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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by Tomasz Jandrowski ( Swimming in the Dark Amazon)
by Abdi Nazemian ( Like a Love Story Amazon)
by Jenny Lee ( Anna K Amazon)
by Kurt Vonnegut ( Slaughterhouse Five Amazon)
by Zakiya Dalila Harris ( The Other Black Girl Amazon)
by Torrey Peters ( Detransition, Baby Amazon)
by Kazuo Ishiguro Klara and the Sun
by Talia Hibbert ( Act Your Age, Eve Brown Amazon)
by Lily King ( Writers & Lovers Amazon)
by Laura Tremaine ( Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First Amazon)
by Laurie Frankel ( One Two Three Amazon)
by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney ( Good Company Amazon)
by Kiese Laymon ( How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Amazon)
by Katherine May ( Wintering Amazon)
by Jennifer Saint ( Ariadne Amazon)
by Taylor Jenkins Reid ( Malibu Rising Amazon)
by Lauren Groff ( Matrix Amazon)
by Gabrielle Union ( You Got Anything Stronger? Amazon)