top of page




  • Writer's pictureAndrea Strong

Reading & Restaurants: The Best of 2021

If you've been reading The Strong Buzz for a while, you know there are a couple of things that are constants in my life: reading and restaurants. Sure, lately running and piano playing come in there too, but harder to put into "best of" list form. I think my kids would say Moonlight Sonata and Easy On Me are my best played pieces though they'd rather never hear me play them again.

Anyway, if you're looking for a book or a place to eat, check out my lists and feel free to share your faves with me! Drop me a note at

Looking forward to hearing from you!



  • The Paper Palace, by Miranda Cowley Heller BUY on Bookshop

  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, BUY on Bookshop

  • What's Mine and Yours By Naima Coster, BUY on Bookshop

  • The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig BUY on Bookshop

  • Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid BUY on Bookshop

  • Oh William, by Elizabeth Strout BUY on Bookshop

  • Bewilderment, by Richard Powers BUY on Bookshop

  • The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, BUY on Bookshop

  • Yesterday a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket, by Hilma Wolitzer BUY on Bookshop

  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, BUY on Bookshop

  • The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult, BUY on Bookshop

  • The Other Black Girl, by Zakiya Dalila Harris BUY on Bookshop

On my nightstand right now:

The Sentence, by Louise Erdich

Crossroads, by Jonathan Franzen

I Love You But I have Chosen Darkness, by Claire Vaye Watkins

To Paradise, by Hanya Yanagihara


  • Shukette

  • Saga

  • Ci Siamo

  • Gage & Tolner

  • Victor

  • Fulgurances Laundromat

  • Colonie

  • King

  • Popina

On my list:

  • Francie

  • Dame

  • Carne Mare

  • Rule of Thirds

  • Hawksmoor

125 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page