In present times, the hype of books is entirely based on social media, reviews from book and study bloggers on Facebook and Instagram, book cover, and picture reviews on Pinterest. It often happens that books do not live up to their worth and often good books miss the deserved hype. In this article, we will read about 5 books from 2021 that deserved more hype.
5 Books from 2021 that Deserved More Hype:
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev – Dawnie Walton
Opal is an independent and fierce woman. Despite her unusual looks, she cannot see herself getting into a 9-5 job, but being a star. When Neville Charles, an aspiring British singer/songwriter, met her at a bar and offered her collaboration she certainly didn’t deny it. While she was exploring her niche a rival band decided to interrupt and damage a promotional concert, Opal’s strong protest against this changed her life along with her loved ones. It also proved how tough the consequences are if a woman, especially a black woman is trying to stand up for her and be honest and vocal about it. But this is not where the threat ends, there are more allegations and revelations to come.
Too Good to Be True – Carola Lovering
Skye Starling is delighted when her date, Burke Michaels proposes. She is wise, beautiful, belongs to a well-off family, and suffered from OCD which has also affected her relationship. But now Burke, who is older and more emotionally mature than Skye wants to spend the rest of his life with her, but the issue is Burke is not the person he is pretending to be. What happens next? Who is Heather?
The Paper Palace – Miranda Cowley Heller
A perfect July morning – 50-year-old Elle awakens at their family summer place named The Paper Place. But this morning is not like another morning as last night she crept out the back door and had sex with one of her oldest friends Jonas, while their partners were having a conversation inside. This book dwells on the conflict of dignity and desire. Elle has to choose between her beloved and honest husband Peter and Jonas, her childhood love, the man Elle imagined spending her life with.
We are Not Like Them – Christine Pride
Jen and Riley have both been best friends since childhood and as adults, they were like soul sisters, always close to each other. Jen got married early and after several years of trying she finally got pregnant. Riley carried on with her childhood desire of becoming a journalist. But the profound connection they shared is critically tested when Jen’s husband who is a city police officer got involved in a shooting case of a black teen. Jen is stuck in between her lifelong friendship with Riley and the future of her husband. Similarly, Riley cannot think only about her friend Jen and ignore such a crucial cause of her community.
The People We Keep – Allison Larkin
Little River, NY, 1994 – April is dwelling in a motor home won by her dad in a poker play. Her mother was the first one to leave and now her father left her alone to decorate his new family with another woman. She needs to chase open mic now. Matty, her boyfriend wishes to marry her and stay in this town; but his family thinks she is inadequate for Matty. Once getting the spotlight and stage she realizes that she does not belong here. After stealing the car that her father bought for his new wife Irene she finds herself in Ithaca. She stumbles and gets up and stumbles again just like life goes on. She writes songs and creates a new family who was all along in her journey.