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  • Gabby Womack

My favorite books of 2021

Happy New Year! These are the books I enjoyed reading the most in 2021. You can find the list below this collage.

Listed by genre:

  • Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

  • Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman

  • Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans

Graphic Novels
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (Middle Grade)

  • Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal (Dystopian Comedy)

  • Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman (Romance)

  • Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker (Magical Romance)

  • The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown (Memoir)

  • Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo (History)

  • Transgender History by Susan Stryker (History)

  • Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora edited by Saraciea J. Fennell (Mini Memoirs)

  • Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Adulthood)

Young Adult
  • Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon (Magical Romance)

  • We Set the Dark on Fire duology by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Fantasy)

  • When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez (Poetry/Novel)

  • Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Mystery/Coming-of-age)

  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (Fantasy)

  • How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (Coming-of-age/Magical Romance)

  • Raybearer duology by Jordan Ifueko (Fantasy)

  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (Historical Fiction)

  • Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Fantasy)

  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Fantasy)

Middle Grade
  • Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Historical Fiction
  • Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

  • Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma

  • The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

  • Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

  • Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

  • Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

  • Amor Actually edited by Adriana Herrera

  • Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark (Dark)

  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (Cozy)

  • Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon


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