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The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | After giving birth to her first child, Blythe Connor vows to be the doting mother she never had. But, she is frustrated and increasingly convinced there’s something dangerously wrong with the girl. The Push is a chilling page-turner that asks provocative questions about nature versus nurture and what makes a good mother. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
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The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | After giving birth to her first child, Blythe Connor vows to be the doting mother she never had. But, she is frustrated and increasingly convinced there’s something dangerously wrong with the girl. The Push is a chilling page-turner that asks provocative questions about nature versus nurture and what makes a good mother. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Kristin Hannah’s latest, set in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, centers on a mom forced to decide whether to leave her family’s farm, for better opportunity out west. The Four Winds is a sweeping epic about an American struggling to keep her family afloat. It feels eerily timely as it highlights the ways women rally during a national crisis. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Kristin Hannah’s latest, set in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, centers on a mom forced to decide whether to leave her family’s farm, for better opportunity out west. The Four Winds is a sweeping epic about an American struggling to keep her family afloat. It feels eerily timely as it highlights the ways women rally during a national crisis. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Through its searing portrayal of exploitation, The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard conveys a modern message about how African American stereotypes are used for profit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
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The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Through its searing portrayal of exploitation, The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard conveys a modern message about how African American stereotypes are used for profit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | This is Real Simple’s comprehensive list of the best books of 2021 as of right now. From fiction, memoirs, thrillers, nonfiction, and more, these are the best books that our editors have read so far this year. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | This is Real Simple’s comprehensive list of the best books of 2021 as of right now. From fiction, memoirs, thrillers, nonfiction, and more, these are the best books that our editors have read so far this year. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The heavy emotion on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is breathlessly conveyed in City of a Thousand Gates. Novelist Rebecca Sacks deftly zooms in on the perspectives of a broad cast of characters and reveals with startling intimacy what it’s like to live in the center of one of the world’s most divisive conflicts. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The heavy emotion on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is breathlessly conveyed in City of a Thousand Gates. Novelist Rebecca Sacks deftly zooms in on the perspectives of a broad cast of characters and reveals with startling intimacy what it’s like to live in the center of one of the world’s most divisive conflicts. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Elizabeth Passarella is a Southerner and evangelical Christian raising three kids on NYC’s famously liberal Upper West Side. She details, with often hilarious transparency, what it’s like to bear seemingly contradictory labels, and how her relationship with religion has shaped her identity—and influenced her rebellion. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Elizabeth Passarella is a Southerner and evangelical Christian raising three kids on NYC’s famously liberal Upper West Side. She details, with often hilarious transparency, what it’s like to bear seemingly contradictory labels, and how her relationship with religion has shaped her identity—and influenced her rebellion. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Tallie Clark, a divorced therapist, is driving home from work and notices a man standing on the edge of a bridge. She coaxes him back, then persuades him to have a cup of coffee with her. What happens next makes for a poignant page-turner about perseverance and two broken people who, just need someone to tell them everything’s going to be all right. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Tallie Clark, a divorced therapist, is driving home from work and notices a man standing on the edge of a bridge. She coaxes him back, then persuades him to have a cup of coffee with her. What happens next makes for a poignant page-turner about perseverance and two broken people who, just need someone to tell them everything’s going to be all right. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Laura ignores her sister’s warning and travels to Bangkok to reunite with their brother, who went missing 40 years earlier when they lived in the city for their father’s mysterious job. As the story unfurls, shocking family secrets are slowly revealed. This book is a rich, complex novel that shifts between present-day Washington, D.C., and 1970s Thailand. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Laura ignores her sister’s warning and travels to Bangkok to reunite with their brother, who went missing 40 years earlier when they lived in the city for their father’s mysterious job. As the story unfurls, shocking family secrets are slowly revealed. This book is a rich, complex novel that shifts between present-day Washington, D.C., and 1970s Thailand. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In this powerful novel about a Deep South plantation, enslaved Isaiah and Samuel share a private, abiding love that’s a refuge from the daily brutality they endure—and that has consequences for everyone around them. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. is an original, heartbreaking testament to love, and to the supremacy of good over evil. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
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The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In this powerful novel about a Deep South plantation, enslaved Isaiah and Samuel share a private, abiding love that’s a refuge from the daily brutality they endure—and that has consequences for everyone around them. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. is an original, heartbreaking testament to love, and to the supremacy of good over evil. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The only relic from Andy’s troubled childhood is her friend Peter. They occasionally meet, where they carefully avoid discussing one summer that ended in tragedy. But then Peter disappears, and Andy is forced to untangle what she’s tried so hard to forget. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is a lush and layered thriller that mystery lovers will savor. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
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The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The only relic from Andy’s troubled childhood is her friend Peter. They occasionally meet, where they carefully avoid discussing one summer that ended in tragedy. But then Peter disappears, and Andy is forced to untangle what she’s tried so hard to forget. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is a lush and layered thriller that mystery lovers will savor. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Alexi Pappas has a no-limits approach to life that’s led her to the Ivy League, an Olympic running career, and starring in movies she created. In Bravey, her movingly honest memoir, she shares how her most difficult moments fueled her remarkable drive. Resulting in an engaging portrayal of resilience, proving challenges limit you only if you let them. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | Alexi Pappas has a no-limits approach to life that’s led her to the Ivy League, an Olympic running career, and starring in movies she created. In Bravey, her movingly honest memoir, she shares how her most difficult moments fueled her remarkable drive. Resulting in an engaging portrayal of resilience, proving challenges limit you only if you let them. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In this powerful novel about a Deep South plantation, enslaved Isaiah and Samuel share a private, abiding love that’s a refuge from the daily brutality they endure—and that has consequences for everyone around them. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. is an original, heartbreaking testament to love, and to the supremacy of good. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
Marlon JamesFirst NovelHistorical FictionThe Guardian

