My Top 5 Reads in 2021

here are my favorite reads of last year! i read 23 books last year but i ended up loving a lot of them. i used to read so much more yearly but life has too much lately. im making my goodreads goal 50 this year because i use to average around 50 books so we’ll see if that happens. im currently reading book lovers by emily henry and loving it so far. 🖤 here’s my little list of favs from last year in order:

1. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

an absolutely stunning debut. this book got me out of a reading slump and it’s all i want my friends to read. i have a review of it from earlier this year on my Instagram!

2. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

i can’t believe i didn’t read this book sooner. it was so insane but sooo good. i would love to reread it already.

3. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

ouch, this was my last read of 2021 and it made me cry so much. it’s a phenomenal novel and it felt too real. highly recommend it but please look at the trigger warnings first!

4. A Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

everyone was reading this book this year and i’ve had it on my tbr for soo long so i finally read it and wow it was good. i absolutely devoured it — i read it mostly in one sitting. the writing is fantastic but not too heavy for a retelling. made me cry but it was a delight!!

5. the Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

there is not one book by v.e. schwab i haven’t enjoyed. this one was no exception!! it took me awhile to read bc i was in a slump but i managed to push through and finish it. schwab is such a great storyteller. i could totally read a series like this!

What were your top reads of 2021? I’d love to know!


My 2021 Reading Year

I used to share my Goodreads stats at the end of the year so I’d figured I’d do that again! Here’s everything I read this year.

In 2021, I read a total of 23 books!

10 of the books I read this year were manga.

I share my top five favorites tomorrow or you can get a sneak peek on TikTok or Instagram!

The longest book I read this year was actually Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell. The Secret History was a close second!