As we’ve said in a few (all?) of our end-of-year posts, 2021 was another year in which we turned to books to be our distractions from, well, *gestures around at everything*. Seems like y’all did, too—when we highlighted FYA HQ’s top books of 2021 and then asked you to choose your favorites from that list, you had opinions. Which we love!

Your votes have been tallied, and without further adieu, the top book of 2021 as voted by y’all is …

Cover for The Firekeepers Daughter: A colorful design surrounding flames and two identical faces staring at each other.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley!

We’re equally excited about this book; it’s our March 2022 FYA Book Club pick, so if you haven’t already read it, you’ll have a chance soon! (And even if you’ve already read it, seems like it’s a good one to reread.)

Second place goes to People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry and third to Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give #0) by Angie Thomas

Do have any predictions for your favorite book of 2022 yet? Head to the comments to tell us!


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