1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
    Read over Christmas holiday, love Agatha's no-nonsense 1920s sensibilities (but was disappointed to find mystery wasn't that mysterious)
  2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
    Read this in the 36 hours it takes to get from Cape Town back to LA because it was all I could find. Was fine for a plane book. Wouldn't go screaming to the Wachowskis about it.
  3. Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
    V Woolf was my girl in high school and the Bloomsbury group were a bunch of wackos I've always wanted to read more about but I found this fictional account from Vanessa Stephen's POV sort of slow. HOWEVER did make me think twice about Woolfy (I don't know if she was as awful as this book makes her out to be but I will consider that maybe she was more awful than previously imagined).
  4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    I read this one because it's all Tumblr ever cries about and it was good but not life changing
  5. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
    Decided to do more Agatha, didn't realise this one is from the 60s and is more Clockwork Orange than Downton Abbey BUT it does have some gems about rich London girls pretending to be bohemians and Twiggy-esque ditzes who work in fancy flower shops (Agatha always knew what the youths liked)
  6. The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonette
    Almost as weird as Going Clear. If any of you option this before me I will go medieval on your asses (unless you're buying it for me)
  7. Area X (The Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff Vandermeer
    I've been reading this sci-fi book about an eerily contaminated/quarantined coastline for a month and I feel like I'm going to be reading it for the rest of the decade. Such a good premise that's 50% bogged down in an infuriating, dizzying writing style concerned wayyyy too much with phenomenology (A CONCEPT I HAVEN'T HAD TO THINK ABOUT IN 8 YEARS!!!!). Have to finish despite its pretension bc I need to know what the answer is. Suspect it's aliens.
  8. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
    @bryce can I please borrow this when you're done
  9. Milk Bar Life: Recipes and Stories by Christina Tosi
    I need to go back and actually buy this perfect book