Books Read in 2021

My goal in 2021 is to read three books per month (36 for the year). I’ve recorded the books I’ve read in 2020, 2019, 20182017, 2016, and 2015, in case you’re curious.

Currently reading:

Queue

Books reviewed on a 5-star scale (5 being the best):

#1 Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1) ** I couldn’t get into this at all. Was bored by the story and the writing wasn’t jiving with me. Couldn’t finish it.

#2 Get in the Game ****

#3 Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America ***** (one of the best books I’ve ever read)

#4 Caste ***** (another all-timer…the amount of highlighting I did in this book reminded me of college)

#5 Mastering the Rockefeller Habits **** (solid business book)

#6 Lies My Teacher Told Me **** (amazing but too much emphasis on what textbooks from the past got wrong…while kinda the point of the book, I was more interested in the history we got wrong, which was (sadly, predictably) eye-opening)

#7 So You Want to Talk About Race *****

#8 Later **** (another solid Stephen King book)

#9 Alpha Girls ****

#10 Good Company *****

#11 Win *****

#12 Deal Breaker ****

#13 Drop Shot * (I just can’t get over how badly written the dialogue is in these books)

#14 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings *****

#15 Braiding Sweetgrass ***** (was one of the most recommended books from my podcast guests, and I know why)

#16 My Exaggerated Life ***** (if you are a Pat Conroy fan, this book is a MUST…otherwise I doubt it will be too interesting)

#17 A Promised Land (Barack Obama) *****

#18 Barbarians at the Gate ****

#19 Bird by Bird ****

#20 Ocean Prey ****

#21 Greenlights ****

#22 Billion Dollar Whale * (Got 20% into it, which is my rule, and it was just too boring. Too much back story on every single player…after reading Barbarians at the Gate I was excited about this one, but didn’t hit the mark for me.)

#23 The Writing Life **

#24 A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ****

#25 When We Stand ***** (Terence Lester again writes a terrific, must-read book!)

#26 It’s in the Action ***** (terrific book on Dr. CT Vivian)

#27 To Kill a Mockingbird *****