Here it is, my friend. My wrap up of the books I loved in 2021.
I thought about making a spreadsheet of everything I’ve enjoyed this year and grouping them into categories (Top rated fiction books! Best podcasts to listen to on a drive! Best playlists to sprint to!) but then the thought of that exhausted me 😂
So here are the books I enjoyed a lot this year, in no particular order.
- The Guest List by Lucey Foley.
This was an absolute page turner, and one of the books I read with the intention of falling asleep quickly and instead found myself still turning iPad pages at 1 am in the morning.
- True Tracks by Terri Janke.
A fantastic resource for understanding and engaging with Indigenous art, culture and traditional knowledge.
- The New Hustle by Emma Isaacs.
Lots of great ideas in here for a biz owner. Em shows you how to separate what matters from what doesn’t.
- Will. V by Will Smith.
An engaging, hilarious and honest read.
- It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This by Lisa Wilkinson.
This was a great read in terms of understanding Lisa’s career progression. Loved learning about Lisa’s perspective on the work /life /family /kids juggle/balance.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
So entertaining. I loved it! And then I read TJR’s entire book catalogue 😂
- Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller.
Gripping, edgy, gritty, complex. Highly recommend.
- Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
A story about a little boy growing up with his alcoholic mother in 1980s Glasgow. I found this book heart tearing and harrowing and it was hard to get Shuggie out of my mind BUT ultimately it is a beautifully written novel.
- Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
Gah!!! I loved this book! Set in Texas during the time of the Great Depression.
- Semi-Gloss by Justine Cullen.
Another great memoir with a lot of biz lessons inside.
Thank you so much for following along this year.
It’s been a huge twelve months. I launched Run with Turia, my running program for Mums (and helped more than 1,200 women learn to run!!!). I launched the first season of my podcast Turia Pitt is Hard Work, spoke at the National Press Club, grew my team and made a big move (more on that later).
It’s been a tough year. But a good one in so many ways.
And I’m really grateful to have you here, sharing it all with me.
Big love to you,