10 Books that I Loved in 2021

Milena
7 min readDec 30, 2021

7 fiction, 3 non-fiction, most written by female authors

My dearest book worms, as we’re wrapping up this crazy year, it is so nice to reflect on many things that brought us joy. For me, among other things. these are books, every year, without exception.

This year, however, I made an interesting decision.

I decided to read more fiction.

As a recovering self-help junkie, grappling to keep my head above the water during the pandemic, I was sick and tired of being told by kind and smart authors about how to get better, reach my goals, get rich, and buy their product to change my life. I just wanted to enjoy and have fun, I got tired of trying to get better.

Lo and behold, my list of favorite books from 2021 consists of 7 fiction and 3 non-fiction books (and no personal development books). Many Medium writers will promote self-help books, so I figured why not recommend you something fun, engaging, and a bit different, amIright?

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Milena

Engineer. Creator. Sustainability researcher. Obsessed w/focus, mental health, sobriety. On the quest to find gentler and more meaningful ways to live and work.