The Best Books to Hibernate With in 2021
The Best Books to Hibernate With in 2021
The holidays are over but winter is still in full swing, and most of us are spending more time indoors than ever before. Thankfully, there are lots of great reads to keep us entertained as we welcome a new year.
We’ve pulled together our top picks to add to your self-isolation library. A little romance, a little suspense — check out some of the new best books to hibernate with in 2021.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens (352 pages) (Published December 1, 2020)
Hibernation vibe: romance, fate, inspiration
In this Good Morning America book club pick, two Londoners are born at the same hospital at the same time on New Year’s Day. Their lives branch off in different directions but thirty years on, Minnie and Quinn’s paths cross at a New Year’s Eve party… and keep on crossing. They don’t have much in common but fate seems to have plans of its own.
The Last Resort by Susi Holliday (299 pages) (Published December 1, 2020)
Hibernation vibe: mystery, suspense, thriller
The Last Resort might have you rethinking your next post-Covid trip. Imagine saying yes to an all-expenses-paid retreat only to have your deepest, darkest secrets brought to light in the process. The seven strangers in Susi Holliday’s latest novel get more than they’ve bargained for after signing up to test out new technology on a remote island. If you’re up for a thrilling, fast-paced story à la Black Mirror, this one’s for you.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (400 pages) (To be published March 9, 2021)
Hibernation vibe: funny, warm, sweet
If you’re looking for something light to brighten these dark winter days, Talia Hibbert’s latest entry into her stand-alone Brown Sisters series is sure to warm your heart. Especially if you’re prone to mishaps and general klutziness like the heroine, Eve Brown. Eve manages to bring calamity wherever she goes but really means well. When she — literally — runs into a bed-and-breakfast owner who seems to be her complete opposite, everything goes wrong, but there’s also a possibility he could be Mr. Right.
Malice by Heather Walter (480 pages) (To be published April 13, 2021)
Hibernation vibe: dark fantasy, twisty, female-driven
Who doesn’t love a good fairytale with a twist? In Heather Walter’s take on Sleeping Beauty, the beautiful princess, Aurora, falls in love not with the prince, but with the evil sorceress, Alyce. In this lush retelling filled with fantasy and court intrigue, the true inner feelings and motives of so-called villains and heroes are revealed. A solid pick to experience female power at its peak.
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (416 pages) (To be published February 9, 2021)
Hibernation vibe: romantic comedy, food, family feuds
Delicious noodle soup, family feuds, star-crossed… restaurateurs? You get the picture. The two Vietnamese-American teens in Loan Le’s foodie romance come from rival restaurant families whose taste for competition has soured relations seemingly to the point of no return. That is, until Bao and Linh enter the picture. As their mutual attraction draws them closer, they also discover that there may be more to their families’ rivalry than meets the eye.
This past year’s been a doozy, but we made it. What better way to combat the chill and ring in the new year than with a brand new reading list? We hope our list gets you excited to start one of your own!
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Keisha Paterson is a lifetime writer of sticky-note poetry who enjoys comfort foods, self-care holidays, and Hawaiian dance. A prolific wanderer, she loves to discover and take home old orphaned books and eclectic records. She is an office manager, private yoga instructor, and freelance editor in Toronto.
Favourite Book: Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
Favourite brunch spot: Sisters and Co.
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