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Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahFavorite Books2023
The Talk by Darrin BellFavorite Books2023
The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration by Jake BittleFavorite Books2023
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. CosbyFavorite Books2023
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David GrannFavorite Books2023
Yellowface: A Novel by R.F. KuangFavorite Books2023
Absolution by Alice McDermottFavorite Books2023
Hello Beautiful by Ann NapolitanoFavorite Books2023
Tom Lake by Ann PatchettFavorite Books2023
Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino” by Héctor TobarFavorite Books2023
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez2022
Stay True by Hua Hsu2022
Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson2022
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver2022
The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li2022
The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by Meghan O'Rourke2022
Night of the Living Rez: Stories by Morgan Talty2022
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong2022
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora2022
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin2022
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib2021
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr2021
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich2021
Matrix by Lauren Groff2021
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers2021
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe2021
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters2021
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade2021
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead2021
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner2021
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom2019
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates2019
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe2019
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz2019
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern2019
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett2019
Normal People by Sally Rooney2019
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout2019
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2019
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead2019
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones2018
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon2018
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai2018
Severance by Ling Ma2018
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara2018
Circe by Madeline Miller2018
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh2018
There There by Tommy Orange2018
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan2017
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing2017
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris2017
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann2017
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid2017
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee2017
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng2017
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders2017
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward2017
The Girls by Emma Cline2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond2016
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren2016
News of the World by Paulette Jiles2016
The Vegetarian by Han Kang2016
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil2016
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett2016
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips2016
Swing Time by Zadie Smith2016
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead2016
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates2015
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante2015
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham2015
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah2015
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari2015
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson2015
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy2015
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald2015
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal2015
The Cartel by Don Winslow2015
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss2014
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2014
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay2014
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James2014
Euphoria by Lily King2014
Redeployment by Phil Klay2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2014
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel2014
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty2014


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