Episode 37: The Big 2021 Wrap Up!

We’re closing out another year of A Galaxy Not So Far Away, and this time Becca and Gary are joined by bookseller Victoria to discuss our favorite reads of 2021, as well as the titles we’re most excited for in 2022!


Best of 2021

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff 

The House of Always by Jenn Lyons 

Happy Kanako’s Killer Life by Toshiya Wakabayashi 

The Free Bastards by Jonathan French 

Star Wars – The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule 

Star Wars – The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray 

Star Wars – The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina 

Star Wars – The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott 

Star Wars – The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland 

Star Wars – The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older 

Look Back by Tatsuki Fujimoto 

Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto 

Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan 

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey 

Star Wars Visions: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon 

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O’Meara 

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang 

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood 


Most Anticipated in 2022

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi 

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace 

Shadow Fallen by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

The Savior’s Book Cafe Story in Another World by Kayouka Izumi, Oumiya, and Reiko Sakurada 

Tokyo Revengers (Omnibus) by Ken Wakui 

Star Wars – The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray 

The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons 

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 

The Murder of Mr Wickham by Claudia Gray 

Nightwork by Nora Roberts 

K-Pop Revolution by Stephan Lee 

The Liminal Zone by Junji Ito 

Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata 

Sweat and Soap Box Set by Kintetsu Yamada 

The Phantom Circuit by Austin Farmer 


What we’re reading:

My Senpai is Annoying by Shiromanta 

Cutie and the Beast by Yuhi Azumi 

The Way of the Househusband by Kousuka Oono 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman 

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune 

King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair 


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