Books Read in 2021

This was another good reading year. I’ll finish with 85 books, if I counted right–one more than last year. I included a few that I will complete by the end of the year. I had a good mix of old and hot off the press, fiction and nonfiction, historical and contemporary.

I’ll publish my top twelve of the year shortly, and I have a couple of reading challenge wrap-ups to post which will overlap with this. But I wanted to have a record of everything read this year. The titles link back to my reviews.


  1. Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Her Story by Susan Hertog
  2. Be Available: Accepting the Challenge to Confront the Enemy by Warren W. Wiersbe
  3. Be Confident (Hebrews): Live by Faith, Not by Sight by Warren W. Wiersbe
  4. Be Counted (Numbers): Living a Life That Counts for God by Warren W. Wiersbe
  5. Be Daring (Acts 13-28): Put Your Faith Where the Action Is by Warren Wiersbe
  6. Be Delivered (Exodus): Finding Freedom by Following God by Warren Wiersbe
  7. Be Diligent (Mark): Serving Others as you Walk with the Master Servant by Warren Wiersbe
  8. Be Dynamic (Acts 1-12): Experience the Power of God’s People by Warren Wiersbe
  9. Be Equipped (Deuteronomy): Acquiring the Tools for Spiritual Success by Warren Wiersbe
  10. Be Holy (Leviticus): Becoming “Set Apart” for God by Warren W. Wiersbe
  11. Be Loyal (Matthew): Following the King of Kings by Warren W. Wiersbe
  12. Be Right (Romans): How to Be Right with God, Yourself, and Others by Warren W. Wiersbe
  13. Be Strong (Joshua): Putting God’s Power to Work in Your Life by Warren W. Wiersbe
  14. Becoming Elisabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn
  15. Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston
  16. Christian Reflections by C. S. Lewis
  17. The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo
  18. Devotedly, the Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot by Valerie Elliot Shephard
  19. Do More Better by Tim Challies
  20. Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life by Anne Bogel.
  21. EPIC: An Around-the-World Journey Through Christian History by Tim Challies
  22. Expecting Christmas by multiple authors
  23. Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trillia J. Newbell
  24. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
  25. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  26. The Good Portion: Scripture: The Doctrine of Scripture for Every Woman by Keri Folmar
  27. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  28. Hudson Taylor and Maria by John Pollock
  29. Hungry for God, Starving for Time by Lori Hatcher
  30. Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me) by Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin.
  31. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion by Annette Whipple
  32. The Man Who Was Q: the True Story of Charles Fraser-Smith, the ‘Q’ Wizard of World War II by David Porter
  33. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert
  34. Preparing for Easter with C. S. Lewis.
  35. The Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith, the “Q” Gadget Wizard of World War II by Charles Fraser-Smith
  36. Woman Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood
  37. Ten Words to Live By: Delighting In and Doing What God Commands by Jen Wilkin
  38. Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality by Andrew T. Le Peau


  1. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  5. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  6. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  7. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  8. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  9. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  10. Silas Marner by George Elliot
  11. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Christian Fiction:

  1. Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson
  2. Chapel Springs Revival by Ane Mulligan
  3. A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson
  4. Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof
  5. Dogwood by Chris Fabry
  6. The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones
  7. Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling
  8. Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson
  9. The House at the End of the Moor by Michelle Griep
  10. In Between by Jenny B. Jones
  11. The Invitation by Nancy Moser
  12. The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
  13. Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson
  14. Mistletoe and Murder, a collection of ten novellas by Christian mystery and suspense writers
  15. The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White
  16. Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay
  17. The Old Lace Shop by Michelle Griep, the last in the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas trilogy of novellas.
  18. Only Glory Awaits: The Story of Anne Askew, Reformation Martyr by Leslie S. Nuernberg
  19. The Ornament Keeper by Eva Marie Everson (not reviewed yet)
  20. Out of the Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
  21. Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach Book 2) by Colleen Coble
  22. Saving Alice by David Lewis
  23. Seagrass Pier (Hope Beach Book 3) by Colleen Coble
  24. The Sign Painter by Davis Bunn
  25. Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
  26. A Southern Season: Stories from a Front Porch Swing, four stories set in the South by Eva Marie Everson, Linda W. Yezak, Claire Fullerton, and Ane Mulligan
  27. The Summer Kitchen by Lisa Wingate
  28. Tidewater Inn (Hope Beach Book 1) by Collen Coble
  29. Three Shall Be One by Francena Arnold
  30. Unconditional by Eva Marie Everson
  31. The Yuletide Angel by Sandra Ardoin

Other Fiction:

  1. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  2. Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
  3. Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien (not reviewed yet)
  4. The Orchard House by Heidi Chiavaroli
  5. A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas

How was your reading this year?

7 thoughts on “Books Read in 2021

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  3. Oh my! I need to put on my track shoes or my reading glasses, as it were! 🙂 What a wonderful accomplishment. This was not a good reading year for me. I was caring for an aging mom and too often found myself too tired to read when I had the time. I’m praying this will be a better year. Many blessings to you in 2022!

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