My favorite reads of 2021!

Today I picked my TOP 3 reads of this year. I didn’t have a chance to blog every book I read, and I only blog about books I enjoy, so I chose these titles from my posts this calendar year.

(cue drum roll):

3. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn – I listened to this one and, as you know, I LOVE stories of WWII/female code breakers/espionage/etc. Great story!!

2. Anxious People by Fredrik Bachman – I read it (and had trouble following along) and then I audiobooked it. Whenever I read Bachman’s books I find my crying at the ending, and then I’m asking myself why I’m crying. He just can write so beautifully of the human experience with an eye to all that is good and true in people.

and finally (cue trumpets):

1. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi – I had this book for almost two years before I got around to reading it (sorry!) and now that I’ve read it, I can’t stop thinking about it. Or thinking about henna as a cultural expression. And thinking about women’s roles and relationships. I found this book fascinating and loved it, so I give it my #1 for the year!

Of course I read LOTS of good books this year, but these three will be ones I’m recommending for a long time!

Happy Reading!!

2 thoughts on “My favorite reads of 2021!

  1. Beth! I am so glad to get these recommendations. I know you only review books you like, so it’s sometimes hard to choose the best of the best. I’m very happy to receive these three titles.

    Keep up the good work, and have a very Merry Christmas!

    Elinor Florence


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