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My Favorite Books of 2021

New Year’s Day 2022 propelled Goodreads beyond their server limits as over five million existing users reviewed last year’s reading challenge and new users signed up to join them in setting new reading goals. I love the Reading Challenge, with its ratings and reviews to remind me what I’ve read and what I liked - or didn’t like – each year.  I added 45 books this year. Several were Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees, which I read with my son each year. Other titles come from review copies from publishers, previews through NetGalley , or titles that caught my eye while browsing through a bookstore. A few came from Once Upon a Book Club . Another reliable source for new titles is The BookPage , a monthly independent recommendation guide offered at our local public library.  My 2021 Top Ten  In reviewing the 45 books I added to Goodreads this year, I discovered 17 standouts. From those I chose these ten books as my “top reads.” Here they are in no particular order: 1. Finding Sanctuary:
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