What Cathy Read 2021

Here’s a list of the books I read in 2021. Links from the title will take you to my review.

  1. The Push by Ashley Audrain
  2. Elmet by Fiona Mozley
  3. Connectedness (Identity Detective #2) by Sandra Danby
  4. Artist, Lover, Soldier, Muse by Arthur D. Hittner
  5. Children’s Fate (Meonbridge Chronicles #4) by Carolyn Hughes
  6. The Art of Dying (Raven, Fisher and Simpson #2) by Ambrose Parry
  7. Game of the Gods by Paolo Maurensig
  8. Forgotten Lives by Ray Britain
  9. To The Dark (Simon Westow #3) by Chris Nickson
  10. A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements
  11. The Dead of Winter by S. J. Parris
  12. Mint by S. R. Wilsher
  13. Saving The World – Women: The Twenty-First Century’s Factor For Change by Paola Diana
  14. Dublin’s Girl by Eimear Lawlor
  15. Land of the Living by Georgina Harding
  16. When The World Was Ours by Liz Kessler
  17. Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford
  18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  19. The Girl at the Back of the Bus by Suzette D. Harrison
  20. The Diplomat’s Wife by Michael Ridpath
  21. Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
  22. Madam by Phoebe Wynne
  23. She Came To Stay by Eleni Kyriacou
  24. The Northern Reach by W. S. Winslow
  25. The Art of the Assassin by Kevin Sullivan
  26. The Garden of Angels by David Hewson
  27. Nick by Michael Farris Smith
  28. Masters of Rome (Rise of Emperors #2) by Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney
  29. Dangerous Women by Hope Adams
  30. The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou
  31. Stella by Takis Wurger
  32. A Lifetime of Men by Ciahnan Darrell
  33. Saving Missy by Beth Morrey
  34. How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
  35. The Incendium Plot (Christopher Radcliff #1) by A. D. Swanston
  36. The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger by Suzanne Fortin
  37. The Consequences of Fear (Maisie Dobbs #16) by Jacqueline Winspear
  38. Blood Runs Thicker (Bradecote and Catchpoll #8) by Sarah Hawkswood
  39. Where Stands A Wingèd Sentry by Margaret Kennedy
  40. The Spanish Girl by Jules Hayes
  41. You Let Me Go by Eliza Graham
  42. There’s No Story There: Wartime Writing, 1944-45 by Inez Holden
  43. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  44. A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison
  45. The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett
  46. The Drowned City (Daniel Pursglove #1) by K. J. Maitland
  47. The Tuscan House by Angela Petch
  48. After the Storm (A Giuseppe Bianchi Mystery 2) by Isabella Muir
  49. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  50. The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea
  51. Lost Property by Helen Paris
  52. Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry
  53. Together by Luke Adam Hawker
  54. The Night Train to Berlin by Melanie Hudson
  55. Skelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders (Arthur Skelton #2) by David Stafford
  56. Beyond This Broken Sky by Siobhan Curham
  57. The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
  58. To The Fair Land by Lucienne Boyce
  59. Charity by Madeline Dewhurst
  60. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  61. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  62. The Heretic’s Mark (Jackdaw Mysteries #4) by S. W. Perry
  63. Wayward Voyage by Anna M Holmes
  64. A Hundred Million Years and a Day by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, translated by Sam Taylor
  65. A Ration Book Daughter by Jean Fullerton
  66. The Assistant by Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett
  67. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
  68. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
  69. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
  70. The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin
  71. Pathfinders by Cecil Lewis
  72. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville
  73. This Other Island by Steffanie Edward
  74. Love and Miss Harris by Peter Maughan
  75. Everyday Magic by Charlie Laidlaw
  76. The Baby Is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  77. Sword of Bone by Anthony Rhodes
  78. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  79. Two Women In Rome by Elizabeth Buchan
  80. This Is How We Are Human by Louise Beech
  81. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  82. Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré
  83. The Serpent King by Tim Hodkinson
  84. Mrs England by Stacey Halls
  85. Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen
  86. The Fort (City of Victory #1) by Adrian Goldsworthy
  87. Scandalous Alchemy by Katy Moran
  88. Love and Fury by Samantha Silva
  89. The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain
  90. Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce
  91. One Last Time by Helga Flatland
  92. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi
  93. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  94. The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories edited by Margaret Jull Costa
  95. This Shining Life by Harriet Kline
