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These are the books I read this year

So many celebratory and beautiful and important and heartbreaking things here. But perhaps the most life-changing of these titles for me was My Struggle by Knausgaard. I read the first four volumes in as many weeks and was totally swept away by them. It felt like climbing into someone else's brain. I loved what I found there—his prose is masterful in its intimate simplicity. My Struggle is a six-volume memoir about a guy writing a six-volume memoir—nothing special happens—but somewhere in the cracks of this ordinary life and these ordinary words I caught a glimpse of the transcendent. 

Love And Other Ways Of Dying - Michael Paterniti
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being - Milan Kundera
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
The Sympathizer - Viet Than Nguyen
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
My Struggle Volume 1 - Karl Ove Knausgaard
My Struggle Volume 2 - Karl Ove Knausgaard
My Struggle Volume 3 - Karl Ove Knausgaard
My Struggle Volume 4 - Karl Ove Knausgaard
Purity - Jonathan Franzen
The Art Of Cruelty - Maggie Nelson
The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson
Maud's Line - Margaret Verble
The Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit
The Widow Basquiat - Jennifer Clement
Basquiat: A Quick Killing In Art - Phoebe Hoban
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Slade House - David Mitchell
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Truman Capote
Astragal - Albertine Serrazin
Between The World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bluets - Maggie Nelson