Keep in mind, as always, these are my favorite books that I read in 2021. Not all of them were published this year. I encourage you to check all of them out.
10. No Tiger by Mika
Violent and beautiful poems about war, identity, and the internet.
9. I Transgress, edited by Chris Kelso
An anthology of high quality transgressive fiction from a wide variety of authors.
8. Fragments of a Revolution by Seb Doubinsky
Doubinsky's excellent political novel exploring the life of a failed revolutionary in Mexico.
7. Lord Horror by David Britton
A transgressive classic from a tragically recently deceased author.
6. Four Circles by Meg McCarville
A story of a woman's fucked up life through four cities in the US. It made me laugh, cringe, and want more from this author.
5. Ask the Dust by John Fante
It's easy to see why this was Bukowski's favorite book.
4. The Complete Stories of JG Ballard
This collection shows that Ballard wasn't just a great novelist, but a master of the short form.
3. The Secret Diary of a Soundcloud Rapper by Young Stepdad
The funniest book I read that was also incredibly affecting.
2. My Dead Book by Nate Lippens
An amazing debut painting a vivid picture of the joys and tragedies of the life of a marginalized person.
1. Forever by Thomas Moore
Dark, poetic, tragic, and an all around amazing read. Thomas Moore continues to be one of my favorites working today.
- The Tumors Made Me Interesting by Matthew Revert
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
- Dead Inside by Chandler Morrison
- Jackanape and the Fingermen by D. Harlan Wilson