A Year In Books [2021]

A Year In Books [2021]


  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty


  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh


  • Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
  • The Push by Ashley Audrain
  • Little Weirds by Jenny Slate


  • Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane
  • Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli
  • The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July


  • The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  • We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin
  • The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
  • Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta


  • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
  • Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
  • Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath


  • The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
  • Last Girl Gone by J. G. Hetherton
  • Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot 
  • Writers & Lovers: A Novel by Lily King


  • The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
  • Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
  • Killing Eve: No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings


  • Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
  • The Getaway by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  • Blue Ticket: A Novel by Sophie Mackintosh


  • Make Your Art No Matter What by Beth Pickens
  • The Lightness: A Novel by Emily Temple
  • Words + Music by St. Vincent


  • What Makes Love Last? by Nan Silver, John M. Gottman
  • When You Find Me by P. J. Vernon



  • The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
  • Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
  • Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
  • Father of the Rain: A Novel by Lily King
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
  • Still Lives: A Novel by Maria Hummel

I didn’t get nearly as much reading done in 2021 as I wish I had. Here’s to reading more in 2022, and having a cleaner home because I tend to clean while I listen to my audiobooks.

2 responses to “A Year In Books [2021]”

  1. I tried to read the midnight library about the same time as you did. I got through one chapter, and I had to stop. All the discussion about regret hit home, and I felt like the book would sink me into depression. I’d like to give it another try some time. I’ve needed to put a book away before and when I return to it, I have no trouble.

    • I’d highly recommend it. I think I read it during dark times & it really helped me to be able to see more clearly. The stuff about regret is def not easy to hear though.

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