Top 10 of 2021

1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Just delightful, and NICE, and I loved it just as much as everyone said I would!!

2. Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutano

Possibly the funniest book I have ever read. Romance plus murder mystery with a twist FOR THE WIN!

3. A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

The Scarlett Pimpernel meets Wolf Hall meets Hamilton. It’s irreverent, exciting, sexy, and utterly heartbreaking.

4. The Obelisk Gate & The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

This serious is absolutely outstanding speculative fiction. I loved everything about this series.

5. Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

Definitely one of my all-time favorite YA books. Perfectly blends YA romance with literary fiction.

6. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Completely different than I expected, but utterly fascinating.

7. In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

Jane Eyre meets The Martian with the introspective, almost detached style reminiscent of Interstellar, and I LOVED it!

8. The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

DID SHE DO IT???? I thoroughly enjoyed this foray into true crime.

9. Kindred by Octavia Butler

So much timey-wimey-er than I expected, in the very best way. But … definitely brutal.

10. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

 It’s like if you took Fangirl and smashed it up with Turtles All the Way Down and then added art and forums to it.

Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018
Top 10 of 2019
Top 10 of 2020