Books 2021

In 2021 I read a total of 47 books. Highlighted in bold are firm favourites. This was also the year I raced to finish classics by Roald Dahl and Arthur Conan Doyle, two popular authors I never read in childhood.

The book that took me by surprise this year was “The Divine Romance” by Gene Edwards, a Christian author I only discovered this year. To exploring new authors and new genres next year!

1. Papa Moose’s Nursery Rhymes by Cecil Rajendra (Jan)
2. Extremists & Other Deviants by Cecil Rajendra (Jan)
3. Child of the Sun by Cecil Rajendra (Jan)
4. Tankas from a Tsunami by Cecil Rajendra (Jan)
5. The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Jan)
6. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl (Jan)
7. Found in the Street by Patricia Highsmith (Jan)
8. Small g: A Summer Idyll by Patricia Highsmith (Jan)
9. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Feb)
10. Desiring God’s Will by David G. Benner (Feb)
11. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Feb)
12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Feb)
13. The Witches by Roald Dahl (Feb)
14. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice (Mar)
15. Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story by Ashley Marie Witter (Apr)
16. Free to Lean; Making Peace with Your Lopsided Life by Jocelyn Green (Apr)
17. Starter for Ten by David Nicholls (Apr)
18. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (May)
19. The Children of Men by P. D. James (May)
20. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (May)
21. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (May)

The Bardo, the Stars and the Nile – Books for 2021

22. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (May)
23. Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice (June)
24. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (June)
25. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (July)
26. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (July)
27. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (July)
28. The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson (July)
29. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (July)
30. Carrie by Stephen King (July)
31. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (Sept)
32. The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl (Sept)
33. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl (Sept)
34. Matilda by Roald Dahl (Sept)
35. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (Sept)
36. The Twits by Roald Dahl (Sept)
37. High-Rise by J.G. Ballard (Oct)
38. Secret Power by Dwight L. Moody (Nov)
39. A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards (Nov)
40. Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith (Nov)
41. The Vigilante by John Steinbeck (Nov)
42. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Nov)
43. The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards (Nov)
44. Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (Dec)
45. The BFG by Roald Dahl (Dec)
46. Emerging Malaysian Writers 2018 (Dec)
47. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice (Dec)


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