2021 Books

Books read in 2021, with links to reviews and/or reactions, if applicable.

January – 2
Favorite: none

1. The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
2. As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool

February – 0

March – 3
Favorite: The Lost Apothecary

3. Off Menu by Nell McShane Wulhart (audio)
4. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
5. Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

April – 5
Favorite: Wilde Child

6. What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
7. Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton (audio)
8. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
9. Wilde Child by Eloisa James (audio)
10. In Search of Elsewhere by Steve McCurry

May – 6
Favorite: Cuckoo Song

11. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
12. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (audio)
13. Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
14. The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale (audio)
15. Night Theatre by Vikram Paralkar
16. All Systems Red by Martha Wells

June – 4
Favorite: Murderbot (ha!)

17. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
18. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
19. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
20. Network Effect by Martha Wells

July – 4
Favorite: The Night Hawks

21. Down to Earth by Monty Don (audio)
22. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (audio)
23. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths (audio)
24. Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

August – 6
Favorite: All Our Hidden Gifts

25. Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
26. Fitness for Every Body by Meg Boggs
27. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
28. Survive the Night by Riley Sager
29. All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
30. Devil’s Night by Todd Ritter

September – 2
Favorite: Ghosts of the Tsunami

31. The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
32. Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry

October – 8
Favorite: The Ex Hex

33. The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates
34. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
35. The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths (audio)
36. The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
37. The Original by Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal (audio)
38. It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill
39. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery (audio)
40. One Great Lie by Deb Caletti

November – 4
Favorite: Any Sign of Life

41. It Could Be Worse by Beth Probst
42. Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson
43. The Cousins by Karen McManus
44. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (audio)

December – 4
Favorite: The Alchemist of Fire and Fortune

45. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
46. The Lost Gargoyle of Paris by Gigi Pandian (audio)
47. The Alchemist of Fire and Fortune by Gigi Pandian (audio)
48. Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Favorite Books of 2021
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths (audio)
Runner-up: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue
Runner-up: the Murderbot series by Martha Wells

End of Year Stats: 2021 in Books