Year end favorites are here and these books were some of my absolute favorite reads from 2021!
We’ve got six days until we say good-bye to 2021!
But before we get to 2022 we do need to address the AMAZING (yes all caps) books we’ve read this year.
A Year in Reflection
Last year I took a very hard look at my bookshelves and realized my shelves did not hold the diversity reflected in the real world. And this year I am very excited to have read more books by and about people of color.
I found books that were empowering, inspirational, thought-provoking, and showed the joy in communities I wanted to celebrate and promote. I challenged myself to recognize the voices that were underrepresented in my personal library, making room for them to find shelf space to live and call home.
And friends, there are a number of books I’ve read that did just that. Filling my shelves with stories I will want to read again and again.
I wanted to take a moment to say, thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to be here with me. Where we found new viewpoints in our book community and building on those experiences. Listening, relearning, and educating myself in how to be a better reader.
I’m here to share stories that are meaningful and that will bring you joy once you’ve finished the last page.
Now let’s get to those favorites shall we.
Sheaf & Ink’s Year End Favorites
- Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L . Browne
- The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
- Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier
- So Many Beginnings A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
- We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
- Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
- The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
- Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
- A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
- Sadie by Courtney Summers
Highly Recommend SADIE Audiobook
An innovative audiobook production featuring more than 30 voices, Sadie explores the depth of a sister’s love – poised to be the next story listeners won’t be able to pause. … He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.
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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Review coming soon)