I guess that’s a fancy way of saying ‘the last 5 years.’ The editors of the Oyster Review have published their picks for the top 100 recently released books. It seems like a decent list. I’ve read 17 of them, which I think is a decent number, and reviewed 14 (so far). I’ve listed some of these books in my annual ‘Best of the Year’ posts, so I guess that means I concur with the editors. I was pleasantly surprised to see some YA books (and some crossover authors) here too. Does this mean the gap between serious adult literature and YA is narrowing?
Here are the books on the list that I’ve reviewed:
And here are the books on this list that were already on my To-Read list:
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman