2021 reading challenge

So, in 2020 I read much more than I have in so long. In 2021, I think it is time to get through the pile of books that I have accumulated over the last few years. I’ve set a book buying ban (let’s see how long that lasts), and so apart from anything I have pre-ordered or anything I get sent to me as a gift or to review, I will attempt to not purchase anything.

I plan to read two books per month (or 24 books across the year) and therefore, I will update this page with the books i’ve read.


  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – A wonderful book and you can read my review here – https://priyamulji.com/2021/01/08/the-midnight-library-book-review/
  2. Failosophy by Elizabth Day – Instagram review
  3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – Instagram review
  4. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charles Mackesy – Instagram review


5. Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla – Instagram review
6. Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera – Instagram review
7. Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra – Instagram Review
8. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – Instagram review


9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – Instagram review
10. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri – Instagram review
11. Would I lie to you by Aliya Ali-Afzal – Instagram review


12. A Fractured Life by Shabnam Samuel – Instagram review
13. The Khan by Saima Mir – Instagram review
14. Where Hope Comes From by Nikita Gill – Instagram review
15. The perils of being moderately famous by Soha Ali Khan – Instagram review
16. The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla – Instagram review


17. I remember nothing by Nora Ephron – Instagram review
18. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig – Instagram review
19. How to mend a broken heart – Ziella Bryars – Instagram review


20. Love After Love – Ingrid Persaud – Instagram review
21. The Reading List – Sara Nisha Adams – Instagram review
22. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy – Instagram review
23. Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood – Instagram review


24. Hana Khan Carries On – Uzma Jalaluddin

All books read after this after additional to the 2021 reading challenge! Whoop!

25. The Comfort Book – Matt Haig


26. The Legend of Laksmi Prasad – Twinkle Khanna
27. Ghosts – Dolly Alderton


28. Heartburn – Nora Ephron


29. The Right Sort of Girl – Anita Rani
30. A Piece of Peace – Sweta Vikram
31. I Wish I Knew This Earlier – Toni Tone


32. Currently reading Magpie by Elizabeth Day