Can you believe we have reached the one-year anniversary of the entire world shutting down? If someone had told you that you would spend a whole year inside, what would you have said or thought? Whew.

So most of us watched TV, and I did that. But I read a slew of books, too. Here is a list I thought you might be interested in.

  • Circe, by Madeline Miller. I held out a long time on this, because I have always been confused by mythology. This ended a lot of the confusion, and I learned a lot. One thing I learned is that if a book has thousands of reviews, you ought to read it.
  • An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. Same as above; what took me so long?
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Again, see above. So many reviews. Such a lovely book.
  • I discovered Tana French. Wow. I am now going to read all of her books.
  • The Boy in the Field. Margot Livesay is a poet writing mystery  novels.
  • My Dark Vanessa. Dark. Fascinating.
  • Courtney Sullivan. Read all her books.
  • In Five Years. Diverting.
  • Dear Edward. Absolutely loved this one, and immediately bought it for my daughter.
  • All Adults Here. Emma Straub is a gem of an author.
  • So is Lily King.
  • The Lager Queen of Minnesota. You will learn a lot about beer.
  • The Dutch House. I may have recommended this before. Brilliant.
  • Girl, Woman, Other. Man Booker Prize winner.
  • Summer Water. I just started reading this, but I love it already.

Now that all of us are getting shots, we might stop reading  and start partying. I am good for maybe one party…

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