I'm not sure how to start this post because 2021 was truly a whirlwind for me in every sense of the word. I will say that I'm super excited to finally be getting a chance to look through my books from 2021 and pick out favorites and once again feel excited and delighted by the wonderful books I was fortunate enough to read this year.
As usual, I read far too many books this year to narrow it down too much (or rather, I'm too indecisive to pick only a couple), so I've once again decided to split my lists up. This first post will feature backlist titles I read in 2021 (anything pre-2021 release will be counted) and, because I only have a couple of them, two 2022 ARCs I read that were truly phenomenal. Part II will be up next week, and my annual reading stats post that I love making will be up hopefully by the end of the month. These lists are in no particular order and include those books that I just had a blast reading, am still thinking about, and that make me remember why I love reading so much. So enough talk, let's dive into the books!
Backlist Titles (pre-2021 release, in no particular order):
1. The Marrow Thieves by Cheri Dimaline: I read this after reading and loving Dimaline's The Wild and I think I may have loved it even more. This is a hard read that tackles some really intense topics in a way that I found utterly compelling and gut-wrenching. A sequel to this was released at the end of last year and I was fortunate enough to receive it for Christmas, so I'll be diving into that very soon!
Have you read any of these books? What backlist titles did you read and love last year?