Friday, January 1, 2021

Books I've Read in 2021

For the past eleven years I've kept track of the books I read and it's been quite a fun project. I read so much that everything tends to blend together in my mental library and it's fun to look back and see what I've I've read, loved, and want to re-read (and - on the rare occasion - want to avoid). Plus, it's great to share and compare lists with other book bloggers.

This list is only of books and novellas I've read and finished (though if I read an entire anthology, I list only the anthology title). The books are listed in the order I read them and if I write a review for a book I link it here as well.

There are sure to be many wonderful stories on the list, but the ones with a ** by them are ones I highly recommend.

1. The Fiancé (Close Quarters, Book 4) by Stefanie London
2. An Offer From A Gentleman: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 3.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read)
3. All the Colors of the Night (Fogg Lake, Book 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz
4. Someday My Duke Will Come (Isle of Synne, Book 2) by Christina Britton **
5. The Forever Girl (Wildstone, Book 6) by Jill Shalvis
6. Hit Me With Your Best Scot (The Wild Wicked Highlanders, Book 3) by Suzanne Enoch
7. Just a Bit Obsessed (Straight Guys, Book 2) by Alessandra Hazard
8. In Case of Emergency by Keira Andrews
9. Little Red Riding Crop (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz
10. Single Player (Slices of Pi, Book 3) by Elia Winters (re-read)
11. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
12. The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, Book 2) by Agatha Christie
13. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
14. HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes
15. The Duke Heist (The Wild Wynchesters, Book 1) by Erica Ridley
16. A Lady’s Formula for Love (The Secret Scientists of London, Book 1) by Elizabeth Everett
17. Mummy Dearest (The XOXO Files, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
18. Combustion by Elia Winters
19. First Comes Like (Modern Love, Book 3) by Alisha Rai
20. A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
21. Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh
22. Becoming by Michelle Obama
23. A Vineyard Valentine by Nina Bocci
24. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, E.G. Keller (Illustrator) (re-read)
25. Air Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 3) by Christine Feehan (re-read)
26. Requiem for Mr. Busybody by Josh Lanyon
27. The Devil in Her Bed (Devil You Know, Book 3) by Kerrigan Byrne
28. Earth Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 4) by Christine Feehan (re-read)
29. A Fatal Finale (Ella Shane Mystery, Book 1) by Kathleen Marple Kalb
30. Mystery at the Masquerade (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 3) by Josh Lanyon
31. Wild Sign (Alpha & Omega, Book 6) by Patricia Briggs
32. When He Was Wicked: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 6.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read) **
33. The Viscount Who Loved Me: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 2.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read) **
34. One Thing Leads to a Lover (Love and Let Spy, Book 2) by Susanna Craig
35. A Ghost of a Chance by Josh Lanyon
36. Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) by Jim Butcher
37. The Intimacy Experiment (The Shameless Series, Book 2) by Rosie Danan **
38. Faithless in Death (In Death, Book 52) by J.D. Robb
39. How to Catch a Duke (Rogues to Riches, Book 6) by Grace Burrowes
40. Persuasion by Jane Austen (re-read)
41. Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease by Sherra Aguirre
42. The Soldier and the Spy (Society of Beasts, Book 2) by Annabelle Greene
43. Heiress in Red Silk (A Duke’s Heiress, Book 2) by Madeline Hunter
44. Highland Warrior (Sons of Sinclair, Book 2) by Heather McCollum
45. A Fatal First Night (Ella Shane Mystery, Book 2) by Kathleen Marple Kalb
46. Like Cats and Dogs (Whitman Street Cat Café, Book 1) by Kate McMurray
47. The Lady Has a Past (Burning Cove, Book 5) by Amanda Quick
48. Wet and Reckless (Private Pleasures, Book 4) by Samanthe Beck
49. Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot, Book 3) by Agatha Christie
50. Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake (Winner Bakes All, Book 1) by Alexis Hall
51. Undercover Duke (Duke Dynasty, Book 4) by Sabrina Jeffries
52. Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish
53. Sanditon by Jane Austen
54. Neon Gods (Dark Olympus, Book 1) by Katee Robert **
55. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
56. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune **
57. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian
