EW’s Book Superlatives 2021

We thought there should be awards for these books, so we made some.

BY Seija Rankin

Biggest LOLs

The Wreckage of My Presence
by Casey Wilson 

Harper

Harper

Juiciest dinner
party scene

Filthy Animals
by Brandon Taylor 

Harper

Best book you can read in a day (Tie)

Open Water
by Caleb Azumah Nelson 

Harper

Best book you can read in a day (Tie)

Immediate Family
by Ashley Nelson Levy 

Harper

Best use of New York City as a character 

Harlem Shuffle
by Colson Whitehead 

Harper

Hottest sex scenes in a nunnery 

Matrix
by Lauren Groff 

Harper

Most arresting first chapter 

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
by Claire Vaye Watkins

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