Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - My Favorite Books of 2021


Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is Favorite Books of 2021.  I'm not counting rereads but that's pretty much the only restriction.  If I read it this year it counts no matter when it was published.  Here are my 10 Favorite Reads of 2021.

1.  Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan - I don't have enough words to express how much I loved this book.  It made me cry but was so heartwarming and wonderful that I loved every second of this book.

2.  Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Affair with Books by Helene Hanff - 84, Charing Cross Road of my favorite books of all time but I was disappointed in the follow up and it took me years to pick up this one.  This was another one I absolutely loved.  It was a delight from beginning to end.

3.  The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley - I listened to most of the series this year and I think this one set mostly in Australia was my favorite.

4.  Be My Ghost by Carol J. Perry - This was such a fun cozy and has such a wonderful premise.  Not only did I enjoy the first book but I can't wait to see what happens next in this series.  

5.  Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah - It'll be awhile before I'm able to travel to France but this was a wonderful virtual tour of France.

6.  Death in Castle Dark by Veronica Bond- This was another first book in a new cozy series where not only did I love the read itself but I am so excited to see where this series goes.  

7.  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - This has been on my TBR since it came out and this year I finally got around to listneing to it.  At times it was a tough listen but it's definitely one that has really stuck with me.

8.  The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin - This is another book that really stuck with me.  I loved Grace and her story pulled me in from the very beginning.

9.  Midwinter Murder: Fireside Tales From the Queen of Mystery by Agatha Christie - These aren't my favorite short stories from Agatha Christie but it was so special to come across a few stories I hadn't read before that this book had to make that list.

10. Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber - I have really been enjoying this historical mystery series but loved that we saw a more vulnerable main character in this latest book.

What were some of your favorite books from 2021?


  1. All so wonderful sounding! The only one I have read on your list is Be My Ghost which I really enjoyed. Most of the others are on my TBR pile or wish list. I look forward to reading them. I hope your 2022 in reading will be wonderful too!

  2. I really want to read Once Upon a Wardrobe. The Alice Network was a great book.

  3. Oh wow, I have read six of these and agree they were such good books.

  4. I am so happy to see how much you enjoyed Once Upon a Wardrobe. And it fits in perfectly with my reading for the next six months...I'm joining in on a readalong of all the Narnia books.

  5. Mastering the Art of French Eating is still on my radar. I'm happy to see it was one of your favorites! 📗✨