I read some stunning fiction books in 2021, the quality of books this year has been outstanding. What is more perfect that settling down with a beautifully written piece of fiction? I have not limited myself to a set number of books to showcase, because picking a top ten is just impossible. So here are my very favorites of 2021 and they are not in any particular order.
The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare
A Keeper by Graham Norton
The Hundred Years of Lenni & Margot by Marianne Cronin
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Dog Days by Erika Walker
The Dog Who Dared To Dream by Sun-Mi Hwang
Dangerous Women by Hope Adams
Bound by Vanda Symon
Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale
Together by Luke Adam Hawker
The Garden Of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
One Last Time by Helga Flatland
Mary Jane A Novel by Jessica Anya Blau
This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech
Hamnet By Maggie O’Farrell
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Great Silence by Doug Johnston
We Begin At The End by Chris Whittaker
Black Reid Bay by Rod Reynolds
The Visitors by Caroline Scott
The Silence Of The Girls by Pat Barker
I’m looking forward to another year of reading. Of visiting the books that have been on my shelf for a while and the excitement of new books from some of my favorite authors.
Happy reading to you all in 2022.
4 thoughts on “My Favorite Fiction Reads of 2021”
Well this is a coincidence. Last week one of the members of our walking group (she reads a vast amount of really good fiction) told me how much she loved White Tiger. And now here you are choosing it as a 2021. What surprises me is that it’s been around for many years and didn’t really get a huge amount of attention at the time. Maybe it’s the film version that has given it a new audience.
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My apologies for the late reply Karen, I am having problems with the internet. That is a coincidence. I picked it up on a whim while browsing in the second hand bookshop at Tredegar House and it has sat on my book shelf for quite a while. I picked it at random one day and absolutely loved it. I’m surprised it is not more widely known, because it really is a wonderful read. So glad your walking friend agreed.
I didn’t know Tredegar House had a second hand bookshop. I shall have to take a trip there – I use the one at Dyffryn House (another National Trust property) regularly because they are much lower cost than the Oxfam bookshop in Cardiff or Trout Books
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They do, it is in some of the out buildings before you get to the house itself. x