Monday, January 3, 2022

Best Books of 2021


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week I'm going rogue with my Top Ten (not quite that many) favorite books of 2021- since I skipped the week we did that. My reading was way down this year so I don't even have ten.       


The characters broke my heart a few times. 


Things are a bit open ended- life is messy and there are no easy answers- and I thought this was an absolutely fabulous read. 


If this is the end it's a good one- and if you want a really good saga with strange worlds and compelling characters, I would recommend starting with Aldebaran Vol. 1 and taking the journey. 



If you want a moody, historical vampire tale with nuanced characters and amazing atmosphere you need to pick this up. 


I will probably grab everything she writes. 

55 comments:

  1. Dead Space and The Lights of Prague are two I want to read. And I loved Good Girls Lie! :)

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  2. Some darker reads up there. I have actually read some of those authors though.

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  3. Tengo pendiente los libros de Aldebaran,Gracias por la recomendaciones. Te mando un beso

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  4. I'm curious about Last Night at the Telegraph Club - off to check it out. Hope 2022 is a good year for books.

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  5. I keep hearing good things about Last Night at the Telegraph Club.

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  6. Good Girls Lie is on my TBR and really everything by JT Ellison is. Happy 2022 reading!

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  7. Dead Space!! So so good. Salvation Day is really good too😁

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  8. I read the last three! Agreed, they were very good!

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  9. I want to read The Last Night At the Telegraph Club. I'm off the board this week. My TTT is my favorite book club selections this past year

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  10. Last night at te telegraph club caugh my attention.

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  11. I read very little in 2021. In fact I haven't even logged into GR to add in what I've read. Maybe someday. *shrugs* Glad you still found some great reads in 2021! :)

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  12. Looks like some unique books she found this past year. Awesome!

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  13. I've heard great things about Last Night at the Telegraph Club, maybe I should give it a try.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/10-most-anticipated-canadian-releases-in-early-2022/

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  14. Last Night at the Telegraph Club looks so good! I still have to read it but I can't wait :) Glad to see you enjoyed it! All These Bodies looks great too!

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  15. I've seen Last Night at the Telegraph Club on a few blogs. I'm thinking I should take it as a sign and actually check it out as I remember adding it to my TBR. I heard mixed things about All These Bodies so I'm probably going to check it out but I'm keeping my expectations down just in case.

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  16. I'm always in the mood for a moody, historical vampire tale so that one sounds great!

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  17. I haven't read any of these but I'm glad you have enjoyed them. It's interesting to see how different everyone's book taste compare to mine.

    Have a lovely day.

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  18. I read one of J.T. Ellison's books last year and really liked it. I have to check out more of the author's books.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your favorites. Telegraph Club looks intriguing.

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  20. I haven't read any of these. But I remember you talking about The Telegraph Club something (too lazy to scroll back up) earlier in 2021.

    Hope you will read way more than 10 awesome books this year!!

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  21. Historical vampire tale? Will need to check that one out!

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  22. I really want to read Last Night at the Telegraph Club and All These Bodies!

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  23. The Lights of Prague is intriguing. Moody + historical + vampires sounds so good!

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  24. I need to get to Last Night At The Telegraph Club. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-release-for-the-first-half-of-2021-part-1/.

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  25. I haven't read any of these, but I was just eyeing my copy of Dead Space and am looking forward to reading it this year (fingers crossed). The Lights of Prague sounds wonderful. I think I would like that one.

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  26. I've just added Last Night at the Telegraph Club to my tbr. I've heard so many great things!

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  27. Last Night at the Telegraph Club warrants more investigation. I think it might be just what I’m looking for!

    Hope you had a good new year. I have not liked being away from the blog so much during the holidays…

    Lori
    https://fiftytwo.blog/2022/01/04/ttt-auto-buy-authors/

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  28. The Lights of Prague sounds great!

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  29. I added Last Night in Prague to my tbr. Any book with good atmosphere is right up my alley.

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  30. All These Bodies has been on my TBR for a bit, glad to hear it was a good one. Dead Space and Good Girls Lie both sound awesome.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

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  31. I KNEW you would put Dead Space on your list!

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  32. Great list! So glad you enjoyed Last Night at the Telegraph Club; I just got it for Christmas and I'm really excited to try it.

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  33. Last Night at the Telegraph Club was one that I was so excited about and have yet to read it! I need to bump it up on the TBR!

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  34. Dead Space is coming up next on my TBR. I love Kali Wallace!

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  35. Going to try to get my hands on The Last Night at the Telegraph Club this year. Glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  36. I enjoyed a book by J.T. Ellison. Must read more by her. Great list, Greg!

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  37. Last Night at the Telegraph Club is still high on my list of books to check out! I really want to/need to get to The Lights of Prague and Dead Space!

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  38. Always a good idea to go back to the weeks we missed. So we can see which books you enjoyed last year.

    As you know, I had to do a twist, as well. Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

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  39. I'm going to have to check out Good Girls Lie. That one intrigues me.

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  40. I didn't read much this year either or have many books that blew me away but overall, I liked almost everything I read. Good enough lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  41. Added Dead Space and Last Night at the Telegraph Club to my list!

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  42. Thanks for sharing! It reminds me I need to try to find Aldebaran!
    Here are my favorites: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/01/03/year-of-reading-2021-part-1-my-top-18/

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  43. I'm glad I'm not the only one who missed last week!

    I keep hearing great things about Last Night at the Telegraph Club. I love the cover for The Lights of Prague.

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  44. Last Night at the Telegraph Club sounds wonderful. What a nice mix of books!

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  45. Last Night at the Telegraph Club was fabulous! I actually just ordered it for my mom to read! I really enjoyed All These Bodies, too! I HAVE to read Dead Space, too, it sounds so good and I have enjoyed her books as well! I also say this often, but I do REALLY want to get to Aldebaran, too! Glad you found some favorites even if it wasn't your best reading year!

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  46. I hear you on Dead Space. Started it a while ago, it's so intense but it was also very bleak in those first few chapters and I ended up putting it on hold... Need to get back there.

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  47. These seem like some great picks. I didn't have the best reading year in 2021, but I found a couple of new favorite authors, so that's something. Here's to hoping that 2022 delivers in all of the best ways!! 🌺

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  48. I need to check out more Kendare Blake books, they always sound so good!

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  49. Last Night at the Telegraph Club was absolutely marvelous. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. At least you found a few great ones in the books you read! You really did like Lights of Prague, I may have to try it!

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  51. I want to read Last Night at the Telegraph Club! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  52. Google has been giving me such a hard time when I try to comment from my phone! I could swear I had left a comment here! Because I remember LOVING what you said about the Lights of Prague!

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