some of the books I read and loved last year (to be updated because I know I’ll remember more)in no particular order:

The Undying by Anne Boyer

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion By Jia Tolentino

Mouthful of Birds By Samanta Schweblin

Negroland by Margo Jefferson

The Priory of the Orange Grove by Samantha Shannon

The Incendiaries R.O. Kwon

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories by A.C. Wise

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Air Logic by Laurie Marks

Spring by Ali Smith

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Large Animals by Jess Arndt

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Ambiguity Machines by Vandana Singh

Algorithmic Shapeshifting: Poems by Bogi Takács

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

Jane, Unlimited by Kirsten Cashore

Patsy by Dennis-Benn, Nicole

The Merry Spinster by Daniel Ortberg

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by Kira T. Madden

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

Thick and Other Essays by Cottom, Tressie McMillan

The Collected Schizophrenias by Wang, Esmé Weijun

Barbie Chang by Victoria Chang

Those Who Knew by Idra Novey

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Soft Science by Franny Choi

The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza

The Mars Room

What It Means When A Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan

When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz

Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison

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