I thought it was too early for winter holiday-themed book covers, but Bookshop.org decided to get even froggier and drop their best-of-the-year book list. Since last year, it seems like The Book People have started seeing who can release their end-of-the-year book lists first (Barnes & Noble had released theirs October 10th, even).
This year, Bookshop.org has beat them all. Their list is comprised of 25 books, ranging from nonfiction essay collections to an illustrated tale of a human-eating alien’s existential crisis.
Here are 13 of Bookshop.org’s Best Books of the Year to get you started:
Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter
Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
The Diaspora Sonnets by Oliver de la Paz
Happiness Falls (Good Morning America Book Club) by Angie Kim
Candelaria by Melissa Lozada-Oliva
Walking Practice by Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translator)
Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business by Roxane Gay