Hey everyone! I thought I would share a short list of books I read in 2021 that were 'favorites' or were thought provoking for me. Some were ones that I read and discussed with book groups and some were just my own picks. My reading in 2021 was definitely 'off' in a lot of ways. I was distracted and also busy with moving and settling in a new location. Anyway, I read 83 books in total and 53 of them were read in the last half of the year. As usual, my tendency is toward women writers - 62 were by women and 21 by men. I don't think I have an overall favorite, but each of these 'spoke' to me in some way or another.
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths - read and discussed with mystery book group
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey - read and discussed with mystery book group
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict - again, read and discussed with mystery book group
Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman - change of pace book by author Leslie Budewitz, writer of cozy mysteries - this one isn't so 'cozy' but I liked it a lot.
Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson - another book group discussion - the afternoon book group in Austin that I will miss a lot - quite an odd little book but I liked it.
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths - latest in this author's Ruth Galloway series - love that series!
Joanna Schaffhausen's books - this author has two series - Ellery Hathaway with 4 books so far (new one out later this month) and one book in her Annelisa Vega series (2nd book out in the summer) - I really liked all 5 books I read. Recommended author and series.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - will be discussing this book with the 'Brown Bag' book group here at my new library in a couple of weeks - very thought provoking book for me - what if you had made some different decisions - what might your life look like? I'll be interested in other members' reactions.
So, that's it for 2021 reading. As I shared in my last post, my new library will be having 4 book groups a month and I'm going to try to be a bit involved in all of them. We shall see. And I also talked about my goal for this year is to stop by here at least once a week and share what I've been up to. Take care and Happy Reading!