As this week between Christmas and New Year lends itself to reflection, I thought I’d share my most read reviews of 2021. These are the books that struck a chord with you the most (and all got glowing reviews from me!)
Interestingly, they all differ from my Top 5 favourite books of 2021 – let’s take a look…
My 5 most-read reviews of 2021
1 / Girl A by Abigail Dean
Coming first by a mile was Girl A. Actually one of my first reads of 2021, this psychological thriller was my most read blog and I totally understand why. It’s one of my favourite reads of the year. I was captivated by the unsettling story of Lex and her siblings. They had been held captive by their parents until Lex escapes and tells their story.
2/ Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
I actually first published this review in 2020 but I think the release of the paperback in April this year meant this was my second most read blog post. Small Pleasures was on my books of 2020 list, and is an absolute favourite of mine. I’m so pleased to see that it’s still so popular. If you haven’t read it yet – you must! Click the title for my full review of it.
3/ Mrs England by Stacey Halls
I’m a big fan of Stacey Halls and, like her previous two books The Familiars and The Foundling, Mrs England is an historical novel that centres around a strong female character. This time, a nanny who finds herself at an isolated house with plenty of secrets. Fully see why you all loved this book as much as I did.
4/ People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd
This was such an entertaining thriller! Very relevant in its theme too as it looks at how revealing too much about yourself online and through social media can have very negative consequences. People Like Her features Instamum Emmy who lives a perfect life in her Instagram grid but someone doesn’t like what she’s doing and it puts her life in danger. A great and topical read!
5/ Snowflake by Louise Nealon
This is such a lovely way to end this 5 most-read reviews blog – a debut novel from an Irish author, I just loved Snowflake. It’s an engrossing, really funny, cannily written coming-of-age story about Debbie White, an 18-year old Irish woman who lives on her family Dairy farm and is taking her first tentative steps towards independence by heading off to university – to study English at Trinity College. I urge you to discover Debbie’s story now!
Thank you for all your support this year (and every year!), it always means so much to me when people read my reviews and I love nothing more than talking about books, so never hesitate to leave a comment and have a bookish chat!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and here’s to lots more great reads in 2022! x
I found a copy of Small Pleasures in a charity shop yesterday so am delighted to hear it was a favourite among your readers
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It’s absolutely a favourite of mine too! Hope you enjoy!