Now that we're officially in the swing of 2021, many of us are hard at work on our intentions or goals. If one of your goals this year is to read more, you're in luck, because there are tons of captivating books coming out in 2021 that you won't be able to put down.
As we settle into the reality that is winter spent inside, there's really no better activity than curling up with a really good book — especially if you're in serious need of a Netflix break. Here are our top picks for books to add to your to-read list in 2021.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah is known for writing page-turners that will have you on the edge of your seat. Her upcoming novel The Four Winds (out Feb. 2) about The Dust Bowl migration appears to be no exception. Pre-order it here.
Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion
If you love a good essay, Joan Didion has that one down. Let Me Tell You What I Mean (out Jan. 26) is a book of 12 essays written by Didion between 1968 and and 2000 that were never before gather together. As the New York Times Book review puts it, these essay showcase Didion's "incisive reporting, her empathetic gaze, and her role as an 'articulate witness to the most stubborn, intractable truths of our time." Pre-order it here.
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
Funny and enlightening, Black Buck (out now) centers on Darren, a 20-year-old living in Brooklyn with his mother who doesn't have a whole lot of ambition (hey, what's wrong with working at Starbucks?), but a sudden invitation to join an elite startup changes all of that. Order it here.
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
In Milk Fed (out Feb. 2) a religious upbringing has led the main character, Rachel, to a life of extreme calorie counting and overexercising. When her therapist suggests she do a 90-day detox from her mother, which leads her to eventually meet Miriam, a woman who changes her life. Pre-order Milk Fed here.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
Love a thriller? The Wife Upstairs (out now) which centers on Jane, a broke dog walker in Alabama, will scratch that itch. Order it here.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas, author of the bestseller The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose (out now) explores the life of seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter, the song of a gang legend. Order it here.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Looking for a rom-com that will help you escape it all? One Last Stop (out June 1) will provide exactly that with the classic tale of a college grad who moves to New York City and falls in love. Pre-order it here.
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
This Close to Okay (out Feb. 2) starts the way any good story does: With a dark and stormy night. A chance (and nearly tragic) encounter leads recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark to meet Emmett, and the rest is history. Pre-order it here.
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