Sara Tieman about her book recommendations for the summer

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Sara Tieman and her good reads!

From classic reads to new finds, Sara has a book for you. She shares her favorites – so far – of 2021. She finished 2020 with 113 books read and is currently outpacing last year. Follow her on Twitter for more recommendations @sarareadsbooks2.

Sara’s 2021 reading list to date:
1: A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team – Arshay Cooper
2: The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue
3: Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America – Candacy Taylor
4: The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life – Alex Trebek
5: Love, Hate & Other Filters – Samira Ahmed
6: The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
7: The Authenticity Project – Clare Pooley
8: Outlawed – Anna North
9: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab
10: Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo
11: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas
12: Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life – Christie Tate
13: Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson
14: Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
15: The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman
16: Nevertheless We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage
17: The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World’s Happiest People – Meik Wiking
18: You Should See Me In A Crown – Leah Johnson
19: The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
20: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 – Edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain
21: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson
22: Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
23: Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague – Maggie O’Farrell
24: Anxious People – Fredrik Blackman
25: Infinite Country – Patricia Engel
26: The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power – Deirdre Mask
27: The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah
28: Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual – Luvvie Ajayi Jones
29: The Book of Lost Names – Kristin Harmel
30: The Lost Apothecary- Sarah Penner
31: Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – Jessica Bruder
32: Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage – Tori Amos
33: Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
34: Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig
35: Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law – Haben Girma
36: Little America: Incredible True Stories of Immigrants in America
37: Of Women and Salt – Gabriela Garcia
38: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Cherie Jones
39: Who Is Maud Dixon? – Alexandra Andrews
40: The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom – Nikita Gill
41: Northern Spy – Flynn Berry
42: Whereabouts: Jhumpa Lahiri
43: Fire Keeper’s Daughter – Angeline Boulley
44: The Witches Are Coming – Lindy West
45: Shrill – Lindy West
46: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong

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