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21 new books to read in 2021 - E-letter
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January 2021
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We’re anticipating some great new releases this year -here’s what to have on your reading radar.
And Now You're Back by Jill Mansell

And Now You're Back by Jill Mansell

A return stirs up long-forgotten emotions and a scandal. It's time for buried secrets to come to light, and it seems that this was someone's intention all along...
January, Headline Publishing Group 

The Thursday Murder Club 2 by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club 2 by Richard Osman

We can’t wait for the second gripping novel in the Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman. The title and cover are  yet to be released but if it’s anywhere near as good as the first book, we’re sure to love it.
September, Penguin

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

This modern Gothic debut, set at a secretive all-girls’ boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula, will have you hooked with its weird, and rather shocking, goings-on.
February, Quercus Publishing

Girl A by Abigail Dean

Girl A by Abigail Dean

Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared. 
January, HarperCollins

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Set seventeen years before the events of The Hate U GiveConcrete Rose focuses on Starr’s father and his attempts to do the right thing as a young dad.
January, Walker Books

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

The human race has been wiped out by a virus called 6DM, but somehow one woman is still alive. Now, with only an abandoned golden retriever for company, she must travel through burning cities, avoiding rotting corpses and ravenous rats on a final journey to discover if she really is the last surviving person on earth.
February, Hodder & Stoughton

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

The iconic actress, who has shattered many glass ceilings, discusses her journey and her ground-breaking career in this fascinating autobiography.
February, HarperCollins

How Parkrun Changed Our Lives by Eileen Jones

How Parkrun Changed Our Lives by Eileen Jones

It’s been hailed as the greatest public health initiative of our time; a social movement for the common good; and even a new religion. Now Eileen Jones, a writer and journalist based in the Lake District who helped set up the Fell Foot parkrun at Windermere, and has done 260 parkruns at 104 different venues, explains what’s to love about Parkrun.
March, Gritstone Publishing 

Hear Me Out by Sarah Harding

Hear Me Out by Sarah Harding

This is Girls Aloud singer and actress Sarah Harding, in her own words, and all she wants is for you to hear her out, because, she believes somewhere amongst the nightclubs, the frocks and hairdos, the big chart hits, and the glamour of being a popstar, the other Sarah Harding got utterly lost.
March, Ebury Publishing

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

The author of the bestselling phenomenon The Girl on the Train is returning with another novel awash with unbearable suspense, as three women are brought into conflict following a murder. 
August, Transworld Publishers

Tap to Tidy by Stacey Solomon

Tap to Tidy by Stacey Solomon

Stacey finds it hard to sit still and she hopes, if you’re like her, her new book will help you to lose yourself for a moment, and encourage you to try some of the tasks she uses to keep her busy.
March, Penguin

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Three very different women are recruited to work at the mysterious Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain attempt to break German military codes. The story effortlessly evokes the frantic world of the Enigma codebreakers through the eyes of three extraordinary women who work in tireless secrecy to defeat the Nazis.
March, HarperCollins

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Extroverted, brash, unsettling single mother-to-be Rachel just wants to be pregnant Helen's friend, just wants to get know Helen and her friends and her family, and everything about them, every little secret…
April, Bloomsbury Publishing

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in rural Scotland. Not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who now has to join the ride, and they can't avoid confronting their very messy history.
April, Quercus

Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly

Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly

Ava has reached the very top of her profession. After years of hard graft, pain and sacrifice as part of the London Russian Ballet Company, she is finally the poster girl for Swan Lake. But there's someone who really wants to see Ava fall.
April, Hodder & Stoughton

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In Malibu in 1983, four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. Over the course of one night, each of their lives will be changed forever.
May, Cornerstone

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

This luminous new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day explores the uncharted implications of relationships between AI and humans, and what it means to love. 

March, Faber & Faber 

You Are A Champion by Marcus Rashford

You Are A Champion by Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford MBE is recognised for his journey and work both on and-off the pitch – but how did he become not only an international footballer, but also one of the leading activist voices in the UK? He shares his tips.
May, Pan Macmillan

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller. Unfortunately, he can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment.
May, Penguin

How to Kill Your Family by Isabella Rusbridger

How to Kill Your Family by Isabella Rusbridger

When Grace Bernard discovers her absentee millionaire father has rejected her dying mother’s pleas for help, she vows revenge, and sets out to kill every member of his family. But then she’s imprisoned for a murder she didn’t commit.
June, The Borough Press

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

This book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves, and the world, giving you a positive outlook and thoughts for a positive year.
July, Canongate Books

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