Friday, January 01, 2021

Books Read in 2021

Cumulative Reading List


Here's where I'll be tracking my reading in 2021.

For the last couple of years I've had 40 books as my goal, and in 2020 I actually did a little better than that — managed to read 46 books. I'd love to do that well again in 2021, but I'll keep 40 books as my official goal, just to stay realistic.


JANUARY

1. Nemesis (Miss Marple #11). Agatha Christie (1971; fiction / mystery; 282 pages)
2. 1066 And All That: A Memorable History of England. W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, illus. by John Reynolds (1930; humor; 115 pages) 
3. Jerusalem Inn (Richard Jury #5). Martha Grimes (1984; fiction; 300 pages)
4. Suspicious Death (Inspector Thanet #8). Dorothy Simpson (1988; fiction / mystery; 256 pages) 

FEBRUARY

5. Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons (Peculiar Crimes Unit #17). Christopher Fowler (2021; fiction / mystery; about 400 pages, ARC)

MARCH

6. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Nancy Drew #16). Carolyn Keene (1939; fiction / mystery; abt 200 pages) 
7. Planting a Rainbow. Lois Ehler (1988; children's picture book; 32 pages)
8. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. William Steig (1969; children's literature / fantasy; 32 pages)
9. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1). Mary Pope Osborne; illus. by Sal Murdocca (1992; children's literature / sci-fi fantasy; 68 pages)
10. A Guilty Thing Surprised (Inspector Wexford #5). Ruth Rendell (1970; fiction / mystery; 209 pages)
11. Faithful Unto Death (Chief Inspector Barnaby #5). Caroline Graham (1996; fiction / mystery; 387 pages)

APRIL

12. My San Antonio Childhood: A Memoir. Michael L. Hall (2021; nonfiction / memoir; 196 pages) 
13. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Nancy Drew #22). Carolyn Keene (1945 (original text); fiction / mystery; 217 pages) 
14. The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2). Elly Griffiths (2021; fiction / mystery; 335 pages, ARC)
15.  An Extravagant Death (Charles Lenox #14). Charles Finch (2021; fiction / mystery; 304 pages, ARC) 
16. The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland. Angela Youngman (2021; nonfiction / literary history; 193 pages)

MAY

17. A Body at the Tea Rooms (Kate Palmer #3). Dee MacDonald (2021; fiction / cozy mystery; 246 pages, ARC)
18. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Dr. Seuss; illus. by author (1958; children's literature; 80 pages)
19. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Dr. Seuss; illus. by author (1938; children's literature; 56 pages)
20. A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers. Nancy Willard; illus. by Alice & Martin Provensen (1981; children's literature; 48 pages)
21. The Lost Village. Camilla Sten (2019/2021; fiction / horror; 336 pages, ARC) 
22. Life in Miniature: A History of Dolls' Houses. Nicola Lisle (2020; nonfiction / history; 190 pages, ARC) 

JUNE

23. Dead Dead Girls. Nekesa Afia (2021; fiction; 320 pages, ARC) 
24. In the Night Kitchen. Maurice Sendak; illus. by author (1970; children's literature; 40 pages)
25. Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17). Agatha Christie (1929; fiction / mystery; 320 pages)
26. Castle Shade (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes #17). Laurie R. King (2021; fiction / mystery; 384 pages, ARC) 
27. Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond (Murder, She Wrote #53). "Jessica Fletcher" and Terrie Farley Moran (2021; fiction / mystery; 288 pages, ARC) 
28. Smilla's Sense of Snow. Peter HΓΈeg (1992; fiction / mystery; 482 pages)

JULY

29. Franklin Endicott and the Third Key (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #6). Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Chris Van Dusen (2021; children's literature / middle grade; 112 pages)
30. The Religious Body (Inspector Sloan #1). Catherine Aird (1966; fiction / mystery; 158 pages)
31. Summer. Edith Wharton (1917; fiction; 143 pages)
32. Outside Over There. Maurice Sendak; illus. by author (1981; children's literature; 40 pages)
33. The Funny Little Woman. Retold by Arlene Mosel; illus. by Blair Lent (1972; children's literature; 40 pages) 
34. The Hollywood Spy (Maggie Hope #10). Susan Elia MacNeal (2021; fiction / mystery; reading now)
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1 comment:

  1. You are off to a promising start in your reading this year. I read Jerusalem Inn too, and most of that series. I write down the books as I read them, last year was very conducive to reading for me, more time at home.

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