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2021 Reading List


  1. Mr. Fox, Helen Oyeyemi

  2. The Vanishing Half, Brit Benning

  3. The Mothers, Brit Benning

  4. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

  5. Homesick for Another World, Ottessa Moshfegh

  6. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, Cho Nam-Joo

  7. Severance, Ling Ma

  8. The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

  9. salt slow, Julia Armfield

  10. Black Light, Kimberly King Parsons

  11. White Tears, Hari Kunzru

  12. Hot Milk, Deborah Levy

  13. The Other Americans, Laila Lalami

  14. Memories of the Future, Siri Hustvedt

  15. Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

  16. The Old Drift, Namwali Serpell

  17. Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters

  18. Revenge,​ Yōko Ogawa

  19. Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu

  20. Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi

  21. The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

  22. Great House, Nicole Krauss

  23. Outline, Rachel Cusk

  24. My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki (re-read)

  25. The Discomfort of Evening, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

  26. Strange Weather in Tokyo, Hiromi Kawakami

  27. The Other Black GIrl, Zakiya Dalila Harris

  28. Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami

  29. Hot Stew, Fiona Mozley

  30. Territory of Light, Yuko Tsushima

  31. Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin

  32. The Friend, Sigrid Nunez

  33. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, Cherie Jones

  34. The Last of Her Kind, Sigrid Nunez 

  35. Things We Lost in the Fire, Mariana Enríquez

  36. Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

  37. Real Life, Brandon Taylor

  38. Tender Is the Flesh, Agustina Bazterrica

  39. Bunny, Mona Award

  40. Convenience Store Woman, Sayaka Murata

  41. Writers & Lovers, Lily King

  42. Magma, Thora Hjortleifsdottir

  43. Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri

  44. Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

  45. Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost, David Hoon Kim

  46. Intimacies, Katie Kitamura

  47. Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid

  48. No One Is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood

  49. Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam

  50. Ghost Forest, Pik-Shuen Fung

  51. The Hole, Hiroko Oyamada

  52. Winter in Sochko, Elisa Shua Dusapin

  53. Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead

  54. Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh

  55. Matrix, Lauren Groff

  56. Animal, Lisa Taddeo

  57. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

  58. Summerwater, Sarah Moss

  59. Luster, Raven Leilani

  60. Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney

  61. My Monticello, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

  62. Nightbitch, Rachel Yoder

  63. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, Rivka Galchen

  64. Transit, Rachel Cusk

  65. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr

  66. Comemadre, Roque Larraquy

  67. All's Well, Mona Awad

  68. A Children's Bible, Lydia Millet

  69. Swallowing Geography, Deborah Levy

  70. The Days of Afrekete, Asali Solomon

  71. The Island of Missing Trees, Elif Shafak


  1. Drinking: A Love Story, Caroline Knapp

  2. In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado

  3. Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener

  4. Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing, Lauren Hough

  5. Thanks for Waiting, Doree Shafrir

  6. Somebody's Daughter, Ashley C. Ford

  7. Why Fish Don't Exist, Lulu Miller

  8. The Hard Crowd, Rachel Kushner

  9. Childhood, Tove Ditlevsen

  10. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T Kira Madden

  11. Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino

  12. Youth, Tove Ditlevsen

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