Anne Tyler re-read project 2021

I’m re-reading all of Anne Tyler’s novels in order of publication in 2021. To do it in one year, I need to read two per month. I am not expecting anyone else to join in with all of them (though if anyone wants to, that would be amazing!) but if you can read one or two or more during the year, that would be lovely.

How will it all work?

My plan is to read one of the books each month by the 10th of the month and review it then, and the other by the 20th and review it then. Then my review will be available for linking and commenting by the middle and end of the month respectively.

I will link to my review on this page and I will try to link to anyone’s who does a review, including on Goodreads, and sends me the link.

How do I join in?

When you’ve read your book, you could do any of these things …

  • Post a review in a comment on my review
  • Write your own review by the 15th or 30th of the month respectively and include a link to my review
  • Write your own review by the 15th or 30th of the month respectively and pop a link to your review in the comments on mine


As with my Iris Murdoch challenge, I don’t really mind WHEN you read the books; I’m more interested in sharing thoughts. So if you get “behind” it doesn’t matter- post a review and links as above whenever you can and I’ll be very happy to see them.

The hashtag

And shall we have a hashtag for social media? How about #AnneTyler2021 ?

The schedule

Here’s the schedule …


If Morning Ever Comes (1964)

The Tin Can Tree (1965)


A Slipping-Down Life (1970)

The Clock Winder (1972)


Celestial Navigation (1974)

Searching for Caleb (1975)


Earthly Possessions (1977)

Morgan’s Passing (1980)


Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982)

The Accidental Tourist (1985)


Breathing Lessons (1988)

Saint Maybe (1991)


Ladder of Years (1995)

A Patchwork Planet (1998)


Back When We Were Grownups (2001)

The Amateur Marriage (2004)


Digging to America (2006)

Noah’s Compass (2010)


The Beginner’s Goodbye (2012)

A Spool of Blue Thread (2015)


Vinegar Girl (2016)

Clock Dance (2018)


Redhead by the Side of the Road (2020)

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