Hey guys! Merry Christmas Eve Eve to you all! One of my favorite days of the year. I am so excited to bring to you my favorites of the year. I did notice I didn’t really give many books a 5 star. I think only 3 books which is wild to me. I feel this year has been a bit of an iffy reading year for me. I am hoping 2022 is better. That is so crazy to say. I still can’t believe it is next week. Anyway let’s dive in to see my favorite of the year.
I really enjoyed reading the Renegades series last year. So was sad to finish this earlier this year. I did feel this wrapped things up nicely. There was some new information at the end that gives me hope there could be another book. If not another book maybe a novella. I would love for this world to be revisited. I do miss it so much. I defintely plan to read all of Marissa Meyer’s books.
I feel I have been mentioning Kimberly a lot on my blog. I am happy to say this is good thing. I really enjoyed this book. So much I gave it 5 stars. I thought this was such an enjoyable thriller. I was very familar with the location this book took place. I also had no idea what to expect. I had no idea who did it so I was very surprised at the ending. I know I haven’t really said a lot but I feel it’s better to go into this blindly.
Taylor Jenkins Reid does it again. I absolutely loved Malibu Rising. I really enjoyed the whole vibe of this story. It really is just the perfect summer read. I also enjoyed learning the story behind the family while also getting the not so important people’s stories. There was just so much going on but I never felt confused at all. So much family drama just so good. I can’t wait to read more Taylor Jenkins Reid in 2022.
I ended up winning this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I didn’t know much about it. I decided to pick it up pretty quickly. I liked this one. I feel it wasn’t really much of a thriller. There was a lot of drama in this one. I enjoyed trying to figure out why all these bad things kept happening to this family. The author had such a way of keeping you hooked from chapter to chapter. This is my first book from Robyn. I definitely plan to read more from her in the future.
I know I haven’t finished this series yet. I wasn’t a huge fan of the second to last book. That may be the case but I’ve been loving this series so much. I feel Dexter is hilarious in the book. I forgot how funny he was. He has such a dark sense of humor. I always found myself laughing at little things he said. I also just liked comparing it to the tv show. I watched the show years ago. I read a couple of the books and wanted to actually finish it. I’m not sure I will this year but I hope to.
This book was a big surprise for me. I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did. I found myself very invested in the story. I didn’t want to put it down. It has one of my favorite settings which is a boarding school. I’m not sure why I like boarding school settings but they just seem like a good place for bad things to happen. This book had to deal with clones. I have to say some things I predicted and then others I did not. I was pretty shook by this book. I was planning to read the second book this month. I don’t think that is going to happen.
This was another series that also ended up really surprising me. The story is about a girl who randomly inherits this huge fortune. She is trying to figure out why she ended up getting this huge inheritance. It’s so fun. There are a bunch of riddles and puzzles to solve. Plus a little bit of love triangle situation going on. I am very curious to see what’s going to happen in the last book. I’m sad I have to wait until August to read it.
Here are my favorites of 2021. As I was saying this has been a rough year for reading. I feel because I got into a slump early in the year I pushed through books I didn’t want to. However I am very thankful these books were really enjoyable. I am surprised by The Similars and the two books in The Inheritance Games Series. Those were books I read by new to me authors. So I didn’t know what to expect. I can’t wait to read more from both of these authors. Here is to hoping 2022 has some great reads and to finding more new favorite authors.
What were some of your favorites of 2021?