2021 | Recommendations & Reviews of Books

2021 was a record-breaking year for reading.

I managed to finish 52 books - that's one a week!

The lockdown helped, and reading kept many of us from going mad.

I read a lot by women this year, and my top 5 books of the year were all written by women - Girl Power!

What were your favourite books in 2021?

Have a look at which books I recommend and read a few selected reviews of my favourite books of 2021.

Selected Reviews

Here is a list of the other books I read in 2021:

Another Now - Yanis Varoufakis
Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart
Autumn - Ali Smith
Winter - Ali Smith
Spring - Ali Smith
Summer - Ali Smith
Where The Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman
Born A Crime - Trevor Noah
The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
Weather - Jenny Offill
Home Going - Yaa Gyasi
The Future Of British Politics - Frankie Boyle
The Organized Mind - Daniel Levvitin
Klara And The Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro
Red Pill - Hari Kunzru
This Mournable Body - Tsitsi Dangarembga
Breasts And Eggs - Mieko Kawakami
A World Made New - Mary Ann Glendon
The Regeneration Trilogy - Pat Barker
The Discomfort Of evening - Mareike Lucas Rijneveld
Those Who Forget - Géraldine Schwarz
Blonde Roots - Bernardine Evaristo
The Shadow King - Maaza Mengiste
Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
The Problem With Men - Richard Herring
The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
My Sister, The Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Missing American - Kwei Quartey
At Night All Blood Is Black - David Diop
The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett
The Spook Who Sat By The Door - Sam Greenlee
Reading Lolita In Tehran - Azar Nafisi
Set This House In Order - Matt Ruff
The Midnight Library - Matt Haig
The Fishermen - Chigozie Obioma
Invisible - Paul Auster
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
In The Time Of The Butterflies - Julia Alvarez
Such A Fun Age - Kiley Reid
The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman
Small Pleasures - Clare Chambers
The Good Ally - Nova Reid
Surfacing - Margaret Atwood
Notes On Grief - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Survivors - Jane Harper
What Dogs Want - Mat Ward
When The Birds Stopped Singing - Raja Shehadeh

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