At the beginning of this year (2021), I was about six months into my blog and ready to spend more time reading and blogging. I decided to increase my yearly reading goal to 25 books. I am excited to say that I have already completed that goal! I have read some fantastic, memorable, and not-so-great books, but I have enjoyed my entire reading journey. Below I’ve included my thoughts on some of the books that I read this year.
Kristin Hannah is one of my favourite authors, and this is another great book by her. I couldn’t put this book down, and that is solely credit to Hannah’s absolutely incredible writing skills because even when I felt a bit disconnected from the story, I was still glued to her book! Great story of love, survival and forgiveness. My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars.
This is a pretty long and detailed book. Obviously, everything mentioned is extremely important but, if you haven’t read autobiographies before, this may not be the best place to start. Barack Obama’s book has also made me interested in learning more about Michelle Obama. I have definitely added her book Becoming to my list of books I want to read. My Goodreads Review 4/5 Stars.
I think about this book a lot. It brings into focus the complexities of marriage and raising children. It also reminds the reader not to lose who they are and what they stand for as they get older. There are so many great messages in this book. My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars.
This will be a memorable book for me as it is my first ever audiobook (and definitely not my last). This was such a unique way to read a book, and I loved it. The story itself was entertaining, and the ending was captivating. The story was written well and flowed perfectly. The author gave each section a perfect amount of time without adding too much unnecessary detail. This would make a great summer read! My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars.
This is one of the few true thrillers from my list. It was a captivating, mesmerizing thriller that kept me on my toes for most of the book. I definitely was shocked by the ending, and I would recommend it to people who love a good thriller. My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars.
The Other Books from my list of 25:
Get a Life, Chloe Brown By: Talia Hibbert
Big Summer By: Jennifer Weiner
People We Meet on Vacation By: Emily Henry
A Happy Catastrophe By: Maddie Dawson
In Five Years By: Rebecca Serle
The Paris Library By: Janet Skeslien Charles
A Thousand Ships By: Natalie Haynes
Girl, Woman, Other By: Bernardine Evaristo
The Best is Yet to Come By: Katy Colins
Under the Overpass By: Mike Yankoski
Daring Greatly By: Brene Brown
Dominicana By: Angie Cruz
Matchmaking for Beginners By: Maddie Dawson
Float Plan By: Trish Doller
The Spanish Love Deception By: Elena Armas
The Tattooist of Auschwitz By: Heather Morris
The Beekeeper of Aleppo By: Christy Elefteri
Hidden Valley Road By: Robert Kolker
The Happy Ever After Playlist By: Abby Jimenez
Before We Were Yours By: Lisa Wingate
How are your reading goals coming along?