58. Love For Beginners (Wildstone, Book 7) by Jill Shalvis
59. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (re-read)
60. Once Upon a Royal Summer by Teri Wilson **
61. The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels (Dangerous Damsels, Book 1) by India Holton
62. Where There’s a Will (The Widow Rules, Book 0.5) by Janna MacGregor
63. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2) by Jim Butcher
64. History of Us (Friendships and Festivals, Book 2) by Stacey Agdern
65. A Duke in Time (The Widow Rules, Book 1) by Janna MacGregor
66. To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne
67. A Scot to the Heart (Desperately Seeking Duke, Book 2) by Caroline Linden
68. The Devil and the Heiress (The Gilded Age Heiresses, Book 2) by Harper St. George
69. Death at the Crystal Palace (Below Stairs Mysteries, Book 5) by Jennifer Ashley
70. Gym or Chocolate? (Gym or Chocolate, Book 1) by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick
71. It Happened One Summer (Bellinger Sisters, Book 1) by Tessa Bailey **
72. While We Were Dating (The Wedding Date, Book 6) by Jasmine Guillory
73. Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book 5) by Nalini Singh
74. Much Ado about Nauticaling (Whit and Whiskers Mystery, Book 1) by Gabby Allan
75. Men Are Frogs (Fairy Godmothers, Inc., Book 2) by Saranna DeWylde
76. If the Shoe Fits (Meant to Be, Book 1) by Julie Murphy
77. Scandal at the Salty Dog (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 4) by Josh Lanyon
78. Donald Duck: Mountain Climber by Walt Disney Company
79. Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Laura Miller
80. Battle Royal (Palace Insiders, Book 1) by Lucy Parker
81. A Good Duke is Hard to Find (Isle of Synne, Book 1) by Christina Britton
82. Hitched to the Gunslinger by Michelle McLean
83. The Highlander's Pirate Lass (The Brothers of Wolf Isle, Book 2) by Heather McCollum
84. A Duke Worth Fighting For (Isle of Synne, Book 3) by Christina Britton
85. Breaking Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles, Book 4) by Shelly Laurenston
86. Playing it Safe (Sydney Smoke Rugby, Book 7) by Amy Andrews
87. Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3) by Jim Butcher
88. Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Suzanne Enoch, Amelia Grey, and Anna Bennett
89. A Song of Flight (Warrior Bards, Book 3) by Juliet Marillier **
90. Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune **
91. Mistletoe Christmas by Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley
92. A Yuletide Kiss by Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter, and Mary Jo Putney
93. Pride and Premeditation (Jane Austen Murder Mystery, Book 1) by Tirzah Price
94. A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli
95. Love and Latkes (Friendships and Festivals, Book 3) by Stacey Agdern
96. Well Matched (Well Met, Book 3) by Jen DeLuca
97. The Rake Mistake (The Wild Wynchesters, Book 1.5; Heist Club, Book 1) by Erica Ridley
98. The Perks of Loving a Wallflower (The Wild Wynchesters, Book 2) by Erica Ridley
99. Archangel’s Light (Guild Hunter, Book 14) by Nalini Singh **
100. Hollywood Heroine (Heroine Complex, Book 5) by Sarah Kuhn **
101. The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton: Lady Whistledown’s Official Guide by Julia Quinn
102. The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
103. Forgotten in Death (In Death, Book 53) by J.D. Robb
104. All the Feels (Spoiler Alert, Book 2) by Olivia Dade
105. The Becoming (The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 2) by Nora Roberts
106. Moonlight, Menorahs and Mistletoe (Holliday, Oregon, Book 1) by Wendy Warren
107. What the Cat Dragged In (Whitman Street Cat Café, Book 2) by Kate McMurray
108. The Hanukkah Mice by Ronne Randall, Maggie Kneen (Illustrator) (re-read)
109. Pride, Prejudice, and Peril (A Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery, Book 1) by Katie Oliver
110. The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
111. A Whole Latke Love by Jodi Payne
112. Zall’s Captain (Planetary Submissives, Book 3) by Amber Kell (re-read)
113. Girls Before Earls (Rogues to Lovers, Book 1) by Anna Bennett
114. Not Your Average Hot Guy (Not Your Average Hot Guy, Book 1) by Gwenda Bond
115. Elves with Benefits (Reindeer Falls, Book 4) by Jana Aston
116. Body at Buccaneer’s Bay (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 5) by Josh Lanyon
117. One Night with a Nutcracker (Reindeer Falls, Book 5) by Jana Aston
118. The Bachelor on the Shelf (Reindeer Falls, Book 6) by Jana Aston
119. Better Off Wed (Love and Let Spy, Book 3) by Susanna Craig
120. A Scoundrel of Her Own (Sinful Wallflowers, Book 3) by Stacy Reid
121. It Happened One Midnight (Fairy Godmothers, Inc., Book 3) by Saranna DeWylde