What I’m reading in 2021

I like to keep track of my reading – in my paper calendar, and on this site. I did the same in 2015, 2016,  2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

(updated monthly)

TitleAuthorDate finished
The Midnight LibraryMatt Haig01/01/21
Nights at the CircusAngela Carter07/01/21
The MoonstoneWilkie Collins16/01/21
Can’t EvenAnne Helen Petersen17/01/21
The Shadow KingMaaza Mengiste22/01/21
Dark TidesPhilippa Gregory26/01/21
Cobble HillCecily von Ziegesar28/01/21
Earthly JoysPhilippa Gregory03/02/21
The TempestWilliam Shakespeare06/02/21
Virgin EarthPhilippa Gregory07/02/21
A Respectable TradePhilippa Gregory11/02/21
The Four WindsKristin Hannah12/02/21
Light PerpetualFrances Spufford15/02/21
Golden HillFrances Spufford19/02/21
The Great LevelStella Tillyard23/02/21
The House on Vesper SandsParaic O’Donnell28/02/21
The Invention of MurderJudith Flanders07/03/21
Seed to DustMark Hamer12/03/21
Bleak HouseCharles Dickens22/03/21
How We MetHuma Qureshi25/03/21
LuckenboothJenni Fagan29/03/21
The Old DriftNamwali Serpell10/04/21
The MerciesKiran Millwood Hargrave15/04/21
The LamplightersEmma Stonex18/04/21
Girl, Woman, OtherBernadine Evaristo22/04/21
PeacesHelen Oyeyemi24/04/21
The Stubborn Light of ThingsMelissa Harrison26/04/21
The Bluest EyeToni Morrison27/04/21
MudlarkingLara Maiklem30/04/21
Lean Fall StandJon McGregor02/05/21
The Boundless SeaDavid Abulafia14/05/21
Über MenschenJuli Zeh16/05/21
The Song of AchillesMadeline Miller20/05/21
The Sea Around UsRachel Carson22/05/21
The ProphetsRobert Jones Jr.25/05/21
The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams27/05/21
The Lost ApothecarySarah Penner29/05/21
We Keep the Dead CloseBecky Cooper31/05/21
Good CompanyCynthia d’april Sweeney03/06/21
Miss AustenGill Hornby10/06/21
The NestCynthia d’april Sweeney16/06/21
A Room Made of LeavesKate Grenville20/06/21
Klara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro26/06/21
Mrs EnglandStacey Halls28/06/21
The Secret of Superhuman StrengthAlison Bechdel28/06/21
The Glass HotelEmily St. John Mandel29/06/21
The First WomanJennifer Nansubuga Makumbi06/07/21
Die MittagsfrauJulia Franck12/07/21
A Net for Small FishesLucy Jago14/07/21
SomeoneAlice McDermott17/07/21
The Other Black GirlZakiya Dalila Harris20/07/21
MonogamySue Miller22/07/21
All My Puny SorrowsMiriam Toews24/07/21
DaheimJudith Hermann27/07/21
The Great MistakeJonathan Leei30/07/21
China RoomSunjeev Sahota02/08/21
The Sweetness of WaterNathan Harris05/08/21
Great CircleMaggie Shipstead14/08/21
The Signature of All ThingsElizabeth Gilbert25/08/21
Bellman & BlackDiane Setterfield01/09/21
The WoodcockRichard Smyth08/09/21
Victorians UndoneKathryn Hughes13/09/21
The Turning PointRobert Douglas-Fairhurst17/09/21
TendernessAlison Macleod26/09/21
MauriceE.M. Forster30/09/21
MatrixLauren Groff04/10/21
News of the DeadJames Robertson11/10/21
BewildermentRichard Powers14/10/21
WinteringKatherine May24/10/21
The LuminariesEleanor Catton26/10/21
The MagicianColm Toibin1/11/21
Oh William!Elizabeth Strout4/11/21
CrossroadsJonathan Franzen11/11/21
The Electricity of Every Living ThingKatherine May15/11/21
The Earth SpinnerArundatha Roy14/11/21
The SentenceLouise Erdrich20/11/21
The NightwatchmanLouise Erdrich24/11/21
The Hour of the WitchChris Bohjalian27/11/21
The Idea of PerfectionKate Grenville1/12/21
Birdcage WalkHelen Dunmore4/12/21
WideacrePhilippa Gregory8/12/21
The Falling ThreadAdam O’Riordan10/12/21
CecilyAnnie Gairthwaite13/12/21
CathedralBen Hopkins19/12/21
RestorationRose Tremain23/12/21
MerivalRose Tremain25/12/21
The Magic ToyshopAngela Carter27/12/21
The ColourRose Tremain29/12/21
The FellSarah Moss30/12/21