Today I wanted to share some of the books I had the most fun reading this year! Some of these may overlap with my Best Books post, and some won’t, because some of the best books aren’t necessarily the ones I enjoyed the most. Some of the best books are the best because they are so well crafted, they have an important message or are particularly memorable. All the books in this post are the ones I had the most fun reading in 2021!
Lore by Alexandra Bracken – As someone who loves Greek mythology, I found this book a really fun read, especially as the plot very much has Hunger Games vibes. It’s a fast-paced standalone and I had a blast reading it.
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer – I don’t think it’s much of a surprise that another of my choices for this list also revolves around a competition. Contest plotlines just provide that fast, thrilling and suspenseful feeling I love from a story. The protagonist’s voice is fantastic as well, with plenty of snarky humour.
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – This perhaps seems an odd choice but I genuinely really enjoyed reading this one. Although there were some darker elements, the dead goat was brilliant and made me smile so much while I was reading.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – It’s been so long since I first read this series and earlier this year I decided to reread the first book. I forgot just how fun and humorous these books are and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – I decided to listen to the audiobook version of this narrated by Andy Serkis and he did such a fantastic job with the narration, which definitely contributed to my enjoyment of the book. Although the tale is familiar to me through the book and the film, listening to the audiobook was a fun experience.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – This book is full of magical libraries and books – what’s not to love? Something about the magical world of this story really sucked me in and I was sad to leave it behind at the end. I’m sure I’ll be rereading it at some point.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – This book absolutely blew me away. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but I loved it. A lot of the time I didn’t understand what was going on but it didn’t seem to matter because I was having a brilliant time anyway. The world, story and characters are all amazing, and the narrator brought it all to life amazingly. It was definitely the best audiobook I’ve listened to this year.
What books did you enjoy the most this year? Chat with me in the comments!