52 Books to Read in 2021

Time to pick up a book to read – but which one? Here is a list for 2021 for you – cutting across genres and selected since the beginning of mass publishing.

The list is ever-evolving; we are adding more titles every week to make it to 52 by the end of the year. Of course, you can carry this forward to 2022 – where a new lists awaits too. So here goes – it is not a ranking, the numbering is only for you to keep score.

  1. The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding
  2. The Archer by Paulo Coelho
  3. Reel History: The World According to the Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann
  4. Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World by David Epstein
  5. Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan
  6. Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace (with Mitch Weiss)
  7. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  8. El Clasico: Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry by Richard Fitzpatrick
  9. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  10. History Without the Boring Bits by Ian Crofton
  11. The End: Germany, 1944-45 by Ian Kershaw
  12. The Terror by Dan Simmons
  13. The Mangle Street Murders by MRC Kasasian
  14. A Study in Sherlock – Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon: Edited by Laurie S King and Leslie S Klinger
  15. How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog by Anthony McGowan
  16. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
  17. Rage by Bob Woodward
  18. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  19. Napoleon by Emil Ludwig
  20. Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
  21. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  22. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  23. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  24. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  25. The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
  26. The Fight by Norman Mailer
  27. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer
  28. The Joker by Brian Azarello
  29. Killing Floor by Lee Child
  30. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall by Spike Milligan
  31. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  32. The Stand by Stephen King
  33. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  34. The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  36. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  37. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

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