By popular demand (and also because I feel this digital record fits my blogging goals & style!) — here is my own personal list of books I am hoping to read in 2021, including those already read and those I plan to read in future quintiles.
I get my picks from a combination of sources but my favorite is Modern Mrs. Darcy! This year’s list also contains some backlist titles that I’ve been meaning to read for way too long.
Brief note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some links may be affiliate links. I may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these.
All of that said, you certainly do not have to use Amazon to check these titles out! I personally mostly use the library (grateful for this resource on a daily basis). Independent bookstores are also wonderful to support – look up your local shop or explore on IndieBound.
If I really enjoyed a book and can highly recommend it, there will be a ✅
If I obsessively tore through a book and loved it, there will be a ♥️
Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoyed many of the others! The icons are reserved for standouts. If I abandon a book, I will remove it from this list.
Q1: Jan 1 – Apr 9 (Spring Break)
Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.10.22
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.7.22 ♥️
A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (Amazon / Bookshop) Finished 1.13.22 ♥️
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Southernmost by Silas House
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
The F**k It Diet by Caroline Dooner
Beauty In the Breaking by Michele Harper
The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
The Invisible Life of Ada Larue by V. E. Schwab
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
The Guide by Peter Heller
Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
The Last Exiles by Park Row