Best of 2021

Novel

Plural. Because: two is always better. And, both of these are doorstoppers, too. Doorstoppers I didn’t want to go over, whose labyrinths I’m still plunging through, faster and faster:


Poetry

It came out in 2020, but I only read it in January or so of 2021. Stuck with me all year. And I’ll probably be reading it again. Which is to say: I agree with the Pulitzer committee:


Fight Scene

A new category, but this scene warrants it:

runner up for fight scene on a b

Scattered links/articles/reviews/lists

https://the-line-up.com/special-edition-horror-books
http://americareads

Pieces & Bits

Haven’t had time to take a peek at this, but . . . it’s a learning exercise the NYT did, I think? Based on or around that opinion piece I did? Maybe? Somebody tell me?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/learning/do-you-like-horror.html
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/margaretkingsbury/native-american-heritage-month-book-recommendations
https://the-line-up.com/8