Tuesday, December 28, 2021

What I Read in 2021

At the end of each year I do a summary post of what I read throughout the year. I find it interesting to see my reading habits, and to make note of what the best books were each year. I managed 45 books this year, which is much better than last. I use a standard five star rating method with five stars meaning I loved the book so much I intend to re-read it throughout my life, so there are rarely any five star books.

1. Wings of Omen, edited by Robert Asprin *****

2. The Godfather by Mario Puzo *****

3. Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara ***

4. Me by Elton John ****

5. Salvation by Peter F Hamilton *** and a half

6. The Dead of Winter, edited by Robert Asprin ****

7. Grant by Ron Chernow ****

8. Soul of the City, edited by Robert Asprin ****

9. The Civil War by Bruce Catton ****

10. Salvation Lost by Peter F Hamilton *** and a half

11. Head On by John Scalzi ***

12. A Time to Kill by John Grisham ** and a half

13. Unlocked by John Scalzi **

14. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham *** 

15. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham **

16. The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith ****

17. A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo ****

18. Thin Air by Richard K Morgan *****

19. White Wolf by David Gemmell **

20. Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh ***

21. Blood Ties, edited by Robert Asprin ****

22. Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen **** and a half

23. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck ***

24. Sabriel by Garth Nix ***

25. House of Spies by Daniel Silva ***

26. R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury **

27. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith ****

28. Aftermath, edited by Robert Asprin ****

29. The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmell ***

30. Uneasy Alliances, edited by Robert Asprin **** and a half

31. Red Rising by Pierce Brown *

32. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci **

33. Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden ****

34. Stealers' Sky, edited by Robert Asprin ****

35. Lovedeath by Dan Simmons ***

36. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane *****

37. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane **

38. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ***

39. Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin **

40. Master Assassins by Robert Redick ****

41. Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub *** and a half

42. Arrival by Ted Chiang **

43. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner *

44. A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden **** and a half

45. Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden *****

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