Books to look forward to in 2021

By Earthbound Books

By Earthbound Books

Books I'm looking forward to this year. Get your pre-orders in if you're so inclined...

How Beautiful We Were

Imbolo Mbue

£14.99 £13.94

Mbue, from Cameroon, has set her second novel in a fictional African village at risk from an American oil company.

Home in the World: A Memoir

FBA Sen Amartya

£25.00 £23.25

Amartya Sen, the Nobel prize winning Indian economist, tells his own story.

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard

£16.98 £15.79

The idea of the 'mother tree', identified by Simard, is one of the most radical recent discoveries in biology.

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

Kehinde Andrews

£20.00 £18.60

A scathing exploration of how slavery and empire still shape global politics, from a pioneer of Black Studies in Britain.

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Mariana Mazzucato

£20.00 £18.60

The influential economist turns her attention to Covid-19 recovery.

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

Emma Dabiri

£7.99 £7.43

A book full of practical advice from the respected race commentator.

Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

Katrine Marcal

£16.98 £15.79

A feminist take on innovation from the highly readable Swedish economist.


Vashti Hardy

£6.99 £6.50

One for the kids - an adventure story with an ecological heart from Vashti Hardy.

Land of Big Numbers

Te-Ping Chen

£12.99 £12.08

A debut collection of short stories from Te-Ping Chen, best known as a writer for the Wall Street Journal.

Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency

Barnabas Calder

£20.00 £18.60

Imaginatively retells the history of architecture from the point of view of energy use.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Bill Gates

£20.00 £18.60

Like the Pope, you have to pay attention when the big names talk about climate change.

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

£14.99 £13.94

A novel weaving together faith and hope, race and migration, from the Ghanaian-American author.

135 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos

£7.00 £6.51

What has art contributed to the climate change debate? A compendium of ideas.

Into the Volcano

Jess Butterworth

£6.99 £6.50

Jess Butterworth raises environmental questions through children's adventure books about real places and situations.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the World

Simon Winchester

£25.00 £23.25

A big ideas book about land, concepts of ownership, and how they shaped human history.