choose my top 10!
As I already wrote reviews for all books in the list (except one), I decided to go with a super short explanation of each story. For more information, please check the reviews linked 🙂 Without further ado, let’s go!
§ A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A definite favourite. 4 friends. Physical and psychological trauma. Pain. Friendship. Fight. Survival.
Consuming. Heartrending. Recommended for the brave. My review.
§ MaddAddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood
Trilogy. Dystopia. Genetic engineering. Pandemic times. Self-sustaining community.
§ Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Labyrinth. Manipulation. Solitude. The Other. Deception.
Absorbing. Moving. Review will follow.
§ The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
Vietnamese family. Vietnam’s history. War. Survival. Women power.
Super captivating. Cultural journey. My review.
§ Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Discrimination. Black. Nigeria. Education. Adaptability. Race. Hair.
Modern Classic. Educative. Must-read. My review.
§ The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Dystopia. Totalitarian regime. Memory. Forgetting. Friendship.
Daunting. Dark. Action-driven. My review
§ Before the Coffee Gets Cold series by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Time-travelling. Lots of coffee. Family. Emotions.
Heart-warming. Captivating. My review.
§ The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Nigeria. Hardships. Domestic slavery. Support. Education.
Touching. Eye-opening. Hope. My review
§ The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E Schwab
Fantasy. Tricky deal. Time. Dark lord. Loneliness and belonging.
Unputdownable. Mesmerizing. My review.
§ The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
Ethiopia. War. Mussolini’s invasion. Women soldiers. Lyrical.
Intriguing. Different perspective. My review.
These are my favourite 10 books of 2021! You might have noticed that I bent the rule a little bit, including a whole trilogy in the list 🙂
What are your favourite books of 2021? Please let me know, I am in need of awesome books to read!
‘Till next time … happy reading, a very Happy New Year, and stay safe!