The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

Today The New York Times announced their Top Ten Book of 2021, five fiction and five nonfiction. Those ten books are listed below. (One of the books, The CopenhagenTrilogy, comes in a single volume hardcover version as well as in three individual paperback sections, which is why there are multiple versions of that book listed.)

After they announced the Top Ten, each of the people on the selection panel got to talk about one of their favorite books of the year that didn't make the list. Those ten books are listed after the Top Ten and start with Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You?

As of today we have copies of ALL of these books in the store, but that's not likely to be the case for long, so get the ones you want now!

How Beautiful We Were: A Novel By Imbolo Mbue Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593132425
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Published: Random House - March 9th, 2021

Intimacies: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399576164
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

When We Cease to Understand the World By Benjamin Labatut, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by) Cover Image
By Benjamin Labatut, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375663
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Published: New York Review Books - September 28th, 2021

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
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Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374602390
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 26th, 2021

Childhood: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1 By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374722937
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Youth: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 2 By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374539405
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 3 By Tove Ditlevsen, Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374539412
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath By Heather Clark Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307951267
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Andrea Elliott Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780812986945
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Published: Random House - October 5th, 2021

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel By Patricia Lockwood Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

Crossroads: A Novel By Jonathan Franzen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America By Eyal Press Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374140182
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

The Life of the Mind: A Novel By Christine Smallwood Cover Image
$27.00
This book has been declared out of stock indefinitely, so we are unlikely to be able to get it.
ISBN: 9780593229897
Published: Hogarth - March 2nd, 2021

The Magician: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476785080
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Our Country Friends: A Novel By Gary Shteyngart Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781984855121
Published: Random House - November 2nd, 2021

The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252708
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

Wayward: A novel By Dana Spiotta Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593318737
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Published: Knopf - July 6th, 2021