A Year in Reading 2021

Here are the books I read in 2021.

Novels and Novellas

Orlando – Virginia Woolf

The Changeling – Joy Williams

With or Without You – Caroline Leavitt

The Witch Elm – Tana French

The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

Real Life – Brandon Taylor

Luster – Raven Leilani

The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones

All My Puny Sorrows – Miriam Toewes

The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Bad Habits – Amy Gentry

In Between Days –Andrew Porter

Libertie – Kaitlyn Greenidge

When the Stars Go Dark – Paula McLain

The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

Disappear, Doppelganger, Disappear – Matthew Salesses

Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Ring Shout – P. Djèli Clark

The Nothing that Is – Kyle Winkler

Mexican Gothic – Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Red Pill – Hari Kunzru

American Spy – Lauren Wilkinson

When These Mountains Burn – David Joy

The Committed – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Secrets of Happiness – Joan Silber

Kept Animals – Kate Milliken

One of Us Is Lying – Karen McManus

The Matrix – Lauren Groff

Once There Were Wolves – Lauren Groff

The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley

Finna – Nino Cipri

All American Boys – Jason Reynolds, Brendan Keily

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Malibu Rising – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sharks in the Time of Saviors – Kawai Strong Washburn

Lark and Termite – Jayne Anne Phillips

Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Razorblade Tears – S. A. Cosby

We the Animals – Justin Torres

Log of the S.S. the Mrs Unguentine – Stanley Crawford

Memoir and Nonfiction

Longing for an Absent God – Nick Ripatrazone

Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon

Craft in the Real World – Matthew Salesses

Untamed – Glennon Doyle

Minor Feelings – Cathy Park Hong

The Fact of a Body – Alex Marzano-Lesnevich 

Mean- Miriam Gurba

We Want to Do More than Survive – Dr. Bettina Love

Model Citizen – Joshua Mohr

The Recovering – Leslie Jamison

American Gypsy – Oksana Marafioti

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness– Austin Channing Brown

Self Help

Judgment Detox – Gabrielle Bernstein

May Cause Miracles – Gabrielle Bernstein

Spirit Junkie – Gabrielle Bernstein

Atomic Habits – James Clear

Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer

13 Things Strong Women Don’t Do – Amy Morin

Short Story Collections

Tales of Falling and Flying – Ben Loory

Elegies for Uncanny Girls – Jennifer Colville

I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song – Kara Vernor

Why I Don’t Write and Other Stories – Susan Minot


Best Horror of the Year Volume 12


Barely Composed – Alice Fulton

Everybody’s Jonesin’ for Something – Indigo Moor

Abracadabra Sunshine – Dexter L. Booth

Dor – Alina Stefanescu

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