What We Read in 2021

Snuggling up on the couch with a good book is the perfect pair to a day of crafting. Looking back at 2021, our team took a moment to round up our favorite reads of the year. 

Emily enjoyed Circe by Madeline Miller, a retelling of a greek myth. 

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" - Alexandra Alter, The New York Times

Circe by Madeline Miller

 Nadya's favorites included The Chestnut Man by Søren SveistrupCaroline Waight (translator), The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, and Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner.

Crying in H Mart is a wonder: A beautiful, deeply moving coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, love and grief, food and identity. It blew me away, even as it broke my heart.” - Adrienne Brodeur, author of Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

Crying in H Mart

Beth couldn't put down The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Braiding Sweetgrass is instructive poetry. Robin Wall Kimmerer has put the spiritual relationship that Chief Seattle called the ‘web of life’ into writing. Industrial societies lack the understanding of the interrelationships that bind all living things — this book fills that void.” - Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation and Indigenous Environmental Leader

Braiding Sweetgrass

Courtney's favorite was Bleeding Skull A 1990s Trash Horror Odyssey by 

Bleeding Skull

Elspeth kept it classic with East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

"A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths." - Carl Sandburg

East of Eden

What was your favorite book this year? Drop it in the comments below!