2021 (& 2020) Reading List

We can all agree that 2020 and 2021 have been strange. To me, the years blended together. I especially recognized this once I noticed that my 2020 book reading list was never published!

I know hardly anyone sees my annual reading list, but it’s not really about anyone else. To me, cronicalling my list of reading is one of my annual traditions to look back and reminance on all the good books and ideas I soaked in through the year.

Since we all feel like 2020 and 2021 were one blended year, that is how my reading list will be presented. 🙂

Here is the list:


  • Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
    By: Megan Phelps-Roper
  • The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors
    By: Dan Jones
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    By: Vincent Bugliosi , Curt Gentry
  • How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
    By: Leil Lowndes
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7
    By: J.K. Rowling
  • The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
    By: Katherine Stewart
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    By: Ron Chernow
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5
    By: J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6
    By: J.K. Rowling
  • Snow Crash
    By: Neal Stephenson
  • The Diamond Age
    By: Neal Stephenson
  • The Founding Fathers: Biographies of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin
    By: Shane Costello
  • Attachments: A Novel
    By: Rainbow Rowell
  • The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
    By: Maria Konnikova
  • A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir
    By: Colin Jost
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought
    By: Susan Jacoby
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
    By: Susan Jacoby
  • The Kite Runner
    By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Catch-22
    By: Joseph Heller
  • A Promised Land
    By: Barack Obama
  • Brave New World
    By: Aldous Huxley


  • Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage
    By: Gordon Coreraa
  • Infinite
    By: Jeremy Robinson
  • The God Delusion
    By: Richard Dawkins
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
    By: Margaret Atwood
  • The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic
    By: Benjamin Carter Hett
  • A Devil in the Valley
    By: Paul Holes , Peter McDonnell
  • The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
    Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Heaven’s River
    Dennis E. Taylor
  • Billy Summers
    By: Stephen King
  • The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
    By: Dave Grohl
  • The Stand
    By: Stephen King
  • The Grand Design
    by Stephen Hawking