21 books, shows and podcasts we loved in 2021

21 top books, shows and podcasts in 2021

Nikki Parkinson Life Leave a Comment

Every week in 2021 I’ve shared my recommendations for books, shows and podcasts over on the Styling You The Label blog (yes! I write over there too!). I’ve culled each of those lists down to the top 21 faves for each category. Disclaimer: these are highly subjective lists but you just might find a distraction or two! Click below for links and save if you find you have some space in the coming weeks.

21 fave books for 2021 \ top books shows podcasts 2021

My reading and audiobook habit has been super strong this year. Narrowing down my our recommendations to just 21 was not an easy feat as there were so many incredible releases. I’m mostly a fiction kind of girl but this year I was moved by a number of non-fiction releases. My hot tip with non-fiction books: if the audio version is narrated by the author, listen to it that way. 

Click HERE for my 21 of our fave reads in 2021

21 fave shows in 2021 / top books shows podcasts 2021

Once again 2021 provided (too?) many opportunities for a good binge. I love a strong female lead character and this year provided a feast of shows with that.

Click HERE for my 21 of my fave shows in 2021

21 of my fave podcasts in 2021 / top books shows podcasts 2021

I’ve almost alway got a podcast in my ears when doing something mundane or simply going for a walk. My list is an eclectic mix of mostly female-led stories, self awareness and business advice. Find them by searching for their name in your podcast app or Spotify. Where noted, it’s an exclusive to a particular platform. I’ve also included links to any episodes I’ve been interviewed on this year.

Click HERE for my 21 of my fave podcasts in 2021


As usual, I’m always keen to hear your recommendations. Share them in the comments below so we can all add them to our watch, listen and read lists.

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