Reading List 2021

 April 2021

23. The Dispossessed, Ursula K Le Guin. Outstanding political novel.
22. Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. Hilarious.
21. Permafrost, Eva Baltasar. Sharp, short, bleak and funny. 
20. Don't Let Me Be Lonely, Claudia Rankine. Formally fascinating as usual. This collection looks at death, at loneliness, at poetry as communication. 

 March 2021

19. *The Brain-Dead Megaphone, George Saunders. Great essays - some feel a little dated now but still excellent reads.
18. Exciting Times, Naoise Dolan. Really, really funny. 
17. *The Disconnect, Roisin Kiberd. Review to follow.
16. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark. Reread for work; always a pleasure.
15. My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent. Intriguing portrait of abuse. 
14. My Dark Vanessa, Kate Elizabeth Russell. Compelling, though a bit too on the nose. 

February 2021

13. Kitchenly 434, Alan Warner. Review here.
12. Bright, Burning Things, Lisa Harding. Review here.
11. Under the Blue, Oana Aristide. Review here.
10. Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi. Review here.
9. Mouthpieces, Eimear McBride. Review here.
8. The Rules of Revelation, Lisa McInerney. Review to follow.
7. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri. Beautiful stories.

January 2021

6. The Abstainer, Ian McGuire. A dark and violent follow-up to The North Water.
5. Having and Being Had, Eula Biss. Review here.
4. *A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders. Review here (absolutely loved this).
3. Luckenbooth, Jenni Fagan, Review here
2. The Death of Francis Bacon, Max Porter. Review here.
1. A River Called Time, Courttia Newland. Review here.

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