Bethany’s 2021 Book List

  1. Gus Lee, Honor and Duty
  2. Suzan-Lori Parks, Top Dog/Underdog
  3. T.C. Boyle, The Harder They Come (Jill’s review)
  4. John Kaag, Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are
  5. Robert Musil, The Confusions of Young Törless (trans. by Mike Mitchell)
  6. Katherine Seligman, At the Edge of the Haight
  7. Ben Mezrich, Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
  8. Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced
  9. Francolo, Where Boys Become Men
  10. Ethan Hawke, A Bright Ray of Darkness
  11. Vendela Vida, We Run the Tides
  12. Kenneth R. Rosen, Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs
  13. Adam Rapp, Missing the Piano
  14. Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
  15. David Hopen, The Orchard
  16. Adam Rapp, The Sound Inside
  17. Stephanie Powell Watts, No One Is Coming to Save Us
  18. Bonnie Tsui, Why We Swim
  19. William Kent Krueger, This Tender Land
  20. Suzanne Collins, Gregor the Overlander
  21. Ann Patchett, Commonwealth
  22. S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
  23. Lawrence Osborne, Beautiful Animals
  24. Trevor Noah, Born a Crime
  25. Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
  26. Will Eno, Middletown
  27. Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain
  28. Quiara Alegría Hudes, Water by the Spoonful
  29. Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
  30. Stephen King, It
  31. Adam Sass, Surrender Your Sons
  32. Zoe Ferraris, Finding Nouf
  33. Kirstin Valdez Quade, The Five Wounds
  34. Ben Lerner, The Topeka School
  35. James Goldman, The Lion in Winter
  36. Alex Michaelides, The Maidens