A list of the best fiction and nonfiction I've read lately
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1984
George Orwell  |  1949  |  dystopian fiction

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and the Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
Brian Greene  |  2020  |  nonfiction

Exhalation
Ted Chiang  |  2019  |  science fiction collection

Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Alan Burdick  |  2017  |  nonfiction

The Memory Police
Yoko Ogawa  |  1994  |  science fiction

Figuring
Maria Popova  |  2019  |  biographies

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
William Finnegan  |  2016  |  memoir

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton  |  2018  |  mystery

The Altruists
Andrew Ridker  |  2019  |  literary fiction

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)
Rebecca Solnit  |  2018  |  essay collection

In Our Mad and Furious City
Guy Gunaratne  |  2018  |  literary fiction

Stuffed and StarvedThe Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Raj Patel  |  2012  |  nonfiction

Yellow Submarine
Maria Popova  |  In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs  |  2017  |  essay

Behind the Beautiful ForeversLife, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo  |  2012  |  narrative nonfiction

The Incendiaries
R. O. Kwon  |  2018  |  literary fiction

Can't EvenHow Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
Anne Helen Petersen  |  2020  |  nonfiction

Twelve Minutes and a Life
Mitchell S. Jackson  |  Runner's World  |  2020  |  feature story

Educated
Tara Westover  |  2018  |  memoir

The Sandman
Lars Kepler  |  2018  |  thriller

The DivideGlobal Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets
Jason Hickel  |  2017  |  nonfiction

SelfieHow the West Became Self-Obsessed
Will Storr  |  2018  |  nonfiction

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt  |  2013  |  literary fiction

There, There
Tommy Orange  |  2018  |  literary fiction

Trick MirrorReflections on Self-Delusion
Jia Tolentino  |  2019  |  essay collection

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe  |  2014  |  Q&A collection

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff  |  2015  |  literary fiction

The Social Life of Forests
Ferris Jabr  |  The New York Times Magazine  |  2020  |  magazine feature

Hiroshima
John Hersey  |  The New Yorker  |  1946  |  narrative nonfiction

Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters
Gordy Megroz  |  Wired  |  2020  |  magazine feature

The Truth About AnimalsStoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
Lucy Cooke  |   2018  |  nonfiction