Coming off the wildest year of our lives, 2021 felt comparatively uneventful. Although we started off with high uncertainty and the threat of societal collapse—and how many years can claim that?—a political transition and the rollout of vaccines led to a tenuous sense of normalization. But "normal" never really worked for us.
Members of our community picked up books that presented a grand challenge to national myths and books that intimately addressed our desire for healing and collective growth. Abolition and mutual aid, having been solidified as central to a shared vision of a world transformed, appeared across many of our fiction and nonfiction favorites, but our reading was varied.
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