2021 Reading List

My theme this year is mystery (including detective, true crime, police procedurals, thrillers, spies, and so forth), and my goal is to read 52 books.

  1. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: A Novel by Deepa Anappara
  2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  3. A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee
  4. A Perfect Spy by John Le Carré
  5. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
  6. The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe
  7. Still Life by Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache #1)
  8. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  9. The Searcher by Tana French
  10. Death and the Chaste Apprentice by Robert Barnard
  11. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  12. Trial on Mt. Koya by Susan Spann
  13. Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton (Lacey Flint Book #1)
  14. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  15. Interior Chinatown: A Novel by Charles You
  16. The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins
  17. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie Book #1)
  18. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie Book #2)
  19. One By One by Ruth Ware
  20. When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie Book #3)
  21. Moonflower Murders: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
  22. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie Book #4)
  23. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
  24. Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton (Lacy Flint Book #2)
  25. Sun Storm by Asa Larsson
  26. The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein
  27. Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense by Yrsa Sigurdardöttir
  28. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  29. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  30. The Bat by Jo Nesbø
  31. Call For the Dead (George Smiley Book #1) by John Le Carré
  32. The Devotion of Suspect X: A Novel by Keigo Higashino
  33. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  34. Lady In the Lake by Laura Lippman
  35. The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
  36. Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
  37. The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
  38. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache #2)
  39. A Murder of Quality by John Le Carré
  40. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie Book #5)
  41. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John Le Carré
  42. Transient Desires by Donna Leon
  43. Shadowland by Peter Straub
  44. The Witch Hunter by Max Seeck
  45. The Cruelest Month by Louse Penny (Inspector Gamache #3)
  46. The Magus by John Fowles
  47. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  48. The Survivors by Jane Harper
  49. A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill
  50. An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill
  51. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré
  52. A Rule Against Murder by Louse Penny (Inspector Gamache #4)
  53. Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
  54. Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan
  55. Box 21 by Roslund Anders
  56. Snow by John Banville
  57. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  58. Apples Don’t Fall by Liane Moriarty
  59. Truth Be Told by Kathleen Barber
  60. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Inspector Ganache #5)
  61. A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins