To mark the close of 2021, we asked several of our writers to name the best three books they’ve read this year, and briefly to explain their choices. We have encouraged them to pick two recent books, and one older one. The first five of their answers appeared yesterday; the remaining four appear below in alphabetical order. (Unless otherwise noted, all books were published in 2021. Classic books are listed by their original publication dates.)
The Best Books of 2021, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)
Four more of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring two Ruths, passengers, Lincoln, Verdun, chief rabbis, Jewish Montreal, sweet spots, a fortress, and more.