Books to Read in 2021

January is a time to reflect and to look back and find last year's best books and to find books that are coming out in 2021. One of my favorite things to do is write reviews. I am starting my blog again with reviews, highlights, interviews, and everything else for the bibliophile in all of us. I started to methodically catalog the best books of 2020. I plan to narrow this very long list and come up with a manageable selection of books to read, review, interview the authors, and share on our website in our blog. I couldn't believe how many great books are out there to read. The list below is going to be on our shelves in January. You will notice that we have included videos from interviews we had and some from Southern Bookseller's Reader Meets Writer Series and the JCC Partnership Series virtual events in 2020. Also, as part of my search to find all these books, I went through a dozen best and prize winners for 2020. Look at the lists too by clicking here.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support this year! We love being your local bookstore.

The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

The Push: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984881663
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 5th, 2021

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Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck Journal: Practical Ways to Care Less and Get More (A No F*cks Given Guide) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316427845
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Published: Voracious - October 27th, 2020

Watch or listen to this podcast of Sarah Knight talk
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A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

The Magnetic Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235740
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Published: Hub City Press - September 8th, 2020

A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005032
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316499019
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

The Arrest: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062938787
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982132460
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020


Then the Fish Swallowed Him: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062946294
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Published: HarperVia - March 24th, 2020

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Just Like You: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191385
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2020

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The Return Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538728574
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 29th, 2020

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781568588735
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Bold Type Books - September 15th, 2020

Winging It: Stop Thinking, Start Doing: Why Action Beats Planning Every Time Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683646907
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Published: Sounds True - September 15th, 2020

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062960627
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow - September 8th, 2020

Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268501
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

Before the Coffee Gets Cold Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335430991
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 17th, 2020

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
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Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Black Buck Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358380887
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2021


The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524852429
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 14th, 2020

Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317785
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985818
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 2019

The Exiles: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356345
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Custom House - August 25th, 2020

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

The Book of V.: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250257017
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 5th, 2020

Group: How One Therapist an a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621566
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Published: Celadon Books - May 26th, 2020

Dog Flowers: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820396
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Everywhere You Don't Belong Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781643750859
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2021

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance - Portrait of an Age Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316545563
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 1993

The Last Flight Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728215723
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 23rd, 2020

Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
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Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

The Coyotes of Carthage: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062951687
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Ecco - January 12th, 2021

The Divines: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063012196
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow - January 19th, 2021

The Frozen Crown: A Novel (Warrior Witch Duology #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062956958
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 12th, 2021

The Wife Stalker: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062967299
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2021

Prodigal Son: An Orphan X Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250252289
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Minotaur Books - January 26th, 2021

Aftershocks: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982111229
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021

The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172721
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Published: Anchor Books - January 26th, 2021

All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062931108
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 16th, 2021

The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
Availability: Usually Ships in 7-10 Business Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

The Center of Everything Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640092341
Availability: Check with Store
Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 12th, 2021

Bestiary: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593132586
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: One World - September 29th, 2020

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524762810
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Published: Crown - April 21st, 2020

Fake Accounts Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226929
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Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Band of Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062986153
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Published: William Morrow - March 2nd, 2021

Surviving Savannah Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984803757
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Berkley - March 9th, 2021

Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

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The Kindest Lie: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063005631
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow - February 2nd, 2021

Trouble the Saints: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250175342
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Published: Tor Books - July 21st, 2020

Lady Clementine Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781492666905
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 7th, 2020

A Piece of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062356277
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

The (Other) You: Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063035201
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Published: Ecco - February 9th, 2021

The Engineer's Wife Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728226255
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 2nd, 2021

A Thousand Ships: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063065390
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

Sorrow and Bliss: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063049581
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Published: Harper - February 9th, 2021

The Lost Apothecary Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778311010
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Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021

The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021


Big Lies in a Small Town: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250087348
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 5th, 2021

The Push: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984881663
Availability: Usually Ships in 7-10 Business Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 5th, 2021

The Echo Wife Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

The Upstairs House: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062975829
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Harper - February 23rd, 2021