Of the seventy books I read in 2021, here are the twenty-three I deem worthy of a 5-star rating. How lucky are readers there are so many wonderful books out there! Any on this list that jive with your five-star ratings? Any I missed to add to my 2022 TBR pile? Comment below.
And, how about the covers? While I’m in the midst of cover design for my historical fiction, which ones catch your eye? Why? Comment below.
Alphabetic list only by title.
- The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers by Terri-Lyne DeFino
- Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
- Catch Us When We Fall by Juliette Fay
- Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput
- A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
- Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell
- The Huntress by Kate Quinn
- Landscape of a Marriage, by Gail Ward Olmsted
- The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
- Mercy House by Alena Dillon
- Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
- The Mountains Sing, by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
- The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
- Painting the Light by Sally Cabot Gunning
- The Point of Vanishing, by Maryka Biaggio
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
- Radium Girls, by Kate Moore
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Sound Between the Notes, by Barbara Linn Probst
- Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
- This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
- The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni
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