"You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine" by Alexandra Kleeman

If you’re looking to do some quality reading as the New Year dawns, the folks over at The Book Table in Oak Park have helpfully laid out not only their recommendations for the best books of 2019, but the best books of the past decade.

Here are the picks:


Best of 2019

“The Topeka School” by Ben Lerner

“The Need” by Helen Phillips

“Sun Cycle” by Anne Lesley Selcer

“A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities” by Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg

“Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton

“Go Ahead in the Rain” by Hanif Abdurraqib

“Mythos” by Stephen Fry

“The New Me” by Halle Butler


Best of the Decade

“You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine” by Alexandra Kleeman

“A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon” by Anthony Marra

“The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance” by Franco “Bifo” Berardi

“My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” by Emil Ferris

“The Murderer’s Ape” by Jakob Wegelius

“Stephen Florida” by Gabe Habash

“Rain: A Natural & Cultural History” by Cynthia Barnett

“Between the World And Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The Sellout” by Paul Beatty

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