A Year in Reading: Kate Gavino

December 19, 2020 | 12 books mentioned

January: Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac and Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

February: Ponti by Sharlene Teo and Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

March: Real Life by Brandon Taylor and Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang

April: Writers and Lovers by Lily King and Fairest by Meredith Talusan

May: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer and The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

June: Leaving Home by Anita Brookner and The Farm by Joanne Ramos

July: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi and How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

August: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata and Luster by Raven Leilani

September: Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman and The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey

October: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam and Memorial by Bryan Washington

November: The Son of Good Fortune by Lysley Tenorio and No Name in the Street by James Baldwin

December: Weird But Normal by Mia Mercado and Jillian by Halle Butler

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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