The Best I Read: May 2022


You know that familiar hypothetical question, “if you could have any superpower, what would it be?” It’s usually asked by some guy named Tom at a particularly dull moment during work happy hour drinks. Someone always chooses flying, which, fine. But the answer is clearly time travel. Time travel, y’all! Emma Straub and Emily St. John Mandel know this is the correct answer, and we’re lucky they do, because both just shipped charming, thought-provoking time travel books. I recommend reading them back-to-back, and then searching for a portal in the bottom of your closet.


Less tabs this month because I read a lot of books (how dare I). But here are a few pieces worth your time:



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