2021 – The Story So Far

Resurrecting a Trumpetville tradition…

For the months January through March, I read a total of forty one books.

In the order I preferred them when I compiled the list ten minutes ago (and, of course, it may be subject to change – while the first two places are pretty much set in stone, the next eight could go in any order depending on my mood at the time), here’s my top twenty books for 2021 so far:-

Melmoth – Sarah Perry

The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward

Fallen Angel – Chris Brookmyre

Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

The Nesting – C. J. Cooke

The Hunger – Alma Katsu

The Upstairs Room – Kate Murray-Browne

Mistletoe – Alison Littlewood

The Taking of Annie Thorne – C. J. Tudor

Little Eve – Catriona Ward

The Quickening – Rhiannon Ward

Pine – Francine Toon

The Calling of the Grave – Simon Beckett

Devil’s Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

The Sea Detective – Mark Douglas-Home

Her Body & Other Parties – Carmen Maria Marchado

The Blackhouse – Peter May

Bellman & Black – Diane Setterfield

It Will Just Be Us – Jo Kaplan

The Pretty Ones – Ania Ahlborn

I think I’m right in saying only one of those books was first published this year, so it is a ‘best of Pete’s reading in 2021’ rather than ‘Pete’s best of the year’ (a not too subtle distinction).

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