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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