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In this powerful novel about a Deep South plantation, enslaved Isaiah and Samuel share a private, abiding love that’s a refuge from the daily brutality they endure—and that has consequences for everyone around them. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. is an original, heartbreaking testament to love, and to the supremacy of good. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In the early 1900s, the Barclays, a white family with a cadre of Black servants, are desperate for cash. They begin selling their cook’s delicious rib sauce. Through its searing portrayal of exploitation, The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard conveys a modern message about how African American stereotypes are used for profit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
King BookAfrican American WritersBoys LikePage TurnerFirst Novel

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | In the early 1900s, the Barclays, a white family with a cadre of Black servants, are desperate for cash. They begin selling their cook’s delicious rib sauce. Through its searing portrayal of exploitation, The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard conveys a modern message about how African American stereotypes are used for profit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | After giving birth to her first child, Blythe vows to be the doting mother she never had. But when she finds it difficult to connect with baby Violet, she’s frustrated and convinced there’s something dangerously wrong. This book is a chilling page-turner that asks provocative questions. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
Books About Mental IllnessCrime BooksPage TurnerFirst Novel

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | After giving birth to her first child, Blythe vows to be the doting mother she never had. But when she finds it difficult to connect with baby Violet, she’s frustrated and convinced there’s something dangerously wrong. This book is a chilling page-turner that asks provocative questions. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

10 Books to Read When You're Feeling Nostalgic for the Past | Everyone in this novel is longing for the past, especially the title character, Gatsby. Remember Daisy? Whew, talk about heightened emotions. I love this book, and I will always love this book. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s the time. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
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10 Books to Read When You're Feeling Nostalgic for the Past

10 Books to Read When You're Feeling Nostalgic for the Past | Everyone in this novel is longing for the past, especially the title character, Gatsby. Remember Daisy? Whew, talk about heightened emotions. I love this book, and I will always love this book. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s the time. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The only relic from Andy’s troubled childhood is her friend Peter. The two occasionally meet, where they carefully avoid discussing one particular summer. But then Peter disappears, and Andy is forced to untangle what she’s tried so hard to forget. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is a lush and layered thriller that mystery lovers will savor. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread
Books To ReadMy BooksMystery ThrillerPage TurnerMystery Books

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | The only relic from Andy’s troubled childhood is her friend Peter. The two occasionally meet, where they carefully avoid discussing one particular summer. But then Peter disappears, and Andy is forced to untangle what she’s tried so hard to forget. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is a lush and layered thriller that mystery lovers will savor. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread