Books Read in 2021

Books are listed in the chronological order I read them. The links in this list are to my reviews – some ‘reviews’ are mini reviews/notes or as parts of composite posts (not all books will be reviewed).


  • F = Fiction
  • K = Kindle
  • CF = Crime Fiction
  • HF = Historical Fiction
  • LB = library book
  • TBR = book acquired before 1 Jan 2021
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/NetGalley
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction


  1. The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories edited by Martin Edwards 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  2. Cruel Acts by Jane Casey 5* CF, F, K, TBR
  3. Exit by Belinda Bauer 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  4. The One I Was by Eliza Graham 5* F, HF, K, TBR
  5. The Cutting Place by Jane Casey 3.5* CF, F, K, TBR
  6. English Pastoral by James Rebanks 5* K, NF, RB, TBR
  7. Orlando by Virginia Woolf 4* F, HF, TBR


  1. Murder in the Mill Race by E C R Lorac 4* CF, F, K
  2. Don’t Look Now and Other Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier 3* F, TBR
  3. The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood CF, F, K, RB
  4. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  5. For the Record by David Cameron NF, TBR
  6. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman – audiobook 2.5* CF, F


  1. The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley 4* F, K, RB, TBR
  2. Checkmate to Murder by E C R Lorac 4* CF, F, K
  3. Girl in the Walls by A J Gnuse 4* F, K, RB
  4. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn 4* NF, K, TBR
  5. Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson 4* CF, F, K
  6. We Are Not in the World by Conor O’Callaghan 2* F, K, RB, TBR


  1. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville 4* F, K, RB, TBR
  2. The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor 4* F, HF, K, RB
  3. A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough 5* NF, K
  4. Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen 5* NF, TBR
  5. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie 4* CF, F, TBR
  6. The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPherson 3* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  7. The Pact by Sharon Bolton