Monday, January 4, 2021
2020 sucked. You know it. I know it. Here are the books I read this year. Annually, I do a detailed recap, and set 2021 goals, but since our goal is to merely make it to the end of this pandemic, I don't feel right with wide-eyed optimism.
1.) Trust Exercise: a Novel by Susan Choi
2.) The Sky Isn't Blue by Janice Lee
3.) Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
4.) American Dirt: a Novel by Jeanine Cummins
5.) My Year of Rest and Relaxation: a Novel by Ottessa Moshfegh
6.) And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges by Amber Sparks
7.) Anklet and Other Stories by Shome Dasgupta
8.) The Bonesetter's Daughter: a Novel by Amy Tan
9.) Weather: a Novel by Jenny Offill
10.) Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
11.) So We Can Glow: Stories by Leesa Cross-Smith
12.) Our Alternate Universes by Rachel Tanner
13.) Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today by Rachel Vorona Cote
14.) We the Animals: a Novel by Justin Torres
15.) Now We Haunt This Home Together: Stories by Madeline Anthes
16.) Lakewood: a Novel by Megan Giddings
17.) The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernández
18.) Blacktop Wasteland: a Novel by S.A. Cosby
19.) All My Mother's Lovers: a Novel by Ilana Masad
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