Top 10 Tuesday — Best Books Read in 2021

28 Dec

I read a lot less books in 2021 than I did in previous years. Some of that was by design, and some was because, well, life. But fewer books did not mean less enjoyment — I had a lot of great reading experiences! Limiting my list to 10 is too hard, so I have split the books into categories: historical, time-split, contemporary and suspense. There should be something for everyone!

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Best Books Read in 2021


Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese

Let It Be Me by Becky Wade

When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser


The Barrister And The Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton

The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Under The Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin


Burying Daisy Doe by Ramona Richards

Everywhere to Hide by Siri Mitchell

Lights Out by Natalie Walters

Network of Deceit by Tom Threadgill

Never Miss by Melissa Koslin

Port of Origin by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry


The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark

The London House by Katherine Reay

Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

11 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Best Books Read in 2021”

  1. Paula Shreckhise December 28, 2021 at 8:27 am #

    So many good books! I have read most and the others I do intend to read!

    • rbclibrary December 28, 2021 at 9:41 am #


  2. masterspj December 28, 2021 at 8:35 am #

    When Twilight Breaks sounds interesting, so much so that I’ve added it to my TBR.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    • rbclibrary December 28, 2021 at 9:41 am #

      Yay! 😀

  3. Eswee @ Spiderwebz December 28, 2021 at 9:04 am #

    This is a great list, probably the best I’ve seen this TTT. I keep adding books to my TBR! :’-)

    • rbclibrary December 28, 2021 at 9:40 am #

      Thx! ❤️

  4. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf December 28, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

    Haven’t read any of these! Thanks for turning me on to them.

  5. Eowyn December 28, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

    What a great line up! Your Historical picks look especially intriguing. Thanks for the recommends! Happy New Year!

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  6. Cindy Davis December 28, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

    So many great books on your list! I loved Tom Threadgill and When Twilight Breaks.

  7. Barbara Harper December 28, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

    It IS very hard to narrow down! Memories of Glass made my top twelve (couldn’t narrow it down to ten), too.

    • rbclibrary December 28, 2021 at 8:23 pm #

      All of her books are great!

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