Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I am usually very stubborn about not doing my best of list until the very end of the year, but I can’t see myself reading a lot more this week, so I’m going to risk it.

I’ve not been a very consistent blogger this year, so I was surprised that eight out of ten of these actually have reviews posted. I feel in 2022, I should at least aim to review anything I give 5 stars to…

Anyway, onwards! Here I give you my favourite reads of 2021.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

I didn’t get round the reviewing this because I didn’t really know where to start. Dark, disturbing, young adult horror – I wasn’t expecting what I got but I LOVED it.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark


The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

The Forevers by Chris Whitaker

I really intended to review this but just never got round to it…maybe in the new year?! Beautiful cover, beautiful story, it’s Deep Impact crossed with On the Beach for young adults. What do you do when you have no future because a planet killing asteroid is heading your way?

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik