Welcome to 2022! It’s time once again to continue the tradition I established in 2015. Join me as I reflect on a year of reading!
Books read in 2021: 77
- Number of books is on par with other years (74 in 2020, 57 in 2019 (no post for this one!), 70 in 2018, 67 in 2017, 56 in 2016, 55 in 2015)
- A higher ratio of print books – like 2020, I think this was a reaction to lockdown and so much Zoom time!
- I read slightly less non-fiction – which was a surprise given all the re-reading and research I did for my two non-fiction books and next non-fiction manuscript
- I also did a LOT of re-reading this year – again, I think this was a reaction to both lockdown (the need for comfort) and the rather large creative output of the year (the need for the familiar)
- 28 non-fiction/49 fiction
- 42 print/29 ebooks/6 audio
Definitely The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
Either my re-read of Tin-Tin comics (I decided 3 of them made up a ‘book’ for counting purposes!)
or I’d Rather be Reading – Anne Vogel
or Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
Read the Shadow & Bone series and the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo
Re-read almost all of the Cormoran Strike series by J. K. Rowling
Re-read 6 Tin-Tin comics by Herge
Notable mentions: Fiction
Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo
The Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Notable Mentions: Non-Fiction
Fierce Bad Rabbits – Clare Pollard
Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
Finding Lost Words – Harper & Barker
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
Try Softer – Aundi Kolber
Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
A quote that stuck with me…
//So, what were your top reads for 2021? Did you enjoy any on my list? If so, what did you think about them?
ALSO, I’ve been getting into Good Reads recently… I’d love to be friends with you there! If you look me up you can see the rest of the books I read!