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My Top 20 Books of the Year: 2021

I know everyone else has already posted their best books of the year, but I wanted to wait until the very last moment to make sure that I was taking in all the books I read in 2021. I got more than 500 books under my belt this year, so I’m very pleased I managed to winnow this down to a top 20 with only a few hours’ tricky wrangling (with just a couple of series cheats). They’re in no particular order – I separated out the top five, but they’re not in any order amongst themselves, either.

So, do you want to see my very favourite books I read this year?

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Review: Historical Romance Mini-Reviews

A few weeks ago I was in a real historical romance mood, and I ended up running out of the ones I had stashed – so I picked up a few new-to-me authors, and here’s what I thought!

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November Wrap Up!

Well, December is here and the year is drawing to a close. But there are still 31 days of reading left, so despite everyone’s ‘Best Books of 2021’ posts going up on all sides, I’m doing mine at the very last moment possible – for now, let’s just look back at November’s books!

Goodreads Challenge

In November I read 58 books – I can’t believe I equalled last month’s amazing total! That means since the start of October I’ve read 116 books, and it pulls me up to 474 for the year so far. And there was me last month upping my goal to 450! I’m aiming for 500 now, which means I need to read 29 books or more in December – cheer me on!

My Owned TBR

In my wrap up for October I said I wanted to get my TBR down from 328 to 315, but I actually managed to get it down to 300, which I’m astounded by! I’ve been making a big effort to read from the TBR rather than picking up new things, but I did get an absolutely magical array of review copies which raised my numbers again, so I’m genuinely so impressed I managed to lower the number by 28 in total.

My December plans are going to be detailed more fully in a post tomorrow, but assuming that I might get a few books for Christmas, I’m going to set a goal of maintaining the TBR at 300 or fewer by the end of the year. That would be a reduction of more than 200 books over the course of the year, as I started January with 505!

Wrap Up

Least favourite: The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Favourites: Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles; The Bachelor’s Valet by Arden Powell

Shortest: Two Bears by Patricia Hegarty and Rotem Teplow

Longest: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

How was your reading month? Leave me a comment below and let me know!