Read in 2021

Total: 119 books read

Transcription (Kate Atkinson) 24-30 December (3*)
Nobody Ever Asked Me About The Girls (Lisa Robinson) 25-26 December (2*)
The Middle East (Bernard Lewis) 2-24 December (5*)
Love Heart Lane (Christie Barlow) 21-24 December (5*)
The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Hanif Abdurraqib) 22-23 December (6*)
The Architect’s Apprentice (Elif Shafak) 17-21 December (6*)
Creation Stories (Alan McGee) 10-19 December (4* audio)
Below Torrential Hill (Jonathan Koven) 17 December (5*)
Elatsoe (Darcie Little Badger) 13-15 December (7*)
Snowflakes Over Holly Cove (Lucy Coleman) 9-13 December (4*)
The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry) 4-9 December (4*)
Rough Magic (Lara Prior-Palmer) started 27 Nov – 9 Dec (4* audio)
A Perfect Paris Christmas (Mandy Baggot) 26 Nov – 4 Dec (6*)
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Hanif Abdurraqib) 21-30 November (7*)
Leap of Faith (Frankie Dettori) 17-26 November (6* audio)
The Nature of Witches (Rachel Griffin) 22-26 November (6*)
Noor (Nnedi Okorafor) 17-22 November (5*)
Autumn (edited by Melissa Harrison) 2-19 November (6*)
The House in the Cerulean Sea (T J Klune) 7-17 November (5*)
Crying in H Mart (Michelle Zauner) 8-16 November (6* audio)
The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran) 8 November (7*)
Look Again (David Bailey) 25 Oct-7 Nov (5* audio)
Fake Blood (Whitney Gardner) 6 November (5*)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead) 3-6 November (5*)
The Witch Collector (Charissa Weaks) 31 Oct-3 Nov (4*)
Murder Any Witch Way (N M Howell) 18-31 October (4*)
The Empire of Gold (S A Chakraborty) 18-31 October (6*)
This Is Your Brain on Music (David Levitin) 12-25 October (6* audio)
October, October (Katya Balen) 15-19 October (7*)
The Sport of Kings (C E Morgan) 11-17 October (4*)
The Quarter (Naguib Mahfouz) 11-14 October (5*)
The Border (Diarmaid Ferriter) 6-12 October (6* audio)
A Small Town in Germany (John le Carré) 4-11 October (2*)
Salt Slow (Julia Armfield) 4-9 October (6*)
Moonwalking with Einstein (Joshua Foer)17 Sept-5 Oct (5* audio)
The Memory Game (Nicci French) 30 Sept-4 Oct (4*)
Deerskin (Robin McKinley) 23-30 September (3*)
Blue Horses (Mary Oliver) 25 September (6*)
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night (Jen Campbell) 21-25 September (5*)
Wolf Children Ame & Yuki (Mamoru Hosoda) 22-23 September (5*)
Opium and Absinthe (Lydia Kang) 19-22 September (6*)
Sunny Days & Sea Breezes (Carole Matthews) 16-19 September (6*)
Life (Keith Richards) 20 July-17 September (6* audio)
The Kingdom of Copper (S A Chakraborty) 29 Aug-16 Sep (6*)
The Masnavi, Book One (Rumi) started 15 July-3 Sept (6*)
A Summer at Sea (Katie Fforde) 23-28 August (4*)
Silver in the Woods (Emily Tesh) 21-23 August (6*)
Dom Casmurro (Machado de Assis) 13-21 August (5*)
The Moon in the Palace (Weina Dai Randel) 7-12 August (4*)
Quell (Clare Littlemore) 4-7 August (5*)
My Dark Vanessa (Kate Elizabeth Russell) 29 July-3 Aug (6*)
Corelli’s Mandolin (Louis de Bernieres) 24-29 July (6*)
The Devil and Miss Prym (Paulo Coelho) 21-23 July (4*)
The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller) 18-21 July (7*)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) 6-19 July (7* audio)
Sugar Street (Naguib Mahfouz) 13-18 July (6*)
Perfect Tunes (Emily Gould) 8-13 July (3*)
A Sweet, Wild Note (Richard Smyth) 9-11 July (6*)
Mr Loverman (Bernardine Evaristo) 30 June-8 July (6*)
The Mystery of the Blue Train (Agatha Christie) 17-30 June (5* audio)
Flames (Robbie Arnott) 26-30 June (6*)
