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My Year in Books: 2021

After a nonfiction-heavy past year, my main goal included incorporating more fiction and fantasy into my reading rotation. It wasn’t difficult. Fantasy was my first and favorite genre. At ten years old, I was so obsessed with the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy that I taught myself the Númenórean script to replicate one of Galadriel’s farewell gifts to the Fellowship for show and tell day at school. My classmates were not impressed.

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My Year in Books: 2020

There was nothing methodical about my book selection this year. Sometimes it was what was available in the library. I read “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine” after my library hold was delivered to the wrong location. “Life in a Putty Knife Factory” and “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” were swiped from a friend’s bedside stack. “Say Nothing,” and “Heavy,” were recommended by colleagues. “Crimes Against Logic” was sitting on my own bookshelf, shamefully unread, for years.

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