Books in 2021

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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 once under what I think is its main category.

List of Books Read in 2021

  1. Ridgerunner – Gil Adamson. *
  2. Daylight – David Baldacci.
  3. Long Road to Mercy – David Baldacci.
  4. Minute to Midnight – David Baldacci.
  5. Redemption – David Baldacci.
  6. Walk The Wire – David Baldacci.
  7. Older, But Better, But Older – Caroline De Maigret. *
  8. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen.
  9. Once and For All – Sarah Dessen.
  10. Saint Everything – Sarah Dessen.
  11. The Moon & More – Sarah Dessen.
  12. The Rest of The Story – Sarah Dessen.
  13. This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen.
  14. What Happened To Goodbye – Sarah Dessen.
  15. Empire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline. *
  16. The Searcher – Tana French. *
  17. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green.
  18. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan.
  19. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson. *
  20. An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim. *
  21. You Had Me At Hello – Mhairi McFarlane. *
  22. A Promised Land – Barack Obama. *
  23. The Suspect – Michael Robotham. *
  24. The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor. *
  25. The Hiding Place – C.J. Tudor.

Asterisk indicates new-to-me author.

List of Books by Category

CategoryBook Title and Author(s)
1. A book about loveAll of the above books.
2. A book about growing olderOlder, But Better, But Older – Caroline De Maigret
3. A book about someone unlike myselfThe Searcher – Tana French
4. A book by an Indigenous womanEmpire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline
5. A book by or about someone you’d like to meetA Promised Land – Barack Obama
6. A book by two or more peopleWill Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan
7. A book set in the futureAn Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim
8. A book that is someone else’s favouriteThe Summer Book – Tove Jansson
9. A book that is the first in a seriesLong Road to Mercy – David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series
10. A debut bookYou Had Me At Hello – Mhairi McFarlane
The Suspect – Michael Robotham
The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor
  • Total books read to date: 25.
  • Total categories met: 10.
  • Total new-to-me authors: 10.

Every year I choose at least one writer to read all of his/ her books. This year it’s Sarah Dessen who 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.