Following my list of 2021, here are the books I read throughout the year which resonated with me the most. All their narratives are quite different and unique. But they all are a testament to the talent of storytelling, and being able to humanize behaviors, complexities of the human nature, and do so with a mix of humor and drama.
Hope this gives some ideas on what to read next (artwork illustrated below belongs to their authors and publishers).
Anita Brookner, Hotel Du Lac Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Monica Ali, Brick Lane Mark Harris, Mike Nichols, A Life Elon Green, Last Call Patrick DeWitt, French Exit Alison Lurie, Foreign Affairs Stephen King, The Stand David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks