Here's the list of books I read in 2021. My Top Ten Reads of 2021 will be posted the following day and I apologise for the delay. The list is sorted out in alphabetical order according to the authors' last name for easy reference.  

The Turnout by Megan Abbott
Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams
The Push by Ashley Audrain 

The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea
He Started It by Samantha Downing 

Crush the King by Jennifer Estep

His and Hers by Alice Feeney
Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman

What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins 
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins 
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier 
Over the Falls by Rebecca Hodge

Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg 
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 

林投劫 by 笭菁
水鬼 by 笭菁
魔神仔 by 笭菁
(The above three Chinese books are part of a horror series by Taiwanese author, Ling Jing)

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson 
A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight 
Six Weeks to Live by Catherine McKenzie 
回到月亮许诺的那天 by Misa (Chinese romance)
祸害成夫君 by 莫颜 (Chinese romance)
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Falling by T.J. Newman 

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse 

Shiver by Allie Reynolds 

Survive the Night by Riley Sager 
Grave's End by William Shaw
The Trawlerman by William Shaw 
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone 
A Fire in the Night by Christopher Swann 

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood 
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor 

Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert 
A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams 

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6 Responses
  1. Lark Says:

    Great list of books, Melody! Can't wait to see which ones were your favorites. :)

  2. Several of the books on your list sound good. Hope 2022 is a great year for you.

  3. Susan Says:

    Looks like you read a lot of good ones! I read a number of these this year as well.

    Happy New Year, Melody!

  4. Melody Says:

    Lark - It's hard narrowing to ten but just have to do it. :p

  5. Melody Says:

    Diane - I hope 2022 is a great year to you too, Diane. :)

  6. Melody Says:

    Susan - Happy New Year, Susan! I hope I'll get to read more books, or at least explore more new authors this year.

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