2021 READING SUPERLATIVES

Favorite author: Andy Weir

Favorite book(s): Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Least favorite book: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Favorite thriller: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz 

Least favorite thriller(s): The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Favorite romance: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Least favorite romance: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Best audiobook(s): Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Favorite character(s): Mark Watney of The Martian by Andy Weir, Ryland Grace of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, Karen of Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Least favorite character: Charlie Jordan of Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Most interesting character: Victor and Eli of Vicious and Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

Least interesting character: Finlay of Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Most loved character: Rocky of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Most hated character: Fallon of November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Favorite hero: Ryland Grace of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Favorite villian: Victor of Vicious and Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

Favorite relationship / parent-child: Clare and/or Henry with Alba of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Favorite relationship / parents: Rosie and Penn of This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Favorite relationship / siblings: Danny and Maeve of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Favorite relationship / romantic: January and Gus of Beach Read by Emily Henry

Favorite setting: The Martian by Andy Weir

Best symbolism: Circe by Madeline Miller

Favorite cultural references: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Funniest book: Yearbook by Seth Rogen

Saddest book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Most inspiring: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Favorite book format: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Best twist: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Worst twist: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Most overhyped: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Most underhyped: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Lived up to the hype: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audiobook)

Biggest disappointment(s): Survive the Night by Riley Sager, The Maidens by Alex Michaelides, A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Newest release: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Oldest release: Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Until next time, Meryn


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