Top Books of 2021

Posted: March 8, 2022 in Life

It’s time for my top lists of the year. I’ll only be doing Books and Films again this year, it’s where I spend the majority of my entertainment time (games are work). I wasn’t able to invest the time needed to make a Concerts (Obviously) or Albums list, that’s not saying I didn’t listen to new music and see shows, just I didn’t invest the time I feel is needed to make a list.

We will start this year with books, this one is a little different in that the books didn’t have to come out this year, BUT they had to be a new read to me (or a reread of something I may not have grasped when younger). I read/listened to 105 books this year, a new record for me! So here are my top (recommended) books of 2020,  in no particular order but split it into fiction and nonfiction, Bolded are my TOP 3. There are a lot because, I read a lot!

Non Fiction 

  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
  • Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
  • Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World
  • Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
  • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  • Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency
  • The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
  • Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
  • Twelve Years a Slave
  • Peril
  • Will

Fiction

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea
  • The Lincoln Highway
  • Project Hail Mary

Honorable Mentions

  • The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Non Fiction)
  • Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Non Fiction)
  • John Quincy Adams (Non Fiction)
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Turtles All the Way Down
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Vanishing Half
  • Concrete Rose
  • Zone One

Older List: 2015201620172018, 2019, 2020

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