Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2021

By Nikesh Shukla

By Nikesh Shukla

Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home

Nikesh Shukla

£16.98 £15.79

I am looking forward to my memoir coming out mostly because I gave it everything I have and it's a special book and it was supposed to come out September 2020. Happy to say goodbye to it. But only if you buy it.

The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

Sonia Faleiro

£16.98 £15.79

Sonia Faleiro's journalism is nothing short of forensic and this investigation into the disappearance of two girls is a masterful exploration of sexism and patriarchy.

Diary of a Film

Niven Govinden

£14.99 £13.94

A beautiful ode to the creation of art, queer love and storytellers by a masterful novelist.

How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures

Huma Qureshi

£12.99 £12.08

A warm and heartbreaking memoir about love and grief and finding yourself.

Interior Chinatown: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2020

CHARLES YU

£12.99 £12.08

So funny and out there and prescient and skewering (I love the word skewering, spot it in other write ups).

Luster

Raven Leilani

£14.99 £13.94

Skewering. (Ha, told you). A hilarious series of fragments about now, about love, now, about mental health and listlessness and modern families.

Border Nation: A Story of Migration

Leah Cowan

£9.99 £9.29

A statement. A powerful statement about who gets to move and who gets to put borders in front of them.

New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time

Craig Taylor

£25.00 £23.25

The follow up to Taylor's Londoners, is as warm and insightful and vignettey as its predecessor.

The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World

Kehinde Andrews

£20.00 £18.60

Professor Andrews never misses. And this is a compelling account of European Empires and the cost of their plunder.

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sathnam Sanghera

£18.98 £17.65

Another book about empire, this looks at the legacy of empire in the UK and forces us to have an honest conversation.

One of Them: An Eton College Memoir

Musa Okwonga

£8.99 £8.36

An honest and unflinching memoir about Eton that seeks to show us how those who control us are made and incubated and given permission.

Asylum Road

Olivia Sudjic

£14.99 £13.94

Sudjic's first novel, Sympathy was brilliant on obsession. This looks just as good as a couple deals with the past as they make a journey to redemption.

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

£14.99 £13.94

About grief and the opiod crisis and legacy and heritage and everything inbetween.

We Are All Birds of Uganda

Hafsa Zayyan

£14.99 £13.94

Flitting between Uganda in the 60s and now, this explores family and migration and London and the things we do to keep our families together.

A River Called Time

Courttia Newland

£16.98 £15.79

Superb tour de force of speculative fiction about the Ark and its occupants trying to survive. This is an allegory about social inequality that stays with you.

Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden

£14.99 £13.94

True to Godden's voice, this debut novel is a poetic tour de force of voice, mischievous and experimental, rhythmic and powerful.

The Edge

James Smythe

£8.99 £8.36

Finally! Part 3 of the Anomaly Quartet, a brilliant claustrophobic sci-fi thriller about time and memory and regret. Tense and taut.

I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

Anita Sethi

£16.98 £15.79

A powerful memoir about nature and belonging and racism and Britishness, as Anita Sethi undertakes a journey to reclaim her space in Britain following a terrifying hate crime on public transport.

The Khan: 'Bold, addictive and brilliant.' Stylist, Best Fiction 2021

Saima Mir

£14.99 £13.94

Blisteringly compelling crime fiction. The Godfather in Bradford.