2021 Year in Books

Welcome to my year in books! As many books I’ve read are not yet released when I read them, I’ll be returning to this page to link and update as I do reviews for the books – the graphic will be the link to the review where applicable and if I haven’t yet made a graphic, the title will be the link!

January

The Forgotten Kingdom

AUTHOR: Signe Pike
SERIES: The Lost Queen #2
PUBLISHED: September 2020
FINISHED READING: January 2021
RATING: 10 out of 10
FORMAT: ARC
GENRE: Fiction – Historical Fiction

Pee Wees

SUBTITLE: Confessions of a Hockey Parent
AUTHOR: Rich Cohen
PUBLISHED: January 2021
FINISHED READING: January 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10
FORMAT: Hardcover
GENRE: Nonfiction – Sports & Memoir

Graphic links to series/first volume review

Giant Days

AUTHOR: John Allison
SERIES: Giant Days #14
PUBLISHED: October 2020
FINISHED READING: January 2021
RATING: 7 out of 10
FORMAT: Bound volume
GENRE: Fiction – Graphic Novel & Contemporary Fiction

Broken

SUBTITLE: (In the Best Possible Way)
AUTHOR: Jenny Lawson
SERIES: Not really a series, but Jenny’s third memoir
PUBLISHED: April 2021
FINISHED READING: January 2021
RATING: 10 out of 10
FORMAT: ARC
GENRE: Nonfiction – Memoir & Essays

February

Clanlands

SUBTITLE: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
AUTHOR: Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish
PUBLISHED: November 2020
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10
FORMAT: Hardcover
GENRE: Nonfiction – Travel & History

Tokyo Ever After

AUTHOR: Emiko Jean
SERIES: Tokyo Ever After #1
PUBLISHED: May 2021
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 8 out of 10
FORMAT: ARC
GENRE: Fiction – Young Adult & Contemporary Fiction

Say Nothing

SUBTITLE: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
AUTHOR: Patrick Radden Keefe
PUBLISHED: November 2018
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 8 out of 10
FORMAT: Paperback
GENRE: Nonfiction – True Crime & History

Darkly

SUBTITLE: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul
AUTHOR: Leila Taylor
PUBLISHED: November 2019
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 6 out of 10
FORMAT: Paperback
GENRE: Nonfiction – Sociology & History

The Duke and I

AUTHOR: Julia Quinn
SERIES: Bridgerton #1
PUBLISHED: January 2000
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 7 out of 10
FORMAT: Paperback
GENRE: Fiction – Historical Fiction & Romance

A Court of Silver Flames

AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 (or 5, depending on who you ask)
PUBLISHED: February 2021
FINISHED READING: February 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10
FORMAT: Hardcover
GENRE: Fiction – Fantasy & Romance

March

I haven’t written this review yet, but I did at least make the graphic!

The Five

SUBTITLE: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
AUTHOR: Hallie Rubenhold
PUBLISHED: February 2019
FINSIEHD READING: March 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10
FORMAT: Hardcover
GENRE: Nonfiction – Biography & History (NOT True Crime)

April

The Body

SUBTITLE: A Guide for Occupants
AUTHOR: Bill Bryson
PUBLISHED: October 2019
FINISHED READING: April 2021
RATING: 8 out of 10
FORMAT: Audiobook
GENRE: Nonfiction – Science & Health

Paper & Blood

AUTHOR: Kevin Hearne
SERIES: Ink & Sigil #2
PUBLISHED: August 2021
FINISHED READING: April 2021
RATING: 8 out of 10
FORMAT: ARC
GENRE: Fiction – Fantasy

May

Troy

SUBTITLE: The Greek Myths Reimagined
AUTHOR: Stephen Fry
SERIES: Stephen Fry’s Great Mythology #3
PUBLISHED: Originally October 2020 (UK), June 2021 (USA)
FINISHED READING: May 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10
FORMAT: Audiobook
GENRE: Fiction – Mythology

Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)

SUBTITLE: A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
AUTHOR: Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy
PUBLISHED: January 2021
FINISHED READING: May 2021
RATING: 9 out of 10 stars
FORMAT: Audiobook
GENRE: Nonfiction

Catch the Sparrow

SUBTITLE: A Search for a Sister and the Truth of Her Murder
AUTHOR: Rachel Rear
PUBLISHED: February 2022
FINISHED READING: May 2021
RATING: 8 out of 10
FORMAT: Manuscript
GENRE: Nonfiction – True Crime