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17 Bestselling Books to Read in 2021

Need a new book to read? Start with a bestseller for a nearly guaranteed hit that’s sure to keep you turning those pages. Whether you love thrillers, historical fiction, sci-fi, memoirs, or any genre in between, browse through our list of bestsellers and book some time with your next great read.

Thriller Books

For a heart-racing reading experience, pick up a thriller bestseller by some of our favourite authors.

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

When their wealthy parents are discovered murdered in their mansion, their three grown children immediately become the prime subjects.

Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda

An idyllic neighbourhood becomes anything but after a couple is found dead in their home—and the suspected murderer moves back to town.

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Love the King of Horror? Then don’t miss this bestselling thriller about a hit man with one last job.

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Picks

The bestselling books in Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club are by women authors and are always riveting reads.

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

This Heather’s Pick is a heady summer story of love, lies, and secrets.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Speed through this thriller about a woman whose husband disappears, leaving her with a cryptic note to protect his stepdaughter.

Romance Books

These bestselling books serve up love and laughter with plenty of heart.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

From the author of the bestseller The Beach Read comes another delightful summer story about friendship—and love.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Love Schitt’s Creek? Then don’t miss this bestseller of a rom-com about an “It Girl” cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a remote town.

Memoirs

For incredible true stories of resilience, don’t miss these bestselling books.

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

After surviving cancer, Suleika Jaouad sets out on a cross-country road trip with only her dog to find herself and to remember how to live.

All In by Billie Jean King

The tennis star’s bestselling memoir is an inspiring read about her athletic journey—and her path to celebrating her identity and sexuality.

Historical Fiction

Bestsellers based on moments in history that transport us back in time.

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

This literary fantasy reimagines the rise of the Ming Dynasty in 14th century China.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi

In the follow-up to the bestseller The Henna Artist, follow the Lakshmi’s former assistant in his new role at the royal palace.

Fantasy

Escape to new worlds in these magical bestsellers.

From Blood & Ashby Jennifer L. Armentrout

Start with book one in this bestselling fantasy trilogy described as sexy and unexpected.

God & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin

If you love the bestselling books in the Serpent & Dove trilogy, don’t miss the stunning conclusion.

Science Fiction

From space exploration to A.I., these bestselling books explore all sorts of thrilling futuristic premises.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The newest bestseller from The Martian author is another intergalactic adventure that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

From a Nobel Laureate author comes a stunning novel exploring what it means to love.

Cookbooks

For delicious meals and baked treats, give these recipe tomes a whirl.

Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain

The T.V. host and Great British Baking Show winner shares 100 sweet recipes in this bestselling book.

Mandy’s Salads by Mandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe and Meredith Erickson

Learn how to make the delicious salads from this beloved Canadian restaurant.