Andrea’s Best Books of 2021

Happy New Year (somewhat belatedly, 2022 is already shaping up to be another strange year, right?) from the Matchmakers team!

I like to read “Best of” book lists in January. Some of them make me feel like I’ll never be book buddies with the listmakers. The New York Times and I, for example, don’t seem to read or enjoy very many of the same books. But this January, the NPR list and the Parade magazine list both had plenty of books on their “Best of 2021” lists that I read and enjoyed. NPR and Parade, you are my book people! As it happens, my favorite books are all fiction, because that’s what I read the most.

Without further ado, here is my Best Books of 2021 List, with a little help from NPR and Parade:

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

A Marvellous Light by Freye Marske

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Do you have a Best Book from 2021? Share in the comments, if you’d like.

Happy Reading in 2022!!!




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