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Books Read in 2021


  1. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  2. The Dawn Chorus by Samantha Shannon
  3. Crown of Bones by A. K. Wilder
  4. The Fabergé Secret by Charles Belfoure
  5. Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert
  6. The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
  7. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  8. Salvaged by Madeleine Roux
  9. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  10. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
  11. My Mother’s Secret by J. L. Witterick
  12. Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
  13. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  14. The Project by Courtney Summers
  15. A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
  16. All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace
  17. Tried by War by James M. McPherson
  18. Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen
  19. Curse of the Divine by Kim Smejkal
  20. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
  21. Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
  22. Competence by Gail Carriger
  23. Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron
  24. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  25. A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler
  26. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  27. Havenfall by Sara Holland
  28. Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland
  29. The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
  30. Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
  31. Namesake by Adrienne Young
  32. Red Widow by Alma Katsu
  33. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
  34. After the End by Clare Mackintosh
  35. Deep River by Karl Marlantes
  36. The Witch Elm by Tana French
  37. The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
  38. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  39. The Absolutist by John Boyne
  40. You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes
  41. These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
  42. Dustborn by Erin Bowman
  43. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
  44. Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
  45. The Last Watch by J. S. Dewes
  46. Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller
  47. Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
  48. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  49. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  50. The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis
  51. Legacy by Nora Roberts
  52. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  53. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  54. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  55. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  56. The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy
  57. One Great Lie by Deb Caletti
  58. Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  59. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
  60. Daughter of Sparta by Claire Andrews
  61. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
  62. My Contrary Mary by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
  63. Star Eater by Kerstin Hall
  64. The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
  65. A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart
  66. Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood
  67. Nice Werewolves Don’t Bite Vampires by Molly Harper
  68. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  69. The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
  70. Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep
  71. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  72. The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
  73. The Turnout by Megan Abbott
  74. Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
  75. The Endless Skies by Shannon Price
  76. Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
  77. The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
  78. Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
  79. All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
  80. Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool
  81. Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune
  82. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
  83. Steelstriker by Marie Lu
  84. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
  85. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
  86. For The Wolf by Hannah Whitten
  87. Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
  88. Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  89. Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
  90. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  91. Billy Summers by Stephen King
  92. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
  93. The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni
  94. A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
  95. Cackle by Rachel Harrison
  96. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
  97. Gilded by Marissa Meyer
  98. Christine by Stephen King
  99. Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  100. Strange Weather by Joe Hill
  101. The God of Lost Words by A. J. Hackwith
  102. The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart
  103. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  104. The Becoming by Nora Roberts
  105. You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
  106. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
  107. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  108. Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
  109. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  110. When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles
  111. Heart of the Impaler by Alexander Delacroix
  112. The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White
  113. The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman
  114. Dune by Frank Herbert
  115. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  116. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  117. The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi
  118. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  119. Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
  120. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  121. The Child by Sebastian Fitzek
  122. Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
  123. Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
  124. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
  125. Leviathan Falls by James S. A. Corey
  126. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
  127. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  128. Nightrender by Jodi Meadows
  129. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  130. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo