The Page-Turners of 2021: A Look at the Most Anticipated Books of the Year
As the new year unfolds, book lovers around the world are eagerly anticipating the release of some highly anticipated novels. 2021 promises to be a year filled with compelling stories, memorable characters, and thought-provoking narratives. From acclaimed authors to debut writers, here is a sneak peek at the most anticipated books of the year.
1. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah
The author of the bestselling novel “The Nightingale” returns with another mesmerizing historical fiction. “The Four Winds” tells the story of a resilient woman during the Great Depression who embarks on a journey to save herself and her family. With her signature blend of evocative prose and strong-willed characters, Hannah is sure to capture readers’ hearts once again.
2. “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro brings us a thought-provoking and introspective tale in “Klara and the Sun.” Set in a dystopian future, the story follows Klara, an artificial friend, as she observes and learns about the complexities of human nature. Ishiguro’s exploration of AI and what it means to be human promises to be an enthralling and poignant read.
3. “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir
After the success of “The Martian,” Andy Weir presents another captivating science-fiction adventure. “Project Hail Mary” follows an astronaut stranded on a spaceship, tasked with saving humanity from an unknown threat. Weir’s ability to combine scientific accuracy with page-turning suspense is sure to make this novel a hit among fans of the genre.
4. “The Push” by Ashley Audrain
In her debut novel, Ashley Audrain explores the dark side of motherhood. “The Push” delves into the complex dynamics within families and questions the bonds between mothers and their children. With its chilling atmosphere and psychological twists, this domestic thriller is set to leave readers on the edge of their seats.
5. “The Committed” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
“The Committed” is the much-anticipated sequel to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Sympathizer.” Set in 1980s Paris, this darkly humorous and political thriller follows the narrator as he navigates the world of crime and revolution. With Nguyen’s sharp wit and beautiful prose, this novel is poised to be a literary gem.
6. “The Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse
Perfect for fans of atmospheric thrillers, “The Sanatorium” by Sarah Pearse is set in an isolated luxury hotel converted from a former sanatorium. When strange occurrences and suspicious deaths begin to plague the guests, the protagonist, a detective, sets out to solve the mystery. With its chilling setting and intense plot, this book is sure to keep readers up late into the night.
7. “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” by Patrick Radden Keefe
Investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe delves into the controversial history of the Sackler family, known for their involvement in the opioid crisis, in “Empire of Pain.” This non-fiction exposé uncovers the secrets and global impact of the pharmaceutical empire. Keefe’s meticulous research and compelling storytelling will shed light on a topic that has captivated public attention.
These are just a few examples of the exciting books set to be released in 2021. From historical fiction to psychological thrillers, science fiction to investigative journalism, there is something to captivate every reader’s imagination. So mark your calendars and start making room on your bookshelves, as these page-turners are bound to entertain, inspire, and keep us flipping through their pages well into the year.