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The Best Books to Read in 2021

April 13, 2021

If you’re searching for a new book to get lost in, look no further! We’ve put together a list of some of the best books to read in 2021. Whether you’re into sizzling romances, gripping thrillers, or just feel-good stories, read on for titles that’ll keep you entranced right until the very last page.


The Switch

The Switch Book Cover

If you enjoyed the movie The Holiday, you will love this read! In The Switch, Leena, a young overachiever, is in much need of some R&R after blowing a huge presentation at work. Her grandmother, Eileen, is newly single and would like a second chance at love, but there aren’t many options in her tiny village. The two decide to swap places; Leena can rest in secluded Yorkshire, and Eileen can continue her search for love in bustling London. Follow along as the two realize that switching places won’t be as easy as they thought it would be. 


Where Dreams Descend

Where Dreams Descend Book Cover

Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge in this spell-binding, romantic debut fantasy! Where Dreams Descend centers around a group of magicians who go head to head (or should we say, wand to wand) in a daring competition to find the next Conquering Circus headliner. The contest sounds enticing until the magicians realize there’s a serious threat striking behind the scenes, and the acts are getting riskier. If you’ve been looking for a book like Caraval or The Night Circus, this one’s for you!


The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window Book Cover

Let’s be honest, we all need a little thrill in our lives, and The Woman in the Window gives us that and more! Anna Fox favors a solitary life. She lives alone and enjoys spending her days drinking wine, watching old movies, and spying on her neighbors. Until one night, while she is gazing out her window, she sees something that she shouldn’t, and the lines between what is real and fake become blurred. Curl up with this gripping thriller before watching the movie that was released this year. 


The King of Kindergarten

The King of Kindergarten Book Cover

Have an eager young reader at home? The King of Kindergarten is one of the best books to read in 2021 for kids! We all know starting school can be scary for little ones. Still, even the most uncertain kiddos are sure to find comfort in this positive story that introduces what they should expect on their first day. Cuddle up with your child and get ready to laugh as together you read about how one confident little boy makes the most of his first day of kindergarten.


Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years Book Cover

If you are looking for an autobiography to add to your 2021 TBR, Home Work is the one! In Julie Andrews’s second memoir, she reflects on her arrival in Hollywood and how her early films contributed to her remarkable rise to fame. From dealing with the demands of unimaginable success to falling in love with the brilliant Blake Edward, Andrews takes us on an intimate journey that is both raw and inspiring.


We hope at least one of these titles has caught your eye (and maybe even made its way onto your spring TBR list)! If you have any other suggestions for the best books for 2021, leave them in the comments below! Happy Reading!


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