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My Top 4 Favourite (& Surprising) Books of 2021!

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2021 has been a wild year. In terms of my reading, I went through a variety of phases of trying different genres to find what my favourite types of books are. So let's see what my favourite books I read this year are!

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This book has taken the book community by storm. It follows Evelyn Hugo throughout her life as she becomes a movie star and all about her seven husbands. 

I wasn't sure whether I would like this book but honestly? I loved it. 

This book was so emotional and by the end I was literally found sobbing over a fictional character.

2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

This was another surprising read for me! I've read a few of V. E. Schwab's books but I haven't really enjoyed most of them.

In this book, Addie LaRue makes a deal for her freedom, not realising that there is a catch- that no one will ever remember her and she will basically become immortal. 

We see Addie's life over 300 years and all of the horrible things that happen to her.

This was another book that made me cry. I didn't really like the main romance and, as others have pointed out, this book is Eurocentric and should feature different countries but apart from these points, I did really enjoy this book and I read it quite quickly.

3. The Hatmakers

This is a wonderfully magical middle grade fantasy book. I have a full review for it if you would like to see my in depth thoughts.

In this book, there are families who can make magical items that imbue the wearer with different emotions. We follow Cordelia, a child in the Hatmaker family. Her father goes missing and strange things seem to be going on...

I absolutely adored this book. It was funny, sweet and provoked different emotions throughout. 

4. Aru Shah and the End of Time

This is the first book in a middle grade fantasy series based around Indian mythology. I have a full review for this book as well.

A child named Aru accidentally wakes a demon. She has a number of days to stop him before the world is destroyed. 

I really loved the world building in this book and it was so nice to see the developing relationship between the main characters. I'm currently reading the second book, Aru Shah and the Song of Death.

Have you read any of these books? Do you have any recommendations for me? What are your favourite books that you read this year? 

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1 comment:

  1. I've only read one of these, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but I loved it too!