Wednesday, June 30, 2021

July 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Startup Wife (Scribner, 2021) / Tahmima Anam
2. A Passage North (Hogarth/Granta, 2021) / Anuk Arudpragasam
3. Appleseed (Custom House, 2021) / Matt Bell
4. Ceremony of Innocence (Granta Books, 2021) / Madeleine Bunting
5. Godspeed (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Faber & Faber, 2021) / Nickolas Butler
6. What Strange Paradise (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Omar El Akkad
7. Monkey Boy (Grove Press UK, 2021) / Francisco Goldman
8. The Pages (4th Estate, 2021) / Hugo Hamilton
9. A Song Everlasting (Pantheon, 2021) / Ha Jin
10. Afraid of the Light (Hutchinson, 2021) / Douglas Kennedy

11. Intimacies (Riverhead, 2021) / Katie Kitamura
12. Songbirds (Manilla Press, 2021) / Christy Lefteri
13. The Black Dress (Tinder Press, 2021) / Deborah Moggach
14. China Room (Viking, 2021) / Sunjeev Sahota
15. People Like Us (trans. from the French by Lara Vergnaud) (Raven Books, 2021) / Samira Sedira
16. Fortune (Peepal Tree Press, 2021) / Amanda Smyth
17. Bolla (trans. from the Finnish by David Hackston) (Pantheon, 2021) / Pajtim Statovci
18. Hard Like Water (trans. from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas) (Black Cat, 2021) / Yan Lianke

FIRST NOVELS
1. The Paper Lantern (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Will Burns
2. Three Rooms (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Jo Hamya
3. The Paper Palace (Riverhead/Viking, 2021) / Miranda Cowley Heller
4. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Harper/HarperCollins, 2021) / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
5. Build Your House Around My Body (Oneworld, 2021) / Violet Kupersmith
6. The Coward (Canongate, 2021) / Jarred McGinnis
7. Wild Pets (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Amber Medland
8. The Five Wounds (Serpent’s Tail, 2021) / Kirstin Valdez Quade
9. Everyone Is Still Alive (Phoenix, 2021) / Cathy Rentzenbrink

STORIES
1. We Want What We Want (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Alix Ohlin
2. Variations on the Body (trans. from the Spanish by Heather Cleary) (Coffee House Press, 2021) / María Ospina
3. Objects of Desire (Picador, 2021) / Clare Sestanovich
4. Shine/Variance (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Stephen Walsh

POETRY
1. The Wild Fox of Yemen (Picador, 2021) / Threa Almontaser
2. The Paper Lantern (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Will Burns

NONFICTION
1. The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Cynthia Barnett
2. Hello, Stranger: How We Find Connection in a Disconnected World (Granta, 2021) / Will Buckingham
3. Beginnings, Endings, and Salt: Essays (Books & Books Press, 2021) / Edwidge Danticat
4. The Glass Wall: Lives on the Baltic Frontier (Picador, 2021) / Max Egremont
5. Things Are Against Us (Galley Beggar Press, 2021) / Lucy Ellmann
6. A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son’s Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha (HarperVia, 2021) / Rodrigo García
7. Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey Into Muslim Europe (Bradt Guides, 2021) / Tharik Hussain
8. Panic As Man Burns Crumpets: The Vanishing World of the Local Journalist (Robinson, 2021) / Roger Lytollis
9. The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History (Verso, 2021) / Jamie Mackay
10. Democracy Rules (Allen Lane, 2021) / Jan-Werner Müller

11. The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (W.W. Norton, 2021) / Tim Parks
12. Meet the Georgians: Epic Tales from Britain’s Wildest Century (William Collins, 2021) / Robert Peal
13. This Is Your Mind on Plants (Penguin Press/Allen Lane, 2021) / Michael Pollan
14. Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World – and Us (Viking, 2021) / Patrick Roberts
15. White Spines: Confessions of a Book Collector (Salt Publishing, 2021) / Nicholas Royle
16. Home in the World: A Memoir (Allen Lane, 2021) / Amartya Sen
17. 12 Bytes (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Jeanette Winterson
18. Pessoa: A Biography/Pessoa: An Experimental Life (Liveright/Allen Lane, 2021) / Richard Zenith

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

June 2021 Highlights

NOVELS
1. The Divorce (trans. from the Spanish by Chris Andrews) (New Directions/And Other Stories, 2021) / César Aira
2. Ghosted (Sceptre, 2021) / Jenn Ashworth
3. Two Women in Rome (Corvus, 2021) / Elizabeth Buchan
4. Statues in a Garden (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Isabel Colgate
5. Legends of the North Cascades (Algonquin Books, 2021) / Jonathan Evison
6. The Dictator’s Muse (Doubleday, 2021) / Nigel Farndale
7. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Rivka Galchen
8. The Promise (Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Damon Galgut
9. A Room Made of Leaves (Text Publishing, 2021) / Kate Grenville
10. Mrs England (Manilla Press, 2021) / Stacey Halls

11. Morningside Heights (Pantheon, 2021) / Joshua Henkin
12. The Woman in the Purple Skirt (trans. from the Japanese by Lucy North) (Penguin Books/Faber & Faber, 2021) / Natsuko Imamura
13. Lorna Mott Comes Home (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Diane Johnson
14. Keeping in Touch (Westland, 2021) / Anjali Joseph
15. Heaven (trans. from the Japanese by Sam Bett & David Boyd) (Picador, 2021) / Mieko Kawakami
16. The Feast (Faber & Faber, 2021) / Margaret Kennedy
17. The Great Mistake (Granta/Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Jonathan Lee
18. Palace of the Drowned (Flatiron, 2021) / Christine Mangan
19. Batlava Lake (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) / Adam Mars-Jones
20. Sorrow and Bliss (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Meg Mason

