Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Mystery and Thrillers

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.

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Book Review: Ferryman by Claire McFall

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  October 12, 2021

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure

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2021 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again! The voting round of the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. This annual event, in its 12th year, is the only major book awards chosen by readers.

This year marks a couple of changes for the annual award. This year there is no write-in option (which I am sad about since I really liked that option). There is now only two rounds of voting instead of three. The opening round ends this evening, November 28 and the final round runs from November 30- December 5. The winners are announced on December 9.

I won’t be listing all the nominees but here are some categories that may be of high interest to some readers. I’ll also mark the ones that will definitely get my vote!

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Book Subscriptions for the Book Lover In Your Life

It’s the start of the holiday season and with supply chain issues plaguing the world, finding that great Christmas gift may be hard to find. Well, I am here to tell you that there are other ways to get that special book lover in your life that great gift without having to scamper from store to store and encountering an abundance of empty shelves.

Book subscription services are becoming very popular and are a great way for a readers to get a sample of the books that are out there. It allows bookworms a huge amount of choices and a surprise every month. What more can a book lover ask for? So if are trying to figure out that last minute Christmas gift, why not take a look at these book subscription services?

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Book Review: True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  December 7, 2021

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, Fiction & Literature

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: November 19

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: November Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Can you believe it that we have reached the second to last month of 2021? If you feel that 2021 is dragging on, don’t worry…you are not the only one. But as we slowly wait for 2021 to turn into 2022, why not by your time with these great new releases? We have a new legal thriller from a debut author, a romance that will make Jane Austen proud, a graphic novel from an award-winning artist that tackles a tragic part of history and so much more exciting books! These new releases will definitely make you thankful at this time…well, for this month at least:

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2021 Shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year

Waterstones, the UK Bookseller, released their yearly shortlist of this year’s best books of the year. The shortlist and award is selected by booksellers.

If you are not looking to add more books to add to your TBR shelf, then reading this shortlist is highly unadvisable, you ‘ll have a hard time tearing your eyes away from these interesting blurbs:

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