2021 reading list 2021 summary (…so far) 0books0authors0audiobooks0fiction0nonfiction0dnfthis year, I’m tracking two things on my reading list: a 3-word description of each book a cross-training “workout” (a related book, article or blog post, movie, TV show, podcast, product, recipe, or even a swim workout) reading list by month january 1. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Betty Smith) family, ingenuity, progress cross-training: A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)2. The Operator (Gretchen Berg) secretive, unexpected, atmospheric cross-training: Mad Men TV series3. Ready Player Two (Ernest Cline) sentimental, digital, slow-starter cross-training: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)4. Writers & Lovers (Lily King) sensitive, single-chapter, crescendo cross-training: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)5. Why We Swim (Bonnie Tsui) familiar, storytelling, collective cross-training: Charles Tomlinson’s poem, “Swimming Chenango Lake”february 6. The Library Book (Susan Orlean) nostalgic, puzzling, journalistic cross-training: The Giver of Stars (Jojo Moyes) 7. All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr) captivating, detailed, beautiful cross-training: The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)8. The Sun is a Compass (Caroline Van Hemert) expansive, resilient, adventure cross-training: the Banff Mountain Film Festivalmarch 9. The Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman) meddling, funny, warm cross-training: Murder, She Wrote TV series10. On Writing (Stephen King) dedicated, pragmatic, fangirl (me) cross-training: The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)11. Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) lengthy, significant, expressive cross-training: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Abi Daré)12. Without Reservations (Alice Steinbach) good-natured, introspective, confident cross-training: Wild (Cheryl Strayed)13. Nathaniel’s Nutmeg (Giles Milton) risky, competitive, explorative cross-training: Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)april 14. Daisy Jones and the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) compulsive, rock and roll, mockumentary cross-training: A Star is Born (2018) 15. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies (Deesha Philyaw) provocative, honest, identity cross-training: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) 16. The Island of Sea Women (Lisa See) friendship, heartbreaking, tradition cross-training: Sky Burial (Xinran) 17. Zen in The Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury) process, poetry, memories cross-training: On Writing (Stephen King)18. I’d Rather Be Reading (Anne Bogel) bookish, relatable, connected cross-training: How Reading Changed My Life (Anna Quindlen)19. They Never Learn (Layne Fargo) twisted, calculated, avenged cross-training: Strike Me Down (Mindy Mejia)20. The Girl with the Louding Voice (Abi Daré) brave, transformative, educating cross-training: The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)may 21. Endure (Alex Hutchinson) researched, technical, concrete cross-training: Peak Performance (Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness) 22. The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino) guidance, action, habits cross-training: The Man on the Mountaintop (Susan Trott)23. How Reading Changed My Life (Anna Quindlen) introspective, quick, collection cross-training: Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)24. Greenlights (Matthew McConaughey) alright, alright, alright cross-training: Dazed and Confused(1993)25. Beginners (Tom Vanderbilt) imperfect, inspired, learning cross-training: The Pursuit of Perfect (Tal Ben-Shahar)26. The Storytelling Animal (Jonathan Gottschall) wired for story cross-training: Building a StoryBrand (Donald Miller)27. The Biggest Bluff (Maria Konnikova) self-awareness, wealth of skill, embrace uncertainty cross-training: Turning Pro (Steven Pressfield)28. Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris) ordinary, witty, identity cross-training: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (Samantha Irby)june 29. The Art of Gathering (Priya Parker) how-to, purposeful, etiquette cross-training: The Culture Code (Daniel Coyle)30. Trick Mirror (Jia Tolentino) blunt editorial awareness cross-training: Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)31. Firefly Lane (Kristin Hannah) tearful summer read cross-training: Firefly Lane Netflix Series32. Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay) opinionated, articulate collection cross-training: Hunger (Roxane Gay)33. What Kind of Woman (Kate Baer) relatable poetry experience cross-training: Tell Me More (Kelly Corrigan) 34. How Star Wars Conquered the Universe (Chris Taylor) overwhelming detailed history cross-training: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) july 35. Living the Confidence Code (Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley) perseverant YA stories cross-training: Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)36. The Finders (Jeffrey B. Burton) bad-guy-finding golden retriever cross-training: Turner & Hooch (1989) 37. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid) heartbreak is loss cross-training: City of Girls (Elizabeth Gilbert) 38. Effortless (Greg McKeown) get things done cross-training: Essentialism (Greg McKeown) 39. Educating Alice (Alice Steinbach) zero tension memoir (“meh”-moir) cross-training: Garlic and Sapphires (Ruth Reichl) 40. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Kathleen Flinn) learning conquers outcomes cross-training: Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Julia Child)2021 dnfs Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry)past reading lists 2018 reading list 2019 reading list 2020 reading listFollow @thebookishathlete for updates on what I’ve been reading lately. Book recommendations are always appreciated, and I’m happy to throw out some ideas as well! Carrie Jesse2021-07-23T21:19:40+00:00 share a link to this post with a friend... 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