At the end of every year, we’re inundated with articles about the most anticipated books of the new year.
I — like many of you — drool over the upcoming titles. But I — like I’m sure many of you — have plenty of other books purchased in the previous year and years past.
This is why I like to create a list of books I plan to read rather than talk about the books I’m excited about. Because I know it’s rare I’ll read nothing but books published in the year we’re in.
So, without further ado, here are the 21 books I plan to read in 2021.
- They Don’t Need to Understand by Andy Biersack
- Shit, Actually by Lindy West
- The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
- Luster by Raven Leilani
- Journal Planning Magic by Andrea Gonzalez
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
- Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
- Group by Christie Tate
- People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd
- Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
- The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon
- The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
- Providence by Caroline Kepnes
- The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
- Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
These are in no particular order. I can’t promise I’ll read all of them. A few might be replaced by something else. But these are certainly the ones I am aiming to read this year.
What books are you most excited to read this year?