• Natasha Hart

Don’t Miss These 10 New Book Releases (Spring 2021)

We love new books.


The smell of the freshly printed pages, the anticipation of what’s to come. The excitement of a story we’ve yet to read.


We’re getting giddy just thinking about it. That’s why we need to tell you about all the great books that’re coming out this year. We just can’t hold our excitement in any longer.


I’m sure you can agree, after the 2020 we’ve all had, we need some good stories to look forward to.


So, get your pencil ready, get your calendar open. It’s time to make a note of the 10 awesome new books you need to read this spring.


1. The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

Release Date: 19th January 2021


Released this week, we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!


And we’ve actually got an exciting event to share for this new release.


If you purchase a copy of The City of Tears DIRECT from us, The Book Nook, you’ll be invited to attend a FREE exclusive virtual event with the author herself, Kate Mosse on 28th January at 6.30pm. How exciting!


The event will be a discussion between Kate and Katie Derham whilst they participate in a virtual walking tour of Amsterdam. You’ll only be eligible for this event if you purchase the book through The Book Nook, so not if you purchase through our bookshop.org page.


You can find more details over on our event Facebook page.


Now, about the book: It’s the second instalment to the Burning Chambers series, and one we’re on the edge of our seats to read. The first book was simply amazing.


Take a journey to 16th-century France, where revenge coats the streets in blood and there's a lot of drama.


It’s history in the making, and it’s waiting for you to read it.




2. Exit by Belinda Bauer

Release Date: 21st January 2021


Only just released, this book is sure to fly off the shelves.


It’s a page-turning thriller that fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club are going to LOVE.


Pensioner Felix is doing a good deed. He’s visiting a dying man to keep him company whilst he takes his last, final breath.


15 minutes later, Felix is on the run from the police.


That’s when he realises it’s never too late for your life to go horribly, terribly wrong.




3. My Year Abroad: A Novel by Chang-rae Lee

Release Date: 4th February 2021


A bildungsroman that’s breath-taking and emotional and just amazing in every way.


Chang-rae Lee is known for his ‘precise, elliptical prose’ (The New York Times), and this is a novel only he could ever have written.


It’s the story about a young American man, who gets whisked away on an adventure like no other. It’s the combination of dark humour, the exploration of cultural stereotypes, of friendship. My Year Abroad: A Novel will pull you into its world, and won’t ever let you go.




4. The Panic Years by Nell Frizzell

Release Date: 11th February 2021


Every woman will experience them, but none will look alike.


The Panic Years.


They’ll determine how a woman spends her time from adolescence to menopause.


They’ll determine who she settles down with (if, ever), to where she lives, her family and her weekends.


They are her Panic Years.


They are the time in which a woman has to make the most important decision of her life: whether or not to have a baby.


The Panic Years is a conversation we all need to have. One that needs to be discussed more openly, more candidly. And thanks to Nell Frizzell, this February we might actually be able to have a wide discussion about that ticking time-bomb that all woman face, together.




5. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Release Date: 18th February 2021


This book is a must-read for thriller-lovers.


From the Alpine setting, the rich prose, to the twists and turns expected of this genre. The Sanatorium has it all.


Set in an isolated hotel deep in the Swiss Alps, a hotel that has recently been renovated from a sanatorium, Elin Warner feels on edge. She’s reluctantly here to celebrate her estranged brother’s engagement, and something just doesn’t seem right.


And that’s when her brother’s fiancée suddenly disappears.


That’s when a storm cuts off access to the hotel.


That’s when… anyone could be next.




6. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Release Date: 23rd February 2021


This superb Young Adult series reaches its conclusion this February, and it’s sure to be a corker of a book.


Will you be there to see how it all ends?




7. Klara and the Sun by Kazou Ishiguro

Release Date: 2nd March 2021


Have you ever wondered what it means to love? Discussing the complexities of AI and human relations, Klara and theSun is sure to be an intriguing read.


From the Nobel-Prize winning author Never Let Me Go and Remains of the Day (both fantastic books, too), comes a story you can’t miss this spring.




8. First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami

Release Date: 6th April 2021


Murakami is back with his spellbinding narrative skill and hypnotic story craftsmanship.


This is a collection of short stories, all written in the 1st person with that typical Murakami flair. They promise to take you on a journey through your nostalgic youth.


Be it fiction or memoir, Murakami is sure to captivate your imagination.




9. Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Release Date: 20th April 2021


A collection of short stories set in Alaska and the American mid-west, this book captures the core feelings of isolation, loneliness, and the emotions of last year well.


Meet the teenagers who are separate by distance, but who’s lives come together in these beautiful tales.




10. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Release Date: 29th April 2021


We’re all here for these amazing retellings of Greek myths from the female perspective.


Jennifer Saint redefines the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. It’s a tale we all know, but not like this.


If you loved Circe last year, you’ll love this.


Let’s give voices to the forgotten women.





What did you think of our list? A varied collection, so hopefully something for everyone. Do you have any others you can’t wait to read? Let us know over on our Facebook page – we’d love to add some more to our calendar! I personally can’t wait to read the new Murakami book; you just know it’s going to be awesome.


Remember, you can order the books above from The Book Nook, or by clicking on any of the images above. These will take you to our bookshop.org page. You can also email us, too, at info@booknookshop.co.uk or call us on 01920 467 597 to place an order. And you can still order in lockdown! We offer collection or delivery services.

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