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Must Read Books In 2021

Our Editorial Team has selected MUST read books for writers in 2021. These books are arranged randomly and selected not by chance but by global interests across the world and merits from the brilliant writings contained within their pages.

This post will be updated with more books deemed worthy. If you think we are missing a book do contact us today!

The Presidents Daughter By Bill Clinton And James Patterson

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

James Patterson and Bill Clinton—the “dream team” (Lee Child)—return with a thriller even more compelling than The President Is Missing.

“Towers above most political thrillers.”― Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut.”― Sunday Times (London)

“Ambitious and wildly readable.”
― New York Times Book Review

About the Authors

Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. With James Patterson, he is co-author of the #1 international bestselling novel The President Is Missing.

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, and Maximum Ride. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.

The Other Black Girl By Zakiya Dalila Harris

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time

“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. This is an exciting debut.” —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

About the Author

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus.

The Prophets By Robert Jones, JR.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A new kind of epic…A grand achievement…While The Prophets‘ dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison…its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” –Entertainment Weekly

A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. 

About the Author

Robert Jones, Jr., was born and raised in New York City. He received his BFA in creative writing with honors and MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times,EssenceOkayAfricaThe Feminist Wire, and The Grio. He is the creator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin. Jones was recently featured in T Magazine‘s cover story, “Black Male Writers of Our Time.” The Prophets is his debut novel.

The Push By Ashley Audrain.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“An intense psychological drama that will be embraced by serious book clubs and fans of Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin.”
—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“A poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling.”
—Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone 

A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family—and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for—and everything she feared
 

About the Author

Ashley Audrain previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. The Push is her first novel.

We Are All Birds Of Uganda By Hafsa Zayyan

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

A remarkably accomplished, polished debut.’ Malorie Blackman

You can’t stop birds from flying, can you, Sameer? They go where they will…’ 

A beautifully written story with themes of race and emigrationThis is an extremely accomplished and readable story.’

About the Author

Hafsa Zayyan is a writer and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. She won the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize in 2019. We Are All Birds of Uganda is her debut novel, inspired by the mixed background from which she hails. She studied Law at the University of Cambridge and holds a masters’ degree from the University of Oxford.

The Living Sea Of Walking Dreams By Richard Flanagan

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving―and astonishing―best. 

About the Author

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River GuideThe Sound of One Hand ClappingGould’s Book of FishThe Unknown Terrorist,Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.

Empireland By Sathnam Sanghera

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

‘This remarkable book shines the brightest of lights into some of the darkest and most misunderstood corners of our shared history’ James O’Brien

About the Author

Sathnam Sanghera is an award-winning author and writer for The Times. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material, the former being adapted by BBC Drama in 2017 and named Mind Book of the Year in 2009. He has won numerous prizes for his journalism, including Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2002 and Media Commentator of the year in the 2015 Comment Awards. He comes from Wolverhampton.

Dangerous Women By Hope Adams

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pre-order the compelling, gorgeously atmospheric tale of love, betrayal and innocence, inspired by the incredible true story of female convicts

Based on a real-life voyage, Dangerous Women is a sweeping tale of confinement, hope and the terrible things we do to survive.

About the Author

Hope Adams was born in Jerusalem and spent her early childhood in many different countries, such as Nigeria and British North Borneo. She went to Roedean School in Brighton, and from there to St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

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