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Best books of 2021:

Fiction (in order read):

Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood
The Other Bennet Sister, Janice Hadlow
Miss Mackenzie, Anthony Trollope
William, E. H. Young
The Solitary Summer, Elizabeth von Arnim
The Claverings, Anthony Trollope
Cousin Phillis and Mr Harrison’s Confession, Elizabeth Gaskell, short stories
Now in November, Josephine Johnson

Nonfiction (in order read):

Look Back With Love, Dodie Smith; memoir
His Excellency: George Washington, Joseph Ellis, biography
My Own Words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; essays, speeches, judicial decisions
Letter from England, Mollie Panter-Downes; magazine articles during WWII
Jane Austen: The World of her Novels, Deirdre Le Faye; Austen and her times
The Artful Dickens, John Mullan; literary styles and themes in his novels
The Pioneers, David McCullough; history of the settlers of the Ohio Territory


Re-reading fiction is my greatest comfort; I re-read 27 novels in 2021 and most by audiobook. Books that were even more wonderful on re-reading were (in order read):

Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff
Passing, Nella Larsen
Diary of a Provincial Lady, E. M. Delafield
Rachel Ray, Anthony Trollope
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