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The books I loved in 2021

By December 21, 2021One Comment

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.

  1. 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.
  2. True Tracks by Terri Janke.
    A fantastic resource for understanding and engaging with Indigenous art, culture and traditional knowledge.
  3. 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.
  4. Will. V by Will Smith.
    An engaging, hilarious and honest read.
  5. 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.
  6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
    So entertaining. I loved it! And then I read TJR’s entire book catalogue 😂
  7. Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller.
    Gripping, edgy, gritty, complex. Highly recommend.
  8. 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.
  9. Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
    Gah!!! I loved this book! Set in Texas during the time of the Great Depression.
  10. 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,

Turia x


PS – The next round of RUN with Turia kicks off in January! Interested? I know there’s a tiny part of you that is! Pop your name on the waitlist here, and I’ll keep you in the loop, OK?

One Comment

  • Christine Perry says:

    Turia you are so inspirational, you have had so many challenges to over come but you have raised above all these . Thank you for sharing things with us all. You are a beautiful person inside and out. Love seeing the photo of your beautiful family and I wish you all a Happy New Year we have all had some difficult times the last 2 years but hoping for all next year is better for us all. I certainly am going to look at some of your books you have read. Thank you ❤️