Books Read in 2021

BOOKS READ IN 2021:

As we read the books through each month of the year, they will be listed below, with reviews linked to book titles.

JANUARY 2021:

1.Cousins, The (e-book), by Karen M. McManus – (321 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/23/21

2.Four Winds, The (e-book), by Kristin Hannah – (464 pages) – (historical fiction) – 1/27/21 – (NG-2/2/21)

3..Love Story of Missy Carmichael, The, by Beth Morrey – (335 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/15/21

4.Piece of My Heart, by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke – (319 pages) (Suspense Thriller) – 1/4/21 – FIRST BOOK OF 2021

5.Push, The (e-book), by Ashley Audrain – (303 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 1/19/21

6.Rachel to the Rescue (e-book), by Elinor Lipman – (202 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/25/21

7.Shelter in Place (e-book), by David Leavitt – (365 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/9/21

8.Single Mother (e-book), by Samantha Hayes – (341 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 1/29/21

9.Wife Upstairs, The (e-book), by Rachel Hawkins – (290 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/17/21

10.Wrong Family, The (e-books), by Tarryn Fisher – (240 pages) – (thriller) – 1/11/21

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BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2021:  10

PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2021:  3,180

FAVORITE BOOKS:

    The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins

    The Push, by Ashley Audrain

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FEBRUARY 2021:

1.An Ordinary Life (e-book), by Amanda Prowse – (387 pages ) – (historical fiction) – 2/25/21

2.Book of Two Ways, The (e-book), by Jodi Picoult – (432 pages) – (literary fiction) – 2/3/21

3.Consent (e-book), by Vanessa Springbora – (173 pages ) – (memoir) – 2/27/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challenge

4.Every Waking Hour (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (326 pages) – (mystery) – 2/20/21

5.Hadley & Grace (e-book), by Suzanne Redfearn – (331 pages) – (thriller) – 2/23/21

6.Perfect Guests, The (e-book), by Emma Rous – (302 pages) – (mystery) – 2/18/21

7.Pretty Little Wife (e-book), by Darby Kane – (400 pages) – (thriller) – 2/9/21

8.Push, The (e-book), by Claire McGowan – (351 pages) – (mystery) – 2/15/21

9.Strawberry Shortcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke – (309 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 2/12/21

10.Turn of the Key, The, by Ruth Ware – (336 pages) – (thriller) – 2/6/21

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BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2021:  10

PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2021: 3,347

BOOKS READ YTD:  20

FAVORITE BOOKS:

     The Push, by Claire McGowan

     Hadley & Grace, by Suzanne Redfearn

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MARCH 2021:

1.Are We There Yet? (e-book), by Kathleen West – (348 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/25/21

2.At the Edge of the Haight (e-book), by Katherine Seligman – (301 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/8/21

3.Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (e-book), by Elle Cosimano – (355 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 3/12/21

4.Good Sister, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/19/21 – (NG-4/13/21)

5.Guilt by Association, by Marcia Clark – (352 pages) – (legal thriller) – 3/3/21

6.Her Dark Lies (e-book), by J. T. Ellison – (351 pages) – (mystery) – 3/30/21

7.Kamala’s Way, by Dan Morain – (225 pages) – (biography) – 3/15/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challelnge

8.This Is Big, by Marisa Meltzer – (286 pages) – (memoir) – 3/6/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challenge

9.Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder, by Joanne Fluke – (352 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 3/9/21

10.Unfaithful (e-book), by Natalie Barelli – (288 pages) – (psychological suspense) – 3/20/21

11.Upstairs House, The (e-book), by Julia Fine – (235 pages) – (psychological suspense) – 3/27/21

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BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2021:  11

PAGES READ IN MARCH 2021: 3,413

BOOKS READ YTD:  31

FAVORITE BOOKS:

     The Good Sister, by Sally Hepworth

     Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, by Elle Cosimano

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APRIL 2021:

1.A Million Reasons Why (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (354 pages) (contemporary fiction) – 4/7/21

2.Blood Orange (e-book), by Harriet Tyce – (338 pages) – (thriller) – 4/11/21

3.Cleaving, by Julie Powell – (303 pages) – (memoir) – 4/26/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

4.Every Vow You Break (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (226 pages) – (thriller) – 4/3/21(

5.Life & Other Inconveniences, by Kristan Higgins – (428 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/15/21

