The Unread Shelf Project 2021 , hosted by theunreadshelf

A book you bought because of a recommendation
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Andrew O'Hagan

fiction literary
emotional reflective medium-paced

350 pages | first published 2020

What Maisie Knew

Henry Jr. James

fiction classics

252 pages

The Guide for the Perplexed

Moses Maimonides, Michael Friedländer

nonfiction philosophy religion
challenging medium-paced

752 pages | first published 1190

The Reading Life: The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others' Eyes

C. S. Lewis

nonfiction literary philosophy religion
reflective relaxing medium-paced

missing duration info

Candle Magic for Beginners: Spells for Prosperity, Love, Abundance, and More

Mystic Dylan

informative medium-paced

missing page info | first published 2020

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

Lidia Yuknavitch

nonfiction memoir
dark emotional medium-paced

268 pages | first published 2011

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Victoria Finlay

nonfiction art history science
informative reflective slow-paced

464 pages | first published 2003

Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life

Terry Brooks

nonfiction biography memoir
informative reflective slow-paced

208 pages | first published 2003

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

fiction contemporary historical lgbtqia+ literary race
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary poetry
emotional reflective sad slow-paced

246 pages | first published 2019