2021 in books

things I don't recommend: setting an ambitious goodreads challenge in january (50 books for the year), then speeding through as many books as possible during december break to hit the challenge.

see my 2021 year in books from goodreads for the full list. here are a few notable ones (in random order):

figuring out what it is one wants to say: Indelicacy (amina cain)

the title says it all: Crying in H-Mart (michelle zauner / japanese breakfast)

symphonic: Do Not Say We Have Nothing (madeleine thien)

sally rooney outdoes herself: Beautiful World, Where Are You (sally rooney)

my first poetry book: When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (chen chen)

no idea how maggie nelson does it: The Argonauts (maggie nelson)

still thinking about some of these stories: Land of Big Numbers (te-ping chen)

an anxious, easy-to-hate protagonist: Yolk (mary hk choi)

nonfic to book club: The Price of Peace (zachary d carter)

bureaucracy can be thrilling to read about: The Utopia of Rules (david graeber)

all the right words for a feeling: Dept. of Speculation (jenny offill)

the right book for the right time: Chemistry (weike wang)

alex chee never disappoints: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (alexander chee)

so basically just different ways to say I love you

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