Every book lover likely has a stack of books that is threatening to overwhelm them. Yet we can’t help but add to our stacks and our lists. I’m no different, and even though I swear this will be the year I will work through the books I already own. I can’t help but look at the January 2021 new book releases and add several of them to my to-be-read list. I’ve chosen five books coming out next month that I’m looking forward to reading.
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This debut memoir is getting great reviews left and right with comparisons to Educated and The Glass Castle for its gritty childhood tales. In this case, Nadia Owusu is following her father, a UN official, across the globe through his many assignments after her mother left when she was just two.
The Charmed Wife
I love a modern-day fairy tale, especially one that flips the classic tale on its head. In this case our Cinderella isn’t so charmed with her Prince. Bring it.
Angie Thomas turns the clock back seventeen years from The Hate U Give.
Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.-Amazon Synopsis
You Have a Match
I really enjoyed Emma Lord’s first book, Tweet Cute, so I’m looking forward to her latest book about a teen who discovers that she has a sister, who’s a famous Instagram influencer no less, via an at-home DNA kit. Naturally she devises a plan to meet her at summer camp and figure out why her parents have kept this secret from her.
People Like Her
Two of our books this month have influencers at the heart of this. In People Like Her, we’ve got a momfluencer (sorry) and the reviews are really mixed, but one said that it was the most accurate book representation of influencer life she had seen to date, so I couldn’t resist adding this thriller to my list.
Links for the books in Kindle version can be found here: