No, not two-thousand and twenty-one books to choose from, though it sometimes feels that way when you look through new book announcements. As well as reading a book for each Popsugar prompt, I’m going to be using them to inspire blog posts. So for starters is the first prompt to read a book published in 2021, for which there are loads of amazing sounding options. Here are just a handful of books to look forward to (and if you’d like to take a peek, you can see my whole 2021 wishlist on Amazon).

*indicates I received a copy from the publisher for review


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (4th Feb)
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon* (26th Jan)
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (20th Apr)

Science Fiction

The Edge by James Smythe (18th Feb)
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (18th Feb)
A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel (4th Mar)

Contemporary Fiction

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (1st Jun)
Maxwell’s Demon by Steven Hall* (4th Feb)
Dog Days by Ericka Waller (11th Mar)


The Circling Sky: On Nature and Belonging in an Ancient Forest by Neil Ansell (15th Apr)
Languages Are Good For Us by Sophie Hardach (7th Jan)
Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home by Nikesh Shukla (4th Feb)

Contemporary Young Adult

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (18th Mar)
The Project by Courtney Summers (2nd Feb)
Pumpkin by Julie Murphy (25th May)

Historical Fiction

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (18th Mar)
The Women of Troy by Pat Barker (26th Aug)
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint (29th Apr)

Crime Fiction

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto (29th Apr)
A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong (2nd Feb)
The Castaways by Lucy Clarke (18th Mar)


The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (29th Apr)
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne (22nd Jul)
Rescue Me by Sara Manning (21st Jan)