2021 Winter Best Book Recommendations – Sybil’s List

It’s That Time Again…

Sybil Steinberg is back at the Westport Library with another installment of Sybil’s List! A contributing editor and book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly, Sybil treats the patrons of Westport Library with her reading recommendations for this winter. Below is her list of best books to read in 2021 so far. See a recorded video of Sybil talking about each of her favorite reads HERE.


Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Book Nation by Jen Review

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Summer by Ali Smith

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

Memorial by Bryan Washington

Book Nation by Jen Review

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter

The Blind Light by Stuart Evers

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Nation by Jen Review and Author Q & A

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

The Searcher by Tana French

City Of A Thousand Gates by Rebecca Sacks


A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Red Comet by Heather Clarke

Tecumseh and the Prophet by Peter Cozzens

Here are a few more of Sybil’s Lists from the last two years.

Sybil Lists 2020

Early 2020

Late 2020

Sybil’s List 2019

Fall/Winter 2019

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