2021 reading retrospective

Once again, I kept track of all the books I read in a year so that I could see if there were any interesting trends in my reading habits.

Last year I read 66 books. I didn’t manage to best that number in 2021, but I got pretty close:

I read a total of 57 books in 2021.

In last year’s reading retrospective post, I also predicted that I’d read more ebooks. Before we get to the good stuff (i.e. graphs), I want to point out again that if a book is listed under a particular month it doesn’t necessarily mean the book was both started and finished within that month. Most of the time, it just means that’s when I finished reading the book.

Okay, here we go:

Yeah, August wasn’t a good month for reading. I was still reading then, but not as much as usual, and as a result didn’t finish any books that month.

My prediction was correct! I read more ebooks than last year.

Okay, just one more graph for 2021:

Some final stats:

Fiction: 54

Non-Fiction: 3

Print: 13

Ebooks: 20

Audiobooks: 24

Most-read author: J R R Tolkien: 3

Month Title Author Type
January The House on the Lake Nuala Ellwood Audiobook
January Unsouled Will Wight Audiobook
January The Wind from Faerie William Justus Audiobook
January The Fellowship of the Ring J R R Tolkien Print
January The Cloud Roads Martha Wells Audiobook
January How to Grow Your Own Poem Kate Clanchy Ebook
February The Once and Future Witches Alix E Harrow Audiobook
February The Mirror Empire Kameron Hurley Audiobook
February The Two Towers J R R Tolkien Print
February The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat Oliver Sacks Print
February The Guest List Lucy Foley Audiobook
February Cage of Souls Adrian Tchaikovsky Audiobook
March Where the Dead Go Sarah Bailey Audiobook
March Boneshaker Cherie Priest Audiobook
March The Return of the King J R R Tolkien Print
March A Memory Called Empire Arkady Martine Audiobook
March Upright Women Wanted Sarah Gailey Audiobook
March Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marlon James Print
March In the Shadow of the Gods Rachel Dunne Audiobook
April Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse Audiobook
April Paladin’s Grace T Kingfisher Audiobook
April The Apple-Tree Throne Premee Mohamed Audiobook
April Children of Earth and Sky Guy Gavriel Kay Print
May Into the Drowning Deep Mira Grant Audiobook
May The Bone Shard Daughter Andrea Stewart Audiobook
May Beguilement Lois McMaster Bujold Audiobook
May Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami Print
May Piranesi Susanna Clarke Print
May Ninefox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee Audiobook
May Stone Cold Heart Caz Frear Audiobook
June The Lights of Prague Nicole Jarvis Audiobook
June The Witches: Salem, 1692 – A History Stacy Schiff Print
June Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart Print
June The Empress of Salt and Fortune Nghi Vo Audiobook
June Sufficiently Advanced Magic Andrew Rowe Ebook
June Tooth and Claw Jo Walton Ebook
June Truthwitch Susan Dennard Ebook
June The Monster Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson Ebook
July Elric of Melnibone Michael Moorcock Print
July Blackbird Rising Keri Arthur Audiobook
July Rhythm of War Brandon Sanderson Ebook
July The Dawnhounds Sascha Stronach Ebook
July The Birthgrave Tanith Lee Print
September All the Murmuring Bones Angela Slatter Ebook
September Hummingbird Salamander Jeff Vandermeer Ebook
September Harrow the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Ebook
September The Unspoken Name A K Larkwood Ebook
October The Tyrant Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson Ebook
October Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Ebook
October Chasing Graves Ben Galley Ebook
October The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal Ebook
November Grim Solace  Ben Galley Ebook
November The Dragonbone Chair Tad Williams Print
December Troupe of Shadows Jennings Zabrinsky Ebook
December A History of What Comes Next Sylvain Neuvel Ebook
December Station Eleven Emily St John Mandel Ebook
December Gardens of the Moon Steven Erikson Ebook

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