Our year in books, 2021

Life lately

Sarah is recovering from surgery.

Abby is enjoying a break from work before nursing school starts.

Reading lately

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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

Eating lately

Abby tried a baked potato soup.

Sarah devoured chicken and dumplings made by a friend.

If you’d like to join in the conversation, please leave us a comment, email us at friendlierpodcast@gmail.com, or find us on Instagram @friendlierpodcast. Thanks for listening!

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