A list of the best fiction and nonfiction I've read lately

If any of the books interest you, consider bypassing Amazon and buying them from your local bookstore. Likewise, if you enjoyed some of the articles from any of the below publications, consider subscribing. Independent bookstores and good journalism don't fund themselves! (Titles are links to the works.)

Can't Even
How 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 Divide
Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets
Jason Hickel  |  2017  |  nonfiction


Selfie
How the West Became Self-Obsessed
Will Storr  |  2018  |  nonfiction


The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt  |  2013  |  literary fiction


There, There
Tommy Orange  |  2018  |  literary fiction


Trick Mirror
Reflections 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 Animals
Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
Lucy Cooke  |   2018  |  nonfiction