See you around, 2021

and thanks for the books!


“I should like to see a good flare up. It would clear the air. At present we are all thinking so much, and saying so little.” — Hercule Poirot

  • Spring by Ali Smith
  • In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides 
  • El misterioso caso de Styles by Agatha Christie (translated by Stella de Cal)
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride


“It was a comfortable life. There is much to be said in defense of comfort.” – John Darnielle, Universal Harvester

  • Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Mil veces hasta siempre by John Green (translated by Noemí Sobregués Arias)
  • Universal Harvester by John Darnielle


“A major conflict in the first half of the book is when he was slightly embarrassed to live alone with an orange blanket.” — An American Cynic on The Dispossessed

  • Grayson by Lynne Cox (translated by Alberto Magnet)
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Signs of Life by Stephen Fabes
  • Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager


My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That’s a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I’m disappointed in anything.” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

  • Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré 
  • Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Ana, la de Tejas Verdes by Lucy Maud Montgomery (translated by Ángela Esteller) 


“I am feeling that the world is so big, so full of our dreams and our love stories, and our grief too.” — Lovely, A Burning

  • Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres by Stieg Larsson (translated by Martin Lexell & Juan José Ortega Román)
  • The Moth and the Mountain by Ed Caesar
  • A Burning by Megha Majumdar
  • The Book Collectors of Daraya by Delphine Minoui


“While other people don’t matter, either, treat them like they do.” – Lulu Miller, Why Fish Don’t Exist

  • Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller 
  • Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi 
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 
  • Sobre los huesos de los muertos by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Abel Murcia)


“One simply jumped into loaded cars, as I see it, and stayed seated in them.” — Buddy Glass, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

  • Summer by Ali Smith
  • Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger
  • Maldad bajo el sol by Agatha Christie (translated by Antonio Sanchez)


“One must shake off the curse of books.” — W.H. Hudson, A Most Remarkable Creature

  • A Most Remarkable Creature by Jonathan Meiburg
  • The Sunset Route by Carrot Quinn
  • El Extranjero by Albert Camus (translated by José Ángel Valente)
  • What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Wayward by Dana Spiotta


“The afternoon felt like a giant soap bubble.” — Thomas Grattan, The Recent East

  • The Recent East by Thomas Grattan
  • Millones de pasos by Carolina Reymúndez
  • Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney


“We have to admire the world for not ending on us.” – Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

  • TransAtlantic by Colum McCann 
  • Girlhood by Melissa Febos 
  • Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost by David Hoon Kim
  • Bajo la fría luz de octubre by Eloy M. Cebrián 


“Be as wonderful tomorrow as you were today.” – Manager, Klara and the Sun

  • Dishwasher by Pete Jordan 
  • On Animals by Susan Orlean
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Desierto de agua by Carlos Pedrós-Alió
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • Mad Prairie by Kate McIntyre 


“This journey will go better if I don’t dread and curse the things I cannot control.” – Mr. Fabulous, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker

  • Below the Edge of Darkness by Edith Widder
  • Icebound by Andrea Pitzer
  • Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen
  • El rumor del oleaje by Yukio Mishima (translated by Keiko Takahashi and Jordi Fibla)
  • The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Unlikely Thru-Hiker by Derick Lugo
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

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