Books Read in 2021

  1. Sleepless Nights; Elizabeth Hardwick (4.5/5) Settings: KY, NY, Maine, CT and Europe
  2. Those People; Louise Candlish (3.5/5) Setting: South London, U.K.
  3. Fifty Words for Rain; Asha Lemmie (4/5) Setting: Japan
  4. Monogamy; Sue Miller (5/5) Setting: MA and VT
  5. My Grandmother's Braid ; Alina Bronsky(4.5/5) Setting: Germany
  6. Brood; Jackie Polzin (3/5) Setting: Minnesota
  7. The Push; Ashley Audrain (4.5/5) Setting: unspecified
  8. Over the Shop; JonArno Lawson (4/5)
  9. So You Want to Be an Owl; Jane Porter - (5/5)
  10. Miss Mingo and the 100th Day of School; Jamie Harper (5/5)
  11. The Children's Blizzard; Melanie Benjamin - (3.5/5) Setting: NB, ND
  12. Every Vow You Break; Peter Swanson - 2.5/5 Setting: mostly Maine
  13. Transcendent Kingdom; Yaa Gyassi (5/5) Setting: AL
  14. The Midnight Library; Matt Haig - (3/5) Setting: England (Jan)
  15. We Run the Tides; Vendela Vida (4/5) Setting: San Francisco, CA
  16. Good Morning Zoom, Lindsay Rechler - 3/5
  17. Will the Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Caitlin Doughty (NF) (4/5)
  18. Migrations; Charlotte McConaghy - (5/5) Setting: Ireland, Australia, Greenland
  19. Champ and Major: First Dogs, Joy McCullough - (5/5)
  20. The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett; Annie Lyons (4/5) Setting: UK
  21. The Murder at the Vicarage; Agatha Christie - (3/5) Setting: England
  22. Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence; Becky Cooper - (NF) 4/5
  23. Ella's Night Lights, Lucy Fleming - 4.5/5
  24. No Buddy Like a Book; Alan Wolf - 5/5
  25. See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog; David LaRochelle - 4.5/5
  26. Nature of Fragile Things; Susan Meissner - 4.5/5 Setting: CA
  27. A Girl Returned; Donatella DiPetrantonio - 5/5 Setting: Italy
  28. Before She Disappeared, Lisa Gardner - 4/5 Setting Mattapan, MA
  29. The Stationery Shop, Marjan Kamali - 4.5/5  Setting: Tehran and Massachusetts
  30. A Month in the Country; J.L.Carr - 5/5 Setting: Oxgodby England
  31. We Begin at the End, Chris Whitaker - 4.5/5 Setting: CA and MT (March)
  32. Band of Sisters, Lauren Willig - 4/5 Setting: France/WWI
  33. The Wife Upstairs; Rachel Hawkins - 4/5 Setting: Alabama
  34. Quiet in Her Bones; Nalini Singh - 3.5/5 Setting: New Zealand
  35. I Am a Bird, Hope Lim - 5/5
  36. The Best Place in the World, Petr Horacek - 5/5
  37. Mother May I; Joshilyn Jackson - 3.5/5 
  38. The Four Winds; Kristin Hannah - 5/5 Setting: TX and CA
  39. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek; Kim Michele Richardson - 5/5 Setting: KY
  40. A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History; Dr. Paul Koudounaris - NF - 3/5
  41. The Darkest Evening; Ann Cleeves - 4.5/5 Setting: UK, Nortumberland
  42. The Boy in the Field; Margot Livesey - 4/5 Setting: UK, Oxford
  43. Convenience Store Woman; Sayaka Murata - 5/5 Setting: Japan
  44. Between Two Kingdoms; Suleika Jaouad - NF/Memoir - 4/5
  45. Jasmine Green Rescue Series;  A Goat Called Willow; Helen Peters - 5/5
  46. A Kitten Called Holly; Helen Peters - 5/5
  47. A Duckling Called Button; Helen Peters - 5/5
  48. A Lamb Called Lucky; Helen Peters - 5/5
  49. A Piglet Called Truffle; Helen Peters - 5/5
  50. Do No Harm; Christina McDonald - 2/5 Setting: WA
  51. Miss Benson's Beetle; Rachel Joyce - 4/5 Setting: England, South Pacific, New Caledonia
  52. Stranger on a Train; Patricia Highsmith - 4/5 Setting: NY, CT. DC (April)
  53. Later, Stephen King - 4/5 Setting: NY
  54. Infinite Country; Patricia  Engel - 4/5 Setting: Columbia and US
  55. The Night Always Comes; Willy Vlautin - 5/5 Setting: Oregon
  56. The Island of Sea Women; Lisa See - 4/5 Setting: South Korea Island of Jeju
  57. Vera; Carol Edgarian - 2.5/5 Setting: San Francisco 
  58. A Sunday in Ville-d'Avray; Dominique Barberis - 4/5 Setting: France
  59. Everything That Rises Must Converge:Stories; Flannery O'Connor - 4.5/5 Setting: New South
  60. Zonia's Rain Forest; Julia  Martinez-Neal - 5/5 Setting Peru
  61. Zee Grows a Tree; Elizabeth Rusch - 5/5
  62. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer; Fredrik Backman - 3/5 Setting: UK
  63. The Sanatorium; Sarah Pearse - 2/5 Setting: Swiss Alps
  64. A World of Plants; Martin Jenkins and James Brown - 5/5
  65. Earthlings; Sayaka Murata - 4.5/5 Setting: Japan
  66. The Last Thing He Told Me; Laura Dave - 4/5 Setting: CA, TX
  67. What Unites Us: Reflections of Patriotism; Dan Rather and Elliot Kirshner - (NF) 4/5
  68. Nives; Sacha Naspini - 3.5/5 Setting: Tuscany
  69. The Absolutist; John Boyne - 5/5 Setting: WWI (France) and England 
  70. The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida; Clarissa Goenawan - 4.5/5 Setting: Japan (May)
  71. The Story of Joe Biden: A Biography for New Readers; Frank Berrios - NF - 5/5
  72. The Story of Climate Change: A First Book About How We Can Help Save the Planet; Barr & Williams - NF - 5/5
  73. If Cats Disappeared From the Earth; Genki Kawamura - 4/5 Setting: Japan
  74. The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands; Jon Billman - NF - 4/5
  75. Hour of the Witch; Chris Bohjalian - 3.5/5 Setting: MA


DNF (Because Life is Too Short to Read a Bad Book)
  1. Night Boat to Tangier; Kevin Barry - January
  2. Pretty Things; Janelle Brown - January 
  3. The Housekeeper; Natalie Barelli - February
  4. Hanger Management: Manage Your Hunger and Improve Your Mood, Mind & Relationships; Susan Albers - February
  5. The Lightness; Emily Temple - March
  6. Dark Horses; Susan Mihalic - March
  7. The Good Neighbors; Sarah Langan - April

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