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Must-Read Books for Your 2021 Reading List

Alas, it’s the end of the year. During difficult times in 2020, we found new ways to keep ourselves entertained. Many people around the world took solace in books. While some of us discovered some new genres we like, others cultivated a newfound love for reading books altogether. Either way, it was an excellent year for the readers and authors alike. 2021 looks even brighter.

Last year we shared tips for creating your TBR list. Here are the main things to keep in mind while curating your perfect list of “To Be Read” books.

  • Write down any book suggestions that catch your attention.
  • Research those books to find out if it sparks your interest.
  • Finally, take advantage of the Books That Make You site for reading lists, book reviews, and news releases to make an informed decision and get started.

This year, we’ve put together an excellent list of new books along with the best performing books from last year, which you don’t want to miss. Are you excited to see the must-read books for your 2021 reading list? Here we go:



Book cover image of FineSome fictional novels tell us powerful stories and make you think of the world we live in today. Here’s a YA novel, Fine by AmyLea Murphy, an unsettling, eye-opening, yet hopeful mystery that you don’t want to miss.

Fine is the story of Katie Williams, a teenager who’s struggling since her older sister, Anna, went missing six years ago. There comes a time when Katie tries to piece out what’s left of her sister’s diary in hopes of finding some answers. She is dismayed to realize how there was a lot more going on with her straight-A, cheerleading sister than anyone could ever imagine. What is the unsettling, shocking, and mysterious discovery that breaks her heart?

Pick up your copy of Fine by AmyLea Murphy to uncovers the dark truth of the supposedly “Fine” teenager’s life.


Surviving Remote Work

book cover image for surviving remote workWe have more reasons than one for you to have this book at the top of your self-help reading list. Since work from home is turning into a lifestyle, many of us are still barely surviving this new routine.

That’s when you turn to Amazon Best-Selling author and remote work expert Sharon Koifman for advice. He survived the dot com crash. He went on to build and run a fully remote business spread between four continents. And much like the other projects he assumed, he did it with two toddlers by his side.

To master Sharon’s formula to thrive in your work from home environment, add the Amazon Best-Selling book, Surviving Remote Work to your Amazon cart now.


Intermittent Fasting for Dummies

Book cover of Intermittent Fasting for DummiesIs your New Year’s Resolution to live healthier? Here’s a book that is just as relevant to fitness fanatics and those battling chronic diseases as it for someone wanting to lose the post-holiday weight gain. Check out prominent health and fitness expert Dr. Janet Bond Brill’s book, Intermittent Fasting for Dummies.

No matter what your goal; to lose weight, prevent disease, or boost metabolism, intermittent fasting can be beneficial for almost everyone. You may have heard about the widely popular lifestyle and wanted to try it out. Here is your chance. Dr. Janet guides you through the science-backed process to tap into your fat-burning potential, foster a healthier gut, fight premature aging, reduce insulin and blood sugar levels. Her book provides evidence-based advice and information about the five most popular methods of Intermittent Fasting and over 40 recipes to suit any lifestyle or diet.

Are you ready to give Intermittent fasting a fair shot? Get your copy on Amazon now.


Junker Blues: Mars

Book cover image of Junker Blues: MarsWhile you may not be able to take a trip to Mars yet, you sure can experience a cosmic adventure with Junker Blues by Lon Varnadore.

The story follows the lead character, Marcus Redding, as he travels through the cosmos in a stolen ship to flee slavery from Grim, one of an Eridani race inhabiting Mars. The grand space opera is an exhaustive creation of all kinds of aliens, mutants, and xenogeneic races. Lon’s love for sci-fi and fantasy heightens your imaginations. In the end, you are left wanting more.

Hop on the Junker Blues with Marcus and order your copy of Junker Blues: Mars now.


A Fat Girl’s Confidence: I’m Fat. So What?

Book cover of A-Fat-Girls Confidence I'm Fat So WhatIn 2020, some of us may have struggled with confidence more than others, and more than before, but it changes now. Patrice Brown is an author and Founder of the “Confident Fat Girls Movement”. Just like her, you too can choose to live your life fat, free, and fabulous.

A Fat Girl’s Confidence: I’m Fat. So What? Addresses stereotypes about body images, girls, and unrealistic expectations about having a perfect body. Being fat doesn’t mean you are sloppy, ugly, or unattractive. You can learn to embrace the shape of your body and open your mind to the new you.

Discover the confidence you never thought you could have. Buy your copy of A Fat Girl’s Confidence: I’m Fat. So What? Now.


Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders

Double Blind Book ImageOn the top of our international murder mystery genre is Sara Winokur’s Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders. It recently won the Best Mystery-Thriller of Year at the 26th Annual Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC) Awards.

Two decades after her younger brother disappeared in the chill of North Iceland, a mysterious poem lands on the desk of Brynja, a forensic geneticist. It rekindles Brynja’s hopes that he might be alive. But as more poems arrive and she starts to unravel the clues it holds, it becomes clear that it is not easy. These clues come with dire consequences for those who receive them. Is Brynja ever going to see her brother again, or is she about to lose everything she worked so hard to achieve?

To find out what happens, grab your copy Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders on Amazon today.


418: I Am A Teapot

Book cover of 418-I Am A TeapotWatch out for the highly anticipated dystopian sci-fi novel 418: I Am A Teapot by author Edgar Scott which releases in early 2021.

Imagine a world where one gives up the right to your body by choice, at birth, or as a punishment. The individual’s brain is connected to non-stop entertainment. But the body is controlled by implants to execute their malicious assignments. Stripped of their identities, these disposable members of society are simply cogs in the machinery. But what happens when one of them becomes aware of the situation and attempts to break free?

Be the first to know. Sign up to hear about the pre-order announcements for 418: I Am A Teapot.


A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The Crankatsuris Method

Book cover of A Grownup Guide to Effective CrankinessAre you on the lookout for a great mindfulness self-help book focusing on the crankiness department? We feel you. Learn to manage it from crankiness expert and award-winning author Steven Joseph in his book, A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The Crankatsuris Method.

You may find tons of books on self-help that tell you how some of your habits are unhealthy or wrong. But it’s refreshing to find a book that encourages you to embrace your crankiness and guides you through practical ways of dealing with it. In this book, you’ll learn how to:

– Create space for crankiness for both you and your family

– Utilize a fun “team” approach to crankiness

– Take steps to avoid being too cranky

– Improve communication with friends and family

– Manage cranky dinosaurs in your life (including children)

– Effectively diagnose and treat the “Common CrankaTsuris”

To get started, pre-order your copy of A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The Crankatsuris Method today.


The Commander: Guardian of Utopia

book cover of The CommanderWho doesn’t love sci-fi fantasy novels? And if you’re someone who gorges on science fiction series, you’ve got to check out the first book from the Omni Legends universe – The Commander: Guardian of Utopia. Renowned German author Kevin Groh is here to disarm you with his unmatched flair for storytelling and passion for space fantasy.

The book takes you to Utopia, humanity’s second home for over two centuries. It’s is the world governed by the military and corporations. Soon 18-something, Carter Sanders finds himself in the midst of training, mission tests, and wars with advanced alien races. When bionic upgrades for soldiers become mandatory, Carter feels he needs to take a stand. Will he succeed in safeguarding morale and survive the whirlwind he’s thrown into?

Pre-order your copy today. The Commander: Guardian of Utopia hits the stores on January 5, 2021.


The Retirement Mirage: Time to Think Differently

Book cover image of The Retirement MirageDo you make New Year’s resolutions? Is planning for retirement on your list? Then it’s Time to Think Differently!

Nancy Hite, the Founder of The Strategic Wealth Advisor® LLC and author of The Retirement Mirage, explores the key points to help you think differently about your financial future. She makes a case that we need to prepare not to run out of money before running out of time. Nancy advises to adapt to the changing world around us. She encourages us to learn how science and technology are shaping our financial future. Nancy believes in educating ourselves and our children to establishes a strong financial foundation and boost stability.

“Spend it now, spend it later, or spend it never®”— find out why this is Nancy’s motto and why it should be yours, too. Pre-order your copy of The Retirement Mirage on Amazon.


The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing

Book cover image of The Art of Hybrid Timber FramingIf you are building a new house or redecorating your home interiors, we have just the book for you. The Art Of Hybrid Timber Framing by pioneer and Timber Framing expert Bert Sarkkinen is a must-read for Owners, Designers, and Builders.

Hybrid Timber Framing encountered a huge revival in modern architecture. As you flip through the pages of the book, you’ll see great potential for gorgeous, personalized designs that match your style. Bert has explored timber framing from the perspective of a builder, a designer, and a researcher. His practical tips and techniques will help you plan and build your dream home right the first time.

The Art Of Hybrid Timber Framing releases on January 19, 2021, but make sure you pre-order your copy now.


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