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a personal blog, by Sven Seebeck
Husband, father, makes music. Has a thing for notebooks, fountain-pens, blogging and photography. Usually am overthinking this.

The Books I Read in 2021

Compared to the previous years, 2021 had not been a good year for reading. It is possible that I overdid it in the previous year but for a few months I didn’t read all that much. Surely the pandemic must have had something to do with that.

Half-way through the year though I managed to re-establish the habit and from there on things went upwards and I read on a daily basis, both in audio and paper/digital formats.

My tastes are all over the place, generally though tend to read either horror, sci-fi, fantasy and of course anything by Neil Gaiman.

One of my favourite “discoveries” this year was Haruki Murakami, who’s work, at least what I have read so far, is unlike anyone else’s. Weird, funny, strange, surreal, then again not… hard to explain. I have a couple of books of whim that I would like to read next. And yes, I will have to take a break of the “Wheel of Time” series at one point 🤣. Probably.

But here now the books I read:

  • V.E. Schwab: A Darker Shade of Magic
  • Neil Gaiman: The Dream Hunters (both editions)
  • Martha Wells: Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries)
  • Martha Wells: Condition Red (re-read)
  • James Harriot: All Creatures Great and Small (re-read)
  • James Harriot: All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett: Good Omens (re-read)
  • Terry Pratchett: Mort
  • Seanan McGuire: Middlegame
  • Cixin Liu: To Hold Up the Sky
  • Neil Gaiman: 1602
  • Martha Wells: Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot Diaries)
  • Ira Levin: Rosemary’s Baby
  • Ira Levin: Son of Rosemary
  • V.E. Schwab: A Gathering of Shadows
  • V.E. Schwab: A Conjuring of Light
  • Hector Garcia, F.Miralles: Ikigai – the japanese secret to a long and happy life
  • Neil Gaiman: The Books of Magic
  • Haruki Marukami: The Strange Library
  • T. Kingfisher: The Twisted Ones
  • Haruki Marukami: Wind/Pinball
  • T. Kingfisher: The Hollow Places
  • Paul Tremblay: A Head Full of Ghosts
  • Ken Mogi: Awakening your Ikigai
  • Haruki Murakami: Men without Women
  • Hector Hugh Monroe: Short Stories by Saki
  • Martha Wells: Murderbot series (re-read)
  • V.E. Schwab: The Invisible of Life Addie LaRue
  • Beth Kompton: Wabi Sabi
  • Haruki Murakami: Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology Vol.1 (Graphic Novel)
  • Aina Ahlborn: Within These Walls
  • Clive Barker: Mister B. Gone
  • Robert Jordan: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Book 1)
  • James S.A. Corey: Leviathan Falls (Expanse #9)
  • Robert Jordan: The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time Book 2)

Let’s see what this year will bring up.

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