The Dogs of Tithwal (stories) by  Saadat Hasan Manto

The Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Can’t and Won’t (short short stories) by Lydia Davis

Signs and Wonders (short stories) by Alix Ohlin

We Want What We Want (short stories) by Alix Ohlin

The Years by Annie Ernaux (translated by Alison T. Strayer)

Autoportrait by Jesse Ball

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli (translated by Erica Segue and Simon Connell)

Modern World by Edward D. Melillo

The Visiting Privilege (short stories) by Joy Williams

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

False Bingo (short stories) by Jac Jemc

That Old Country Music (short stories) by Kevin Barry

Learning to Talk (short stories) by Hillary Mantel

The River of Doubt, Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

Barbara the Slut and Other People (short stories) by Lauren Holmes

The Dinner Party and Other Stories (short stories) by Joshua Ferris

A Very Short History of Life on Earth, 4.6 Billion Years in Twelve Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee [second reading]

The Tree by Colin Tudge