100 Books in 2021:

I managed to do it again! Here’s the list of books I ploughed through this year– must say, setting a ridiculously high reading goal during the second year of a pandemic makes it all seem a bit more manageable! 🙂

  1. Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann*
  2. White Teeth by Zadie Smith*
  3. Yes Please by Amy Poehler*
  4. Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon*
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr*
  6. Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deveare Smith *
  7. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman*
  8. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss*
  9. The Book of Other People edited by Zadie Smith*
  10. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhoarse 
  11. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse 
  12. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo^
  13. Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong
  14. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon^
  15. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
  16. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee^
  17. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  18. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
  19. Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper^
  20. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
  21. Maya’s Notebook by Isabelle Allende^
  22. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead^
  23. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison ^
  24. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones
  25. Wintering by Katherine May
  26. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout^
  27. A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
  28. Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates 
  29. Beloved by Toni Morrison ^
  30. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan 
  31. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty 
  32. Luster by Raven Leilani ^
  33. Klara and the Sun by Kashuo Ishiguro^
  34. The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
  35. When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  36. Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson^
  37. Black Girl Call Home by Jasmine Mans^
  38. The Wych Elm by Tana French
  39. Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris 
  40. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley^ 
  41. Songteller by Dolly Parton^
  42. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
  43. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo^
  44. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  45. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (BBC Full cast adaptation by John Scott Dryden)^
  46. The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu
  47. Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker ^
  48. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  49. Little Fish by Casey Plett
  50. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante^
  51. Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile^
  52. The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson ?^
  53. Quichotte by Salman Rushdie 
  54. Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb
  55. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez^*
  56. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  57. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler^ 
  58. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson^ 
  59. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  60. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by VE Schwab ^
  61. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  62. How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee^
  63. Stay With Me by Ayòbamámi Adébáyò
  64. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid^
  65. How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones 
  66. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro^
  67. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi^
  68. The Giant, O’Brien by Hilary Mantel 
  69. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones^
  70. Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes^
  71. Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson^
  72. An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
  73. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong^
  74. The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi^
  75. The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey^
  76. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado^
  77. House of Glass by Hadley Freeman
  78. The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  79. Would I Lie to You? by Alia Ali-Afzal^
  80. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  81. A Promised Land by Barack Obama^
  82. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia^
  83. The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
  84. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  85. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead^
  86. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 
  87. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury^*
  88. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor^
  89. Beautiful World Where Are You by Sally Rooney^
  90. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie^
  91. Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin^
  92. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr^
  93. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 
  94. La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman^
  95. The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman^
  96. The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  97. Untamed by Glennon Doyle^
  98. The Farm by Joanne Ramos 
  99. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
  100. The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

*denotes re-read 

^denotes audiobook 

Total audiobooks: 49

Books by women/non binary: 71

Books by BIPOC authors: 60

Countries of Origin:

  1. Ireland 
  2. England 
  3. USA
  4. Martinique 
  5. Jamaica
  6. South Korea 
  7. Ghana
  8. Chile
  9. Canada (Peguis First Nation)
  10. Japan
  11. Sugar Island Ojibwe tribe  
  12. Haiti
  13. India
  14. Scotland
  15. Canada 
  16. Italy 
  17. Colombia
  18. South Africa 
  19. Nigeria 
  20. Singapore 
  21. Barbados 
  22. Nishnaabeg Nation
  23. Vietnam
  24. Trinidad 
  25. Liberia 
  26. Uganda 
  27. The Philippines 

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