6.Perfect Marriage, The (e-book), by Adam Mitzner – (292 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 4/10/21

7.Smash-Up, The (e-book), by Ali Benjamin – (335 pages) – (literary fiction) – 4/24/217

8.That Summer (e-book), by Jennifer Weiner – (432 pages) – (Literary Fiction) – 4/30/21 – (NetGalley – 5/11/21)

9.Thief of Souls (e-book), by Brian Klingborg – (288 pages) – (mystery) – 4/20/21 – (NetGalley – 5/4/21)

10.Too Good To Be True (e-book), by Carola Lovering – (339 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/18/21

11.White Palace, by Glenn Savan – (406 pages) – (literary fiction) – 4/2/21

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BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2021:  11

PAGES READ IN APRIL: 3,741

BOOKS READ YTD:  42

FAVORITE BOOKS:

THAT SUMMER, BY JENNIFER WEINER

EVERY VOW YOU BREAK, BY PETER SWANSON

THE SMASH-UP, BY ALI BENJAMIN

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MAY 2021:

1.Every Last Fear (e-book), by Alex Finlay ( 368 pages) – (mystery) – 5/21/21

2.Family Reunion (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (288 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/29/21

3.Find You First (e-book), by Linwood Barclay – (438 pages) – (thriller) – 5/24/21

4.Her Three Lives (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (336 pages) – (thriller) – 5/11/21

5.Local Woman Missing (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (288 pages) – (thriller) – 5/26/21

6.Mother May I (e-book), by Joshilyn Jackson – (322 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 5/7/21

7.Next Wife, The (e-book), by Kaira Rouda – (296 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/13/21

8.Perfect Daughter, The (e-book), D.J. Palmer – (372 pages) – (mystery) – 5/10/21

9.When I Last Saw You (e-book), by Bette Lee Crosby – (329 pages) – (historical fiction) – 5/3/21

10.When the Stars Go Dark (e-book), by Paula McLain – (371 pages) – (historical fiction) – 5/2021

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BOOKS READ IN MAY 2021: 9

PAGES READ IN MAY 2021: 3037

BOOKS READ YTD: 51

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FAVORITE BOOKS IN MAY:

The Next Wife, by Kaira Rouda

Find You First, by Linwood Barclay

Mother May I, by Joshilyn Jackson

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JUNE 2021:

1.Before She Disappeared (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – (380 pages) – (mystery) – 6/4/21

2.Brat: An 80s Story, by Andrew McCarthy – (217 pages) – (memoir) – 6/12/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

3..Break-Up Book Club, The (e-book), by Wendy Wax – (361 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/1/21

4.Midnight Library, The (e-book), by Matt Haig – (299 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/12/21

5.My Lies, Your Lies (e-book), by Susan Lewis – (391 pages) – (mystery) – 6/21/21

6.Newcomer, The (e-book), by Mary Kay Andrews – (442 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/14/21

7.Pack up the Moon (e-book), by Kristan HIggins – (468 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/30/21

8.Photographer, The (e-book), by Mary Dixie Carter – (288 pages) – (thriller) – 6/16/21

9.Six Weeks to Live (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (378 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 6/19/21

10.Sycamore (e-book), by Bryn Chancellor – (321 pages) – (mystery) – 6/24/21

11.Therapist, The (e-book), by B. A. Paris – (368 pages) – (thriller) – 6/27/21 – NG- 7/13/21

12.You Will Remember Me (e-book), by Hannah Mary McKinnon – (294 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 6/10/21

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BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2021: 12

PAGES READ IN JUNE 2021: 4307

BOOKS READ YTD: 63

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FAVORITE BOOKS:

The Break-Up Book Club, by Wendy Wax

The Therapist, by B. A. Paris

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JULY 2021:

1.Count the Ways (e-book), by Joyce Maynard – (441 pages) – (literary fiction) – 7/26/21

2.Dark Roads (e-book), by Chevy Stevens – (374 pages) – (thriller) – 7/15/21 – (NG-8/3/21)

3.Dream Girl (e-book), by Laura Lippman – (308 pages) (thriller) – 7/2/21

4Fiancee, The (e-book), by Kate White – (354 pages) – (thriller) – 7/8/21

5.Kill All Your Darlings (e-book), by David Bell – (397 pages) – (murder mystery) – 7/17/21

