Frontlist | 7 books you should add to your bookshelf in 2021
This year, make good on your promise of reading some good books. To help you narrow down the options that you can start with, we’ve compiled a short list of just seven books that every book lover should read once in their lives.
1. Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s first novel since The Lowland in 2013, Whereabouts was originally released in 2018 in Italian, but the English version will be made available in June 2021. It is a story of a woman searching for a change in life and trying to discover herself in a lonely Italian city.
2. Languages of Truth by Salman Rushdie
Languages of Truth will be a book of stories written between 2003 and 2020 by Rushdie, which will chronicle the evolution of language and culture. To be released in May 2021.
3. Club You to Death by Anuja Chauhan
Anuja Chauhan’s latest is a murder mystery, where the death of a personal trainer in Delhi is investigated amidst several conspiracy theories. The book is set to be released in May 2021.
4. By Many A Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life by M Hamid Ansari
Former vice-president, Hamid Ansari, has written an insider’s insight into Indian politics and all that happens behind the curtains. Ansari was the vice president of India and chairman of the Rajya Sabha for two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2017. The book will be available sometime soon in January.
5. UNFINISHED by Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The actor has chronicled her childhood, rise in Bollywood, father’s death and marriage to Nick Jonas in her book titled Unfinished. Slated to be released next month.
6. ACTUALLY…I MET THEM by Gulzar
In this book, celebrated lyricist-writer-film director Gulzar will talk in detail about his encounters with famous personalities of Indian cinema, art, and literature. Some of the stalwarts include Satyajit Ray, R.D. Burman and Kishore Kumar. Date of release yet to be announced.
7. SACH KAHUN TOH by Neena Gupta
Award-winning actor Neena Gupta is coming out with an account of her personal and professional life which will be published under Penguin ‘Ebury Press’ imprint. Date of release yet to be announced.
Source: GQ India