21. The Souvenir Museum (Jonathan Cape, 2021) / Elizabeth McCracken
22. Sankofa (Virago, 2021) / Chibundu Onuzo
23. The Shape of Darkness (Penguin Books, 2021) / Laura Purcell
24. A Shock (Picador, 2021) / Keith Ridgway
25. Strange Flowers (Penguin Books, 2021) / Donal Ryan
26. Should We Stay Or Should Wo Go (Harper/The Borough Press, 2021) / Lionel Shriver
27. Double Blind (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Edward St Aubyn
28. Filthy Animals (Riverhead/Daunt Books, 2021) / Brandon Taylor
29. Barcelona Dreaming (Other Press/Corsair, 2021) / Rupert Thomson
30. Night Came With Many Stars (Godine, 2021) / Simon Van Booy

31. The Hummingbird (trans. from the Italian by Elena Pala) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Sandro Veronesi
32. The Chosen and the Beautiful (Tordotcom, 2021) / Nghi Vo
33. Still Life (4th Estate, 2021) / Sarah Winman
34. The Secret Talker (trans. from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang) (HarperVia, 2021) / Geling Yan
35. Hard Like Water (trans. from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas) (Grove/Chatto & Windus, 2021) / Yan Lianke

FIRST NOVELS
1. The Day I Fell Off My Island (Myriad Editions, 2021) / Yvonne Bailey-Smith
2. Assembly (Hamish Hamilton, 2021) / Natasha Brown
3. Widowland (Quercus, 2021) / C.J. Carey
4. The Sweetness of Water (Little, Brown/Tinder Press, 2021) / Nathan Harris
5. The Other Black Girl (Atria Books/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Zakiya Dalila Harris
6. Island (Pushkin Press, 2021) / Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen
7. Long Division (Scribner, 2021) / Kiese Laymon
8. The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu (Little, Brown, 2021) / Tom Lin
9. We Were Not Men (HarperCollins Australia, 2021) / Campbell Mattinson
10. Rainbow Milk (Doubleday, 2021) / Paul Mendez

11. The Son of the House (Dundurn Group, 2021) / Cheluchi Onyemelukwe Onuobia
12. Moth (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Melody Razak
13. Animal (Bloomsbury Circus, 2021) / Lisa Taddeo

STORIES
1. Shoko’s Smile (trans. from the Korean by Sung Ryu) (Penguin Books, 2021) / Choi Eunyoung
2. The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories (Penguin Classics, 2021) / Margaret Jull Costa (ed.)
3. Let Us Look Elsewhere (Dahlia, 2021) / Mona Dash
4. Chemistry and Other Stories (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Tim Pears
5. In the Event of Contact (Dzanc Books, 2021) / Ethel Rohan
6. Filthy Animals (Riverhead/Daunt Books, 2021) / Brandon Taylor

POETRY
1. The Resurrectionists (Bloodaxe, 2021) / John Challis
2. Honorifics (Nine Arches Press, 2021) / Cynthia Miller
3. Lyonesse (Bloodaxe, 2021) / Penelope Shuttle

NONFICTION
1. The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China (Princeton University Press, 2021) / Tonio Andrade
2. Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / Rosencrans Baldwin
3. The Undocumented Americans (Swift Press, 2021) / Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
4. Connections: A Story of Human Feeling (Viking, 2021) / Karl Deisseroth
5. The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Jon Dunn
6. The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of war Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History (Random House, 2021) / Margalit Fox
7. Destination Peking (Blacksmith Books, 2021) / Paul French
8. Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism (Pluto Press, 2021) / Amelia Horgan
9. Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) / Ed Husain
10. Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 (trans. from the German by Shaun Whiteside) (WH Allen, 2021) / Harald Jähner

11. The Broken House: Growing Up Under Hitler (trans. from the German by Shaun Whiteside) (The Bodley Head, 2021) / Horst Krüger
12. The Day the World Stops Shopping (The Bodley Head, 2021) / J.B. MacKinnon
13. The Sea is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides (William Collins, 2021) / Adam Nicolson
14. The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Harvill Secker, 2021) / Tim Parks
15. The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) / Annie Murphy Paul
16. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth (Brookings Institution Press, 2021) / Jonathan Rausch
17. Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows (Liveright, 2021) / Ruth Scurr
18. Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021) / Anne Sebba
19. Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy (St Martin’s Press, 2021) / Anne Sebba
20. How the Word Is Passed: A Journey Across the Country That Black America Built (Little, Brown, 2021) / Clint Smith

21. Walking the Invisible: Following in the Brontës’ Footsteps (HQ/HarperCollins, 2021) / Michael Stewart
22. A Stinging Delight: A Memoir (Faber & Faber, 2021) / David Storey
23. The Nine: How a Band of Daring Resistance Women Escaped from Nazi Germany (Manilla Press, 2021) / Gwen Strauss
24. House of Sticks: A Memoir (Scribner, 2021) / Ly Tran
25. The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2021) / John Tresch
26. Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021) / Stephen Vines
27. The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid (Allen Lane/Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) / Lawrence Wright