2021 Year-End Wrap-Up

Books Finished: 135
87 (64%)
Non Fiction: 
48 (36%), including 19 memoirs

Debut Authors: 49 (36%)
Authors of Color: 
51 (38%)
Male/Female Authors: 
102 female (76%), 37 male (27%), 1 other (1%)

Diverse Topics: 57 (42%)
 7 (5%) (audiobooks are just so hard for me…I prefer listening to podcasts!)

Repeat Authors: 
31 (23%) – Akwaeke Emezi, Susan Meissner, Kristin Hannah, Walter Isaacson, Maggie O’Farrell, Patricia Engel, Ibrham X. Kendi, Kate Hope Day, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Jo Piazza, Chanel Cleeton, Laurie Frankel, Riley Sager, Emily Henry, Kate Quinn, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Kubica, Patrick Radden Keefe, Becky Dorey-Stein, Mesha Maren, Casey McQuiston, Min Jin Lee, Jojo Moyes, Elin Hilderbrand, Anthony Doerr, Chuck Wendig, Jodi Picoult, Helen Hoang, Sally Rooney, Yara Zgheib, Diane Chamberlain

By the Numbers:

Favorite Books:

Overall, I felt really satisfied with my reading this year. Some standout books include:

Best Fiction:

Best Non-Fiction:

Books I Couldn’t Put Down:

Best Memoirs:

Best Historical Fiction:

2022 Resolutions:

  • Reading goal: 125
  • Read more BIPOC authors
  • Read what I own!


Goodreads Challenge:

My Halfway Top Ten and my Top 10 of 2021:

Book of the Year:

The Unread Shelf Challenge: Complete and finished the year with 47 books cleared off my shelves!

Nonfiction Reader Challenge: 8/12 (Incomplete)

Top 12 Backlist of 2021: 7/12 (Incomplete)

My Modern Classics Challenge: 4/12 (Incomplete)

A to Z Challenge: Complete

Anti-Racist Reading:

Celebrity Book Clubs:

Read With Jenna: 6/12 (50%)

Good Morning America: 6/12 (50%)

Reese’s Book Club: 5/12 (42%)

Sarah’s Book Shelves Summer Reading Guide: 7/18 (39%)

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide: 6/44 (14%)

8 thoughts on “2021 Year-End Wrap-Up

  1. Congrats on your 2021 reads!!! Love your journal!! Did you create it or is it a purchased one? Looks so organized, something that I could definitely use!

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