Books I’ve Read in 2021…

Total Pages Read: 2,853
Shortest Book: 208 pages
Longest Book: 560 pages
Fiction: 5
Non-Fiction:
Cookbook: 3
Poetry:

Last Book Read:
8. Jack by Marilynne Robinson (Gilead #4). The story of “Jack,” son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and how he came to fall in love with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also a preacher’s child. There is only one problem, Jack is white and Della is black. It is against the law for the two of them to marry and dangerous even to be seen together. 320 pages. (Finished 3 Apr 2021.)

Past Lists:

  1. The Kingdom by Jo Nesbø. In a small town in Norway, a younger brother returns with his new wife. Between brothers the bond is unbreakable. However secrets have a way of catching up to you, and this town, and these brothers are full of them. 560 pages. (Finished 8 Jan 2021.)
  2. The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes by Nik Sharma. I found this book super interesting as it covered some of the scientific reasons behind the different “tastes” (both official and unofficial) in food. Recipes skew towards Indian influences. 352 pages. (Finished 12 Jan 2021.)
  3. Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta by Jenn Louis. Interesting book, but I don’t think I’d do many of the recipes. Also there were many recipes that were only slight variations of others already mentioned in the book. Perhaps the different regions aren’t always as different after all. 208 pages. (Finished 15 Jan 2021.)
  4. Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want by Kate McDermott. Lots of pie, unsurprisingly. 344 pages. (Finished 31 Jan 2021.)
  5. A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers. A celebrated female food writer narates the tale of when she began killing and eating her former lovers. 420 pages. (Finished 28 Feb 2021.)
  6. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. In this prequel to The Hate U Give, we hear the story of Maverick at seventeen and the events that will shape the rest of his life. 360 pages. (Finished 1 Mar 2021.)
  7. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Nora leads a pretty unremarkable life in a small town in England. One day she decides she doesn’t want to live any longer and ends up finding herself in a library full of books that seem to go on forever. Each one of these books is a different version of her life that she can live, in which she made a different decision. She must live these lives and find one she can be happy in…or until the clock changes from midnight and the library goes away. 289 pages. (Finished 11 Mar 2021.)
  8. Jack by Marilynne Robinson (Gilead #4). The story of “Jack,” son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and how he came to fall in love with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also a preacher’s child. There is only one problem, Jack is white and Della is black. It is against the law for the two of them to marry and dangerous even to be seen together. 320 pages. (Finished 3 Apr 2021.)

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