Friday 31 December 2021

Top 10 books read in 2021

My favourite 10 books (in no particular order) of the 82 books I've read in 2021. 
  1. Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
  2. Naoise Dolan, Exciting Times
  3. Deborah Levy, Real Estate
  4. Avni Doshi, Burnt Sugar
  5. Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen
  6. Vivian Gornick, Approaching Eye Level
  7. Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water
  8. Ali Smith, Summer
  9. Meiko Kawakami, Heaven
  10. Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji
*Plus Keliler Roberts, Sunburning as my favourite graphic novel. 

Other memorable books include:
  1. Joshua Cohen, The Netanyahus
  2. Lynne Tillman, Weird Fucks
  3. Aoko Matsuda, Where the Wild Ladies Are
  4. Virginie Despantes, King Kong Theory 
  5. Olivia Laing, Everybody 
  6. Christopher DiRaddo, The Family Way
  7. Rachel Cusk, Second Place
  8. Mizuki Tsujimura, Lonely Castle in the Mirror
  9. Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and other Parties
  10. Mariana Enriquez, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed 
  11. Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain
  12. Elena Savage, Blueberries: Essays Concerning Understanding 

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