February 2, 2023

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The best books of the year according to Atlantic

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It’s best of book listing season, and we’ve rounded up a few over at Book Riot. A new addition is the first, “The Atlantic 10,” which the magazine doesn’t quite define as the best books of the year, but as those books that “wowed us with their power of ideas, that drew us in not because of any platonic size, but because.” they got our brains working and presented new perspectives on the world. In short, it was good to think with them.”

The editors present their selection as

“Between the covers of these books, readers will find a tremendous variety of subject matter and a range of writing moods, from the whimsical to the deadly serious. These are stories that delve into the intimate world of Central California farmhands, the unlikely friendship between two Asian-American college students, and the machinations of modern-day authoritarians. The questions raised by these titles are diverse and generative. How has Ireland developed in recent decades? What kind of art form is the video game? What role does racism play in black health and well-being? But what ties these books together is that in 2022 they gave us a new perspective that forced us to pause and reflect – which, after the last page was turned, threw us back into our lives as wiser people.”

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Probably because of the slightly different focus, this list doesn’t have much overlap with other “best of” lists, with the exception of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, which selects a Buzzfeed, Amazon, and Barnes & Fine Bookseller list too .

Read their descriptions for each Atlantic election.

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