The 25 Best Books We Read This Year

For numerous of us, it was a personal objective of the year to read more and guy oh man, did we crush that objective! If youre looking for a great book recommendation– or 25, look no further. These are the 25 Best Books We Read this Year!

PS. , if reading is your jam [ or if you require a little additional motivation to strike the books] make sure to join LIY Reads– Living in Yellows Virtual Book Club. You can discover all of our previous reads and complimentary conversation concerns here and keep up with future book club picks in the LIY Reads Facebook Group. Happy reading, friends!

The Wife Upstairs

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

This was one of our LIY Reads Book Club books and if youre searching for a thriller that will be hard to put down, this is it! While I dont wish to offer excessive away, the book is about a pet dog walker, Jane, who ends up falling in love with a recently widowed male, Eddie. However, Jane is constantly feeling haunted by Eddies deceased other half [ and for excellent factor] Keep turning the pages on this one to learn more …

It Ends With Us

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker– This was without a doubt my preferred book that I read all year! Whether you prepare large scale occasions, run regular board conferences or merely enjoy hosting the occasional dinner celebration in your house, this book will stimulate a fire in you to bring the really best to any event.

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Its not what I would call dark (in the very same method Last Day is dark), however its complete of secret, twists and seeing characters rise out of hard times. With the hope of not messing up too numerous surprises– I do require to suggest you do not read it if you are especially sensitive to checking out about death and/or domestic violence.

Atomic Habits by James Clear– If youre searching for a book to assist kickoff the brand-new year, I extremely advise this one. Its all about the art of forming practices and how you can break habits that arent in your favor and produce new ones that will be. I enjoy how it dives deep into creating systems in your life that will assist to create the routines you desire– as he states “You dont increase to the level of your objectives. You are up to the level of your systems.” Both my girlfriend and I read this and are big followers in the theories within this book!

The Coroner, Jennifer Graeser Dornbush– I finished up The Coroner on Audible the last week of the year and liked it so much I had to dive right into, and surface, the follow up– Secret Remains. In full disclosure– I selected this book since I thought it would be like a book variation of Crime Junkie, my podcast fixation. It wasnt anything like that at all– it follows the individual life of the main character through becoming who she actually wishes to be, and considering if her childhood roots are there to assist her feel connected or grounded down. The series had lots of secret, investigator work and strong woman energy.

Currently Reading: American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins– I cant talk to the complete length of this book because I have not rather finished reading it, BUT from a] what Ive checked out up until now and b] almost everyone Ive talked to whos finished it -its a should read! As Stephen King composed in his review of it, “American Dirt is an extraordinary piece of work, a best balancing show horror on one side and love on the other. I defy anyone to check out the very first 7 pages of this book and not complete it.”.

Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty– Due to my love for all things Liane Moriarty– I was virtually counting down the days till Apples Never Fall was released. In normal Liane Moriarty style, this book follows through the independent and overlapping storylines of almost all characters in the book from their own viewpoint. Her books often remind me of a Poloroid. Each chapter adds a little color and I really did not see the full vision of what was to come until the last few lines of the Epilogue. If you delight in balancing multi-character voices while you watch the complete image establish prior to your eyes, a great read.

The Single Wife, Ella King– I love Liane Moriarty and Ive heard fantastic features of Elin Hilderbrand– so when I check out that Ella King is a cross between the 2, I hit checkout on the Kindle variation of The Single Wife right away! It was a fairly fast read with just the correct amount of keeping me thinking and drew in without making it so I could not put it down to feed my family.

The Wife Upstairs.

I didnt read as much as I planned this year– oops (this is me every year) but we did read this book as part of our LIY Book Club and it drew me in so rapidly! It keeps you thinking throughout the book and there are twists and turns that you do not see coming– highly recommend!

Taking place in World War II, this book is about an orphan kid in Germany, a blind woman in France and how their stories eventually clash. And to top it off, Netflix is producing a series based on the book, which I can not wait to watch!

Im not really sure I can wait that long, I d settle for another book in the series but Im not sure if thats on the way either. I actually wasnt that into the initial Hunger Games series when it came out years earlier, however I enjoy an excellent backstory and hearing how President Snow became who we understand him to be.

