Books I read in 2021

As part of this year's review, I wrote a little bit about how I'd been tracking which books I'd read on a website called Oku (originally Readng), but that I'd been a little underwhelmed by the application in general and that I was going to start keeping track of my writing on this website instead (along with everything else).

For that reason, and to prevent me from losing my record if Oku ever shuts down, I'm moving that list of read books over here. So without ado:

  1. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  2. The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
  3. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  4. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  5. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)
  7. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
  8. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  10. No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
  11. Crucial Conversations by Gregory, Grenny, McMillan, Patterson, and Switzler
  12. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  13. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  14. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  15. No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
  16. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  17. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  18. In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
  19. The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem
  20. Story of His Life by Geronimo

I'd set myself a goal of reading 20 books in 2021, and I made it—so next year's goal is 25.




A look back at everything that I did (and didn't do) in 2021.