Read This Next! Winter 2021

Our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have created a new newsletter, The Southern Bookseller Review, which will keep you up to date on the books booksellers across the south are raving about! We're excited to highlight reviews from our bookselling friends like this one from Rachel with Avid Bookshop:

Paraic O’Donnell’s The House on Vesper Sands is a whip-smart Victorian murder mystery featuring a remarkable cast of characters. Young girls are going missing and Inspector Cutter’s on the case with the help of a fake police officer (Cambridge drop out Gideon Bliss) and a young female journalist determined to write more than society pages. The disappearances seem to have a spiritual element to them and the first death scene is puzzling and compelling. O’Donnell’s 1893 London is so brilliantly written you’ll find yourself shivering instinctively.  

Check out thesouthernbooksellerreview.org for more recommendations! Their Read This Now list will let you know about all the best books currently on bookshelves and Read This Next will keep you ahead of the curve (and the envy of your book club with all that new book knowledge!) Check out all of the books on the Read This Next Winter 2021 list below!

Books: 
The Wife Upstairs: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250245496
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 5th, 2021

Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

“Compulsively readable...a gothic thriller laced with arsenic.” ––EW


The Push: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984881663
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 5th, 2021

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | A New York Times bestseller!

“Utterly addictive.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train


“Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end.”—Good Morning America


The Prophets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction

Instant New York Times Bestseller 

"May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." The New York Times Book Review


The Fortunate Ones Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 5th, 2021

“A fresh and remarkably sure-footed take on The Great Gatsby. As a novelist, Tarkington is the real deal.


Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK

"A masterpiece." - R.O. Kwon

The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.


Happily Ever Afters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2021

Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.


The House on Vesper Sands Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

Named an Indie Next Pick, Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’s Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," and one of Oprah Daily's Best Historical Novels of 2021

"Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." —Helen MacDonald, author of Vesper Flights


Remote Control Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”


The Merciful Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781950182077
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Published: Haywire Books - January 19th, 2021

Jon Sealy's The Merciful is a scathing morality play that explores a cast of small-town characters surrounding a deadly hit and run in coastal South Carolina.


The Project: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250105738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - February 2nd, 2021

The #1 Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next Pick

An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of the Month for February Selection


A Rolling Stone Top Pop Culture for March Pick


A Book Riot Most Anticipated Books of 2021 Selection


Three starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist!


Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941275
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.


The Lost Apothecary Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778311010
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads


March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick


Red Island House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982137809
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Published: Scribner - March 23rd, 2021

From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee comes Red Island House, a travel epic that opens a window on the mysterious African island of Madagascar, and on the dangers of life and love in paradise, as seen through the eyes of a Black American heroine.


The Girl from the Channel Islands: A WWII Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525806414
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graydon House - February 2nd, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER

"Unforgettable" --Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author


Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II.


Raft of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063031906
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Published: Ecco - March 23rd, 2021

“A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo