This year I am presenting my list of the top ten books a bit earlier than usual and think that I will change that habit for good. And the fact that I had to put some four rated books into the list tells you, that either my taste has changed or I didn´t show the lucky hand I normally have when it comes to reading good books. My list for 2021 shows books that were either new releases on the German book market or the English market or both.

I show them in random order because each of them is unique and entertains its readers, or me in that case, way beyond anything a book is usually capable of doing so.

Aurora Rising Aurora erwacht by Jay Kristoff

The year is 2380. Tyler Jones has just completed his training at Aurora Academy and is about to assemble his first team. The coolest and best squad a senior Aurora Academy graduate has ever seen! But on the eve of the team selection, everything is different. Tyler CAN. NOT. SLEEP. He goes on a forbidden excursion and comes across a wrecked spaceship in interdimensional space. The only survivor onboard: Aurora, a girl who has been in cryosleep for the past 200 years. Perhaps it would have been better not to wake her. War threatens to break out – and his team, of all people, is supposed to prevent it. Ouuups. Don´t panic! 

All my Loving by Marie Force

Landon Abbott can hardly believe it: Amanda, the woman of his dreams, seeks shelter with him. But how can he confess his love to her after everything that happened to his twin brother Lucas? After Amanda nearly perished in the fire at the Admiral Butler Inn, she sees the world in a new light. She is determined to feel true love for once in a lifetime. And Landon makes her heart beat like crazy. But do their feelings for one another also exist when they are tested? 

Let It Be by Marie Force

When Lincoln Abbott first saw young Molly with her honey-colored hair, it was instantly down to him. He knows: with this woman he will spend the rest of his life. Forty years later, Lincoln receives a message from his father. Until then, Lincoln´s origins were never discussed in the Abbott family. But now, Molly and Lincoln decide to tell their children their incredible love story. From the pounding heartbeat when they first met to the day that presented them with a tough decision … 

Hideaway by Nora Roberts 

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star - yet still, an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared. Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house - but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones. Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul. Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night - one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance…

The Awakening by Nora Roberts

The young teacher Breen Kelly is dissatisfied. She doesn't enjoy the job, and even her best friend Marco hardly manages to make her laugh. When she learns that her father, who left her and her mother years ago, has invested a huge amount of money for her, she spontaneously quits in order to spend the summer in his home country Ireland. Between the green expanses of the island and in a cozy cottage, she thinks about herself and gains new courage. When one day a cute puppy wakes up in front of her door, she follows the animal and ends up in another world - a world in which not only her true fate but also a very attractive man is waiting for her ... 

Narbenherz (Mercedes-Snittet) by Anne Mette Hancock

Copenhagen: Investigative journalist Heloise Kaldan has just started research on traumatized soldiers when she has to make a personal decision about life and the future. Before she can do anything, she learns of the disappearance of a ten-year-old boy. On-site, Heloise meets her good friend, Inspector Erik Schäfer, who is investigating the case. The traces to the boy are confusing, nothing fits together. Heloise tries to help Erik Schäfer to recognize the decisive pattern. And meets her innermost demons.

Legacy by Nora Roberts

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in. Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend - and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past. A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial - as long as neither crosses the other. But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…

Outfox by Sandra Brown

FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers, and the authorities without clues. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existence … except for one signature custom. Drew is convinced that these women have been murdered and that the man he knows as Weston Graham is the sociopath responsible. But each time Drex gets close to catching him, Weston trades one persona for another and disappears again. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight. Attractive and charming Jasper Ford is recently married to a successful businesswoman many years his junior, Talia Shafer. Drex insinuates himself into their lives, posing as a new neighbor and setting up surveillance on their house. The closer he gets to the couple, the more convinced he becomes that Jasper is the clever, merciless predator he´s sought – and that his own attraction to Talia threatens to compromise his purpose and integrity. This I Drex´s one chance to outfox his cunning nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first, he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice … or the next victim.

Vortex-Die Liebe die den Anfang brachte by Anna Benning

The first vortex was the beginning of our world. Now it could be our end. As the war rages and the armies of the Red Storm advance, I know who the real threat is. The boy I love. Bale. I have to save him – at all costs. I need to remind him who he is – and what he means to me. Because if I don´t. then he´ll put us all into the abyss … 

Wir Zwei In Diesem Augenblick by Isabell May

When a single moment changes everything. The student Anna and the photographer Max met at a party in Bamberg. Soon after, they are seemingly inseparable. The constantly controlled Anna and the more spontaneous Max are carried away by the flood of their feelings. Travel a lot together. Max mostly with the camera, A thousand pictures of love. But suddenly the dreams of their future together are in pieces. Because one photo of all things destroys everything. How could it possibly come this far? What did they not know about each other? 

Of all the books I read in 2021, I particularly enjoyed the above. Even if I gave some criticism in my review.

Happy reading



  1. I see Nora Roberts is a favorite of yours.
    Here are my 18 favorites of 2021:

    1. Is she. Not only because she is on this list 3 times, I really like her books in general *smile*


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