My goal was to read between 65-70 books in 2021 (I read 53 in 2019 and 58 in 2020). Unfortunately 2021 was a crazy (and by that I mean terrible) year for us and I didn’t even make it to 50 books!
Although I didn’t read as many books as I hoped I did read about a lot of diverse subjects. I read about revolutions in Mexico, Nicaragua, the DPRK, and Mongolia; ethnic conflict and nationalism in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Oromia, Darfur, the Tana Delta, Chechnya, Bashkortostan, West Papua, and the South Pacific; WWII including the memoirs of Molotov, the Siege of Leningrad, the Nuremberg Trials, and British-French-American collaboration with Nazi Germany against the USSR; the history of the Gambia, Liberia, and the emirates of Bukhara and Khiva in Central Asia; the foreign policy of Turkmenistan’s post-Soviet regime; biographies of General de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, and Rosa Luxemburg; a Marxist-Leninist analysis of mass media in the West; labour struggles in New Zealand and the North American woodworking and forestry; France’s imperialist wars and the failure of decolonization in Chad and Japan’s post-WWII imperialism; immigrant minorities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi; and more.
Here are the books I read in 2021 🙂