The 12 Greatest Books of 2021

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Our listing of favorites is heavy on debut novels but additionally contains one memoir and some books by repeat authors with large names. As a result of we had been in a gift-giving way of thinking, we paired every guide with a companion accent to maintain you firm whereas studying.

Keep tuned for our first goop Book Club decide of 2022. And within the meantime, you possibly can watch our last book club chat with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout (her guide Oh William! is on this listing).

  1. Some of the memorable voices in modern fiction.


    Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

    Oh William!
    by Elizabeth Strout

    Bookshop, $25

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  2. Pair with main-
    character-energy glasses.


    Michael Kors Sitka

    Michael Kors
    Sitka
    LensCrafters, $182

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  1. Masterpiece.


    Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

    Infinite Country
    by Patricia Engel

    Bookshop, $23

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  2. Pair with a tote and take the guide with you wherever you go.


    Rue de Verneuil Tote XL

    Rue de Verneuil
    Tote XL
    goop, $300

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  1. Put together to fall (onerous) for the protagonist.


    Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

    Open Water
    by Caleb Azumah Nelson

    Bookshop, $15

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  2. Pair with DTF.


    goop Wellness DTF

    goop Wellness
    DTF
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  1. Unhinged in one of the simplest ways.


    Animal by Lisa Taddeo

    Animal
    by Lisa Taddeo

    Bookshop, $26

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  2. Pair with
    darkish chocolate.


    Ritch Array Ménage à Trois

    Ritch
    Array Ménage à Trois
    goop, $24

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  1. A provocative snapshot of a household and the sophisticated, imperfect love that binds one member of it to a different.


    Immediate Family by Ashley Nelson Lev

    Immediate Family
    by Ashley Nelson Levy

    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with cozy.


    OFFHOURS The Homecoat

    OFFHOURS
    The Homecoat
    goop, $295

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  1. Garcia’s memoir about being the son of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha.


    A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes by Ro

    A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes
    by Rodrigo Garcia

    Bookshop, $22

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  2. Pair with espresso and end the guide in a single sitting.


    La DoubleJ Espresso Cup, Set of 2

    La DoubleJ
    Espresso Cup, Set of 2
    goop, $155

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  1. Compact, sly, and sticks with you.


    Assembly by Natasha Brown

    Assembly
    by Natasha Brown

    Bookshop, $21

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  2. Pair with a temper.


    Zeus + Dione 3 Graces Candlestick Holder

    Zeus + Dione
    3 Graces
    Candlestick Holders

    goop, $205

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  1. A pleasant and quirky coming-of-age-esque portrait set in New York Metropolis’s iconic ’90s Mac restore store TekServe.


    LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin

    LaserWriter II
    by Tamara Shopsin

    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair together with your most nostalgic playlist.


    U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp

    U-Turn Audio
    Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp
    goop, $569

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  1. Goes tougher on capitalism and fame than her final two, but it surely’s equally observant of the disconnect between what we really feel and do in relationships.


    Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sa

    Beautiful World, Where Are You
    by Sally Rooney

    Bookshop, $26

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  2. Pair with resisting consumerism, and
    if that fails, wine.


    NUDE GLASS Dimple Powerful Red Wine Glass Set of

    Nude Glass
    Dimple Powerful Red Wine Glass,
    Set of 2

    goop, $74

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  1. After her mom’s dying and a break from her husband, fortysomething Anna goes on an sudden journey to trace down her father.


    Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

    Sankofa
    by Chibundu Onuzo

    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with a scorching tub.


    goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak

    goop Beauty
    “The Martini”
    Emotional Detox
    Bath Soak

    goop, $35

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  1. A break-your-heart beautiful love story about two younger males who’re enslaved on an antebellum plantation in Mississippi.


    The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

    The Prophets
    by Robert Jones Jr.

    Bookshop, $25

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  2. Pair with
    one thing residing.


    ILEX STUDIO Avocado Vase

    Ilex Studio
    Avocado Vase
    goop, $48.00

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  1. Twisted and exhilarating and troublesome to place down till you learn the final phrase.


    The Push by Ashley Audrain

    The Push
    by Ashley Audrain

    Bookshop, $24

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  2. Pair with one thing that can assist you to mattress afterward, while you really feel like you could preserve one eye open.


    goop Wellness Knock Me Out

    goop Wellness
    Knock Me Out
    goop, $55 for 60/$30 for 30

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We hope you benefit from the books advisable right here. Our aim is to counsel solely issues we love and suppose you would possibly, as nicely. We additionally like transparency, so, full disclosure: We could acquire a share of gross sales or different compensation if you buy by means of the exterior hyperlinks on this web page.

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