This year I use up to twenty six (26) categories in the Toronto Public Library 2021 Reading Challenge to read widely and discover new books, authors, and genres.
I update my lists of books by author’s last name and by category at the end of each month, from January to December 2021. When a book fits for multiple categories, I list it under what I think is its main category.
List of Books Read in 2021
- Ridgerunner – Gil Adamson. *
- Daylight – David Baldacci.
- Long Road to Mercy – David Baldacci.
- Minute to Midnight – David Baldacci.
- Redemption – David Baldacci.
- Walk The Wire – David Baldacci.
- Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury. *
- Cathedral – Raymond Carver. *
- Older, But Better, But Older – Caroline De Maigret. *
- Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen.
- Just Listen – Sarah Dessen.
- Keeping The Moon – Sarah Dessen.
- Once and For All – Sarah Dessen.
- Saint Everything – Sarah Dessen.
- Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen.
- That Summer – Sarah Dessen.
- The Moon & More – Sarah Dessen.
- The Rest of The Story – Sarah Dessen.
- This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen.
- What Happened To Goodbye – Sarah Dessen.
- Empire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline. *
- The Searcher – Tana French. *
- The Trespasser – Tana French.
- An Abundance of Katherines – John Green.
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan.
- The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah. *
- Force of Nature – Jane Harper.
- The Dry – Jane Harper.
- The Lost Man – Jane Harper. *
- The Survivors – Jane Harper.
- The Summer Book – Tove Jansson. *
- An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim. *
- Naïve. Super – Erlend Loe. Translated by Tor Ketil Solberg. *
- You Had Me At Hello – Mhairi McFarlane. *
- War Horse – Michael Morpurgo. *
- The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen. *
- A Promised Land – Barack Obama. *
- The Suspect – Michael Robotham. *
- Camp – L.C. Rosen. *
- The Burning Girls – C.J. Tudor.
- The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor. *
- The Hiding Place – C.J. Tudor.
- The Other People – C.J. Tudor.
Asterisk indicates new-to-me author.
List of Books by Category
|Category||Book Title and Author(s)|
|1. A book about love||All of the above books.|
|2. A book about growing older||Older, But Better, But Older – Caroline De Maigret|
|3. A book about someone unlike myself||The Searcher – Tana French|
A Promised Land – Barack Obama
|4. A book by an Indigenous woman||Empire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline|
|5. A book by or about someone you’d like to meet||A Promised Land – Barack Obama|
|6. A book by two or more people||Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan|
Naïve. Super – Erlend Loe and Tor Ketil Solberg
|7. A book published this year||The Survivors – Jane Harper|
The Burning Girls – C.J. Tudor
|8. A book set in the future||Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury|
An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim
|9. A book that is someone else’s favourite||The Summer Book – Tove Jansson|
|10. A book that is the first in a series||Long Road to Mercy – David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series|
|11. A book where the main character is not human||War Horse – Michael Morpurgo|
|12. A children’s book by an LGBTQ25+ author||Camp – L.C. Rosen|
|13. A debut book||That Summer – Sarah Dessen|
The Dry – Jane Harper
Naïve. Super – Erlend Loe
You Had Me At Hello – Mhairi McFarlane
The Suspect – Michael Robotham
The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor
- Total books read to date: 43.
- Total categories met: 13.
- Total new-to-me authors: 18.
Every year I choose at least one writer to read all of his/ her books. This year it’s Jane Harper, C.J. Tudor, and Sarah Dessen. I’m caught up with Harper and Tudor, 4 books each, by May 2021. Dessen has published 14 books. I look forward to catching up with her writing by the end of 2021.
Check back monthly to see my reading progress. Happy reading!
Related link: Books in 2020.