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Out of the 66 books I finished this year, 29 were nonfiction. These are the top 10 of those 29.

Special mention to The Library Book, Exercised, The Lost City of Z, and The Debt Trap which were all so close to making the list, and perhaps would have on a different day.
#bestof2021 #bestnonfiction

Trashcanman I Love NF too. Beautiful list ❤️ 2w
shanaqui Oooh. I need to take notes on these; I need more non-fic. I read more fiction, but I go through my non-fic backlog so much faster, somehow. 2w
Chelsea.Poole Great list! 2w
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The Hole | Hiroko Oyamada
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2021 was a great reading year for me. I finished 66 books and 21,200 pages, both of which are new records for me. Of those 66 books, 37 were fiction. Here are my top 10 fiction books of 2021!

Also, special mention to The Ghost Variations which came very close to making my top 10.
#bestof2021 #bestfiction

Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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A slim but thoughtful read. Very evocative with powerful prose. A simple man feels called to action on Christmas Eve. Using for #Pop22 #OneSittingRead would also work for #FavoriteSeason if you prefer #Winter Thanks to @TrishB and @Kdgordon88 for putting this on my #ReadersRadar - it was also on Erik Karl Anderson‘s #BestOf2021 #Scribd 🎧

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
TrishB I don‘t think I‘d call it my best read 🤷‍♀️ but I like more meaty books. Like at least a couple of hundred pages!! 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s a 3 star read for now but I might bump it up @TrishB @Megabooks I prefer these shorter but powerful reads as opposed to long drawn out meatier tomes 2w
TrishB That‘s why there‘s books for all us I guess ❤️ 2w
Cortg I like the big, meaty chunksters but enjoy shorter books in between! Nice job with the challenges! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m starting to really appreciate these slim but succinct books @Cortg they manage to pack a punch in a short amount of space 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this one 2w
Cinfhen I think you‘ll appreciate this little gem @Cathythoughts it‘s a really quick read but it leaves a long impression 2w
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Just got home and just opened my #BestOf2021Swap #BestOf2021 and I can't say THANKYOU Enough to @Avanders everything in this package is absolutely perfect. I love the books love the candle, the reading socks seem super cozy. And I will use them tomorrow. Can't wait to dig into all of the books Sanderson has been on my "Author to read eventually list" for sometime so I am very excited about that. Thank you again for everything.

rsteve388 @Avanders where did you get that pretty silver paper?! It's gorgeous. 2w
Avanders Yay!! I‘m so glad you like everything 😄♥️🎆 Oh the paper — that was a 2020 find at The Container Store — I‘m a bit obsessed with wrapping paper 🤭 2w
rsteve388 I have one of those stores here in CO. 2w
Avanders Ooooh they‘re so fun. They put out Christmas paper usually after Halloween… I try to get in there early, before the really popular ones start going out of stock! 2w
rsteve388 Ahhh I am late to the game. 2w
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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The anticipation builds! So many good things to open in my #bestof2021 box !

We had my brother & nephew here for our annual New Years get-together this weekend, and of course we missed 2020, so it was extra special. We also lost my sister-in-law last March, so it was extra emotional. I realized after they‘d left this morning I had my beautiful swap box to open, and here we are!

Half Sick of Shadows | Laura Sebastian
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This King Arthur retelling was one of my favourites of 2021. #12booksof2021 #2021 #September #bestof2021

Leftcoastzen Oh I‘m glad! It‘s on my TBR need to push it up the pile! 3w
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Favorites | Garret Mathews
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Here are my top picks for 2021. I narrowed it down to 44 books....sort of. If a book is part of a series, I only included the first book of the series and not the whole series. I also did not include any reread series (Harry Potter, ACOTAR, True Blood, Princess Diaries) since the are already favorites.

The Marriage Game | Sara Desai
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Thank you so much @TheAromaofBooks for my #Bestof2021 swap package! The candles smell amazing and I love the idea of the post cards!! I'm always hunting for cards or other things for swap boxes and these will be perfect! I can't wait to try these books that you loved! Thank you so much for a fun, thoughtful package ❤

Thank you to @candority for hosting this lovely swap! What a way to bring in 2022!

candority That pencil case is gorgeous! 😍 3w
kellyann28 @candority Yes, is it beautiful and pretty big too! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! So glad you enjoyed everything. I'm kind of in love with those pencil bags - I love that they are gusseted so that the bottom is flat. I feel like you can fit so much more in them haha Happy new year and happy reading!!! 3w
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@DinoMom - thank you for the wonderful #bestof2021 swap package. I love everything! Happy New Year my friend!

@candority - I was naughty and opened my package early and I haven't transferred the pics over to my new phone yet ,- tee hee.

TrishB I see what you mean about our doggo‘s ❤️ 3w
candority Hahah I guess I can forgive you 😂 3w
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@Gissy this wrapping paper though!! 🙌🏻🤗 #bestof2021 #bestof2021swap

candority So cute! 🐶 3w
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