Linn Ullmann, Unquiet: A Novel.
Guzel Yakhina, Zuleikha.
Aladdin, a new translation by Yasmine Seale.
Broken Stars: Contemporary Science Fiction in Translation, edited and translated by Ken Liu.
Sally Rooney, Normal People: A Novel.
I did try many of the more famous recommended novels of the year, and mostly didn’t like them. Still, I don’t feel this list is coming very close to capturing the year’s best fiction — I think I’ll have a better sense in two or three years and then I will report back. In the meantime, what do you recommend?