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Wow.. 2021!

 

2020 was.. a different year. As I'm writing this, on 28 December 2020, a lot of countries in the world are still dealing with Covid-19, which was first seen in the last quarter of 2020 (I'm being vague because I don't want to be wrong as I am not 100% sure of the date). I think most if not all of us on this forum, or at least all of the regular members, are still strugging with this and the effects of many aspects of life.

 

I really hope that in 2021, with vaccines and common sense, we'll be safe and will be able to go out again and see people and go to shops etc. 

 

Personally, I bought a house in December 2019 and signed the final contract in February 2020. We spent some months doing DIY and house repairs etc (while still living with my parents at their place). My partner and I moved in August 2020.

 

Welcome to my 2021 reading log!

 

I didn't really update my 2020 log after a while.. I was busy with moving and I didn't feel like writing down thoughts on so many books that I'd read (and I don't get that many comments in here so I'm sure that a lot of books I read, are probably not that interesting to some people here. Which is fair, I read a lot of different things).

 

I don't know how things will go, going forwards into 2021. I guess we will see.


Links to my previous logs:

 

Athena's Reading List 2013
Athena's Reading List 2014
Athena's Reading List 2015
Athena's Reading List 2016
Athena's Reading List 2017

Athena's Reading List 2018

Athena's Reading List 2019

Athena's Reading List 2020

 

Links to posts within this thread:

 

Books read in January 2021

Books read in February 2021

Books read in March 2021

Books read in April 2021

Books read in May 2021

Books read in June 2021

Books read in July 2021

Books read in August 2021

Books read in September 2021

Books read in October 2021

Books read in November 2021

Books read in December 2021

Books abandoned/DNFed in 2021

 

Previous Statistics:

 

Books read Jun - Dec 2012: 43
Books read in 2013: 143
Books read in 2014: 254
Books read in 2015: 502
Books read in 2016: 425
Books read in 2017: 236

Books read in 2018: 262

Books read in 2019: 213

Books read in 2020: 302

 

Pages read in Jun - Dec 2012: ~25000
Pages read in 2013: ~37000
Pages read in 2014: 62932
Pages read in 2015: 112787
Pages read in 2016: 95007
Pages read in 2017: 52853

Pages read in 2018: 60308

Pages read in 2019: 51572

Pages read in 2020: 78487

 

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Books read in January 2021

 

1. Clare Mackintosh - QuickReads: The Donor
2. Geronimo Stilton - Geronimo Stilton 3: De Piraten van de Zilveren Kattenklauw (Il Galeone Dei Gatti Pirati) (re-read)
3. Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan 8: Volume 8
4. Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre - Cakes in Space (re-read)
5. Laura Ellen Anderson - Amelia Fang 1: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball (re-read)
6. Julian Clary (ill. David Roberts) - The Bolds 1: The Bolds (re-read)
7. Gary Northfield - Julius Zebra 1: Rumble with the Romans! (re-read)
8. Dav Pilkey (col. Jose Garibaldi) - Dog Man 1: Dog Man
9. Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 3: Everything's Amazing (Sort of)
10. E. J. Copperman - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 9: The Hostess with the Ghostess
11. Brandon Sanderson - Elantris (re-read)
12. Giles Sparrow - De Elementen: Koolstof (Carbon)
13. Carry Slee - Lijsters: Verdiet met Mayonaise
14. Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year
15. Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train
16. Diane Chamberlain - The Dream Daughter
17. Titia Hoogendoorn and Nienke Schuitemaker - Waarom je niet zomaar moet stemmen waar je ouders op stemmen

 

 

Last Updated: 31-03-2021

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Books read in February 2021

 

18. Malorie Blackman - Boys Don't Cry
19. Candice Iloh - Every Body Looking
20. Jenny Colgan - West End Girls
21. E. K. Johnston - Exit, Persued by a Bear
22. E. J. Copperman - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 10: Bones Behind the Wheel
23. Loes den Hollander - Droombeeld
24. Eoin Colfer - The Fowl Twins 1: The Fowl Twins
25. Evert Hartman - Morgen ben ik beter (re-read)
26. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 1: The Pillars of the Earth (re-read)

