Top Ten Tuesday -My Most Read Authors of 2021

Today’s Topic: Freebie

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

I do like a freebie topic every now and then. Originally, I wanted to go with something Christmas-y, since tis the season. But ultimately, I decided to feature my most-read authors of 2021.

17 by Penny Reid – By far my most read author this year, partly because she is prolific, partly because I’m still reading through her backlist and also partly because I love re-visiting her unique characters and their stories.

Hypothesis Series Laws of Physics 4-6; Motion, Space, Time, Good Folk Modern Folktale Series; Just Folking Around, Totally Folked, Solving for Pie Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series; Engagement and Espionage, Marriage and Murder. Live and Let Grow, Beard in Hiding, Homecoming King and Re-reads of Grin and Beard It, Dr. Strange Beard, Friends Without Benefits, Love Hacked, Beauty and the Mustache, Happily Ever Ninja and Dating-ish

6 by Julia Quinn – Like many others, I discovered Julia Quinn through Netflix Bridgerton series and have been slowly making my way through the book series on which it is based, in no particular order

The Girl With the Make Believe Husband, To Sir Philip With Love, When He Was Wicked, It’s in His Kiss, On the Way to the Wedding

4 by Lyssa Kay Adams -I loved the premise of this series about a group of male friends who learn how to love their women better by reading romance novels. Unfortunately, as much as I loved  the first one, the others that followed, didn’t live up to the original for me.

Bromance Book Club; The Bromance Book Club, Undercover Bromance, Crazy Stupid Bromance, Isn’t It Bromantic?

4 by Kate Clayborn – I’ve read a LOT of contemporary romances this year. I discovered Clayborn thanks to the recommendation of author and book reviewer extraordinaire Rachel McMillan, and really fell in love with  Clayborn’s stories.

Chance of a Lifetime Series; Beginners Luck, Luck of the Draw, Best of Luck and Love at First

3 by Denise Hunter – I am a long time fan of Hunter and have read almost every single one of her books including her first one published in 2004. These three are her newest releases.

Carolina Breeze, Autumn Skies, Bookshop by the Sea

3 by Rachel McMillan – Yes, this is the same Rachel McMillan I mentioned above, who has the power to influence my reading choices and also keep me captivated with her own books. I absolutely loved her two post WWII fiction titles and her little Christmas novella following up on two of my favorite characters from an earlier novel was a delightful surprise.

The London Restoration, The Mozart Code, A Ranier Carol

3 by Nichole Van – I’m also a faithful reader of Van’s books and believe she deserves to be more widely known. This year I finished the last two books in her latest series Brotherhood of the Black Tartan and re-read her very first release.

Brotherhood of the Black Tartan: Making of the Marquess, Remembering Jamie, Intertwine (re-read)

2 each by:
Bethany Turner; Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, Plot Twist
J’Nell Ciesielski; Beauty Among Ruins, The Ice Swan,
Harper St. George; The Heiress Gets a Duke, The Devil and the Heiress
Elizabeth Camden; A Gilded Lady, Prince of Spies
Amy Reichert; The Simplicity of Cider,  The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
Lindsey Harrel; The Joy of Falling, All of You Always
Regina Scott; A Distance Too Grand, Nothing Short of Wonderous,
Nicole Deese; Before I Called You Mine, All That Really Matters
Kimberly Duffy: A Mosaic of Wings,  A Tapestry of Light

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8 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday -My Most Read Authors of 2021”

  1. Oh wow, what an interesting topic! Now I am curious if I have read so many by the same author (I don’t think so as I read a LOT of new to me authors). Great post, I love Denise Hunter and enjoy several of the other authors as well, but a few are new to me. How are you liking Julia Quinn’s books? I have been curious about them but haven’t watched the series and wasn’t sure about them.

    1. I like Julia Quinn’s books, but I don’t love them. I suspect all the hype surrounding the series built her up too much in my mind. I’ll probably continue to read her other books, but they won’t be at the top of my list.

  2. Fun! I might have to steal this topic for a future TTT. The only authors I’ve read on this list are Nichole Van and Regina Scott. I just discovered Scott this year and have read A DISTANCE TOO GRAND and NOTHING SHORT OF WONDROUS. I’ve got the third book in the series on my Kindle, but I don’t think I’m going to get to it this year. We’ll see. It’s a fun series, isn’t it?

    Happy TTT!


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