Heartstone (Elle Katharine White) 16-25 June (4*)
Liberté, Égalité, Phoenix! (Phoenix) 29 May-17 June (6*)
Small Country (Gaël Faye) 11-16 June (7*)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) 21 May-13 June (5* audio)
Gardens of Delight (Erica James) 3-10 June (4*)
A Lullaby in the Desert (Mojgan Azar) 30 May-4 June (6*)
The Roommate Risk (Talia Hibbert) 28-31 May (4*)
Peace Flows From The Sky (Susan Polis Schultz) 30 May (4*)
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (Haruki Murakami) 14-28 May (5*)
Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday) 16-22 May (6*)
M Train (Patti Smith) 10-20 May (6* audio)
In The Presence of Absence (Mahmoud Darwish) 1-16 May (7*)
Then She Ran (Charlie Gallagher) 8-13 May (4*)
By The Pricking of my Thumbs (Agatha Christie) 30 April-9 May (5* audio)
Down Among The Sticks and Stones (Seanan McGuire) 5-8 May (6*)
DarkIsle (D A Nelson) 1-5 May (4*)
Clap When You Land (Elizabeth Acevedo) 28-30 April (6*)
Fire From Heaven (Mary Renault) 13-27 April (5*)
In the Days of Rain (Rebecca Stott) 13-26 April (6*audio)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – 30 Mar-13 April (7* audio)
Palace of Desire (Naguib Mahfouz) 1-13 April (6*)
The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) 12 March-6 April (7*)
Where the Crawdads Sing (Celia Owens) started 28 Mar-1 Apr (6*)
Notes on a Nervous Planet (Matt Haig) 26-30 March (6* audio)
Wilder Girls (Rory Power) 22-28 March (4*)
Ayoade On Top (Richard Ayoade) 22-25 March (6* audio)
Thinking on my Feet (Kate Humble) 11-23 March (6* audio)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt) 12-21 March (6*)
Dominicana (Angie Cruz) 9-12 March (4*)
Listening To The Animals (Noel Fitzpatrick) 21 Feb-11 Mar (5* audio )
Why Did You Leave The Horse Alone? (Mahmoud Darwish) 5-9 March (6*)
State of Sorrow (Melinda Salisbury) 5-9 March (5*)
On Connection (Kae Tempest) 2-5 March (5*)
Johannesburg (Fiona Melrose) 28 Feb-5 March (6*)
Your Song Changed My Life (Bob Boilen) 21 Feb-2 March (6*)
The City of Brass (S A Chakraborty) 23-28 February (6*)
Hamnet (Maggie O’Farrell) 18-23 February (7*)
Chronicles (Bob Dylan) 27 Jan-20 Feb (4* audio)
Girl With A Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier) 15-18 February (5*)
Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo) 11-15 February (4*)
There Goes Gravity (Lisa Robinson) 30 Jan-14 Feb (5* audio)
A Bright Ray of Darkness (Ethan Hawke) 8-11 February (5*)
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Julia Quinn) 6-8 February (4*)
Paris By Starlight (Robert Dinsdale) 31 Jan-6 Feb (5*)
Blood and Bone (Paula Dombrowiak) 29-31 January (5*)
Palace Walk (Naguib Mahfouz) 22-29 January (6*)
Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt (John Cooper Clarke) 25-26 January (6*)
How To Write One Song (Jeff Tweedy) 21-24 January (6*)
Greenlights (Matthew McConaughey) 11-23 January (6* audio)
Piranesi (Susanna Clarke) 19-22 January (7*)
Things The Grandchildren Should Know (Mark Oliver Everett) 18-21 January (5*)
The Love Poems of Rumi (translated by Nader Khalili) 16-19 January (UNR)
Greenmantle (Charles de Lint) 15-18 January (2*)
The Stationery Shop (Marjan Kamali) 12-15 January (7*)
The Duke And I (Julia Quinn) 6-12 January (4*)
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (Carrie Brownstein) 1-11 January (6* audio)
The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) 3-6 January (6*)
Charlotte (Helen Moffett) 1-3 January (4*)

DNF:

  • Scar Tissue (Anthony Kiedis)
  • Bound To The Battle God (Ruby Dixon)