Sarah is recovering from surgery.
Abby is enjoying a break from work before nursing school starts.
Sarah read Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Good Girl, Bad Blood.
Abby is reading the London Celebrities series by Lucy Parker.
Our year in books, 2021
We take a look back at our reading life in 2021: our challenges, our wins, and of course, our favorite books. Highlights from the year:
Fiction: Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow, One, Two, Three by Laurie Frankel, Raybearer by Jordon Ifueko, The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Romance: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane, Act Your Age by Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert, and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Non-fiction: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
Most enjoyable: Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Idea of You by Robinne Lee, Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Memoir: No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler and Raising a Rare Girl by Heather Lanier
Audio: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane, and No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny
Read aloud: Heartwood Hotel series by Kallie George, Adventures With Waffles and Lena, the Sea, and Me by Maria Parr, Building Our House by Jonathan Bean, and Construction Cat by Barbara Odanaka
Looking forward to: Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik, Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn, and Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano
Abby tried a baked potato soup.
Sarah devoured chicken and dumplings made by a friend.
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