Books I read in 2021

The spines of some of the books I read this year

At the start of 2021 I planned to write short reviews of books I read. I failed at that practice, but as a baby step towards it, here is the list of books I read in 2021 (to my best recollection).

It’s not a very long list. I’ve read more books most other years recently, I think. I turns out that I read more books than I bought this year, but the overlap between books bought and books read was fairly small, which gave me the false impression that I’d bought more than I read.

I read more sci-fi than I typically do. Most surprising to me, only Donna Tartt broke through a wall of otherwise male authors. Amusingly but unintentionally, I started and finished the year with Rationalists, from the early 20th and 21st centuries, respectively.

Here are some books I started on but did not finish. I’m even less confident that this list is complete: