Reading List 2021

Reading List 2021

 Louise Penny - All the Devils Are Here                My rating: 5/5

Ann Cleeves - The Darkest Evening      (her latest "Vera" mystery)    My rating 5/5

Elly Griffiths - The Lantern Men    My rating  3.5/5  (This may have been a higher rating if I had read more of her other books, which I might do. I feel like perhaps I needed to know the characters better)

Deborah Crombie - Garden of Lamentations    My rating 3.5/5  (This is a Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James mystery and I haven't read one of these in quite a while. I found it hard to keep track of all the characters.)

Janet Evanovich - Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven  4/5  (A quick, fun read. I've read all twenty-six leading up to this one.  If you are looking for a series that has humour and a mystery, this won't disappoint. If you are looking for thought-provoking literature, look elsewhere.)

Sarah Ward - In Bitter Chill  4/5  (First time reading this author - crime fiction - liked it so much, I ordered the next one from the library)

Jonathan Kellerman - Serpentine  (3/5) This is the latest Alex Delaware novel. I am tiring of Kellerman's overly wordy style, and his need to keep repeating how he describes characters.

Jann Arden - If I Knew Then (4/5) I'm not a big listener of Jann Arden's music, but I have seen her on various shows (Rick Mercer, for example) and I thoroughly enjoy her personality. This is a reflection on her life and how she is embracing her inner Crone now. I really liked it - funny with some good (relatable, for me) serious stuff underlying it all.

Richard Osman - The Thursday Murder Club  (4/5) I enjoyed this first novel from the author. I can see it turning into a series of books. It can sometimes be a bit confusing in the beginning as it dances around various characters (residents of seniors' apartments), but it's fun, well-crafted, and a relatively quick read.

Elly Griffiths - Postscript Murders  (3.5/5) Good, enjoyed it, has detective Harbinder Kaur in it.

Elly Groffiths - Stranger Diaries  (3.5 / 5)  Same as above. 


  1. I read ALL the Penney's, too :) If you never read News of the World, please try it - one of my favorites EVER. I recently enjoyed The Pull of the Stars, and Light Changes Everything (as well as it prequel), and The Evening and the Morning by Follett. Other all-time favorites are These is my Words by Nancy Turner, Pillars of the Earth by Follett, Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye (well, EVERYTHING by her) - and too many more to list here!

  2. Thank you for your comment. I have Pillars of the Earth, a long time ago. I shall have to look into the others.