Another year has passed. I could say 2021 was an even stranger than 2020. For me, it was a bit better. I was able to go to two conventions instead of one ,this year. I started the year working in a factory and ended the year with a desk job. In between all the craziness, I still managed to read 31 books. To end the year on a positive note, I wanted to share my top 10 read in 2021!
10) Hunting Prince Dracula 8/10
I finished this book on January 12th 2021. Which means it was one of the first books of the year. It was also the second review on this blog. This book is part of the “Stalking Jack the Ripper”-series. And in my opinion the best book of that series. I read this book because I used to have a subscription to Illumicrate. They do items about this series from time to time.
9) Dangerous Remedy 8/10
This is actually one of the last books of the year. The review is not even up yet. The same goes for book number six on this list. This book is one of the Illumicrate books I got last year. Only a few months ago, the sequel was released and I thought it is time to start reading the first one. The second book “Monstrous Design” will probably be for 2022, but I can’t promise anything.
8) The Universe underneath 8/10
Pen Stewart asked ‘Gent Leest’ if two people would read her book to review on their site. I was lucky enough to be one of them. It’s nice to read a book that is set in familiar cities but in a dystopian future. I do hope it won’t turn out that way for real. We will see what the future brings.
7) The Sandman 8/10
This is more than just an audiobook It’s an audio experience. I like Neil Gaiman-books and this has a top cast performing it. When listening to it you feel drawn into this dark story. It already has a sequel, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.
6) Around the World in 80 Days 8,5/10
Talking about a classic, right? This is one of those classics that has been waiting on the shelf for a while. In 2022 a new movie is about this book will be released. It has David Tennant in the role of Phileas Fogg. So it seemed like the perfect time for this amazing classic.
5) Phoenix Flame 8,5/10
The sequel to “Havenfall”. Which was the first Illumicrate book I read last year. When I heard there is a sequel, I really wanted to read it. “Havenfall” on its own didn’t feel like a complete story, so if you read one you should read both of them.
4) Mist 8,5/10
I read this book for the Hebban book club, and I am so glad I did. The way Eric Corton describes everything is so detailed, you can really envision every scene just like you are watching a movie.
3) Bird island 8,5/10
This book came to me as part of a Hebban-buzz campaign. It was a really fun experience and this book really kept me on the edge of my seat.
2) The House Beneath the Cliffs 8,5/10
“The House Beneath the Cliffs” was part of the second blog tour I did. I loved doing blog tours this year and would like to do more in the coming years. This book really made me long for a trip to Scotland and made my foodie heart beat faster. Thank you Sharon Gosling for this experience.
1) The Invisible Life of Addie Larue 9,5/10
My favourite book of 2021 was actually released in 2020. I loved Addie as a character. The way she handles living with a curse is so admirable. Thank you V.E. Shwab for this amazing book. It will take some time until I find a book that will be better than this one.
These were my favourites of the year. Which books were yours?