My Favorite Books from 2021

With COVID shutting down any hopes of travel in 2021, it was the perfect opportunity to get into a routine with my reading. So much so that I read more books in a single year than any other year in my life.

These books entertained, taught me soft skills, and filled me with loads of inspiration. This translated to every corner of my life, as I had one of my most productive years ever (I did start this blog, after all!).

So, as the weather gets so cold that your lips chap instantly upon leaving your house, there’s no better time to put on a hoodie (or three) and curl up to listen to or read a good book. So, here are my favorite books from 2021:

A person reads a book on a subway

My top 10 travel books (as of 2021)

A good travel book can induce wanderlust like your mom’s cooking can induce hunger. Once it’s begun, there’s no stopping it. I can’t think of many things I’d prefer to do than sit in a café, park, my home, or even just a small box in a closet (don’t ask questions), and read a great travel book. The descriptions of the places carry your imagination off on its own world tour. The smells seem to fill your nose as they emanate from the local food stalls. The picturesque mountains, cliffs seeming to shoot up into the clouds. The beautiful, sandy beaches and the waves calmly lapping against the shore. The sprawling cities, their skyscrapers clustered together forming a busy hive of humanity.