Best Books of 2021
This is one of my favorite traditions, a recap of the best books I've read all year.
The links take you to Amazon where you can get a proper book or an ebook. You can also find these books at your local bookstore or library.
Beyond Belief is a book I'd been wanting to read for years.
If you like stories of life inside cults or extreme religions, you'll love Jenna Miscavige Hill's tale of growing up in a devout Scientology family and her journey of getting out.
Educated, by Tara Westover, is a similar book and one I loved in 2019.
Eat a Peach
Celebrity Chef David Chang's memoir Eat a Peach is an amazing tale of the grit and dedication it takes to succeed in the culinary and restaurant world.
I'm a big fan of Chang's TV shows and was surprised by his honesty and openness surrounding his struggles in an industry that many of us can relate to.
We Keep the Dead Close
We Keep the Dead Close is a long and riveting book covering the gruesome murder of Jane Britton, a female college student in the 1960's. There are many twists and turns, this book will keep you up late at night!
Another similar book is Murder in the Stacks about Penn State student Betsy Aardsma.
Red Island House
Red Island House by Andrea Lee will transport you to Madagascar. There you'll dive into a seemingly leisurely life of a wealthy family. The twists and turns of their lives and involvement with the locals and culture will keep the pages turning.
Palisades Park is by Alan Brennert, an author I know and love for his books Honolulu and Molokai.
Palisades Park takes you to New Jersey where you'll see a family's life and involvement with the amusement park over the years. It's a nice read spanning many phases of life, heartbreak, and love.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a book I couldn't put down! It's a story of food, love, and happenstance. As the reader you know what the main characters don't know and you'll be waiting patiently for things to fall apart, then back into place.
the sun and her flowers
the sun and her flowers was on my 2020 best books list and it's here again this year! I regularly pick up this book and relish the sweet little passages and timeless wisdom.
Thanks for reading this list, book worms! I'm so happy to be back in Hawaii and reading on beaches again.
Please share this list with your favorite bookworm friends and let me know if you and I share any favorites.
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