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