Being stuck at home was the perfect opportunity for me to rebuild reading muscles that had certainly atrophied as a result of smartphone usage. In 2020 I read 60 books, and in 2021 I’ve been shooting for 80. Along the way, I’ve become absorbed in so many different worlds, and really come to rely on the public library for maintenance of my sanity.
Below are all books that I would heartily recommend. In order to win a 5 star rating from me, the book has to either be worthy of re-reading, make me cry, or change my outlook in some way.