PDL Staff Best of 2021

The year was crazy, but at least the books were good. Below are PDL Staffer’s picks for Best of 2021! Did your favorite make our list?

Adult Fiction and Non-FictionSarah V.: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghyVelvet Was the Night by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

Sarah P.: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin

Susie: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Alice: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah


adult fiction and non-fiction 2Barb: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette

Patty: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Holly: Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

Heather: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah



juv and YA fictionJessica: Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Orphie’s Ghost by Justina Ireland

Sarah P.: Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Barb: Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia, Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

Sarah V.: The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley


movies and TVShauna: Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Audrey: Mare of Eastown

Bruce: Squid Game (Netflix)