• My favorite read of the year was: Sorrow and Bliss
  • My favorite SciFi (sortof) read of the year was: Project Hail Mary and Sea of Tranquility
  • My favorite Fantasy read of the year was: Under the Whispering Door
  • My favorite nonfiction read of the year was: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
  • My favorite Historical Fiction read of the year was: The Magician
  • My favorite Mystery read of the year was: A Line to Kill
  • My favorite poetry read of the year was: What Kind of Woman
  • My favorite horror read of the year was: The Last House on Needless Street
  • Here are all my five-star reads for the year:
  • Sea of Tranquility
  • Three O’Clock in the Morning
  • The Color Purple
  • The Lowering Days
  • Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
  • This Close to Okay
  • Sorrow and Bliss
  • Klara and the Sun
  • What Kind of Woman
  • Revival Season
  • The Power of Vulnerability
  • Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
  • Project Hail Mary
  • The People We Keep
  • The Last House on Needless Street
  • Once There Were Wolves
  • The Choice: Embrace the Possible
  • Under the Whispering Door
  • Fresh Paint
  • The Magician
  • Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness
  • Oh William!
  • A Million Things
  • Mixed Media Color Studio
  • A Little Hope
  • The Heart Principle
  • Unconditional Confidence
  • The Lightmaker’s Manifesto
  • Unbound
  • French Braid
  • A Line to Kill
  • Yerba Buena
  • Inward
  • Burnout
  • Lessons in Chemistry

And here are all 229 of my reads from 2021 in reverse order. You can find all the reviews here and some of my drawings with reviews on instagram here.

