Books I read in 2021

  • a two-star book would be perfectly fine,
  • a three-star book would be good,
  • a four-star book would be excellent, and
  • a five-star book is unheard of.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

★★★☆☆

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

★★★★☆

The Stinging Fly Issue 43/Volume Two Winter 2020–21 — The Galway 2020 Edition edited by Lisa McInerney and Elaine Feeney

★★★☆☆

The Moment of Eclipse by Brian Aldiss

★★☆☆☆

Sustainable Web Design by Tom Greenwood

★★★☆☆

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

★★★☆☆

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans

★★★★★

British Ice by Owen D. Pomery

★★☆☆☆

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

★★★☆☆

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

★★★☆☆

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

★★★☆☆

My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn

★★★☆☆

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

★★★★☆

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

★★★☆☆

A Brilliant Void: A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction edited by Jack Fennell

★★☆☆☆

Let The Game Do Its Work by J.M. Berger

★★☆☆☆

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

★★★☆☆

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World — And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Roennlund

★★★★☆

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again by M. John Harrison

★★★☆☆

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

★★★☆☆

Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story — From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist by Dame Stephanie Shirley

★★★★☆

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

★★★☆☆

Design For Safety by Eva PenzeyMoog

★★★☆☆

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

★★★★☆

Responsible JavaScript by Jeremy Wagner

★★★☆☆

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

★★★☆☆

The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up in Irish Music, A Memoir by Paddy O’Brien

★★★☆☆

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Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

A web developer and author living and working in Brighton, England. Everything I post on Medium is a copy — the originals are on my own website, adactio.com