This is a list of the best books I’ve read recently. They aren’t in any order. There are no criteria, other than “everyone should read this.”
- The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.
- A rollicking antebellum adventure about a boy, pretending to be a girl, who falls in with the abolitionist John Brown before the raid on Harper’s Ferry. The first chapter is dynamite and you won’t be able to stop.
- Lush Life by Richard Price
- So hard-boiled you wonder how the words didn’t evaporate off the page.
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
- A powerfully written fantasy about a society that enslaves its magic users. Has an intriguing structure.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Maybe the most beautiful book I have ever read.
- Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- All Involved by Ryan Gattis
- Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
- Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
- The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
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