 

 

Last Updated: 31-03-2021

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Books read in March 2021

 

27. Evelien Tersteeg - Onzichtbaar Onvermogen
28. Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan 9: Volume 9
29. Jeff Cohen - An Asperger's Mystery: The Question of the Befuddled Judge
30. Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 1: Get a Life, Chloe Brown
31. Melissa Kremer - Mijn kwaadbloed
32. Mel Wallis de Vries - Vals
33. Aubrey Gordon - What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
34. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 2: Unicorn on a Roll
35. Sophie Green (ill. K. J. Mountford) - Potkin & Stubbs 1: Potkin & Stubbs
36. Various Authors - Hungry Hearts
37. Various Authors - Disability Visibility
38. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 2: World Without End (re-read)

 

 

Last Updated: 31-03-2021

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Books read in April 2021

 

39. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 1: Inkheart (Tintenherz)
40. Alwin Ritstier - Gek van mezelf
41. Willem Ritstier - Wills kracht
42. Willem Ritstier - Opstaan... en doorgaan
43. Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan 10: Volume 10
44. Claire Belton - Ik ben Pusheen de poes (I am Pusheen the Cat)
45. Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 4: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (re-read)
46. Thea Stilton - Thea Sisters 1: De drakencode (Il codice del drago) (re-read)
47. Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg: Het Oor van Leonoor (re-read)
48. Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg: De Kop van Jop (re-read)
49. Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra: De Epilepsie van Annemarie (re-read)
50. Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra 5: De ADHD van André (re-read)
51. Øyvind Torseter - Het Gat (Hullet)
52. Stefan Verweg - Hoe open ik een boek
53. Peter De Lange & Various Authors - Strand!
54. E. J. Copperman - Mysterious Detective 1: Written Off
55. Ichigo Takano - Orange 1 (1-3): Orange The Complete Collection 1 (re-read)
56. Ichigo Takano - Orange 2 (4-5) + Bonus Story: Orange The Complete  Collection 2 (re-read)
57. Ichigo Takano - Orange 6: Orange: Future (re-read)
58. Lucas Rocha - Where We Go From Here (Você Tem a Vida Inteira)
59. Maarten van der Meer - Wie noemt zijn kind nou Chardonnay?
60. Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 1: Assassin's Apprentice
61. Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 1: The Demon Headmaster (re-read)
62. Cathy Rentzenbrink - Dear Reader
63. Kelly Jensen & Others - Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
64. Kelly Jensen & Others - (Don't) Call Me Crazy
65. Kelly Jensen & Others - Body Talk
66. Cynthia Leitich Smith - Hearts Unbroken
67. Sophie Jansen - Volg Me
68. Guus Bauer - Vogeljongen
69. Juno Dawson - What's the T?

70. Book by someone I know

 

Last Updated: 30-04-2021

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Books read in May 2021

 

71. Angela Hartlin - Forever Marked
72. E. J. Copperman - Mysterious Detective 2: Edited Out
73. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 3: Unicorn vs. Goblins
74. Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - When Stars Are Scattered
75. Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 2: Royal Assassin
76. Sheila M. Averbuch - Friend Me
77. Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 2: Take a Hint, Dani Brown
78. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 1: Met de poppen gooien (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
79. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 2: Grote mensen daar kan je beter soep van koken (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
80. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 3: Op je kop in de prullenbak (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
81. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 4: Krassen in het tafelblad (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
82. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 5: Een hoofd vol macaroni (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
83. Kay Kerr - Please Don't Hug Me
84. Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 2: The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain
85. Sonja K. Solter - When You Know What I Know
86. Lucy Cuthew - Blood Moon
87. Tommie Niessen - Tommie in gesprek
88. Gina Sheridan - I Work at a Public Library
89. Jaap Bartelds - Het ABC van de Nederlandse gezelligheid
90. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 2: Inkspell (Tintenblut)
91. Ann M. Martin - De Babysittersclub 55: Jessie en de grote zwemwedstrijd (re-read)
92. Mario Giordano - Heb jij dat ook? (1000 Gefühle für die es keinen Namen gibt)
93. Jordan Reid and Erin Williams - Het grote maak-je-niet-drukboek (The Big Activity Book for Anxious People)
94. Jordan Reid and Erin Williams - Het grote doeboek voor digitale detox (The Big Activity Book for Digital Detox)
95. Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk - Niemand de deur uit!
96. Séverine Clochard, Cécile Hudrisier and Audrey Gessat - For Girls Only: Alles wat coole meiden moeten weten! (Vives les Filles!)
97. Angie Manfredi & Others - The (Other) F Word

