Reading List for 2021

  1. An Inventory of Losses, Judith Schalansky
  2. A Separation, Katie Kitamura
  3. Interior Chinatown, Charles Yu
  4. Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood (reread)
  5. Zone One, Colson Whitehead (reread)
  6. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (reread)
  7. White Noise, Don DeLillo (reread)
  8. The Lemur, Benjamin Black
  9. Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (reread)
  10. The Life of the Mind, Christine Smallwood
  11. The Road, Cormac McCarthy (reread)
  12. Who is Maud Dixon?, Alexandra Andrews
  13. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  14. Shroud, John Banville (reread)
  15. Second Place, Rachel Cusk
  16. A Lonely Man, Chris Power
  17. Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell
  18. The Plot, Jean Hanff Korelitz
  19. Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss
  20. Bad Habits, Amy Gentry
  21. The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris
  22. Subdivision, J. Robert Lennon
  23. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  24. The Dean’s December, Saul Bellow
  25. Homeland Elegies, Ayad Akhtar
  26. The Luzhin Defense, Vladimir Nabokov
  27. Dead Souls, Sam Riviere
  28. The Netanyahus, Joshua Cohen
  29. The Shame, Makenna Goodman
  30. Slow Man, J.M. Coetzee
  31. Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri
  32. The Designated Mourner, Wallace Shawn (reread)
  33. The Return, Rachel Harrison
  34. The Intimacies, Katie Kitamura
  35. Tony and Susan, Austin Wright
  36. 2034, Eliot Ackerman and James Stravridis
  37. Something New Under the Sun, Alexandra Kleeman
  38. The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa
  39. Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
  40. What About the Baby?, Alice McDermott
  41. Mrs. March, Virginia Feito
  42. If, Then, Kate Hope Day
  43. Beautiful Animals, Lawrence Osborne
  44. Sleep Donation, Karen Russell
  45. Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov (reread)
  46. Vladimir, Julia May Jonas
  47. The Tremor of Forgery, Patricia Highsmith
  48. The Collected Stories, Lydia Davis (reread)
  49. Webster and the Devil, Jean Hanff Korelitz
  50. The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald (reread)
  51. Theft, Luke Brown
  52. Elizabeth Costello, J.M. Coetzee (reread)
  53. No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood
  54. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith (reread)
  55. Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart
  56. Optic Nerve, Maria Gainza (reread)
  57. Between the Woods and the Water, Patrick Leigh Fermor
  58. The Journal of Jules Renard, Jules Renard
  59. The Anamoly, Herve Le Tellier
  60. The Bishop’s Bedroom, Piero Chiara
  61. Quartet, Jean Rhys (reread)
  62. When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamin Labatut