  96. Business As Usual by Jane Oliver & Ann Stafford
  97. Those I Have Lost by Sharon Maas
  98. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
  99. For Lord and Land (The Bernicia Chronicles #8) by Matthew Harffy
  100. The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka
  101. Songbirds by Christy Lefteri
  102. Kyiv by Graham Hurley
  103. The Reading List by Saea Nisha Adams
  104. Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar
  105. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
  106. With Face Aflame by A.E. Walnofer
  107. One August Night by Victoria Hislop
  108. The Late Train to Gipsy Hill by Alan Johnson
  109. Cecily by Annie Garthwaite
  110. This Lovely City by Louise Hare
  111. Three Little Truths by Eithne Shortall
  112. The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan
  113. Wolf at the Door by Sarah Hawkswood
  114. Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
  115. A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry
  116. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer
  117. The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans
  118. A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz
  119. Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army by Edoardo Albert
  120. End of Summer by Anders de la Motte
  121. Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks
  122. Planet of Clay by Samar Yazbek 
  123. The Hidden Child by Louise Fein
  124. The Unfortunate Englishman (Joe Wilderness #2) by John Lawton
  125. Gallowstree Lane by Kate London
  126. The Senator’s Darkest Days by Joan E. Histon
  127. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  128. The Wrecking Storm (Thomas Tallant Mysteries 2) by Michael Ward
  129. Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
  130. Ghosts of the West (Drabble & Harris 3) by Alec Marsh
  131. The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
  132. Blasted Things by Lesley Glaister
  133. A Better Part of Valor (Valorie Dawes 3) by Gary Corbin
  134. A Single Rose by Muriel Barbery
  135. Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies
  136. The Improbable Adventures of Miss Emily Soldene by Helen Batten
  137. The Shanghai Wife by Emma Harcourt
  138. Splinter on the Tide by Phillip Parotti
  139. The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings by Dan Jones
  140. House of Beauty by Melba Escobar
  141. The Redeemed by Tim Pears
  142. Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
  143. To All the Living by Monica Felton
  144. A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford
  145. An Extra Pair of Hands: A Story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love by Kate Mosse
  146. Cold As Hell by Lilja Sigurðardóttir
  147. The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Iturbe
  148. The Writer’s Cats by Muriel Barbery
  149. The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
  150. The Mercies by Kiran Milwood Hargrave
  151. Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
  152. Black Drop by Leonora Nattrass
  153. Liberty Terrace by Madeleine D’Arcy
  154. Born Of No Woman by Franck Bouysse
  155. The Vanishing Half  by Brit Bennett
  156. A Stranger from the Storm by William Burton McCormick
  157. Sergeant Salinger by Jerome Charyn
  158. A Memory For Murder (Selma Falck #3) by Anne Holt  
  159. The Girl from Bletchley Park by Kathleen McGurl
  160. The Quiet People by Paul Cleave
  161. Down A Dark River (Inspector Corravan #1) by Karen Odden
  162. My Secret Sister by Lauren Westwood
  163. Gods of Rome (Rise of Emperors #3) by Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney
  164. Lily by Rose Tremain
  165. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller
  166. The Custard Corpses by M.J. Porter
  167. The Red Monarch by Bella Ellis
  168. Eureka by Anthony Quinn
  169. White Dog by Rupert Whewell
  170. The Dublin Railway Murder by Thomas Morris
  171. No Way To Die by Tony Kent
  172. The Bookseller’s Secret by Michelle Gable
  173. Violets by Alex Hyde
  174. Girl A by Abigail Dean
  175. A Three Dog Problem by S. J. Bennett
  176. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
  177. Two Storm Wood by Philip Gray
  178. The Room of the Dead by M.R.C. Kasasian
  179. Sherlock Holmes & the Singular Affair by M.K. Wiseman
  180. The Visitors by Caroline Scott
  181. The Golden Girls’ Getaway by Judy Leigh
  182. Where God Does Not Walk (Gregor Reinhardt #4) by Luke McCallin
  183. The Lost Girl of Paris by Jina Bacarr
  184. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
  185. The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire by Brian Keaney
  186. Hitler’s Taster (Her Hidden Life) by V. S. Alexander
  187. The Last of Our Kind by Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre
  188. Little by Edward Carey
  189. The Pigeon Tunnel: A Stories From My Life by John le Carré
  190. Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
  191. The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh
  192. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
  193. Wahala by Nikki May


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