Booklists: We've added new favorites to our Audiobooks and Book Group lists (including some great young adult books for older discussions)! Plus, we posted a list of 10 Great Summer Reads in August where we highlighted some of our favorite books set in the summer.
Author Interviews: What a list! We've had the honor of interviewing eleven more of our favorite authors this past year--Angie Sage, J. A. White, Alexandra Ott, Rosaria Munda, Stuart Gibbs, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Celine Kiernan, Padma Venkatraman, Karah Sutton, Sarah McGuire, and Graci Kim. Check out our interviews to hear more about their books--and even learn what books they loved as kids...
For Older Readers: We've added even more reviews to our young adult (ages 12+) page this year. If you're looking for awesome books outside of middle-grade, be sure to check it out.
Last but not least, we've posted our first Sequel Reviews this year--the newest installments of series which keep up their excellence throughout. So far, we've highlighted Midnight Train, Out of Time, The Artifact Hunters and Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch--be sure to keep your eyes out for more sequel reviews (posted on Thursdays on our main page) in the coming weeks!
And now...on to the Books of the Year!
For the next six days, we'll highlight one terrific middle-grade novel each day, both on the main page of our website and on Twitter (if you haven't followed us @RapunzelReads, we tweet out all the reviews we publish).
Are any of them among your favorites, too? What other books did you love in 2021? Leave a comment, or better yet, send us a review!
Happy new year--here's to another year filled with spiffing books!
- Piranha T. and SK