Which Book Should You Read First in 2021?
This quiz from Book Riot can help you answer the question. “Personally, I’m usually looking for something I think will be a 5-star read to start off the year,” writes quizster Rachel Brittain.
13 New Books to Watch For in January
News flash! There’s a new book arriving this month about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. (1849) and her sister, also a physician. Elizabeth was the major figure about whom I wrote my dissertation, so I’m excited and have preordered this book.
2021 in books: what to look forward to this year
I place this one near the top of the list because it provides a monthly list of literary events, from specific book publications to award announcements and film/TV adaptations. (Publication dates in countries other than the U.K. might differ from those listed here.)
27 Debuts to Look Forward To in the First Half of 2021
From Electric Literature: “Start off the new year by pre-ordering books from new and emerging authors.”
Books We’re Excited to Read in 2021
A list of 40 upcoming publications from Penguin Random House.
Rick Morton, Alice Pung, Stan Grant, Anita Heiss and others: the books to look forward to in 2021
“Every year an abundance of new titles beg for a spot on your crammed bookshelf. Here are some highlights from Australian authors.”
Is It 2021 Yet? All the Books We’re Looking Forward to Next Year
The folks at Off the Shelf advise, “If you pre-order these fabulously gripping reads now, you’ll thank yourself when the books arrive in the new year, and you’ll have plenty to look forward to throughout 2021.”
22 of the Best Books Arriving in 2021
From BookBub: “From swoon-worthy romances like One Last Stop and Act Your Age, Eve Brown to fantastic fantasies like Hall of Smoke and The Gilded Ones, 2021 is packed with exciting releases.”
25 Book-to-Movie Adaptations to Look Forward to in 2021
List compiler Ann Foster writes, “Several of these works featuring all or mostly-white characters in print have been adapted to change some characters to POC, but the dearth of adaptations of books by BIPOC and women is notable yet again in 2021.”
Winter Fiction Preview: 20 Novels for 2021
Tantalizing Translation Recs for 2021
At Literary Hub, Heather Cleary shares the titles of translated works she’s looking forward to in 2021.
Our critic picks 20 of the most eagerly awaited books of 2021
From Moira Macdonald, book critic for the Seattle Times.
12 books we’re excited about this year
From CNN. I’m especially excited about the last book listed here, Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine, by Olivia Campbell, due out in March. 2021 seems to be THE year for interest in the history of women in medicine, with The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine by Janice P. Nimura coming out later this month. (See my latest 6 Degrees of Separation post.)
© 2021 by Mary Daniels Brown
4 thoughts on “Books to Be Published in 2021”
A multitude of riches!
Right, Liz, so much so that sometimes I find looking at these lists totally discouraging. I see so many more good books listed than I could possibly read, even given a whole year.
That’s exactly my feeling as well.
Amazing lists of books. Thanks for writing a great article. I like about the quiz as well, which you have included in the article.
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