Hello fellow book lovers, bloggers and friends! I’ve finally gotten around to creating my favourite ARCs of the year post (hooray!!!) All of the books on this list are ones I’ve read this year and that have been published this year and that I will continue shouting about until the day I die.
You can see below the name of the book, a click through link to Goodreads and the date it was published. Followed by a small review from me – I have reviewed all of these books on my blog, so if you fancy a more in depth review you can find them all on my page!
Happy reading 🙂
Haunt and Seek by Thomas Kingsley Troupe – see the synopsis here. Published 1/1/2021.
This was the perfect introduction for middle graders to ghosts and different family dynamics and the history wove itself perfectly into the book too. Even for an adult reading this book it truly was a joy to read.
A Conventicle of Magpies by LMR Clarke – see the synopsis here. Published 6/1/2021.
The cover of this book alone was enough to pull me in and make me want to read this book, but it was even better once I opened it up and started reading. The Victorian/Jack The Ripper vibes shone through this book and made it was what it was.
Unethical by Marla L Anderson – see the synopsis here. Published 28/1/2021.
I enjoyed Unethical SO MUCH. It was like nothing I had read before and it kept me on edge for the entire book, I didn’t see anything coming, it was perfectly executed.
Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine – see the synopsis here. Published 1/4/2021.
My only criticism of this book is that it wasn’t longer. It had a real adult Goosebumps vibe and it featured some classic 80s tunes, I literally couldn’t have asked for anything else!
The Neighbour by London Clarke – see the synopsis here. Published 10/3/2021.
I would scream about this book from the rooftops if I could, it was EXCELLENT. Please, I implore you to just go read it.
Level Zero by Dan McDowell – see the synopsis here. Published 13/5/2021.
I can’t lie, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did, but something about it just worked it’s way into my head and it quickly became one of my favourites of the year.
Silvers Hollow by Patrick Delaney – see the synopsis here. Published 1/6/2021.
Silvers Hollow was a complete and utter mind fuck of a book. And I loved it. It was perfectly executed throughout and even though you’re left with that little feeling of “what have I just read” it certainty is worth the read.
The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler – see the synopsis here. Published 4/6/2021.
A real rollercoaster from start to finish, there isn’t too much to say about this book without giving everything away. But I really do recommend you go and read it if you haven’t already!
Ariadne, I Love You by J Ashley Smith – see the synopsis here. Published 20/6/2021.
The story of your descent into madness will start here. I found this book to be so immersive that I did feel like I was falling into the rabbit hole and experiencing everything that our main character felt.
Silent Pretty Things by O J Lovaz – see the synopsis here. Published 17/8/2021.
A really interesting read that you will not expect to have the ending that it does! I went into this one pretty blind and with no expectations, but somehow it managed to surpass anything I may have thought of it. It had everything you could want from a mystery, all those twists and turns were perfectly executed.
Behind The Veil by E J Dawson – see the synopsis here. Published 1/10/2021.
This is the perfect October read, it had everything a good story needed to keep you on the edge of your seat and looking over your shoulder, all at the same time. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s another one I really recommend you go and give a read!
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten – see the synopsis here. Published 5/10/2021.
I have no words to adequately explain how much I loved reading this one. I honestly got SO much enjoyment from reading it. It’s one of those you just have to read, it will bring you so much joy.
She Kills Me by Jennifer Wright – see the synopsis here. Published 26/10/2021.
The only non-fic book on this list, or in fact any of my lists this year, but was well worth the inclusion. I’ve read a lot of books about serial killers, but She Kills Me just goes to show that anything men can do, so can women. And sometimes even better. If you’re interested in true crime and want a cheeky non-fic book to read, this is the one for you.
Please let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought, I’d love to hear about your views! And, if you’ve added any of these to your TBR, let me know!
Until next time, Em xxx