As we spend most of our time indoors, we have more time to satisfy our literary thirst by diving into our favorite reading lists. The literary landscape of 2021 is packed with promises. Here is a list of some of the most anticipated books that will help you escape from the pandemic world to indulge in an exciting and comforting affair.
Stacey Abrams has eight published romantic books under her belt. ‘While Justice Sleeps’ is a story of Avery Keene, a young and intelligent law clerk, juggling her career demands with family troubles. Her life takes a dramatic turn when the renowned justice for whom she works goes into a state of coma for God Knows how much time. She takes over and becomes his legal guardian and power of attorney. As she takes her boss’s position, there is a series of controversies, political conspiracy, and more that won’t let you divert your attention to anything else when you read through.
This book focuses on the life of a black girl, Nella Rogers, who works at Wagner Books as an editorial assistant. Till now, she’s the only black woman working at Wagner when Hazel, another black editorial assistant, steps in. This makes Nella ecstatic, and the two of them start working together, sharing their thoughts, interests, and frustrations until Hazel starts to rise in ranks while Nella stays behind.
One day, Nella sees a note saying ‘LEAVE WAGNER’ on her desk, and from there, the story of this intriguing novel takes a real flight. It is filled with unexpected and unsettling twists that’ll keep you engrossed throughout.
If you are a fan of psychological thriller, this book is for you, which focus on the relationship between mother and daughter. Before the birth of Blythe’s daughter, she wants to develop deep bonding with her girl, which she could never have with her mother. But after the arrival of Violet, all her expectations go in vain as there was something wrong with that little girl. Then there is a stream of tragic and tense events that keeps you hooked from start to finish.
This is a debut memoir of Ashley C. Ford in which she retraces the memories of her childhood and tells the heartfelt story of the imprisonment of her father, which she has not shared with anyone for a reason. She has layered the story in the complexities of her transforming body, relationship with her mother, and an abusive boyfriend. All this makes a heart-wrenching mix that’ll make you cry at times while reading this book.
This book is a light-hearted and charming romantic comedy that’ll take you on a fanciful journey. A 23 years old pessimistic woman who recently moved to New York falls hard for another woman whom she sees in a subway. The twist in the story is that the woman she falls for does not actually belong to this time but from the 1970s. She sets a stage for a unique and dazzling, fun-filled romance with plenty of humor.