2021 Reading Challenge

I didn’t succeed in my reading challenge last year so I will continue to try to read those unread books already on my bookshelves.

I also want to try some new authors this year so I am challenging myself to read at least one new author each month.  By new author I mean an author I haven’t read before.


Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

A Serving of Scandal by Prue Leith 

No Spin : My autobiography by Shane Warne and Mark Nicholas


The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (new author)

Call me Evie by J P Pomare (new author)

The Riders by Tim Winton

Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein (new author)

The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth (new author)

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

The Gardener by Prue Leith

The Food of Love by Prue Leith

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (new author)


The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (new author)

The Lost Son by Prue Leith

The Prodigal Daughter by Prue Leith

Canberry Tales: an informal history by G A Mawer (new author)

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (new author)

The Humans by Matt Haig

For All The Tea In China by Sarah Rose(new author)


Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid (new author)

Australian Greats by Peter Cochrane (new author)

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn


Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

The Good Turn by Dervla McTeirnan

Perfect People by Peter James

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

John Eales the biography by Peter Fitzsimons

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (new author)

Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva

Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman (new author)


Daylight by David Baldacci

Deadline by Stella Rimington

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Agent Running in the Field  by John le Carre


Under a Mackeral Sky by Rick Stein

The Valley by Steve Hawke

The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore

The Island by Victoria Hislop (new author)


The Firemaker by Peter May

The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May

The Killing Room by Peter May

The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh

Trust by Chris Hammer

The Runner by Peter May

Snakehead by Peter May

1979 by Val McDermid

Still by Matt Nable (new author)

Mirror Man by Fiona McIntosh

Flinders: The man who mapped Australia by Rob Mundle (new author)


Chinese Whispers by Peter May

Less by Andrew Sean Greer (new author)

An Insider’s Plague Year by Peter Doherty (new author)

Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy. by Matthew Evans (new author)

The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves

Cutter’s End by Margaret Hickey (new author)


The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham

Forensics: the anatomy of crime by Val McDermid

After the Cash by Michael Bussi (new author)

Becoming by Michelle Obama (new author)

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Broken Ground by Val McDermid


Three Dollars by Elliot Perlman

Joanna Lumley, the biography by Tim Ewbank (new author)

A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre (new author)

Now You See Her by James Patterson.


No books read. Oh dear!