 

Last Updated: 31-05-2021

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Books read in June 2021

 

98. Gengoroh Tagame - My Brother's Husband 1: Volume 1 (re-read)
99. Gengoroh Tagame - My Brother's Husband 2: Volume 2 (re-read)
100. Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau - Bloom (re-read)
101. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 1: A Meditation on Murder (re-read)
102. Mirjam Mous (ill. Rick de Haas) - Mees Kees 2: Op de kast
103. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 4: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn
104. Mamoru Hosoda, Iqura Sugimuto, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto - Summer Wars
105. Amy Spalding - The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)
106. Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 3: Assassin's Quest
107. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 3: A Column of Fire

 

 

Last Updated: 30-06-2021

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Books read in July 2021

 

108. Jacques Vriens (ill. Annet Schaap) - Het geheime weekboek van groep 8
109. Mirjam Oldenhave (ill. Yvonne Jagtenberg) - Een vriendin met vuisten
110. Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis 1-2: Persepolis
111. Art Spiegelman - Maus 1-2: The Complete Maus
112. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 1: Deserteur (Desertør)
113. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 2: Kakkerlak (Kakerlak)
114. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 3: Staatsburger (Dansker)
115. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 2: The Killing of Polly Carter (re-read)
116. Kathelijn Hulshof - Gevalletje Borderline
117. Crystal Maldonado - Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
118. Tommie Niessen and Loes Wouterson - Kastanjehove
119. Diane Chamberlain - The Stolen Marriage
120. Michael Grant - Monster 1: Monster
121. Bas Haring - Waarom cola duurder is dan melk
122. Abdi Nazemian - Like a Love Story
123. Meg Grehan - The Space Between
124. Colin Furze - Dit boek is niet veilig! (This Book isn't Safe!)
125. Bas van Teylingen - Help! Mijn kind zit op YouTube
126. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 3: Inkdeath (Tintentod)
127. Auteur 404 - Anti-Fame
128. Loes den Hollander - Toen ik dood was
129. Beth O'Leary - The Switch

 

Last Updated: 31-07-2021

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Books read in August 2021

 

130. Charlotte Amelia Poe - How to Be Autistic
131. Tobly McSmith - Stay Gold
132. Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly Truth (re-read)
133. Rachel Renée Russell - Dork Diaries 2: Party Time (Tales-From-a-Not-So-Popular Party Girl) (re-read)
134. Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 4.5: Best Book Day Ever! (So Far) (re-read)
135. Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 5: Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things)
136. Talia Hibbert - Brown Sisters 3: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
137. Lincoln Peirce - Big Nate 3: On a Roll
138. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Treehouse 4: The 52-Storey Treehouse (re-read)
139. Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants 3: Captain Underpants And The Invasion Of The Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)
140. Dav Pilkey (col. Jose Garibaldi) - Dog Man 2: Dog Man Unleashed
141. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 3: Death Knocks Twice (re-read)
142. Gloria Chao - Rent A Boyfriend
143. A. S. King - Switch
144. Marie Lotte Hagen and Nydia van Voorthuizen - Yes, Baby 2: Queer Baby
145. Colin Kraan and Kevin Kraan - No Limit
146. Jac Linders - Het verdriet van Lars en Lotte
147. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - De avond is ongemak
148. Esther Thole - Makers van leven
149. Marieke Nijkamp - Even If We Break

