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Reader List: Time Magazine’s Top Fiction and Non-Fiction/Biographies of 2021


Time Magazine’s Top Fiction and Non-Fiction/Biographies of 2021
submitted in January 2022 by BookMan


Klara and the Sun
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Open Water
by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Afterparties: Stories
by Anthony Veasna So

Cloud Cuckoo Land
by Anthony Doerr

The Life of the Mind
by Christine Smallwood

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Detransition, Baby
by Torrey Peters

My Monticello
by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Great Circle
by Maggie Shipstead

Non-Fiction and Biographies

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease
by Daisy Hernández (616.9 Her)

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
by Suzanne Simard (333.75 Sim)

The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood, Youth, Dependency
by Tove Ditlevsen (Biography Ditlevsen)

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
by George Saunders (891.7 Sau)

Empire of Pain
by Patrick Radden Keefe (Biography Sackler)

Aftershocks: A Memoir
by Nadia Owusu (Biography Owusu)

How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America
by Clint Smith (306.362 Smi)

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City
by Andrew Elliott (973.911 Goo)

Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner (Biography Zauner)

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
by Hanif Abdurraqib (305.8 AfrYa)