As the world continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to find ways to escape and explore new worlds. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure, a heartwarming romance, or a thought-provoking exploration of the human condition, there’s a book out there for you. Here are some of our favorite books of 2021 that will help you discover a new world.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett is a captivating exploration of race, identity, and family. The novel follows the lives of twin sisters, Desiree and Stella, who were born in a small, southern Black community but take drastically different paths in life. As the sisters’ lives diverge, they grapple with the consequences of their choices and the secrets they keep.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a magical story about second chances. When Nora Seed finds herself at the brink of despair, she discovers the Midnight Library, a place where she can explore alternate versions of her life. As she travels through the library, she learns to appreciate the life she has and the choices she’s made.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is a captivating tale of a woman who makes a deal with the devil and is cursed to live forever, but forgotten by everyone she meets. As Addie travels through time, she discovers the power of her own story and learns to embrace her immortality.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a sweeping historical novel set during the Great Depression. As the dust storms ravage the Texas panhandle, Elsa Martinelli must make a difficult decision to leave her family and seek a better life in California. Along the way, she discovers strength and resilience she never knew she had.
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi is a powerful exploration of identity and family. When Vivek Oji dies suddenly, his family is left to grapple with the secrets he kept and the truth of his identity. As they search for answers, they discover a life that was full of love and joy.
These books are sure to transport you to a new world and help you discover something new about yourself. So, grab a book and get ready to explore!