Happy 23rd Birthday to Me: 23 Favorite Books of 2021 So Far

My 23rd birthday is tomorrow & I plan on of course celebrating on the beach with a good book. It feels crazy to think that I’ve been book blogging since I was 18 aka meaning I’m coming up on my five year blog anniversary in early 2022 (!!). I also just read my 22nd birthday post from last year and it is crazy to think how much has changed – since then, I’ve graduated from grad school, had more ‘normal-life-like’ hangouts with friends & family, started & finished my first teaching job at the high school level, and will begin teaching middle school English Language Arts full time in the fall! 

To bring some birthday celebration to the blog this week, I’m going to be sharing 23 of my favorite books of 2021 so far. At the time of publishing this post, I’ve read 104 books, which is the most amount of books I’ve ever read at this point in the year. In favorites posts, I usually sharing some thoughts on the books I’ve chosen, but I’m just going to share the books by cover, since I’ve already talked about my spring favorites & my summer favorite reads will be coming in September. I’ve semi-categorized the grid by YA, contemporary romance, and contemporary reads.. and the 2 mysteries, 1 nonfiction, & 1 fantasy I have here. 

What have been some of your favorite books of 2021 so far? Have you read any of my favorites? Share in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Happy 23rd Birthday to Me: 23 Favorite Books of 2021 So Far

  1. So many of thoses on your list ive been wanting to read!! Hoping i’d love them as much :3

    So far i’d say my fave would be talk bookish to me, anxious people, the upside of falling and our year of maybe ❤️

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