The Book List 2021

So, by some miracle, for the first time since I started making book lists, I actually finished my target in 2020 (See the 2020 Book List page). So, this year, I’m going for a more aggressive target of 100 books. I think it can be done if I lay off the Netflix a bit. We’re still in lockdown, so it should be easier.

I’m going to start small and work my way up. To begin with, there are books I got for Christmas and books I got just before the New Year, so we’ll start there. A couple of books are sequels of books I read so long ago, I need to re-read the preceding books. Example: “The Handmaid’s Tale” before I can get to “The Testaments”.

As usual, BOLD = Finished

1. Joe Biden; American Dreamer – Evan Osnos

2. A Promised Land – Barack Obama

3. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

4. If It Bleeds – Stephen King

5. The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

6. Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce

7. Bad Me Good Me – Ali Land

8. Slow Violence. – Rob Nixon

9. On the Future – Martin Rees

10. Nightfall – Isaac Asimov

11. The Passage – Justin Cronin

12. The Heart of a Dog – Mikhail Bulgakov

13. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

14. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

15. Cheri – Colette

16. Giovanni’ a Room – James Baldwin

17. The Situation and the Story – Vivian Gornick

18. The Things We Lost in the Fire – Mariana Enriquez

19. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

20. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

21. Carmilla – J. Sheridan Le Fanu

22. The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty

23. The Last Thing to Burn – Will Dean

24. The Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto

25. Daisy Jones and the Six

26. Cosmology of Monsters

27. Wakenhurst – Michelle Paver

28. The Vampire Hunter’s Guide – Steve White

29. The Other Wife – Clare McGowan

30. Between the World and Me – Ta-Hahisi Coates

31. Pump Six and other stories – Paolo Bacigalupi

32. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

33. The Fifth Child – Doris Lessing

34. The List – Carys Jones

36. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem

38. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

37. A Witch in Time – Constance Sayers

39. Artemis – Andy Weir

40. Luster – Ravel Lailani

41. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

42. The Duke and I – Julia Quinn

43. Bright Lights Big City – Jay McInerney

44. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

45. The Colorado Kid – Stephen King

46. Sin – Josephine Hart

47. Fight Club – Chuck Phalaniuk

48. Stags – MA Bennet

49. The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory

50. Daddy Issues – Katherine Angel

51. Normal People – Sally Rooney

52. Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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