Today, Sara and Chelsey share their favorite books of the year (so far) with a series of bookish superlatives to guide them. From most surprising to most disappointing, we discuss the books that have shaped our reading lives in the first half of 2021. We love this low pressure format for sharing “the best” books and would love to hear about YOUR favorites, using our superlatives list.
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Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jandrowski (Amazon)
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (Amazon)
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Amazon)
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Amazon)
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (Amazon)
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Amazon)
Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Amazon)
Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine (Amazon)
One Two Three by Laurie Frankel (Amazon)
Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Amazon)
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (Amazon)
Wintering by Katherine May (Amazon)
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (Amazon)
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Amazon)
Matrix by Lauren Groff (Amazon)
You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union (Amazon)