Best of 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of Blogmas 2021! It’s finally time to share the post I have been adding to all year – my best of shelf picks for 2021! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the 150+ books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 11 for this list – a slightly higher ratio than usual, but these books were simply too good to leave any out.

As a reminder of the criteria I use for this list, the book has to be published in the same year, I should have given it a rating of 4 stars or higher, with something that I felt made it stand out over the other books. The titles are just in publication order this year because if I started trying to rank them, this post would still be in my drafts. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2021!

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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2022 | Blogmas 2021: Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of Blogmas 2021! Another year is winding down, the holiday season is almost here, and one of my favorite things to do at this time of year is put together my TBR for the winter. I feel like there aren’t as many major releases this winter as usual, because this list was surprisingly easy to put together even though I limit myself to ten, but I’m looking forward to reading these in the coming months, along with many more!


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How We Fall Apart – Katie Zhao | Blogmas 2021: Day 14

Title: How We Fall Apart
Series: How We Fall Apart #1
Author
: Katie Zhao
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: August 17th, 2021 (Bloomsbury YA)
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You’ll Be The Death of Me – Karen M McManus – The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tour

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus! Thank you to Dave @The_WriteReads for including me in this tour and also to the author and publisher for the opportunity to read this book!

Title: You’ll Be The Death of Me
Author
: Karen M McManus
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: November 30th, 2021 (Penguin)
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As Good As Dead – Holly Jackson

Title: As Good As Dead
Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3
Author
: Holly Jackson
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: September 28th, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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White Smoke – Tiffany D Jackson – ARC Review

Title: White Smoke
Author
: Tiffany D. Jackson
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: September 14th, 2021 (Katherine Tegen Books)
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Lies My Memory Told Me – Sacha Wunsch – Inkyard Press Fall 2021 YA Blog Tours

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Inkyard Press Fall 2021 YA Blog Tour for Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch! Thank you to Inkyard Press and the author for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.

Title: Lies My Memory Told Me
Author
: Sacha Wunsch
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: October 19th, 2021 (Inkyard Press)
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This Is Why We Lie – Gabriella Lepore – Inkyard Press Fall 2021 YA Blog Tours

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Inkyard Press Fall 2021 YA Blog Tour for This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore! Thank you to Inkyard Press and the author for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.

Title: This Is Why We Lie
Author
: Gabriella Lepore
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: September 14th, 2021 (Inkyard Press)
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All These Bodies – Kendare Blake – ARC Review

Title: All These Bodies
Author
: Kendare Blake
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: September 21st, 2021 (Quill Tree Books)
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Lies Like Wildfire – Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tour

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez! Thank you to Dave @The_WriteReads for including me in this tour and also to the author and publisher for the opportunity to read this book!

Title: Lies Like Wildfire
Author
: Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: September 9th, 2021 (Penguin)
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Dark and Shallow Lies – Ginny Myers Sain – ARC Review

Title: Dark and Shallow Lies
Author
: Ginny Myers Sain
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller, Supernatural
Published
: August 31st, 2021 (Razorbill)
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A Lesson in Vengeance – Victoria Lee – ARC Review

Title: A Lesson in Vengeance
Author
: Victoria Lee
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: August 3rd, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Title: Ace of Spades
Author
: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Published
: June 1st, 2021 (Feiwel and Friends)
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The Box In The Woods – Maureen Johnson

Title: The Box In The Woods
Series: Truly Devious #4
Author
: Maureen Johnson
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: June 15th, 2021 (Katherine Tegen Books)
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That Weekend – Kara Thomas – ARC Review

Title: That Weekend
Author
: Kara Thomas
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: June 29th, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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The Ivies – Alexa Donne – ARC Review – 500th Blog Post!!

Title: The Ivies
Author
: Alexa Donne
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: May 25th, 2021 (Crown BYR)
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Mini Reviews #14

Hello readers, and welcome to another round of Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. It’s been a while since I did one of these posts! This installment, let’s chat about: The Game, Wings of Fury and Yes No Maybe So.

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Good Girl, Bad Blood – Holly Jackson – ARC Review

Title: Good Girl, Bad Blood
Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #2
Author
: Holly Jackson
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Published
: March 2nd, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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The Girls I’ve Been – Tess Sharpe – ARC Review

Title: The Girls I’ve Been
Author
: Tess Sharpe
Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Published
: January 26th, 2021 (G. P. Putnam’s Sons BYR)
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Influence – Sara Shepard & Lilia Buckingham – ARC Review

Title: Influence
Author
: Sara Shepard & Lilia Buckingham
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
Published
: January 5th, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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