I hope everyone is having a great first week of 2022! I feel like I consumed a LOT of media in 2021. I listen to a ton of Podcasts, watched a lot of movies and TV shows, and read a lot of books. I wanted to share my favorites in each category with you all. It’s a great time to round up the best of 2021 and give you some ideas if you’re in a rut in any of these categories!
Best Of 2021: Books, Podcasts, Movies, and TV
Best Books of 2021:
I read A LOT of books this year so I narrowed it down to the ones I still think about all the time!
The Certainty of Chance: Super cute story about a VERY meet cute in London and also timing.
Beautiful World, Where Are You: 4 Young friends going through life, sex, friendships, etc.
The Love Hypothesis: I love a good ” this is my fake boyfriend” until he isn’t story.
The People We Met On Vacation: This story of Poppy and Alex, their friendship and their last vacation together.
It Happened One Summer: Big city girl, small town, local guy….
Always In December: Max and Josie keep being brought together by fate even if they try not to be.
One Night On The Island: Romance about 2 strangers who double book the same hotel room, what could possibly happen?
Heard It In A Love Song: Layla is divorced and Josh is the dad of one of her students, can they overcome their past and have a future?
Best TV Shows of 2021:
I probably watched more TV this year than I am proud of but these shows were just so good!
Summer House: Honestly my favorite Bravo show.
Ted Lasso: Pretty much everyone has watched it and it’s wonderful!
Maid: Kind of a hard watch but worth it.
Bridgerton: Watched it and then read all the books!
The Morning Show: I love Jennifer Aniston and I will watch anything she’s in.
Below Deck Med: The best of all the Below Deck shows.
You: The most recent season was SUPER slow till the end.
Dexter New Blood: The season we all deserved after the TERRIBLE finale.
And Just Like That: Not so much good but just nostalgic if you loved it when it was originally on.
Best Movies of 2021:
Truth be told I did not watch many movies this year. I have watched a FEW Oscar buzz movies but so far I haven’t loved them all.
The Hating Game: I have watched this 5 times in 3 weeks. No shame. I loved it.
Tick Tick Boom: One of the best performances of the year is Andrew Garfield in this movie.
In The Heights: A true delight.
Spencer: I don’t love Kristen Stewart but she’s very good.
Best Podcasts of 2021:
I love listening to Podcasts and these were the ones I loved most this year.
Beck and Call: I really love Merrit Beck’s new podcast.
The Daily: A great way to get news.
Nice White Parents: Super fascinating story.
The Lazy Genius: My friend Diana got me hooked on this and she has the best tips!
How Did This Get Made: Truly hysterical podcast about bad movies.
Asked By Ayana: I love her blog and Instagram and her podcast is wonderful. She interviews really inspiring people.
Off The Gram: Really great motivational podcast.
You’re Wrong About: Truly fascinating.
I would love to know what some of your best of 2021 was in these categories! Share below!