~ Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Reads of 2021 (So Far)~

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works: Each Tuesday will be assigned a topic and then you post your top ten list that fits it. Feel free to add your own spin on the topic to make it work for you! For me, I’m not sure the type of spin I want to put on it, so for now I’ll post fairly straight-forward responses.

I put this month’s topics at the bottom of the post, but you can find the whole list on the host blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to participate using other social media or even by putting your list in the comments.

This Week’s Topic: Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with your own)

I closed my eyes and chose randomly and selected Top Reads of the Year (so far).

**You can select the cover of each novel to access their entry on Goodreads.**

I absolutely loved this novel and cannot wait to read his new novel, Under the Whispering Door!

This story was a very well-written tale of second chance love with a nice dose of humor mixed within the pages.

Abby Jimenez’s newest novel was excellent. She definitely has a signature style to her stories, which I continue to enjoy.

This was a fantastically written story that was very heart-warming. It also reignited my travel dreams for the Caribbean.

This was my introduction to Emily Henry and I cannot wait to read her other novels. A very well-written romance story.

I loved the character’s journey through multiple obstacles, including romance and living abroad.

The concept for this story was really fun and lead to an excellent sequel. Also, I loved some nostalgia as it is set in the 1990s.

Although I loved all of The Folk of the Air series, this novel stood out to me as the favorite.

This was my most surprising favorite as I was unsure of the series after book one. This conclusion was excellent and very unexpected.

This story was a great and unique take on Greek Mythology. There was a great mix of researched material and new pieces created by the authors.


  • May 25: Book Quotes that Fit X Theme (Pick any theme you want, i.e., motivational quotes, romantic dialogues, hunger-inducing quotes, quotes that fill you with hope, quotes on defeating adversity, quotes that present strong emotions, healing, etc. and then select quotes from books that fit that theme.)


  • June 1: Freebie (choose any past topic, or come up with you own)
  • June 8: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them (The wording is weird here, so if you have a better way to say this please let me know! What I’m thinking is… you read a book and immediately wanted more just like it, perhaps in the same genre, about the same topic or theme, by the same author, etc. For example, I once read a medical romance and then went to find more because it was so good. The same thing happened to me with pirate historical romances and romantic suspense.)
  • June 15: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere)
  • June 22: Bookish Wishes (My birthday is today, so celebrate with me by granting the wishes of your friends! This is a popular thing to do on Twitter, but today we’re blog hopping. List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to a wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader so people know how to get the book to you. After you post, jump around the Linky and grant a wish or two if you’d like. Don’t feel obligated!)
  • June 29: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021

Happy first Tuesday post of June! As this week is a “freebie” post, I opened the list of past topics and then just randomly selected one after I closed my eyes. My selection was the top reads so far for this year. I went to my past Monthly Wrap-up posts and then just posted my top ten based on my ratings. As this is a freebie week, I am sure there will be a wide variety of posts and I cannot wait to read everyone’s lists. For my topic, what are your top reads of 2021, so far? You’re welcome to post them in the comments or even give a link to your list as I would love to read them! Happy Tuesday!

9 thoughts on “~ Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Reads of 2021 (So Far)~

  1. Ooo I recently finished Life’s Too Short, and I also loved it! I think my favorite of this author’s books so far is actually Happy Ever After Playlist, but this one was also really good! 💛


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