Reading List 2021

Another year, another reading list published. I’ve been doing this since 2015 on this blog and it’s really interesting to go back and remember what I’ve read.

Also, this year I’ve smashed my previous totals. In recent years, I’ve averaged around 50-60 books, but have managed 72 this year as I succeeded in reading 6 books each month. It was quite tricky but I managed it by mixing up my reading each month with longer/shorter fiction, non-fiction and audio books.

Enjoy my list and let me know what you’ve enjoyed reading too! 📚


The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

Zero Waste Year – Eco Books


Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard

The Confession by Jessie Burton

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

The City of Brass – S.A Chakraborty

Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson


Dancing By The Light of the Moon – Gyles Brandreth

House of M – Marvel Comics

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

The Librarian of Auschwitz – Antonio Iturbe

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

Eternity is Now in Session – John Ortberg


Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris

The Nail – Stephen Cottrell

Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell

The Pearl – John Steinbeck

The Foundling – Stacey Halls

The Magician’s Elephant – Kate DiCamillo


Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

Blandings Castle – P.G Wodehouse

Hearing God – Dallas Willard

Midnight’s Children – Salmon Rushdie

Devotions – Mary Oliver

The Seal Woman’s Gift – Sally Magnusson


The Winning Motivation – Gareth Morgan

Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls

How To Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlisch

Dubliners – James Joyce

Abide with Me – Elizabeth Strout

The Story of a New Name – Elena Ferrante


Shakespeare – Bill Bryson

Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Eugene Peterson

The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue – V.E Schwab

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Strange Hotel – Eimear McBride


The Salt Path – Raynor Winn

The Summer of Impossible – Roman Coleman

People Like Us – Louise Fein

Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

A Meal with Jesus – Dr Tim Chester


Viva South America – Oliver Ranch

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

The Picador Book of Contemporary American Stories – Ed. Tobias Wolff

Star Wars 1: Heir to the Empire – Timothy Zahn

Hot Milk – Deborah Levy

The Urban Circus – Catriona Rainsford


County Girls – Edna O’Brien

Live No Lies – John Mark Comer

The Music Room – William Fiennes

American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

The Way of the Heart – Henri Nouwen

Songbirds & Sirens – Real Hopeful


Inspired – Rachel Held Evans

Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

Pig-Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman

A Boy Named Christmas – Matt Haig

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Jack Thorn & J.K Rowling

A Whole Life – Robert Seethaler


The Magician’s Nephew – C.S Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S Lewis

The Horse and His Boy – C.S Lewis

Prince Caspian – C.S Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S Lewis

The Silver Chair – C.S Lewis

Final total: 72


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