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins– Steph advised this book to me, and youll notice its under her favorites of the year! As a fan of the other books in the series, it was also interesting to see the numerous differences in Panem and the Hunger Games occasion in the 60 some years prior to Katniss volunteers as tribute.

American Dirt.

The Last Thing He Told Me.

The Good Sister.

Currently Reading: American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins.

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins.

Last Day, Luanne Rice– Under no scenarios must you check out Last Day if youre looking for a feel good story– however if youre trying to find layers upon layers of suspicion and secret, this is a great alternative! For me, this was among the books that made it feel almost impossible to pull myself away to get things done!

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This book had an ending I did not see coming. Everything about a fancy, remote wedding, and the tales that brought everyone on the visitor list there, disaster quickly takes over and leads everyone to questioning “who is it” and “who dunnit.”.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Im a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid! If you havent read Daisy Jones and the Six [ inspried by the story of Fleetwood Mac] or Malibu Rising, I highly recommend them both– think 70s sex, drugs, and rock n roll! If youve currently read and delighted in those, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is right up your street. A young journalist interviews Evelyn Hugo [among Hollywoods biggest actresses] and informs the story of her scandalous career. I laughed a couple of times, sobbed a few times, and read it cover to cover in just a couple of days..

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth.

The Paradise Trilogy by Elin Hildenbrand.

A daddy and hubby goes missing out on and his wife and teenage daughter are left to figure out the mystery of his disappearance.

Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo: Shadow and Bone// Siege and Storm// Ruin and Rising– Ever considering that I was young [and truthfully to this day] I have actually been such a big Harry Potter fan. But not until this year did I begin breaking open anymore dream novels. I know it might not be for everyone, but I simply chose to accept the truth that I really do love immersing myself in a wonderful universe due to the fact that honestly it is a lot enjoyable and a great escape from truth. This series focuses on a little young female who is at the bottom of society, just to quickly find out that she has magical capabilities that make her the most effective person, and the only one able to conserve the world. Its a completely addictive series, and I would suggest it to anyone who could use a little magic in their life!

The Paradise Trilogy.

I took this book with me on getaway and might not put it down. I believe I check out the whole thing in 2 days! My heart injured reading it, but it was easily one of the finest books Ive read this year.

The Guest List.

The Guest List– Lucy Foley.

Another LIY Reads Book Club pick! While this is a suspenseful thriller, I would not call it frightening by any methods. More psychological! It tells the story of two adult sisters and a trick theyve shared because youth. Youll fall for the characters and it has a great deal of fantastic twists that you dont anticipate! Another great page turner of 2021!

It Ends With United States by Colleen Hoover– My hair stylist recommended this book to me and after seeing it discussed all over social media, I understood I wanted to give it a read. I literally couldnt put the book down– in between the love triangle and the lessons that were taught throughout the book, it had me invested from every angle.

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9 Perfect Strangers, by Lisa Moriarty– I began this book on getaway and while it took me a little bit to get into it, once it got excellent, it got goooood! PS Steph on the group has both check out the book and viewed the Hulu adjustment of this. From what shes said, the show is quite different from the book!

You can find all of our previous reads and totally free conversation concerns here and keep up with future book club picks in the LIY Reads Facebook Group. I literally could not put the book down– between the love triangle and the lessons that were taught throughout the book, it had me invested from every angle. My heart injured reading it, but it was easily one of the finest books Ive read this year.

, by Katharine McGee– If youre a sucker for all things Royals like I am, this is the book for you! This fiction book takes the method of America having royal families instead of presidents, guvs, and so on, and all set in contemporary day America. As in, the Royal Washington family is living in the White House, while dealing with social media drama, scheming sweethearts, and more!

Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey– If youre going to read Matthew McConaugheys autobiography I can not suggest listening to the audiobook variation enough! Having Matthew McConaughey read you his life experiences in true Matthew form is SO so excellent. He explains on how hes come to be where he is in life, the struggles that he conquered, and how he views lifes “greenlights” and “red lights.” Its a great way to be familiar with our young boy Matthew a bit much better and understand who he is!

The Best Books We Read This Year.

Creator and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a pastime blog site into a full-time profession which she now runs along with the LIY group!

In full disclosure– I picked this book since I thought it would be like a book version of Crime Junkie, my podcast fixation. In normal Liane Moriarty style, this book follows through the independent and overlapping storylines of almost all characters in the book from their own viewpoint.

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