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Casey's Top 10 Favorite Books of 2021

After a year of reading, one in which I longed for escape, meaning, and connection within the human experience, here are my Top 10 favorite books of 2021. Click on the covers below to read more about each title.

Of course, it is almost impossible to pick just 10. To share other books published this year that I truly enjoyed, I made some additional lists: Top 5 Debuts  -  Top 5 Books for Book Groups  -  Top 5 Coming-of-Age Novels  -  Best California Content  -  Best Historical Fiction  -  Top 5 Nonfiction

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The Wrong End of the Telescope By Rabih Alameddine Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157805
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Published: Grove Press - September 21st, 2021

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

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Monster in the Middle: A Novel By Tiphanie Yanique Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633607
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 19th, 2021

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Infinite Country: A Novel By Patricia Engel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982159474
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

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Gordo By Jaime Cortez Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802158086
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 17th, 2021

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Great Circle: A novel By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor) Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

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What Storm, What Thunder By Myriam J A. Chancy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142766
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tin House Books - October 5th, 2021

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Fight Night By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635578171
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 5th, 2021

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The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021