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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2021

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books First Quarter 2021

It has been a good beginning to the year. Many great reads. I have read just over a book a day. I read 97 books this quarter, in comparison with the last 5 years:

     2020 – 96
     2019 – 123
     2018 – 91
     2017 – 100
     2016 - 52

2016 is a bit of an outlier as late that year I switched jobs and have since had much better work – life balance. Also in the spring of 2016 I worked through Brandon Vogt’s course Read More Books Now. So, 93 books this quarter is respectable. 

This past year has been different year for us all. Last year I had about a 15% drop in my reading totals. I am very happy with the beginning of this year. Reading and reviewing books is my hobby, I am grateful to be able to do so. 

But Back to this quarter. By the numbers:

Books Read: 97
First Time Reads: 93
Fiction: 48
Non-Fiction: 45
5/5 Stars: 71

Here is my top ten fiction and non-fiction books of the fourth quarter of 2020.

Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:
1. Books by Father Paul O'Sullivan
 4. The Way of The Cross - Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Michael O'Brien
 7. Books by Father John Flader
11. Seeing the Pandemic with Eyes of Faith - Ivano Millico
Bonus Selections:
Work Play Love: How the Mass Changed the Life of the First Christians - Mike Aquilina

Top Ten Fiction Books:
 4. A Changing of the Guard - Corinna Turner - Last Things Book 2
 5. Space Traipse Hold My Beer Season 4 - Karina Lumbert Fabian
11. Close to the Soul - Mary Jo Thayer

Bonus Selections:

The beginning of 2021 was a great quarter for reading. A few new authors, some favorites. Books in old series, and the beginnings of some new serie. And again this year, at least so far, I managed to write reviews for all books read for the only the second time. 

Note: I do not include books that have been read in previous years and were reread this year in my top ten lists, they are in sometimes in the bonus section. It was not easy this quarter, making my picks. But if you want more options check out my favorite books year by year list


Relates Posts: 
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2010
Top 10 Reading Goals for 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2010

Top 10 Fiction Books 4th Quarter 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2010 - Recap

Top 10 Fiction Books 2010
Top 10 Picture Books of 2010
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2010

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010

Top Ten Reading Goals For 2011 
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals for 2011 Update
 
Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2011 
Top Ten Fictions Books 4th Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals 2011 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2012

Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books  4th Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2013
Top 10 Books Second Half 2013
Top Ten Fiction Books 2013
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2013 
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2014
Top Ten Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2015
Top Ten Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2016
Top Ten Non- Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Catholic Books
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2017
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Fiction Books 2017
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2018
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2018
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Fiction Books 2018
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2019
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2019
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Fiction Books 2019
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2020
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2020

All Top Ten Lists on Book Reviews and More

Statistics Books Read By Year:

97 - 2021 (January-March)
317 - 2020 
392 - 2019
359 - 2018
380 - 2017 
272 - 2016 
177 - 2015 
130 - 2014 
88 -  2013
176 - 2012 
163 - 2011
302 - 2010
142 - 2009
98 - 2008
83 - 2007
191 - 2006
151 - 2005
60 - 2004
52 - 2003
97 - 2002
50 - 2001
41 - 2000
71 - 1999
73 - 1998
131 - 1997
101 - 1996



2 comments:

Karen Kelly Boyce said...

Thanks for the mention of “Jenna’s Journey”. Now I have a whole new reading list!

Jacqueline Vick said...

Thank you for the list. I have watched Father Mike's videos, but I haven't read any of his books. A World Undone describes perfectly what we're seeing now, and it sounds like this is a book of hope. I'm looking forward to reading it.