Rating All 100+ Books I Read in 2021

It’s (basically) the end of 2021, and that means it’s my very favorite time of the blogging year: the couple weeks where I can make all of my content yearly wrap-ups and talk about my reading stats to my heart’s content.


It’s (basically) the end of 2021, and that means it’s my very favorite time of the blogging year: the couple weeks where I can make all of my content yearly wrap-ups and talk about my reading stats to my heart’s content.

Without further ado, here is EVERY SINGLE book I read in 2021, with ratings.


The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman- 4/5 stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff- 4/5 stars

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie- 3/5 stars

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie- 5/5 stars – review

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War– 3.5/5 stars

Coraline by Neil Gaiman- 3.5/5 stars

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman- 4.5/5 stars

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum- 2/5 stars

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak- 2/5 stars

Lord of the Flies by William Golding- 3/5 stars

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson- 5/5 stars

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate- 4/5 stars


Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escape North Korea by Sunju Lee- 3/5 stars

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor- 2/5 stars

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson- 3.5/5 stars

Admission by Julie Buxbaum- 1/5 stars

The Martian by Andy Weir- 5/5 stars

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore- 4/5 stars

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo- 4/5 stars

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton- 3/5 stars


Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin- 4/5 stars

Sadie by Courtney Summers- 2/5 stars

Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook by Grant Smith- 3/5 stars

Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran- 4/5 stars

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman- 2/5 stars

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass- 5/5 stars

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson- 3.5/5 stars

After the Fire by Will Hill- 4.5/5 stars

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott- 2/5 stars

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles- 3/5 stars

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton- 5/5 stars

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green- 1/5 stars


What Though The Odds: Haley Scott’s Journey of Faith and Triumph by Haley Scott deMaria- 4/5 stars

The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron- 5/5 stars

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary– 2/5 stars

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes- 2/5 stars

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde- 5/5 stars- review

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier- 5/5 stars- review


The Guest List by Lucy Foley- 3/5 stars

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong- 2/5 stars

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyou- 5/5 stars

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson- 3/5 stars

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman- 4/5 stars

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman- 4.5/5 stars

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham- 4/5 stars

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer- 4/5 stars


We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly- 3.5/5 stars

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie- 4/5 stars

The Library Book by Susan Orlean- 3/5 stars

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie- 4.5/5 stars

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon- 3/5 stars

The Crucible by Arthur Miller- 5/5 stars

Alfred’s Great Music & Musicians: An Overview of Music History– 3/5 stars

(and book 2 of that set, I think?? which I’m counting as one book because they are both very short workbooks and I never put the second one in my GR challenge. I believe read it as well?)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo- 3.5/5 stars

Recursion by Blake Crouch- 3/5 stars

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell- 4/5 stars

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson- 5/5 stars

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson- 4/5 stars


The Rose Code by Kate Quinn- 4/5 stars- review

Logan Likes Mary Anne (Babysitters Club Graphic Novels) by Gale Galligan- 3/5 stars

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot- 3.5/5 stars

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield- 4.5/5 stars

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb- 4.5/5 stars- review

Passing by Nella Larson- 4/5 stars- review

Letters From An Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson- 3.5/5 stars- review

Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table by Kit Chapman- 4/5 stars- review


In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park- 5/5 stars- review

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid- 3.5/5 stars

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli- 4.5/5 stars- review

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission by Jim Bell- 3.5/5 stars- review

The Institute by Stephen King- 3/5 stars

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir- 5/5 stars- review

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie- 4/5 stars

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury- 4/5 stars

All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds- 3/5 stars

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke- 4/5 stars


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck- 2/5 stars

The Secret History by Donna Tartt- 4/5 stars- review

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison- 3/5 stars

George by Alex Gino- 2/5 stars


Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad- 1/5 stars

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe- 2/5 stars

The Shining by Stephen King- 3.5/5 stars- review

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge- 1.5/5 stars

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli- 3/5 stars

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson- 3/5 stars- review

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides- 4/5 stars

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi- 5/5 stars


You Look Like A Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane- 4.5/5 stars- review

Dreamy Days and Random Naps by Mark O’Dwyer- 4/5 stars

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie- 4/5 stars

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell- 2.5/5 stars

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie- 4/5 stars


Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl- 4.5/5 stars

You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus- 3.5/5 stars- review

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi- 2/5 stars

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done– 3/5 stars

Cryptography: The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters- 3/5 stars

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley- 2/5 stars

The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero by Patricia McCormick- 4.5/5 stars

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath- 5/5 stars

Whew! Those were all of the books I read in 2021. Yes, I am occasionally a bit liberal with what I count towards my Goodreads reading challenge, but I think I had a good reading month and I’m excited for 2022.

This is only the first in a sure-to-be-long string of yearly wrap-up posts, so stay tuned for my “best books of 2021” post and my reading stats wrap-up coming in the next few days!

(Reel version of this post– minus the ratings)

How was your reading year? Let me know in the comments!

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