Best Books of 2021 So Far: Nonfiction

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2021. This year, I am switching things up a bit. Instead of listing all the best books I read in one post, I will be breaking them up by genre! So every Tuesday until mid-August, catch my favorite reads of 2021 that will make you want to rush over to your list and add to your ever-growing TBR pile!

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2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

It’s here! Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. According to Goodreads, 5,674,480 votes were cast.

Some of my choices made it through, but there are some winners that I don’t wholeheartedly agree with. However, it does appear to be a well-rounded award list:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 7

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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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: July 23

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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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 25

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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Are We As a Community Doing Enough?

I watched this video from a booktuber, discussing her experience as a black booktuber and systemic racism that has occurred in not only in the booktube world but as well in the publishing industry as a whole. She has made a lot of strong points and passionate remarks. However, I have noticed that while authors and other social media readers reflect the lack of diversity in the publishing diversity (which there is), they are not highlighting an issue that is also equally important:

Reading and books are not fully encouraged in diverse and minority communities.

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Quote of the Day – June 10, 2020

In America, there are not two kinds of people, racists and nonracists. There are three kinds of people: those poisoned by racism and actively choosing to spread it; those poisoned by racism and actively trying to detox; and those poisoned by racism who deny its very existence inside them.”

Untamed by Glennon Doyle