2021 Books

My annual list of books I read. This year was a little off for me in reading, as is evident in some of the months. I ended the year with 45 books read, plus 2 manuscripts written by friends that will hopefully soon be published. I also started but didn’t finish 2 books.


5 stars A Promised Land by Barack Obama

3 stars Hard Rain by Irma Venter

5 stars The Ordeal of the Haunted Room: A Short Story (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s 11.5) by Jodi Taylor

5 stars Doing Time (Time Police #1) by Jodi Taylor


5 stars Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5 stars The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

4 stars Life by Lu Yao

3 stars If You Tell by Gregg Olsen

4 stars Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts created by Teatro Luna (an Audible Original)


5 stars A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

5 stars Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

5 stars The Kaiser’s Web (Cotton Malone #16) by Steve Berry


5 stars The Effort by Claire Holroyde


5 stars The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

4 stars The First Mrs. Rothschild: A Novel by Sara Aharoni


2 stars The Girl in the Tree by Sebnem Isiguzel


5 stars Hard Time (The Time Police #2) by Jodi Taylor


4 stars The Man Who Played with Fire: Steig Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Jan Stocklassa

4 stars Underground Airlines by Ben H Winters

3 stars Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas

4 stars The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu


5 stars Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

4 stars In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir by Bobi Conn

4 stars So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam by Karin Esterhammer


5 stars Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark by Cassandra Peterson

5 stars About the Night by Amat Talshir

5 stars The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

3 stars Tapestry by Beth Duke

5 stars The End of Forever: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure by Steve Berry & MJ Rose


5 stars Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Zoukhadar

4 stars The Couscous Chronicles: A Peace Corps Memoir by Richard Wallace

3 stars Memories from Baghdad: Memos from Iraq by Ramzi Jawad

5 stars The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu

4 stars The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway

3 stars Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson

5 stars The Ardent Swarm by Yamen Manai

5 stars The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

5 stars Horseshoes vs. Chess: A Practical Guide for Chamber of Commerce Leaders by Dave Adkisson


5 stars Southernmost by Silas House

5 stars To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

1 star The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson

5 stars Another Time, Another Place (The Chronicles of St Mary’s #12) by Jodi Taylor

5 stars Bold New You: 6 Breakthroughs to Playing Bigger in Leadership, Business and Life by Justin Patton

5 stars Saving Time (The Time Police #3) by Jodi Taylor

5 stars The Toast of Time (The Chronicles of St Mary’s #12.5) by Jodi Taylor

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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