books on my winter tbr

10 books on my winter 2021 TBR

Here’s another overly-optimistic list to see me through the dark winter months.

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
by Claire Vaye Watkins

‘A darkly funny, soul-rending novel of love in an epoch of collapse–one woman’s furious revisiting of family, marriage, work, sex, and motherhood.’

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra

‘A brilliant debut novel that brings to life an abandoned hospital where a tough-minded doctor decides to harbor a hunted young girl, with powerful consequences.’

Bewilderment
by Richard Powers

‘With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?’

Exhalation
by Ted Chiang

‘In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.’

Intimacies
by Katie Kitamura

‘A novel from the author of A Separation, a taut and electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths.’

The Promise
by Damon Galgut

The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria. In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest.’

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria
by Wendy Pearlman

‘Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.’

A Writer’s Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf
by Virginia Woolf

‘Between these points of time unfolds the private world – the anguish, the triumph, the creative vision – of one of the great writers of our century.’

To Paradise
by Hanya Yanagihara

‘From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.’

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Pérez

‘Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women​, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.’

Descriptions taken from Goodreads. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

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