Written By: Emma Collins
Looking for compelling reads to look forward to this year? We got you! Here are the 11 most anticipated books of 2021 across various genres that you'd surely love!
1. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (February 16)
Bill Gates has been studying climate change and its dangerous impact in the last decade. In this book, he advocates for what the world needs to work on in order to negate greenhouse gas emissions completely. The renowned philanthropist also provides a realistic and strategic approach that will undoubtedly awaken the minds of readers.
2. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (March 2)
Kazuo Ishiguro will release his upcoming novel after his Nobel Prize win back in 2017. The setting is futuristic, but the ever-present elements of love and humanity rule over this lovely novel. Isn't it exciting to read a follow-up book after a Nobel Prize win?
3. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (January 27, 2021)
Kristin Hannah comes up with yet another epic novel as a follow-up to her NY Times bestselling books. This time, the Great Depression is the backdrop.
4. The Project by Courtney Summers (February 2)
The Project is a follow-up thriller that certainly provides a sense of anticipation for any follower of Courtney Summers. After 'Sadie,' her bestselling breakout book, Summers surely knows how to rekindle that eagerness for readers to turn the next page.
5. First Person Singular: Stories, Haruki Murakami (April 6)
If you love short stories and Haruki Murakami, this 2021 book is the best fit for you! The blurry lines between fiction and memoir surely titillate the mind. If there's one book you should wait for, this has to be among the top choices.
6. Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare (March 2)
A Shadowhunters novel, Cassandra Clare surely knows how to follow-up 'Chain of Gold", her bestselling book. A March release date should be enough for readers to be excited for.
7. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams (May 11)
Stacey Abrams is famous in politics, but she also packs a punch in being a novelist. She has published eight novels, and this next one is indeed worth the wait and worth the read.
8. Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore (March 9)
This debut book from Steven Salvatore takes on a story of a teen who aspires to be a diva just like her idol Mariah Carey. Well, that sentence alone leads to something intriguing and worth reading. This book will be out by March, so check it out.
9. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith (June 1)
Clint Smith debuts with his nonfiction book after his Counting Descent book, which is a collection of poetry. The title itself is very intriguing and would keep readers hooked until the very last page. Is American history what we really thought it was?
10. The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (June 7)
Bill Clinton's experience as a president and renowned author James Patterson's skills bring much excitement to this book. This is definitely a worthy page-turner.
11. Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World by Stephanie Schriock with Christina Reynolds, foreword by Kamala Harris
Times are changing and women are changing the world. Kamala Harris’ foreword sure is worth the wait as she has made American history.