 

 

Last Updated: 31-08-2021

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Books read in September 2021

 

150. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 4: Murder in the Caribbean (re-read)
151. Angeline Boulley - Firekeeper's Daughter
152. Liane Moriarty - Three Wishes
153. Elle McNicoll - A Kind of Spark
154. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and Her Unicorn 5: Unicorn Crossing
155. Ann M. Martin and Gabriela Epstein (col. Braden Lamb) - The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels 9: Claudia and the New Girl
156. Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter - Allergic
157. Rachael Smith - Quarantine Comix
158. Catana Chetwynd - In Love & Pajamas
159. Alessandra Olanow - I Used to Have a Plan
160. Rachel Lindsay - Rx
161. Shira Spector - Red Rock Baby Candy
162. Meichi Ng - Barely Functional Adult
163. Julie Murphy - Dumplin' 1: Dumplin'
164. Julie Murphy - Dumplin' 2 : Puddin'
165. Jennifer Mathieu - Moxie
166. Julie Murphy - Dumplin' 3: Pumpkin
167. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 4/0: The Evening and the Morning

 

 

Last Updated: 30-09-2021

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Books read in October 2021

 

168. Susan Hatler - Kissed by the Bay 7: Forever in a Kiss
169. Robert Thorogood - The Marlow Murder Club 1: The Marlow Murder Club
170. Gabrielle Jackson - Pain and Prejudice
171. Sarah Anderson - Aix Marks The Spot
172. Dr. Camilla Pang - Explaining Humans
173. Dave Goldstein - Bijna Vergeten
174. Jacques Vriens (ill. Annet Schaap) - Die rotschool met die fijne klas (re-read)
175. A. C. Baantjer - Baantjer 28: De Cock en het lijk op retour
176. Carry Slee - #laatste vlog
177. Enne Koens - Ik ben Vincent en ik ben niet bang
178. Mirjam Oldenhave (ill. Rick de Haas) - Mees Kees 3: De rekenrap
179. Iris Boter - Online!
180. Caja Cazemier - Offline
181. Anna Whateley - Peta Lyre's Rating Normal
182. Iris ter Haar - Een steekje los

183. Anna Woltz - Onweer (from: Onweer & Tien dagen in een gestolen auto)
184. Anna Woltz - Tien dagen in een gestolen auto (from: Onweer & Tien dagen in een gestolen auto)
185. Bianca Toeps and Esther Walraven (ill. Roozeboos) - Ik ben autastisch!
186. Colette de Bruin - Geef me de 5 1: Geef me de 5
187. Marjon Kuipers and Saskia Buma - Minder stress, minder autisme: Plan C

 

Last Updated: 31-10-2021

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Books read in November 2021

 

