Tzum | News: The 10 best books of 2021 according to The New York Times

The New York Times always publishes a list of 100 ‘notable books’ of the year, but the critics of The Times Book Review also choose their 10 favorites in the fiction and non-fiction category. This year’s favorites are:

Fiction:
* How Beautiful We Were – Imbolo Mbue
* Intimacies – Katie Kitamura
* The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
* No One Is Talking About This – Patricia Lockwood
* When We Cease to Understand the World – Benjamín Labatut

Non-fiction:
* The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency – Ditlevsen
* How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America – Clint Smith
* Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City – Andrea Elliott
* On Juneteenth – Annette Gordon-Reed
* Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath – Heather Clark

See the justification for the choices here.

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