Books To Look Forward To In 2021

With another strange and chaotic year ahead, we can rely on one thing to keep us sane – books. Fortunately, there are a number of exciting books coming out this year and I don’t know about you, but I find the process of preordering books, forgetting about them and the excitement when they arrive a wonderful self-gifting process! Here are the ones I’ve added to my cart…

From the author of one of my favourite books (Never Let Me Go) comes a brand new offering. In the first novel he’s released since 2005, Kazuo Ishiguro investigates love, humanity and science. Klara and the Sun is set in a similar dystopian world to Never Let Me Go, and it sounds as though fans of that book will love this one too.

Releases 2nd March 2021

Preorder it here.

UPDATE – you can read my review of this book here.

An exciting debut by Hafsa Zayyan, We Are All Birds of Uganda looks at racial tensions, generational divides and what it means to belong. The book has already received phenomenal reviews and won the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize. Can’t wait to get stuck into this one!

Releases 21st January 2021

Preorder it here.

The Girl on the Train is one of those books that everyone seems to have read – and with good reason. It was immensely readable – utterly unputdownable. So it is unsurprising that excitement is brewing about Paula Hawkins’ upcoming novel, A Slow Fire Burning. This is another thriller, and I am hoping for more flawed characters and breathtaking twists.

Releases on 31st August 2021

Preorder it here.

New from Taylor Jenkins Reid this year is Malibu Rising. Daisy Jones & The Six was one of my reading highlights of last year, and I am looking forward to being immersed in this one. Jenkins Reid has a wonderful skill of creating characters that feel alive, and I can’t wait to meet these ones.

Releases on 27th May 2021

Preorder it here.

It would be wrong to write a list of books to look forward to in 2021 without including my own debut novel. An historical thriller set in Pendle, Lancashire, The Hellion examines the lives of some of the women accused of witchcraft during the infamous 1612 Pendle Witch Trials. I am delighted to be releasing this with Unbound Publishers. You can learn more about The Hellion here.

Releases on 4th March 2021

Preorder the paperback here or the ebook here.

As well as these releases, I’m also looking forward to some brand new editions of classics, including the Thomas Nelson Spring and Fall editions, and the stunning new edition of The Great Gatsby by Canterbury Classics.

Which books are you looking forward to this year? Let me know in the comments.


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