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Bookreporter Reviewers' Favorite Books of 2021

Recently we asked our reviewers to provide us with a list of some of their favorite books from 2021. Included is a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles, all published for the first time this year. Take a moment to read these varied lists of titles and see if you agree with any of their selections! Please note that due to personal and professional commitments, some reviewers were not able to participate in this feature.

Week of January 10, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of January 10th include THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD by Melanie Benjamin, a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren; THE SURVIVORS, a thrilling mystery from Jane Harper in which coming home dredges up deeply buried secrets for Kieran Elliott, whose life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences; A FATAL LIE, the 23rd installment in Charles Todd's series starring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, who must delve deep into a dead man’s life and his past to find a killer determined to keep dark secrets buried; and THREE-MARTINI AFTERNOONS AT THE RITZ, Gail Crowther's vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century --- Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton --- became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends.