Like so many others, I participated in the Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge. Because I’m a slow reader, and I also need to devote a lot of time to my own writing, I only promised to read 10 books in 2021. It turned out to be easier than I expected, and I not only met, but actually exceeded my goal.
In this second year of the pandemic, I read 11 fiction and poetry books, and 4 non-fiction books. I made it a special point to also read books by Indie authors, like Ryan Cahill and Anat Eliraz, my two favourite Indie authors to date. Although I bought Brandon Sanderson’s novel “Rhythm of War” as soon as it was published, I have not been able to read it yet, but I fully intend to remedy that wrong in 2022. I did finish “The Hero of Ages”, though. That should count for something.
Fiction and Poetry Books I read in 2021
- The Fall – Ryan Cahill
- The Hero of Ages- Brandon Sanderson
- Of Blood and Fire – Ryan Cahill
- The Lost Sentinel – Suzanne Rogerson
- Sylvia in the Wilds – Liz Delton
- Jewels of Smokey Quartz – Anat Eliraz
- Fantasy Romance – Cassia Hall
- The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
- The Visitor – Mark Lawrence
- Regina – Zenta Brice
- Of Darkness and Light – Ryan Cahill
Non-Fiction Books I read in 2021
- Self-Editing for Fiction Writers – Renni Browne
- Save the Cat! Writes a Novel – Jessica Brody
- Hurting Your Characters – Michael J. Carlson
- How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps – Jared Blando
Books I did not finish
It’s always sad when you start a book and then find yourself unable to finish it, no matter what the reason. Unfortunately this happened to some of the books that were on my 2021 Reading List. Part of this was due to my head just being too full and me being unable to concentrate on the stories, so I hereby make a promise to myself and to these authors that I will give their books another chance in 2022.