Books of 2021

  1. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
  3. Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol (trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
  4. Marie de France: Poetry, Marie de France (trans. Dorothy Gilbert)
  5. William Blake (edited Martin Myrone and Amy Concannon)
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew, C.S. Lewis
  7. Beowulf (trans. Maria Dahvana Headley)
  8. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography, Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
  9. The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt
  11. The Song of Achilles, Madeleine Miller
  12. A Promised Land, Barack Obama
  13. The Conference of the Birds, Farid Attar (trans. Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi)
  14. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
  15. The Magicians, Lev Grossman
  16. Sourdough, Robin Sloan
  17. The Song of Kieu: A New Lament, Nguyen Du (trans. Timothy Allen)
  18. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis
  19. The True History of Tea, Victor H. Mair and Erling Hoh
  20. Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, Austin Kleon
  21. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, Austin Kleon
  22. Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel, Complete and Unabridged, Luo Guanzhong (trans. Moss Roberts)
  23. The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen
  24. How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy (ed. Massimo Pigliucci, Skye C. Cleary, & Daniel A. Kaufman)
  25. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen
  26. The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic, Ramesh Menon
  27. The Innovation Delusion: How Our Obsession With The New Has Disrupted The Work That Matters Most, Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell
  28. Resetting the Table: Straight Talk about the Food We Grow and Eat, Robert Paarlberg
  29. The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't, Julia Galef
  30. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World, Michele Gelfand
  31. What Can A Body Do?: How We Meet The Built World, Sara Hendren
  32. Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century, Orville Schell and John Delury
  33. English, August: An Indian Story, Upamanyu Chatterjee
  34. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong
  35. Monkey King: Journey to the West, Wu Cheng'en (trans. Julia Lovell)
  36. An Introduction to Hinduism, Gavin Flood
  37. A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: Volume 5 - Classical Indian Philosophy, Peter Adamson & Jonardon Ganeri
  38. Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, Jason Stearns
  39. Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  40. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  41. Building Mobile Apps At Scale: 39 Engineering Challenges, Gergely Orosz
  42. We Have Always Lived In The Castle, Shirley Jackson
  43. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  44. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague, Maggie O'Farrell
  45. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
  46. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  47. Layli and Majnun, Nezami Ganjavi (trans. Dick Davis)
  48. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  49. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  50. Creation of the Gods (trans. Gu Zhizhong)
  51. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  52. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  53. Candide, Voltaire (trans. The Modern Library)
  54. The Invention of Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares (trans. Ruth L.C. Simms)
  55. The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant Revolution, Gregory Zuckerman
  56. The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones