Books read in 2021

Not as many as I had hoped but 1 a week isn’t so bad for the year we’ve had… As ever the absolute recommends are in bold.

1. A Manual for Heartache- Cathy Rentzenbrink

2. The 10,000 doors of January- Alix E Harrow

3. Diary of a Young Naturalist- Dara McAnulty

4. Everything is Spiritual – Rob Bell

5. The Wild Silence – Raynor Winn

6. Ask Again Yes- Mary Beth Keane

7. Utopia Avenue- David Mitchell 

8. Dear Reader- Cathy Rentzenbrink

9. Lectio Divina- Christine Valters Painter

10. Once Upon a River- Diane Setterfield

11. Rumblestar- Abi Elpinstone

12. Queenie- Candice Carty-Williams 

13. Beartown – Fredrick Backman

14. Night Music- JoJo Moyes

15. Faith after Doubt- Brian McClaren. 

16. How the Bible Actually Works- Pete Enns. 

17. The Trick To Time- Kit de Waal. 

18. The Switch – Beth O’Leary

19. Mum and Dad- Joanna Trollope. 

20. All the Lonely People- Mike Gayle. 

21. The Colour of Water- James McBride. 

22. The Woman Who Stole My Life- Marian Keyes

23. The Frequency of Us- Keith Stuart

24. Lullaby Beach- Stella Duffy

25. The Children of Castle Rock- Natasha Farrant

26. Jungledrop- Abi Elphinstone

27. Gift from the Sea- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

28. The Forgiveness Project- Marina Cantacuzino

29. Grown Ups- Marian Keyes

30. How to Train a Dragon- Cressida Cowell

31. The Vanishing Half- Brit Bennett

32. The Three of us- Ruth Jones

33. On Looking- Alexandra Horowitz 

34.Wild- Kristin Hannah

35. The Preaching Life- Barbara Brown Taylor

36. Days of Wonder- Keith Stuart

37. The Anthropocene Reviewed – John Green (If I could put this in bold twice I would, absolute book of the year)

38. Home Stretch- Graham Norton

39. Nothing But Blue Sky – Kathleen MacMahon

40. The Truants- Kate Weinberg

41. Thin Places- Kerri ni Dochartaigh

42. Let Your Life Speak- Parker Palmer

43. The Dutch House- Ann Patchett

44. Ordinary Grace- William Kent Kruger

45. Clock of Stars- Francesca Gibbons

46. God is not a white man- Chine McDonald

47. Boy made of Blocks -Keith Stuart 

48. Phosphorescence- Julia Baird

49. Anxious People- Fredrik Backman 

50. Us against you- Fredrik Backman

51. The Last Resort- Jan Carson

52. Can you see me? – Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

53. The Family Experience of PDA- Eliza Fricker

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1 Response to Books read in 2021

  1. Louise Mabbs says:

    Amazing list as always. Looks like you covered a lot of themes. No idea what anthropocenes are though. Wish I had as much reading time! And you’ve done it with a large move like us! Then again half of my house is fabric and paper so it takes at least twice as long to unpack! I hope you’re settling in ok and that it’s warmer there than is is for us at the moment! I’ve got big dreams hoping to achieve this year (or at least start on) as I have a clear diary (no teaching, commissions or exhibitions yet), so I hope to plan a better work life balance which will entail a lot of Thriving Christian Artists book and blog reading, and enough fiction to escape into!

    I hope you all have an exciting 2022 too

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