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
  37. Stephen King, The Shining
  38. Curtis Sittenfeld, Rodham
  39. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief
  40. Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
  41. E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
  42. Neil Simon, The Odd Couple
  43. Jeff Sharlet, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
  44. Hari Kunzru, Red Pill
  45. Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Plot
  46. Omar El Akkad, American War
  47. Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom
  48. Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca
  49. Tarell Alvin McCraney, Choir Boy
  50. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters
  51. Ann Patty, Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin
  52. Will Arbery, Heroes of the Fourth Turning
  53. Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge, Capitalism in America: An Economic History of the United States
  54. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3: The Titan’s Curse
  55. Alan Gratz, Refugee
  56. Lauren Gunderson, The Book of Will
  57. Michelle Richmond, The Wonder Test
  58. Pat Barker, The Silence of the Girls
  59. Matt Haig, The Midnight Library
  60. Ann Patchett, Truth & Beauty: A Friendship
  61. V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  62. Orson Scott Card, The Last Shadow
  63. Chibundu Onuzo, Sankofa
  64. Annette Gordon-Reed, On Juneteenth
  65. Gary Shteyngart, Our Country Friends
  66. Max Gross, The Lost Shtetl
  67. Ann Patchett, The Dutch House