Books I've read in 2021


I'm using a 5-star rating system this year. (I used a 10-star system in 2020.)


Book title Author Month completed Rating (out of 5)
Frederica Georgette Heyer September 5
The Man of Property John Galsworthy September 4
Beautiful World, Where Are You Sally Rooney September 1
Lavinia Ursula K. Le Guin September 4
Scenes of Clerical Life George Eliot September 4
Crying in H Mart Michelle Zauner September 5
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke August 4
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders August 2
Daisy Jones and The Six Taylor Jenkins Reid August 2
All Systems Red Martha Wells August 5
Arnold Waterlow, a Life May Sinclair August 3
Free Food for Millionaires Min Jin Lee July 5
Laboring to Play: Home Entertainment and the Spectacle of Middle-Class Cultural Life, 1850-1920 Melanie Dawson July 5
The Life and Death of Harriet Frean May Sinclair July 5
Searoad Ursula K. Le Guin July 2
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes Daniel Everett July 3
White Teeth Zadie Smith June 3
A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway June 4
Parable of the Talents Octavia Butler June 2
There, There Tommy Orange June 4
Parable of the Sower Octavia Butler June 2
Pachinko Min Jin Lee May 5
A Society without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China Cai Hua May 4
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides May 2
Severance Ling Ma May 4
Piranesi Susanna Clarke April 5
The Antelope Wife Louise Erdrich April 4
Mexican Gothic Silvia Moreno-Garcia April 2
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Charles Mann April 5
Lot Bryan Washington April 5
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz April 2
Dancing at the Rascal Fair Ivan Doig March 3
The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller March 5
Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest Andrew Needham March 5
Circe Madeline Miller March 5
Silas Marner George Eliot February 4
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen February 3
The Awakening Kate Chopin February 4
A Person of Interest Susan Choi January 3
The House of Mirth Edith Wharton January 4
Kindred Octavia Butler January 5
LaRose Louise Erdrich January 5