Our Favorite Books of the Year
Every year we ask our booksellers to do the impossible and pick the book that was their favorite read of the year in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and kids books. Not necessarily their favorite new book—just the one book they picked up and read and loved.
Here are our picks for 2021...
Amos McGee Misses the Bus
A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness: A Novel
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love, and More Things That Ruin Your Life
These Precious Days: Essays
Oscar Wilde: A Life
All God's Children
Betty: A novel
The Kids' Guide to Birds of Michigan: Fun Facts, Activities and 86 Cool Birds (Birding Children's Books)
Running Is a Kind of Dreaming: A Memoir