Saturday, January 4, 2020

My Favorite Books of the Decade

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I had a hard time selecting the titles that belong to this list. After several hours of introspection and rumination, I finally decided on these books:
  1. 1Q84, Haruki Murakami, 2011
  2. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara, 2018
  3. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2013
  4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo, 2012
  5. Both Flesh and Not: Essays, David Foster Wallace, 2012
  6. City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp, Ben Rawlence, 2016
  7. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett, 2016
  8. Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney, 2017
  9. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death at a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink, 2013
  10. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen, 2010
  11. Improvement, Joan Silber 2018
  12. Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, 2011-2014
  13. Normal People, Sally Rooney, 2018
  14. Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 2017
  15. Purity, Jonathan Franzen, 2015
  16. Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart, 2010
  17. The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka, 2011
  18. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt, 2013
  19. The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai, 2018
  20. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy, 2017
  21. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan, 2013
  22. The Passage Trilogy, Justin Cronin, 2010-2016
  23. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2015
  24. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino, 2019
  25. Zone One, Colson Whitehead, 2011

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