Book Gang Podcast Episode 17: The Best Books of 2021 (Part 2)

Book Gang Episode 17: Best Books of 2021 (Part 2)

Looking for the second half of our Best Books of 2021?

We are here for you! 

That episode is here today and I couldn’t be more excited. Next week I will gather a blog version of my favorite reads, but I hope you can enjoy the audio version of the best books of our year today. 

It’s time for the best books of 2021, and who better to lead us through this year than MomAdvice Book Gang superstar Larry. Larry ranks 28th as a top reviewer for GoodReads and has read over 360 books (so far) this year. So we were each challenged to bring our top twenty best books of the year to the show today.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 17: The Best Books of 2021 (Part 2)

Listen to the Show:

Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!

Did you miss part 1? Check it out HERE!

Mentioned in this episode:

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

The Editor by Steven Rowley

A Star is Bored by Byron Lane

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby

Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Laurie Frankel Interview on MomAdvice

Catch Us When We Fall by Juliette Fay

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

In my Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

A Little Hope by Ethan Joella

Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg

The Power of Ritual by Casper Her Kuile

Book Gang Episode 2: Reading Rituals and Comforting Reads 

The Charm Offensive by Allison Cochrun

We Begin in the End by Chris Whitaker

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

Cosmology of Monsters by Sean Patrick Hopkins

Larry on Goodreads

Larry on Bookstagram

It’s Either Sadness or Bookphoria

Connect With Me:

Amy is @momadvice on Instagram

Join the Patreon Community For the Bonus Content

This Week’s Patreon Bonus

This year I’m adding a new bonus feature for our book club community. Each month, you will have a music playlist to go with your book club books. 

Our January 2022 MomAdvice Book Club Playlist celebrates all nine lives of Rose Napolitano as she travels through alternate worlds to find herself. Enjoy this playlist with our book chat this month or as a lyrical escape in celebration of our book year kickoff.

Find this week’s bonus here.


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Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.

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Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.  

Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.

Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.

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Book Gang Episode 17: Best Books of 2021 (Part 2)


Did you miss part one?

Book Gang Podcast Episode 16: Best Book of 2021 (Part 1)

Best Books of 2021 (Part 1)


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