The year 2021 released so many great books. This article will provide you with a list of: thriller, mystery, horror, romance, memoirs, and science fiction books that I have rated all to be 5 stars
I went through so many emotions while reading these books. They brought us a lot of laugh aloud moments, tears, aw moments, and more importantly, they helped to get through this year.
This list below will provide you with my top ten books of 2021.
1. Educated by Tara Westover
Tara were built with a thirst for knowledge and decided to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents to Cambridge where she earned her Ph.D. in history. She took great risks to get the education she wanted despite her family's disapproval.
2. The Reckoning by John Grisham
This book is all about a World War II veteran Pete Banning who awakens one day and goes about his day as always and then proceeds to murder the beloved preacher of the Methodist church in cold blood. Pete’s only statement about it–to everyone such as the sheriff, his lawyers, the judge, the jury, and his family–was: “I've nothing to say.” He wasn't afraid of death and was prepared to take his motive to the grave.
3. The Outsider by Stephen King
This the story of Fred Peterson, the eleven-year-old boy who was found brutally murdered. Evidence implies that Terry Maitland is the killer, but there is lots of evidence showing that Terry was at a book conference when the murder happened. As the mystery deepens, the horrible truth that emerges, results in a heart pounding and tense race against time, and the ultimate good versus evil showdown.
4. The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
Genre: Historical Fiction
President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is in a race against time to stop a cyberattack that would cripple america. President Duncan worked tirelessly tostop the terrorist, find out the country supporting the terrorist, and to find a traitor in the West Wing.
5. Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
This novel is about a family that was out for supper so that as they returned home the daddy finds a dead body. However, there is no blood and no sign of a struggle. Evidence would indicate that the victim had been killed elsewhere and dumped there. Why this house? The situation becomes stranger, involving odd neighbors, a re-appearing young teen, and dysfunctional family members.
6. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Her memoir focuses on how she created her lifetime. She talks about her childhood and also the life she had before she met Barack, towards the person she became with him, and also to the life they built along with their children and her life in the White House.
7. Darker (Fifty Shades as Relayed through Christian Grey #2)
This is book two in Christian’s POV of the story Fifty Shades of Grey. This book gives you an insight of Christian's mindset. You can find more scenes that only Christian is featured in. Having the ability to understand what Christian was thinking and how he suffered gives the book so much more meaning to the Fifty Shades series.
8. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Hope is within a relationship that she isn’t exactly quite happy with. Her boyfriend Josh doesn’t appear to be committing to the relationship and after six years she wonders what their future holds. She plans a trip to their family cottage on Sunset Beach and during that week, Hope meets Tru who is on a temporary visit from Africa to meet his father for the first time. When Tru and Hope meet, they have a genuine interest in each other. As their time comes to a close, their family circumstances get in the way and they have to make a difficult decision regarding their future together.
9. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Alexa and Drew met once they got stuck together within an elevator. Being stuck together leads them to go to a wedding together. Next, this couple just can't appear to get enough of each other. Both have important jobs and busy lives, and due to their busy schedules it's unclear how things would work out between them.
10. How To Walk Away by Katherine Center
Margaret Jacobsen did hard all her life and things are starting to pay off. However, on the night out with her boyfriend that was supposed to be a romantic flight where they'd get engaged, turned into a nightmare. The next thing she knew, she woke up in the hospital, having to face obstacles like she’d never imagined. Her life was forever changed.
Although I am not sure what 2021 has in store for me or exactly what the new year will bring, but one thing that is for sure is that I will have ample great books to get my on the job.
What books did you read this year?