SUCH GOOD BOOKS THIS MONTH!
11. In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi: There are better memoirs, and there are better stories of transgender history.
10. We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly: A really creepy book about climate change and a bad marriage.
9. The Wangs Versus the World by Jade Chang: I tried 6 times to read this book and had to keep taking it back to the library because it was due before I got to it. The last time, I decided to just muscle through it. Meh.
8. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin: About the afterlife. Liked it.
7. Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler: Really good collection of stories. Each one was magically the perfect length to finish in a sitting (in a variety of sitting circumstances, actually)
6. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance: SO CONFLICTED about this book. I like it as a memoir but not as a political statement.
5. The Morning They Came for Us by Janine Di Giovanni: Gah. This book was brutal. It's about Syria and is probably something everyone should read.
4. The Mothers by Britt Bennett: An excellent novel with terrific characters, a coming of age story, a love story-- it's lovely.
3. Little Deaths by Emma Flint: About the murder of 2 small children-- really real feeling and scary but also sad and film noir-ish.
2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: This is absolutely as good as everyone says it is.
1. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker: Oh this was SO SO SO GOOD. As soon as I closed the book, all I wanted to do was start it all over again-- that's the best kind of sign. I will remember Mel and Sharon for a long time.