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The coming 2021 promises to be an interesting year in terms of most anticipated films, as well as in terms of book novelties.

After studying the recommendations from Forbes, Books, Beans, & Botany, Eksmo and other publications, we have compiled top 15 most anticipated books .

15. Across the Green Grass Fields

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Genre: Fantasy

Expected release date: 12th of January 2021

  •  A young girl, Regan, discovers a portal to a land where centaurs, kelpies, unicorns, and other amazing creatures live. This world expects its guests to be heroes, but after spending some time in it, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal and not all quests are what they seem….

  •  Across the Green Grass Fields is a standalone story in the Troubled Children series, which won Hugo and Nebula awards.

14. Gilded (The Gilded Ones)

Author: Namina Forna

Genre: Fantasy

Expected release: 9 February 2021 city

  •  The protagonist of one of the most anticipated new fantasy books is sixteen-year-old Deka. She lives in fear, waiting for a bloody ceremony that will show if the girl is worthy to be a member of her community.

  •  But on the day of the ceremony, her blood shimmers with gold, the color of impurity, and now Deca must decide whether she wants to accept a fate worse than death or will fight for the emperor in an army of young women.

13. For the Wolf

Author: Hannah F. Witten

Genre: Fantasy

Expected release: 15th of June 2021

  •  This is a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Timber Wolf in order to save an entire kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf is not the only danger lurking in the Wild Woods.

12. Clara and the Sun (Klara and the Sun)

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Genre: fantasy

Expected release: 2 March 2021 city

  •  This is Ishiguro's first novel since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The story centers on Clara, an "artificial friend" with outstanding qualities, who is waiting for one of the customers to choose her in the store.

  •  But when she is finally bought, Clara realizes how dangerous it is to rely on promises made by people.

11. Project Hail Mary

Author: Andy Weir

Genre: science fiction

Will be released: March 9, 2021

  •  If you liked the film "The Martian" with Matt Damon in the title role, then you should know that Andy Weir's book of the same name should be thanked for the appearance of this movie.

  •  In a new book called Project Hail Mary, another lone astronaut will have to use science to survive, except that not only is the fate of one person at stake, but the salvation of an entire planet. This is serious science fiction about solar microbes, amnesia, and first contact with aliens.

  •  The film rights to the book have already been bought out, the MGM film company will be involved in the project, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) will be put in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049) will be given the main role.

10. First Person Singular

Author: Haruki Murakami

Genre: surrealism

Expected release: 6 April 2021 city

  •  This collection of 8 stories was originally published in July, however the hardcover book will be released in 2021.

  •  First Person Singular is narrated in the first person, and is devoted to a variety of topics – from nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, love of baseball, to characteristic fairy-tale episodes by a Japanese author that all together defy the boundaries of reality and illusion. But the main question that the book poses is memoirs or fiction? You decide.

9. Later (Later)

Author: Stephen King

Genre: paranormal thriller

Expected release: 2 March 2021 city

  •  Stephen King's next book will surely enter the top of the best-selling books. A boy named Jamie Conklin can see and recognize things that others cannot.

  •  An NYPD detective draws Jamie into a strange case involving an already dead killer, causing him to mature much faster than his carefree peers.

8. The Four Winds

Author: Kristin Hanna

Genre: prosaic

Expected release: 2 February 2021 city

  •  An epic tale of love, heroism, and hope by a New York Times best-selling author. Set during the Great Depression, her novel tells of sacrifice and dreams through the eyes of an indomitable woman.

  •  The Great Depression left millions of people without work, and the drought that broke out in 1934 forced farmers to look for new livelihoods. Elsa Martinelli from Texas is forced to make a choice: fight for her land or go to California for a better life.

7. Ordinary passion (Passion simple)

Author: Annie Erno

Genre: confessional prose

Will be released in: 2021, pre-order available in Eksmo

  •  This book contains two stories by Annie Erno at once. The first of them, which gave the title to the book, tells of a love obsession that took possession of a woman. She idolizes her handsome lover, but he does not seem to share her feelings.

  •  The second story, called "Shame", will show how childhood traumas and experiences can affect the life of an already matured person.

6. Our children. Family ABC

Author: Diana Mashkova

Genre: family psychology

Will be released in: 2021, pre-order available in Eksmo

  •  Diana Mashkova, a candidate of philological sciences and a mother of five children, will share her own parenting experience, tell you how to protect the psyche of a child and adult family members, and also give practical advice for moms and dads, as well as candidates for adoptive parents and foster families.

5. Ideological (The Committed)

Author: Viet Tan Nguyen

Genre: novel, historical novel

Will be released: March 2, 2021

  •  Nguyen's first novel, The Sympathizer, became a bestseller and won a Pulitzer Prize. And "The Committed" will be its continuation, with more meaningful conversations, humor and existential despair.

  •  In The Sympathizer, an unnamed undercover agent told (to Hollywood filmmakers) his stories of working on two fronts, North and South Vietnam, and gradually becoming more confused about his own beliefs. In the new book, the narrator will be transported to 1981, in Paris, his father's homeland, where he and his best friend Bon will go into the criminal underground network of the city.

  •  In the new novel, Nguyen will reveal to readers in an accessible and interesting way the difficult issues that dominated the 20th century and are relevant for the 21st: race, immigration, identity, irreconcilable worldviews, as well as addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, which underlie the great " isms” (communist, capitalist and catholic).

4. Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology


Author: Jess Zimmerman

Genre: mythology

Will be released: March 9, 2021

  •  A very unusual author's look at ancient stories about female monsters from Greek mythology, such as Medusa, Chimera, Charybdis, Scylla and others.

  •  Jess Zimmerman takes readers on a feminist journey through mythology, offering a roadmap for how the world can be changed by taking on "undesirable" traits like anger and ugliness.

3. Animal

Author: Lisa Taddeo

Genre: drama

Will be released: 8 June 2021 g.,

  •  This is the story of Joan, who spent most of her life enduring terrible treatment from men. One of them committed a shocking act of violence in front of her and Joan fled to New York in search of Alice, the only person who could help her deal with her past.

  •  Joan will have to uncover the mysteries of a horrific event she witnessed as a child that has haunted her for as long as she can remember, and eventually muster up the courage to transform from a hunted animal into a predator.

2. Malibu Rising

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: drama, detective

Expected release date: May 25, 2021

  •  This action-packed story takes place on a sultry August night in Malibu, California, in 1983. The four offspring of the famous Riva family are about to throw a party that the whole city will remember for a long time. And only one of the sisters, Nina, does not want fame and attention and is afraid of the party.

  •  By midnight, the situation quickly escalates, and by morning Reeve's mansion is engulfed in flames. But before that first spark, in the early hours before dawn, alcohol will flow, music will play, and the love and secrets that have shaped this family's generations will surface.

1. The Nature of Middle-Earth

Author: J. R. Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy

Expected release date: June 2021

  •  One of the most anticipated books is written by the late J. R. Tolkien, and is dedicated to the structure of Middle-earth. Through it, readers will learn more about elven immortality and the nature of the Valar, whether elves, hobbits and dwarf women can grow beards, about the lands and beasts of Númenor, and about many other things about Middle-earth.

  •  The book is based on old, unpublished drafts by the famous writer, which were given to editor Carl Hostetter by Tolkien's son, Christopher.

  •  “To him (Tolkien) Middle-earth was part of a whole world to be explored, and the entries in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys he took to better understand his unique creation,” said Chris Smith, Associate Director of Publishing for HarperCollins magazine.