What I Read in 2021

Here’s a monthly breakdown of all of the books I read in 2021 plus a list at the end of books I loved that you should definitely read!

January

  • Ghosting: A Love Story by Tash Skilton
  • A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight
  • How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
  • Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine
  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry
  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
  • The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think by David Litt

February

  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
  • Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez
  • Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

March

  • The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe
  • Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
  • A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
  • Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
  • Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

April

  • His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham
  • Three Single Wives by Gina LaManna
  • Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted
  • Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
  • Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding by Larry Olmsted
  • If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

May

  • When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin

June + July

  • Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
  • The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy by Chris Murphy
  • The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  • Persist by Elizabeth Warren
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

August

  • The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
  • The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
  • Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden

September

  • Well, This is Exhausting by Sophia Beniot
  • The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House by Rachel Maddow

October

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

November

  • Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

December

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Little Clan by Iris Martin Cohen
  • Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

My favorite books from the year!

  • How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Berry (all-time favorite book of the year)
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
  • His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham
  • When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin
  • Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
  • The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy by Chris Murphy
  • Persist by Elizabeth Warren
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  • Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
  • Well, This is Exhausting by Sophia Beniot
  • Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House by Rachel Maddow
  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

4 comments

    • I have a link to my Goodreads profile on my main blog page! I didn’t reach my ultimate goal of 75 books for last year but I still think 48 is good and I read some pretty good ones.

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