• Faiza Yousuf

The best books I read in 2021!

And this train wreck of a year is about to end in a few weeks. Thank God for that!


My reading goal for this year was 52 books but I once I reached there, I pushed it to 60 books. Like last two years, here is my list of the best books I read in 2021. This is an unordered list and you will see that my focus stayed on fiction and especially on fantasy.


How many of the following have you read?

  1. Circe by Madeline Miller

  2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

  3. The secrets of consulting by Gerald Weinberg

  4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

  5. Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story by Lee Berger and John Hawks

  6. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

  7. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

  8. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

  9. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  10. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

  11. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

  12. There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

  13. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

  14. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klun

  15. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

How many books did you read this year? And what is your favorite genre?


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