Top Ten Books of 2021


FULL READING LIST OF 2021 (in order read)

  1. Survival by Margaret Atwood

  2. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

  3. You Are Happy by Margaret Atwood

  4. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood

  5. Lake Redstone by JD Hollyfield

  6. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

  7. Dancing Girls and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

  8. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

  9. Selected Poems: 1965-1975 by Margaret Atwood

  10. Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

  11. Two Trees Make A Forest: Travels Among Taiwan’s Mountains & Coasts in Search of my Family’s Past by Jessica J. Lee

  12. Days of the Rebels: 1815/1840 by Margaret Atwood

  13. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

  14. Your Story, My Story by Connie Palmen

  15. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

  16. Anne of The Island by L.M. Montgomery

  17. Talking Animals by Joni Murphy

  18. Two Headed Poems by Margaret Atwood

  19. The Push by Ashley Audrain

  20. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

  21. Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood

  22. Calypso by David Sedaris

  23. Up In The Tree by Margaret Atwood

  24. Anna’s Pet by Margaret Atwood

  25. For The Birds by Margaret Atwood

  26. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

  27. Gutter Child by Jael Richardson

  28. Here The Dark: A Novella and Stories by David Bergen

  29. Winter by Ali Smith

  30. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

  31. Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood

  32. The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories by Fredrik Backman

  33. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

  34. True Stories by Margaret Atwood

  35. 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples A Reality by Bob Joseph

  36. The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

  37. Second Words: Selected Critical Prose 1960 - 1982 by Margaret Atwood

  38. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

  39. The Harpy by Megan Hunter

  40. The Twits by Roald Dahl

  41. The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

  42. Murder In The Dark by Margaret Atwood

  43. Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid

  44. Girls With Bright Futures: A Novel by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman

  45. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  46. The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

  47. Bluebeard’s Egg by Margaret Atwood

  48. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

  49. Spring by Ali Smith

  50. How The One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

  51. Interlunar by Margaret Atwood

  52. You Are Eating An Orange. You Are Naked by Sheung-King

  53. Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

  54. Life and Death in Nyamata by Omar Ndizeye

  55. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  56. Footlights by Pearl Pirie

  57. 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin by Thomas King

  58. Grief & Loss & Love & Sex by Lara Margaret Marjerrison

  59. Selected Poems II: 1976-1986 by Margaret Atwood

  60. Love Her Wild by Atticus

  61. The Essential Earle Birney by Earle Birney

  62. Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning by Lawrence Hill

  63. I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron

  64. Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

  65. It Begins With The Body by Hana Shafi

  66. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

  67. Red Obsidian: New and Selected Poems by Stephan Torre

  68. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

  69. Small Silent Things by Robin Page

  70. Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  71. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  72. A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and The Man Who Dreamed It by Stephen Kinzer

  73. Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood

  74. Good Bones by Margaret Atwood

  75. Where The Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

  76. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

  77. We Dream Medicine Dreams by Lisa Boivin

  78. The Willow Wren by Phillipp Schott

  79. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

  80. Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Rehel

  81. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

  82. Morning In The Burned House by Margaret Atwood

  83. Strange Things by Margaret Atwood

  84. Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood

  85. A Trio of Tolerable Tales by Margaret Atwood

  86. Untraceable by Sergei Lebedev

  87. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

  88. ‘Membering by Austin Clarke

  89. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

  90. One Brother Shy by Terry Fallis

  91. Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

  92. On Writers and Writing by Margaret Atwood

  93. Searching for Marilyn Monroe: Parables and Other Animals by Pae Veo

  94. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

  95. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

  96. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

  97. Stories to Tell: A Memoir by Richard Marx

  98. Beach Read by Emily Henry

  99. It Is Wood, It Is Stone by Gabriella Burnham

  100. Fight Night by Miriam Toews

  101. Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World by Hana Shafi

  102. The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen

  103. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

  104. Summer by Ali Smith

  105. Half Spent Was The Night: A Witches Yuletide by Ami McKay

  106. Deacon King Kong by James McBride

  107. Tilly and the Crazy Eights by Monique Gray Smith

  108. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

  109. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

  110. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

  111. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

  112. Moving Targets: Writing With Intent 1982 - 2004 by Margaret Atwood

  113. Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

  114. Bottle by Margaret Atwood

  115. A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

  116. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

  117. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

  118. The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

  119. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

  120. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

  121. When The Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

  122. Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich

  123. Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing 1970 - 2005 by Margaret Atwood

  124. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

  125. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

  126. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

  127. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

  128. This Little Light by Lori Lansens

  129. The Ghost In The House by Sara O’Leary

  130. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

  131. Face: A Poetry and Art Collection by Randina Sheldon

  132. The High Road by Terry Fallis

  133. Tuscan Daughter by Lisa Rochon

  134. The Bromance Book Club by Lissa Kay Adams

  135. The Tent by Margaret Atwood

  136. All Girls by Emily Layden

  137. What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

  138. Please Look After Mom by Shin Kyung-Sook

  139. Operation Angus by Terry Fallis

  140. Normal People by Sally Rooney

  141. How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

  142. Moral Disorder and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

  143. The Strangers by Katherena Vermette

  144. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

  145. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

  146. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

  147. The Door by Margaret Atwood

  148. Find You First by Linwood Barclay

  149. Later by Stephen King

  150. Payback: Debt and The Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood

  151. Every Good Boy Does Fine: Poetry and Prose by Calvin Arsenia

  152. Golden Boy: A Murder Among the Manhattan Elite by John Glatt

  153. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

  154. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

  155. The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

  156. Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Muller

  157. Remember by Lisa Genova

  158. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  159. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood

  160. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

  161. MaddAddaM by Margaret Atwood

  162. Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

  163. Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung

  164. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

  165. The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

  166. Virgin River by Robyn Carr

  167. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

  168. Hagseed by Margaret Atwood

  169. War Bears by Margaret Atwood

  170. October Jones: The Lightning Pines Mystery by J.D. McFarren

  171. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

  172. Dearly by Margaret Atwood

  173. Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  174. Field Study: Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium by Helen Humphreys

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