Read in 2021

Here is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2021 in chronological order. I have given each book a rating, with five stars being the highest (based purely on how much I enjoyed the book). I try to review every book I read, though not necessarily in the order that I finish reading them!

January

1. The Land Beyond the Sea by Sharon Penman (2020) *****
2. The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien (2020) ***
3. Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain (2020) **
4. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie (1942) ****
5. The Light Ages by Seb Falk (2020) ***
6. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki (1810) *****
7. Rags of Time by Michael Ward (2019) *****
8. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (2019) ***
9. The Soul Thief by Cecelia Holland (2002) ***
10. Ashes by Christopher de Vinck (2020) ***
11. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (2017) ****

February

12. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (2021) ***
13. Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes (1959) ****
14. Good by Stealth by Henrietta Clandon (1936) *****
15. Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (2021) *****
16. Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie (1940) ****
17. A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago (2021) ***

March

18. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (2021) *****
19. The Puritan Princess by Miranda Malins (2020) ****
20. Imperfect Alchemist by Naomi Miller (2020) ***
21. The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux (2020) ***
22. The Deadly Truth by Helen McCloy (1941) ****
23. The Prophet by Martine Bailey (2021) ****
24. The Fall of the House of Byron by Emily Brand (2020) ****
25. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie (1945) ****
26. The Drowned City by KJ Maitland (2021) ****
27. The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea (2021) ****
28. The Pact by Sharon Bolton (2021) ****

April

29. The Killer of the Princes in the Tower by MJ Trow (2021) ****
30. The Damask Rose by Carol McGrath (2021) ***
31. The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale (2020) ***
32. Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal (2021) ****
33. Live Alone and Like It by Marjorie Hillis (1936) ***
34. River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay (2013) ***
35. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (1936) ***
36. John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk (2012) ****
37. The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor (2021) *****
38. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (2021) ****
39. The Hardie Inheritance by Anne Melville (1990) *****
40. The Protector by SJ Deas (2015) ****
41. The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (1987) ***
42. The Rich Earth by Pamela Oldfield (1980) ***

May

43. The Horseman by Tim Pears (2017) **
44. A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie (1953) ****
45. Myself When Young by Daphne du Maurier (1977) ***
46. The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley (2021) *****

June

47. China by Edward Rutherfurd (2021) *****
48. Still Life by Sarah Winman (2021) ****
49. The Wrecking Storm by Michael Ward (2021) ****