  1. The Other Black Girl
  2. End of the World House
  3. Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships
  4. The Girl I Was
  5. Greetings From Asbury Park
  6. Confess
  7. Sea of Tranquility
  8. Imaginable
  9. Small Things Like These
  10. A Ballad of Love and Glory
  11. The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward
  12. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?
  13. Firekeeper’s Daughter
  14. Wish You Were Here
  15. Drawn on the Way: A Guide to Capturing the Moment Through Live Sketching
  16. The Island of Missing Trees
  17. Just Haven’t Met You Yet
  18. Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
  19. Lessons in Chemistry
  20. Beneath the Stairs
  21. Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
  22. Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
  23. Like a House on Fire
  24. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
  25. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
  26. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
  27. Clarity & Connection
  28. I Hope This Finds You Well
  29. The Sentence
  30. The Younger Wife
  31. Inward
  32. Always Only You (Bergman Brothers, #2)
  33. Ever After Always (Bergman Brothers, #3)
  34. The Night She Disappeared
  35. Off Season
  36. Yerba Buena
  37. The Atlas Six (The Atlas, #1)
  38. The Lincoln Highway
  39. Cackle
  40. A Line To Kill (Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery, #3)
  41. No Cure for Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear
  42. Already Enough: A Path to Self-Acceptance
  43. French Braid
  44. Out of Love
  45. The Suite Spot (Beck Sisters, #2)
  46. The Golden Couple
  47. The Selfless Act of Breathing
  48. Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
  49. The Love Hypothesis (The Love Hypothesis, #1)
  50. The Last House on the Street
  51. Apples Never Fall
  52. The Arrangement
  53. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  54. Take Me with You When You Go
  55. Rock Paper Scissors
  56. The Maid
  57. Heart Smart (Work For It #2)
  58. Gone By Morning
  59. The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self
  60. A History of Wild Places
  61. O Beautiful
  62. The Wonder Test
  63. Matrix
  64. The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy
  65. Beautiful World, Where Are You
  66. Dark Roads
  67. Unconditional Confidence: Instructions for Meeting Any Experience with Trust and Courage
  68. The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self
  69. The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
  70. Tin Camp Road
  71. A Little Hope
  72. Zen Wisdom for the Anxious: Simple Advice from a Zen Buddhist Monk
  73. To Sir, with Love
  74. Get Messy Art: The No-Rules, No-Judgment, No-Pressure Approach to Making Art – Create with Watercolor, Acrylics, Markers, Inks, and More
  75. Drawing Is for Everyone: Simple Lessons to Make Your Creative Practice a Daily Habit – Explore Infinite Creative Possibilities in Graphite, Colored Pencil, and Ink
  76. Mixed Media Color Studio: Explore Modern Color Theory to Create Unique Palettes and Find Your Creative Voice–Play with Acrylics, Pastels, Inks, Graphite, and More
  77. Where the Truth Lies
  78. Cloud Cuckoo Land
  79. A Million Things
  80. Dear Me
  81. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  82. Oh William!
  83. No Hiding in Boise
  84. Jacket Weather
  85. The Break-Up Book Club
  86. Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness
  87. Nothing More Dangerous
  88. The Shimmering State
  89. Not a Happy Family
  90. All Together Now
  91. The Stepsisters
  92. For Your Own Good
  93. Listening Still
  94. The Magician
  95. Rock the Boat
  96. Eight Perfect Hours
  97. Create Beautiful: A Glam Creativity Workbook for a Vibrant Life and Home
  98. Fresh Paint: Discover Your Unique Creative Style Through 100 Small Mixed-Media Paintings
  99. Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same
  100. The Five Wounds
  101. The Maidens
  102. Under the Whispering Door
  103. What a Happy Family
  104. Notes from the Burning Age
  105. The Choice: Embrace the Possible
  106. The Layover
  107. One Last Stop
  108. Hostage
  109. Who Is Maud Dixon?
  110. We Are the Brennans
  111. The Guncle
  112. Malibu Rising
  113. The Husbands
  114. Rabbits
  115. What If You & Me (Say Everything, #2)
  116. Once There Were Wolves
  117. Yoga Pant Nation (Class Mom, #3)
  118. You’re Going to Survive
  119. Razorblade Tears
  120. A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram, #2)
  121. The Last House on Needless Street
  122. Several People Are Typing
  123. Heartbreak for Hire
  124. Exit
  125. The Guide
  126. Instructions for Dancing
  127. The People We Keep
  128. Colorful
  129. If Only
  130. The 22 Murders of Madison May
  131. Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
  132. The Road Trip
  133. Easy Crafts for the Insane: A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things
  134. How Lucky
  135. How to Save a Life
  136. Competitive Grieving
  137. Together We Will Go
  138. Morningside Heights
  139. That Summer
  140. What You Can See from Here
  141. What Comes After
  142. Girls with Bright Futures
  143. Life’s Too Short (The Friend Zone, #3)
  144. The Last Thing He Told Me
  145. Mary Jane
  146. The Perfect Daughter
  147. People We Meet on Vacation
  148. Project Hail Mary
  149. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
  150. Early Morning Riser
  151. The Finish Line (The Ravenhood, #3)
  152. The Last Goodbye
  153. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
  154. Exodus (The Ravenhood Duet #2)
  155. Flock (The Ravenhood, #1)
  156. One Two Three
  157. Second First Impressions
  158. When the Stars Go Dark
  159. When I Ran Away
  160. The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
  161. Every Vow You Break
  162. Perfect on Paper
  163. The Good Sister
  164. Gold Diggers
  165. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage
  166. Revival Season
  167. A Town Called Solace
  168. A Million Reasons Why
  169. The Intimacy Experiment (The Roommate, #2)
  170. Her Here
  171. On Hampstead Heath
  172. What Kind of Woman
  173. Everything After
  174. Only When It’s Us (Bergman Brothers, #1)
  175. Brood
  176. The Plot
  177. The Power Couple
  178. Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage
  179. Meet Me in Another Life
  180. The Kitchen Front
  181. The Soulmate Equation
  182. Infinite Country
  183. It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake
  184. Klara and the Sun
  185. Every Last Fear
  186. No One Is Talking About This
  187. Sorrow and Bliss
  188. We Run the Tides
  189. The Echo Wife
  190. The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket
  191. Faye, Faraway
  192. Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1)
  193. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
  194. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
  195. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  196. The Kindest Lie
  197. Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing
  198. Keeping a Nature Journal: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You
  199. Switch
  200. This Close to Okay
  201. The Ex Talk
  202. The Push
  203. The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1)
  204. Winterkeep (Graceling Realm, #4)
  205. Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6)
  206. Black Buck
  207. Love Poems for the Office
  208. Happy Habits: 50 Science-Backed Rituals to Adopt (or Stop) to Boost Health and Happiness
  209. How to Figure Out What to Do with Your Life
  210. The Anxiety and Depression Workbook: Simple, Effective CBT Techniques to Manage Moods and Feel Better Now
  211. Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles
  212. Dear Child
  213. Blacktop Wasteland
  214. The Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)
  215. Mother May I
  216. Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
  217. The Lowering Days
  218. Good Company
  219. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  220. The Color Purple
  221. The Lost Apothecary
  222. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  223. Three O’Clock in the Morning
  224. Take It Back (Zara Kaleel, #1)
  225. The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett
  226. How to Fail at Flirting
  227. Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair
  228. Float Plan (Beck Sisters, #1)
  229. Enneagram Empowerment: Discover Your Personality Type and Unlock Your Potential

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