I have five favorite books I’ve read thus far in 2021, in order of my preference.
It’s safe to say that I read a lot of books. At night I usually read for an hour or so before bedtime.
The books below are my 5 favorite books published from January through mid-August 2021.
I wouldn’t know what to do if there wasn’t a book on my nightstand. Or an ebook waiting to be read on my iPad.
I have always loved books and enjoy them on a daily basis.
1. The Giver Of Stars
Summary: Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law.
When a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.
Why I Chose This Book As #1:
This book is about the Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia in the 1930s. These women traveled far and wide to take books to people who’d never had any.
Despite the grumblings of the men in town who didn’t find their work “proper”, these women showed an indomitable spirit to persevere.
Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is epic in its storytelling.
2. Too Good To Be True
Book Summary: One love story. Two marriages. Three versions of the truth.
Just when you think you know where this story is going, you’ll discover that there’s more than one way to spin the truth.
3. Memorial Drive: A Memoir
Book Summary: A chillingly personal memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief.
Book Summary: A debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town.
It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.
5. Little Secrets:
Book Summary: Marin had the perfect life. She’s married to her college sweetheart and owns a chain of upscale hair salons. Husband Derek runs his own company as well.
They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken.
Have you read any books published this year that you found compelling? If so, please leave the title in the comment section.