Ellie's Eclectic Favorites 2021

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

Set against the backdrop of the current political and climate crises, Beautiful World, Where Are You follows best friends Eileen and Alice as they navigate love, friendship and desire in their late twenties. Quintessentially Rooney! My favorite of the year!


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

This is a novel about the beautiful and disturbing ways that real life collides with the internet, and it's absolutely sublime. I was hooked from the very first page and was laughing and crying til the end.


Girlhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

Girlhood is an intimate, lyrical and vital exorcism of the structures, external gazes, and acts of harm that define our girlhoods and that we carry into adulthood. A devastating, exquisite book.


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

An urgent, hilarious, and deeply felt novel about female invisibility and rage, menopause, mortality and mother love, set in the wake of the 2016 election.


Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374106034
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Published: MCD - March 30th, 2021

A wonderful and disturbing collection of essays about the increasingly blurry lines between the natural and the human-made. It normally takes me a while to get through nonfiction, but I couldn’t put this one down!


Hot Stew Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

An ambitious novel with an incredible cast of characters, most living on the edges of society, set in London’s vibrant, rapidly gentrifying Soho district. I read this early in the year and I’m still thinking about it now!


Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593133385
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Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

Detransition, Baby is an intelligent, beautiful, emotional, and extremely funny novel with some of the most complex and fully realized characters I’ve ever read. I couldn't put it down.


Letters to a Young Poet: A New Translation and Commentary Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Joanna Macy (Translated by), Anita Barrows (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611806861
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Published: Shambhala - June 1st, 2021

Translated for the first time by two women, Letters to a Young Poet: A New Translation and Commentary was a lodestar for me this year. Sublime, timeless, and the perfect gift.


Happy Hour: A Novel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781839764011
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Published: Verso Fiction - September 7th, 2021

A delicious, glamorous novel about the particular pleasures of taking rich men for all they're worth and getting away with it! It’s timeless, cinematic, and perfect for anyone in their early twenties.


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

Casey is 31 years old, waiting tables as she tries to work on her novel, saddled with debt and heartbroken over her mother’s death and a bad breakup. It’s a witty, romantic and surprisingly hopeful novel that captivated me from beginning to end!