Must Read Books Every Novel Lover Should Read

Available in : Vietnamese


September 13.2021


It’s time to put down your laptop, turn off Netflix for a while, and order some new books to read. Here is your guide to the best new novels published recently.




The forest of vanishing stars – Kristin Harmel



The forest of vanishing stars tells the story about a young woman who after being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is broken when she comes across a group of Jews fleeing Nazi terror. Surprised to learn what’s going on in the outside world, she vows to teach the group everything she knows about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some unexpected lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation.


Historical Fiction

Publication Date: 6 July 2021







She Who Became The Sun –  Shelley Parker-Chan






In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness… ‘She Who Became The Sun’ is penned by Asian American former diplomat and international development advisor, Shelly Parker-Chan. The novel is a daring, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor.


Historical Fantasy

Release date: July 20.2021




For Your Own Good – Samantha Downing





Bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with a new thriller novel set in a prestigious private school.  Belmont Academy’s image is shattered by a homicide within weeks, but it will take more than a few inconvenient bodies on campus to derail the driven Belmont community members. A good thriller with a cast of unabashedly amoral schemers that provides darkly comic amusement and plenty of surprises.


Mystery & Thriller

Release date: July 20.2021









Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead – Emily R. Austin



This riveting novel follows a morbidly anxious young woman who lands a job as a receptionist at a Catholic church and becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of her predecessor.

Gilda, a twenty-something atheist and animal-lover, can’t stop thinking about death. Desperate for relief from her racing mind and estranged from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church and is greeted by Father Jeff, who believes she is there for a job interview. A delightful combination of warmth, deadpan humor, and spot-on observations about the human condition.


Release date: July 6.2021

Mystery & Thriller






We Are the Brennans – Tracey Lange



Tracey Lange in ‘We Are the Brennans’ explores the unduring power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets. When 29-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up bruised and battered in a Los Angeles hospital after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and returns to her family in New York, determined to rebuild her life even if it means tiptoeing around resentful family and friends.


Contemporary Fiction

Release date: August 3, 2021









It Happened One Summer – Tessa Bailey





It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey is a must-read book for the holiday season, following Piper Bellinger, a fashionable and influential wild child who is also out of control. Her wealthy father cuts her and her sister off and sends them to run their grandfather’s dive bar in a small Pacific Northwest beach town to teach them responsibility (and as punishment).



Release date: July 13.2021













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