The books of 2021 opened up on different topics starting from racism, homosexuality, feminism, mental health, and more. Let’s read about the 15 best debut books of 2021 you should never miss.
15 Best Debut Books of 2021 You Should Never Miss:
- Open Water – Caleb Azumah Nelson
- Blow Your House Down – Gina Frangello
- Slingshot – Mercedes Helnwein
- Little and Often – Trent Preszler
- Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy – Larissa Pham
- Punch Me Up to the Gods – Brian Broome
- The Atmospherians – Alex McElroy
- Yes, Daddy – Jonathan Parks-Ramage
- The Other Black Girl – Zakiya Dalila Harris
- Future Feelings – Joss Lake
- Arsenic and Adobo – Mia P. Manansala
- Shutter – Melissa Larsen
- The Damage – Caitlin Wahrer
- God Spare the Girls – Kelsey McKinney
- The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures + Pieces – Courtney Cook
Open Water – Caleb Azumah Nelson
Two British black artists who meet and instantly sense a connection – as the story unfolds, the readers get into more details about how their bond goes from friendship to falling in love. This book also deals with the theme of racism in London, injustice, and the fear of being a black man. The desolation and authenticity of this novel are astonishing.
Blow Your House Down – Gina Frangello
This memoir presents Frangello, who after her best friend’s demise starts leading a double life, one of a good wife and mother and the other of a woman having a passionate extramarital affair.
Slingshot – Mercedes Helnwein
‘Slingshot’ is about a self-centred girl Grace Welles, who after her breakup realizes that she needs to find her real self.
Little and Often – Trent Preszler
The book is written by the owner and operator of Preszler Woodshop, a business that manufactures custom canoes. It tells the story of the woodcarving occupation of the author, which commenced when he inherited an adored toolbox from his separated father. This diverse kind of story is unquestionably touching.
Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy – Larissa Pham
This memoir-in-essays fluently presents the private experiences covering, sex, art, and everything amidst it.
Punch Me Up to the Gods – Brian Broome
This memoir of Brian Broome talks about his experience of growing up in the Midwest lands as a gay Black man.
The Atmospherians – Alex McElroy
A very thrilling book indeed where Sasha, a very ordinary girl after a cyber attack got hired in a business project of an old friend. A scheme intended to deprogram men from toxic masculinity. But why did she get hired?
Yes, Daddy – Jonathan Parks-Ramage
It is a queer gothic thriller about Jonah, a waiter, and his affair with renowned playwright, Richard. But how summer changes the entire plot is why you should not miss this.
The Other Black Girl – Zakiya Dalila Harris
This book is about two black women who are the center of attraction in their workplace at a publishing house in the United States. Is it in a good way or bad? – It is up to you.
Future Feelings – Joss Lake
This story is about Pen, a trans man whose resentment over the conversion of Aiden, an influencer leads him to banish another trans man, Blithe which causes him to go through emotional turmoil. Later in the story Pen and Aiden will try to save Blithe.
Arsenic and Adobo – Mia P. Manansala
The novel concentrates on Lila who tries hard to save her aunt’s restaurant from the economic crisis, which is perplexed by the abrupt demise of her ex-partner; in this case, Lila herself is a prime suspect.
Shutter – Melissa Larsen
The main lead Betty Roux escapes to New York City after her father’s demise and falls in love with a growing Indie filmmaker, Anthony. The way the story takes a turn after Betty accepts the offer of being in Anthony’s next movie is the most surprising part of the book.
The Damage – Caitlin Wahrer
After an assault of a young man, when the rapist is allowed to roam around freely until his testing – one family gets involved in an extended drama.
God Spare the Girls – Kelsey McKinney
This book focuses on Abigail and Caroline – one gets questioned about her virginity and the other gets familiar with the fact of her father having an extramarital affair. The two girls as the daughter of the pastor depict doubt on faith after the sudden revelation.
The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures + Pieces – Courtney Cook
The author opens up about her lifestyle with a borderline personality disorder.
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