I had hoped I’d read a lot more in 2021. But I didn’t. Personally, I struggle with getting in reading. While I do enjoy it when it’s a great book, I find myself resorting to watching TV or aimlessly scrolling to waste my time with. Getting into a better habit is something I am constantly working on. And even though I follow all these tips, I’m just a sucker for binging TV.
But I did read a few books this year. And some I really loved. My friends really love to read so they keep me on my toes and help to push me a bit. Thankful for them sharing their recommendations knowing I’d enjoy something. Here’s what I read. I also started a few books but couldn’t finish. I started All The Light We Cannot See and I am just NOT into it. And I also started A Thousand Splendid Suns that was recommended to me by a friend who LOVES to read. It’s an interesting story and I plan to eventually finish it. But I took a break from it to read a murder thriller and just need to pick it back up.
All The Books I Read In 2021
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Recommended by several friends since this is a good murder thriller, my favorite. I was definitely intrigued reading this book to see what exactly was going to happen at this epic wedding. It took turns I was not expecting which kept me turning the pages.
Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero by Amanda Kloots
After following Amanda Kloots story last year, I had to read this book. I found myself tearing up many times while reading this story. It was well written and such a heart-wrenching look into the loss of her husband during COVID.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I read this in no time while on vacation with my girlfriends this summer. It was truly a good “beach read” and I really loved it. I’m not usually into a romantic love story, but this one was well written and had me eager to find out what was next.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
I wanted to love this book so much since I was obsessed with Gone Girl. But it just lagged and wasn’t sure where it was going. I wasn’t into it. This and Sharp Objects were just not what I wanted after reading Gone Girl. But if you’re into a thriller this could be something you may enjoy. Just wasn’t my favorite.
Nothing To See Here by Deckle Edge
I was not sure what to expect when I read this when my friend said it was TK. Not knowing what to get into, I started it and quickly realized this was a quirky book that kept me wondering what was next. It is truly a bizarre story but such a fun read.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
A suspenseful mystery of a woman searching for answers on her husband who is on the run. She and her step-daughter search for answers in this page-turner. I really enjoyed reading this and it kept me wanting to see what they’d discover next.
What I Listened To in 2021
The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron
I got into the Enneagram this year and this book was highly recommended. This was definitely a great book to listen to. It went through each Enneagram type and it was a really interesting look into each type. It’s technically a religious book which I didn’t know. However, I barely noticed and feel like it’s really for anyone who is interested in learning more about their Enneagram type.
The Meaning Of Mariah Carey
Loved listening to Mariah share her life story. While I’ve always been a fan of hers, I didn’t really know much about her life. It was super interesting and totally wild.
On deck to be read next is A Single Revolution by Shani Silver. She’s a favorite columnist of mine and I’m excited to jump into this book. I may knock it out before the year is over which is my goal! I already started it and I know I’m going to like it. Shani and I basically have the same brain when it comes to our view of being single vs dating. If you’re single and just desperately want to find that person, this book will 100% be of help to you. I can already tell.
You can read my 2020 reading list here. And hopefully, in 2022, I read more books!