Top 50 books of 2021

2021 is coming to an end and I want to finish off the year going through my top 50. I’ve actually put them in order. All these books were I’m pretty sure all 5 star reads for me or books I would read again.

50. The Rot by Siri Petterson

YA Fantasy novel filled with mythology, Book 2 in the Raven Rings series.

49. Odin’s Child by Siri Petterson

YA Fantasy novel which is a high fantasy based in mythology. Book 1 in the Raven Rings series

48. The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

New Adult/Adult contemporary romance novel which is a standalone.

47. The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

New Adult/Adult contemporary romance standalone novel.

46. Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Mystery contemporary fiction novel set in Scotland.

45. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

YA Fantasy novel. It is a historical fiction and a retelling.

44. Shrouded in the Dark by Aspen Black

New Adult paranormal fantasy romance.

43. The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

Young Adult fantasy. Think dark Hogwarts. Book 2 in the series

42. Lightfall by Tim Probert

Middle Grade graphic novel. A fantasy adventure with beautiful illustrations and message.

41. Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

Middle Grade novel.

40. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

New Adult/Adult contemporary romance set in college.

39. Jackaby by William Ritter

Young Adult Fantasy, historical fiction with the supernatural. Book 1 in the series

38. The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

Young Adult fantasy with steampunk and fae. Book 3 in the series

37. The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Young Adult fantasy with steampunk and fae. Book 2 in the series

36. The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Young Adult fantasy with steampunk and fae. Book 1 in the series

35. Eros by Carly Spade

Adult fantasy romance with Greek mythology. Book 4 in the series

34. Apollo by Carly Spade

Adult fantasy romance with Greek mythology. Book 2 in the series

33. Ares by Carly Spade

Adult fantasy romance with Greek mythology. Book 3 in the series

32. Hades by Carly Spade

Adult fantasy romance with Greek mythology. Book 1 in the series

31. The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa

Contemporary fiction and Japanese literature with magical realism

30. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Young Adult fantasy. It is a mythology retelling with romance and magic.

29. Midnight in Everwood by M.A Kuzniar

Young Adult Fantasy. It is a retelling of the Nutcracker.

28. House of Wolves by Casey L. Bond

Young Adult fantasy and it is the final book in the duology

27. The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

Young Adult Fantasy with romance, adventure and pirates.

26. Blindsided by Amy Daws

Adult contemporary sports romance. This surrounds soccer.

25. From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

Adult contemporary sports romance. This surrounds ice skating.

24. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

New Adult/Adult contemporary sports romance.

23. Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

Young Adult/New Adult fantasy romance with magic and witches.

22. A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

New Adult/Adult fantasy romance. It is a Greek mythology retelling.

21. House of Eclipses by Casey L. Bond

Young Adult fantasy and the first book in the duology.

20. Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Young Adult fantasy. It is a high fantasy retelling with romance, adventure and magic. Last book in the duology

19. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Young Adult fantasy. It is a high fantasy retelling with romance, adventure and magic. First book in the duology

18. Close Quarters by Kandi Steiner

New Adult/ Adult contemporary romance.

17. Someone You Love by Kristen Granata

New Adult/Adult contemporary sports romance.

16. For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whiten

Young Adult fantasy. It is a fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood.

15. Gravebriar by Casey L. Bond

Young Adult fantasy with romance, magic and witches.

14. Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Young Adult fantasy. It is a contemporary retelling of Peter Pan.

13. Neon Gods by Katee Robert

Adult contemporary fantasy romance. It is a Greek mythology retelling and book 1 in the series.

12. Namesake by Adrienne Young

Young Adult Fantasy with adventure, romance and pirates. It is second book in the duology.

11. The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffen

Young Adult Fantasy. It is an urban fantasy with witches and romance. A refreshing take on how the magic system works.

10. Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Young Adult fantasy. It is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin with romance and horror elements.

9. The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

Young Adult Fantasy romance with magic. It’s book 2 in the series.

8. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Young Adult Fantasy romance with magic. It’s book 1 in the series.

7. A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout

New Adult/Adult high fantasy romance. It is book 1 in the series.

6. The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

New Adult fantasy romance. It is book 3 in the series.

5. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

New Adult fantasy romance. It is book 2 in the series.

4. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

New Adult fantasy romance. It is book 1 in the series.

3. Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Adult contemporary romance with fantasy elements. It also has LGBT representation.

2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Adult contemporary romance with fantasy elements. It also has LGBT representation.

And number…

1. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber.

Young Adult Fantasy romance with magic. It is book 1 in the series and is within the world of the Caraval series.

This year it was so hard to rank them in order and I could always move some books around but I’m quite happy with how these books are ranked. I read over 200 books this year so these are definitely my top 50.

Looking forward to what books I read in 2022.

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