2021 Reading Wrap Up

Another year that flew by. I seriously still think it’s 2020 sometimes. I’m hoping 2022 is better for everyone and that we all read lot’s of good books.

I wanted to share some stats and favourites from 2021! I managed to read 132 books somehow and I have so many new favourites to share with you. I will be discussing in more detail on the first episode of my new Read With Angie Podcast. Published today! Here is the anchor and spotify link. Here is the apple podcasts link! So you can go listen to the podcast or you can read the info here. The podcast episode is a little more detailed.

Books read: 132

Pages read: 49,265

Genres read:

  1. Fantasy – 35%
  2. Romance – 19%
  3. Mystery/Thriller – 14%
  4. Nonfiction – 10%
  5. Historical Fiction – 8%
  6. General Fiction – 6%
  7. Young Adult – 5%
  8. Science fiction – 3%

2021 Top Ten:

  1. House of Earth and Blood – Sarah J Maas
  2. City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty
  3. Skin of the Sea – Natasha Bowen
  4. Heartstopper V1 – Alice Oseman
  5. Find You Again – Ava Hunter
  6. Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
  7. The Rose Code – Kate Quinn
  8. Act your Age Eve Brown – Talia Hibbert
  9. The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano – Donna Freitas
  10. Legendborn – Tracy Deonn

A new favourite author discovered in 2021: Alice Oseman – the Heartstopper series is undeniably adorable and real. I can’t wait to see the TV show they are creating from the books.

A Book the made me laugh and cry: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – one of the best fake dating romances I’ve ever read.

The book I put the most tabs in: A tie for this one. For fiction I put the most tabs in Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen. It was an awesome fantasy. For nonfiction I put the most tabs in This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. A book about climate change and capitalism.

Book I read the fastest because it was unputdownable: Another tie between House of Earth and Blood by SJM and The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen. Both amazing fantasies that I could not stop reading.

Cutest romance: Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis. I just loved the meet cute in this one and then the whole book was just sweet.

Steamiest romance: A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria. If you like steam, you need to check out this series.

Favourite Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. A look at how climate change is effecting various ecosystems.

Favourite Young Adult: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. OMG just so cute. A story of grief and recovery and young love. And it had dancing which I love.

The book that made me cry the most: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Rocky will live in my heart forever.

Favourite Thriller/Mystery: Woman On the Edge by Samantha Bailey. The premise of this one was just so interesting. Definitely check it out!

So those are my faves! Let me know what your favourites are and please let me know your thoughts on the podcast if you listened.

Happy Reading!

Angie

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