188. Pavel Šrut (ill. Galina Malíková) - De Sokkenvreters (Lichožrouti 1: Lichožrouti)
189. Will Eagle - Lees dit als je beroemd wilt worden op YouTube (Read This If You Want To Be YouTube Famous)
190. Anna Kemp (ill. Alex T. Smith) - Fantastische Frankie en de Hersenslurpmachine (Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine)
191. Patrick Boyle (ill. Antoine Corbineau) - Queer Icons: LHBTI-iconen van A tot Z (Queer Icons From Gay to Z)
192. Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen - Kepler 62 3: De reis (Kepler62 3: Matka)
193. Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen - Kepler 62 4: Pioniers (Kepler62 4: Pionerer)
194. Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen - Kepler 62 5: Het virus (Kepler62 5: Virus)
195. Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland and Pasi Pitkänen - Kepler 62 6: Het geheim (Kepler62 6: Hemmeligheten)
196. Alice Pantermüller and Daniela Kohl - De vrolijke avonturen van Tina Talent 2: De ster van het toneel (Linni von Links 2: Ein Star im Himbeer-Sahne-Himmel)
197. Sir Steve Stevenson (Mario Pasqualotto) (ill. Stefano Turconi) - Agatha Mistery 2: De Parel van Bengalen (La Perla del Bengala)
198. Sir Steve Stevenson (Mario Pasqualotto) (ill. Stefano Turconi) - Agatha Mistery 3: Het zwaard van de Schotse koning (La spada del Re di Scozia)
199. Obert Skye - Het schepsel uit mijn kast 3: Pinocula (The Creature From my Closet 3: Pinocula)
200. Luc Embrechts and Rocío del Moral - RASCAL 1: De Bengaalse tijger
201. Luc Embrechts and Eric Bouwens - Uitvinderszootje 3: Operatie Groen - 
202. John Martin and Scott Seegert - De Melkweg School 1: De Melkweg School (Sci-fi Junior High 1: Sci-fi Junior High)
203. Greta Thunberg, Malena Ernman, Beata Ernman and Svante Thunberg - Ons huis staat in brand (Scener ur hjärtat)
204. Joanne Fluke - Hannah Swensen 1: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
205. Kelly Yang - Parachutes
206. Joanne Fluke - Hannah Swensen 1.5: Candy for Christmas
207. Martha Wells - Murderbot Diaries 1: All Systems Red
208. Martha Wells - Murderbot Diaries 2: Artificial Condition
209. Sabina Khan - The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
210. Martha Wells - Murderbot Diaries 0.5: Compulsory
211. Martha Wells - Murderbot Diaries 3: Rogue Protocol
212. Bas van Lier (ill. Irene Goede) - Spreken we in Europa straks allemaal Europees? En andere vragen van kinderen aan de Europese Unie
213. Herman Pleij (ill. Irene Goede) - Zwemmen er haaien in de slotgracht? En andere vragen van kinderen aan het Muiderslot
214. Christa Carbo (ill. Irene Goede) - Krijgt de politie ook wel eens een bon? En andere vragen van kinderen aan de politie
215. Bas van Lier (ill. Eva Klose) - Blijven mensen altijd bestaan? En andere vragen van kinderen aan NEMO over leven
216. Bas van Lier (ill. Irene Goede) - Hoeveel papier gaat er in een boom?
217. Bas van Lier (ill. Irene Goede) - Hoe word ik snel rijk?
218. Jet van Vuuren - Eindfeest
219. Khaled Hosseini - And the Mountains Echoed
220. George M. Johnson - All Boys Aren't Blue
 

Last Updated: 30-11-2021

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Books read in December 2021

 

221. Joanne Fluke - Hannah Swensen 2: Strawberry Shortcake Murder
222. Jodi Picoult - The Book of Two Ways
223. Matt Haig (ill. Chris Mould) - Christmas 2: The Girl Who Saved Christmas
224. Camryn Garrett - Off the Record
225. Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson - The Naughty List
226. Tom Fletcher (ill. Shane Devries) - The Christmasaurus 2: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
227. Louise Bagshawe - Sparkles
228. Matt Haig (ill. Chris Mould) - Christmas 3: Father Christmas and Me
229. Sarah Kurchak - I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder
230. Molly Knox Ostertag - The Witch Boy 1: The Witch Boy (re-read)
231. Molly Knox Ostertag - The Witch Boy 2: The Hidden Witch (re-read)
232. Molly Knox Ostertag (col. Maarta Laiho) - The Witch Boy 3: The Midwinter Witch
233. Alice Oseman - Heartstopper 1: Volume 1 (re-read)
234. Alice Oseman - Heartstopper 2: Volume 2 (re-read)
235. Alice Oseman - Heartstopper 3: Volume 3 (re-read)
236. Alice Oseman - Heartstopper 4: Volume 4
237. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 6: Phoebe and her Unicorn in The Magic Storm
238. Dav Pilkey - Dog Man 3: A Tale of Two Kitties
239. Ben Miller (ill. Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini) - The Night I Met Father Christmas
240. Rutger Bregman - De meeste mensen deugen (borrowed from my parents)

 

Last Updated: 31-12-2020

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Books abandoned / DNFed (did-not-finish) in 2021.

 

None!

 

Last Updated: 31-12-2020.

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