january 2021

  • the winged histories by sofia samatar ★★★★★
  • spinning by tillie walden ★★★.5
  • the language of food: a linguist reads the menu by dan jurafsky ★★★
  • a city inside by tillie walden ★★★.5
  • little fires everywhere by celeste ng ★★★★.5
  • crooked kingdom [six of crows #2] by leigh bardugo ★★★★
  • i love this part by tillie walden ★★.5
  • are you listening? by tillie walden ★★★★
  • the list of things that will not change by rebecca stead ★★★★.5
  • the end of summer by tillie walden ★.5
  • everything i never told you by celeste ng ★★★★★
  • check, please! book 1: # hockey by ngozi ukazu ★★★.5
  • the three-body problem [remembrance of earth's past #1] by cixin liu (translated by ken liu) ★★★.5
  • stargazing by jen wang ★★★★
  • picture us in the light by kelly loy gilbert ★★★★

february 2021

  • bloom by savanna ganucheau, kevin panetta ★★★
  • this is how you lose the time war by max gladstone, amal el-mohtar ★★★★
  • in the dream house by carmen maria machado ★★★★★
  • excellent sheep: the miseducation of the american elite and the way to a meaningful life by william deresiewicz ★★★.5
  • the little prince by antoine de saint-exupéry ★★★★
  • averno by louise glück
  • friday black by nana kwame adjei-brenyah ★★★★
  • check, please! book 2: sticks & scones by ngozi ukazu ★★★.5
  • never let me go by kazuo ishiguro ★★★★.5
  • on the come up by angie thomas ★★★★.5
  • goodbye stranger by rebecca stead ★★★★
  • good talk: a memoir in conversations by mira jacob ★★★★★
  • cat's cradle by kurt vonnegut ★★
  • the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood ★★★★.5
  • first light by rebecca stead ★★★.5
  • clap when you land by elizabeth acevedo ★★★★★

march 2021

  • how we fight for our lives by saeed jones ★★★★
  • the fire never goes out: a memoir in pictures by noelle stevenson ★★★
  • we are okay by nina lacour ★★★
  • atonement by ian mcewan ★★★★★
  • bird by bird: some instructions on writing and life by anne lamott ★★★★.5
  • i wish you all the best by mason deaver ★★★★.5
  • dreyer's english: an utterly correct guide to clarity and style by benjamin dreyer ★★★★★
  • the elements of eloquence: how to turn the perfect english phrase by mark forsyth ★★★
  • sadie by courtney summers ★★★★★
  • heads of the colored people by nafissa thompson-spires ★★★★
  • between the world and me by ta-nehisi coates ★★★★.5

april 2021

  • george by alex gino ★★★★.5
  • skim by jillian tamaki, mariko tamaki ★★★
  • heartstopper: volume one by alice oseman ★★★★
  • the seven husbands of evelyn hugo by taylor jenkins reid ★★★★.5
  • pachinko by min jin lee ★★★★.5

may 2021

  • crier's war by nina varela ★★★.5
  • interpreter of maladies by jhumpa lahiri ★★★★★
  • my lesbian experience with loneliness by kabi nagata ★★★★
  • long live the tribe of fatherless girls by t kira madden ★★★★★
  • all the rage by courtney summers ★★★★
  • radio silence by alice oseman ★★★★.5
  • annie on my mind by nancy garden ★★★★★
  • last night at the telegraph club by malinda lo ★★★★

june 2021

  • crying in h mart by michelle zauner ★★★★
  • enter title here by rahul kanakia ★★.5
  • my most excellent year by steve kluger ★★★.5
  • the namesake by jhumpa lahiri ★★★
  • the song of achilles by madeline miller ★★★.5

july 2021

  • breasts and eggs by mieko kawakami ★★★★
  • the magic fish by trung le nguyen ★★★★.5
  • heaven by mieko kawakami ★★★★.5
  • craft in the real world: rethinking fiction writing and workshopping ★★★★.5
  • one last stop by casey mcquiston ★★★★
jan 21 2021 ∞
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