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2021: Top Books

Highlights from reading in 2021. The order is irrelevant.

These are from titles I read last year, not necessarily published in 2021.


  1. The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin
  2. There, There by Tommy Orange
  3. Homeland Elegies – A Novel by Ayad Akhtar
  4. My Detective by Jeffrey Fleishman
  5. Luther, Wyoming by Mario Acevedo and Thomas Alamilla
  6. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
  7. Blue Angel by Francine Prose
  8. Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
  9. Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness
  10. What If We Were Somewhere Else by Wendy J. Fox
  11. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  12. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  13. Billy Summers by Stephen King
  14. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz


  1. A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  2. Confluence by Zak Podmore
  3. Bound for Cape Horn by R.J. Rubadeau
  4. A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
  5. Air Mail by Pam Houston and Amy Irvine
  6. Meet Mr. Sticks by Brendan O’Neill
  7. All I Ever Wanted by Kathy Valentine
  8. Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight by David Gessner
  9. Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
  10. Jittery White Guy Music by Marc Fagel
  11. Take Me With You by Brad Newsham
  12. Sagebrush Empire by Jonathan Thompson
  13. The Next Everest by Jim Davidson