Although I read around 70 books last year, I didn’t read that many that I could consider favorites. I have no idea if I’m being a bit more strict about that or if simply I didn’t read the right books, but oh well. This is a short list but what these books made me feel was not something to dismiss that easily.
I’m going to link every book to its page on Storygraph. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a site similar to Goodreads, but it is independent, meaning it is not own by Amazon, so check it out, it has a lot of cool features, and the app and site are updated regularly.
Oh, and the books listed here are no particular order.
Oh my god these books were phenomenal although they hurt me too. Seriously, if you like fantasy and you haven’t read this trilogy, what are you waiting for? Yes, book 2 and 3 are bricks but you can’t not read this masterpiece! The characters and world building were amazing and my heart is still not over about the events that happened here. If you don’t like slow pace books, then don’t read these.
This was the first book I read by this author and I just fell in love with this book. I was meaning to read a vikings book for so long and this book gave me what I wanted. It has enemies to lovers, although I think the romance could have been a bit better, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. If you like vikings stories, then consider giving this one a try.
This is the sequel to The Bridge Kingdom. I won’t say much about it, but The Bridge Kingdom was in my list of favorite books in 2019, so it makes sense that The Traitor Queen is here too. If you like romance fantasy, enemies to lovers and beautiful landscapes, then this is the book for you. (The link will take you to the first book in the series).
I loved the world building and the romance and the characters. Another fantasy recommendation for you. If you like adventures and almost impossible quests in the company of your enemy, then you’re going to enjoy this one. This was the debut book of the author and it was incredible.
Ever since I started reading books by Mariana Zapata, I always include one of her books on my list of favorite books and this year was no exception. Mariana is the queen of slow burn romances and this book was P E R F E C T I O N. Mariana’s books are all standalones but they take place in the same universe so you might find familiar characters in some books, like in this one. Here the main characters was Diana, who is Vanessa’s best friend and Vanessa is the main character on The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. A small warning, this book broke my heart but oh it more than mended it by the end.
So I have another Mariana Zapata book here, shocker lol. This one is her latest release and just like every other book, it was amazing, I loved it, I suffered a bit but then my heart was racing like crazy when the main characters brushed hands. If you like slow burn romances and you haven’t read a Mariana Zapata book, are you truly a slow burn romance lover?
And that’s it. This is such a short list compared to previous years, but you know what people say, quality over quantity. In the comments tell me which was a favorite book for you in 2021, I’d love to know.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