6.Skye Falling (e-book), by Mia McKenzie – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/13/21 – (NG-6/22/21)(

7.Stepsisters, The (e-book), by Susan Mallery – (323 pages) – (contemporary fiction) 7/5/21

8.Stranger in the Mirror, The (e-book), by Liv Constantine – (331 pages) – (thriller) – 7/21/21

9.Such a Quiet Place (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (333 pages) – (mystery) – 7/30/21

10.Survive the Night (e-book), by Riley Sager – (322 pages) – (thriller) – 7/11/21

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BOOKS READ IN JULY 2021: 10

BOOKS READ YTD: 73

PAGES READ IN JULY: 3503

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FAVORITE BOOKS:

Count the Ways, by Joyce Maynard

Kill All Your Darlings, by David Bell

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AUGUST 2021:

1.Affair, The (e-book), by Amanda Brooke (411 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/11/21

2.All the Best Lies (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (321 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/15/21

3..Always Young and Restless, by Melody Thomas Scott – (239 pages) – (memoir) – 8/2/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

4.Cul-de-Sac (e-book), by Joy Fielding – (364 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 8/16/21

5.Everything We Keep (e-book), by Kerry Lonsdale – (292 pages) – (mystery) – 8/20/21

6.Gone for Good (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (292 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/24/21

7.Guilt Trip, The (e-book), by Sandie Jones – (305 pages) – (thriller) – 8/13/21

8.House Guests, The (e-book), by Emilie Richards – (428 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/3/21

9.Lie Beside Me (e-book), by Gytha Lodge – (346 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/30/21

10.Necklace, The (e-book), by Matt Witten – (296 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/17/21 – (NG- 9/7/21)

11.Nine Perfect Strangers (e-book), by Liane Moriarty (450 pages) – (thriller) – 8/6/21

12.Not a Happy Family (e-book), by Shari Lapena – (348 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/4/21

13.Perfect Family, The (e-book), by Robyn Harding – (333 pages) – (thriller) – 8/22/21

14.Reckoning, The (e-book), by Mary Trump – (178 pages) – (nonfiction) – 8/26/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

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BOOKS READ IN AUGUST: 14

BOOKS READ YTD: 87

PAGES READ IN AUGUST: 4603

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SEPTEMBER 2021:

1.28 Summers (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (418 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/13/21

2.56 Days (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Howard – (307 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/18/21

3.Apples Never Fall (e-book) by Liane Moriarty – (464 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/29/21

4.A Slow Fire Burning (e-book), by Paula Hawkins – (306 pages) – (murder mystery) – 9/7/21

5.Downstairs Neighbor, The, by Helen Cooper – (357 pages)(murder mystery) – 9/10/21

6.Good Son, The, by Christopher Andersen – (325 pages) – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge) – 9/5/21

7.Her Perfect Life (e-book), by Hank Phillippi Ryan – (322 pages) – (mystery) – 9/21/21

8.Maid (e-book), by Stephanie Land – (268 pages) – (memoir) – 9/4/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

9.Other Side of the Door, The (e-book), by Nicci French – (370 pages) – (murder mystery) – 9/24/21

10.Rock Paper Scissors (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (291 pages) – (thriller) – 9/15/21

11.Surfside Sisters (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (304 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/2/21

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BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER : 11

BOOKS READ YTD: 98

PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER: 3,732

Favorites:

Her Perfect Life, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney

The Other Side of the Door, by Nicci French

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OCTOBER 2021:

1.All the Colors of Night (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – (321 pages) – (paranormal mystery) – 10/21/21

2.Always the Last to Know (e-book), by Kristan Higgins – (377 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/8/21

3.Beach Club, The (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (356 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/25/21

4.Dutch House, The (e-book), by Ann Patchett – (337 pages) (historical fiction) – 10/27/21

5.Last Girl Ghosted (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (321 pages) – (thriller) – 10/17/21

6.Last Night in London, The (e-book), by Karen White – (462 pages) – (historical fiction) – 10/14/21

7.Mrs.Saint & the Defectives (e-book), by Julie Lawson Timmer – (324 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/23/21

8.Night She Disappeared, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (398 pages) – (thriller) – 10/2/21

9.Peril (e-book), by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa – (419 pages) – (Nonfiction) – 10/6/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challenge

10.Stranger Behind You, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – (311 pages) – (mystery) – 10/5/21