As we bid goodbye to 2021, it’s exciting to reflect back on our reading year. Earlier this month, we shared some of the best books the NetGalley team read this year and our most-anticipated reads of 2022. Now we’ve determined which books you—our members—loved the most. In 2021, members submitted nearly 1 million Feedback/Reviews for over 22,500 books and audiobooks—that’s a lot of reading! Let’s take a look at some of your favorites.
The books below were the most popular on NetGalley this past year based on total member activity (including approved requests, widget invites, Read Now access, and auto-approved access). This includes both 2021 releases and upcoming 2022 books which were active on NetGalley during 2021!
These books in the top 15 categories had the most activity on NetGalley. How many have you read?
Most Popular Books
Teens & YA
General Fiction (Adult)
Mystery & Thrillers
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Biographies & Memoirs
Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga
Most Popular Audiobooks
Members couldn’t get enough of audiobooks this year—especially these 10 audiobooks that had the most activity in 2021! Which did you listen to?
Most Liked Covers
Do any of these look familiar? Here are the most liked covers on NetGalley in 2021!