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The Best Selling Novels Published In 2021

This year marks another incredible year of new releases. We’ll take a look at some of the best selling novels coming in 2021, from bestsellers to the award-nominated debuts you probably missed.

But how would you know if you’re reading the best novel? Aside from sales figures, the best book teaches you history, which the curriculum probably never did. It breaks your heart, then mends it, sometimes in the same chapter.

Great novels let you travel back in the past era, and walk into a fantasy world. And sometimes offer glimpses into a dystopian future world far more bewildering than 2020. If you already have covered reading the most anticipated books published in 2020 that we’ve suggested last year, here is another list of best selling novels published in 2021 to keep you reading.


Best Selling Novels Of 2021

You can go through the list and find the one that best suits you. Better yet, you can read all of the books! And if you get too many books lying around, you can always sell your books online and get a reasonable amount of your money back.


The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

Millions have lost their jobs in The Four Winds, and drought has pierced through the Great Plains. Farmers struggle to keep their land and livelihoods as the crops die, the water dries up. The dust becomes a huge problem threatening to bury all of them.

Set in Texas, 1934, the Dust Bowl era, one of the darkest eras of the Great Depression, has come with a vengeance. In this dangerous and uncertain period, Elsa Martinelli must make a painful choice to either go west and search for a better life or fight for the land she loves.

The Four Winds is a lasting American portrait and the American Dream, seen through the eyes of a brave woman. Her sacrifice and courage will later define a generation.


The Missing Sister – Lucinda Riley

Each of the six D’Apliese sisters has been on their remarkable journey to find more about their heritage. But one question goes unanswered: where and who is the seventh sister? The only clue the sisters have is an image of an emerald ring shaped like a star.

As they search for their sister, it takes them across the world, from New Zealand to England, Canada, Ireland, and France, bringing the six sisters together to complete their family.

The search for the missing sisters slowly unearths a story of love, sacrifice, and strength that started nearly a hundred years ago. But other brave young women would risk all things to change the world around them.


The Library Of The Dead – Tendai Huchu

Ropa ditched school to become a ghostalker. She then starts earning a living by sending messages from the dead to the living, which initially seemed harmless. But then, the dead started whispering about someone who bewitched children and left them joyless husks.

When Ropa starts her investigation, she needs to rely on Scottish pragmatism and Zimbabwean magic to search for clues. And what Ropa finds will forever change her world.


The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

This novel entails a female apothecary that secretly distributes poisons to free women from the men who have wronged them. Unfortunately, this sets three people across centuries on a fatal collision course.

The apothecary has two rules: first, the poison shouldn’t be used to harm other women. Second, the names of the murderer, including the victim, must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.

Nella, once a respected healer, used her knowledge of the apothecary for a darker purpose. She sells well-disguised poisons to desperate women who’ll murder their men to be free.

But her new customer at her hidden apothecary shop happens to be a precocious twelve-year-old Eliza Fanning. What happens between them is an unexpected friendship that jeopardizes Nella’s world, threatening to expose the numerous women whose names are in her register.


The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave

Before Owen Michaels disappeared, he hid a note to his new wife that read “protect her.” Even though she was afraid and confused, she knew who Owen referred to – Bailey, his 16-year-old daughter.

Bailey lost her mother tragically when she was a child and wants nothing to do with her new stepmother. Meanwhile, Hannah’s continuous desperate calls don’t go through. First, the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, then Hannah realizes her husband isn’t the man she knew.

Bailey may hold the answer to finding out Owen’s true identity and why he disappeared. So Hannah and Bailey team up to find the truth.

However, as they search for the truth, they both realize they’re creating a new future – a future both Hannah and Bailey never anticipated.


We hope these best selling novels of 2021 become one of your best reads. However, just as 2021 isn’t over yet, the same way you can read more good novels after completing these five fiction books. There is always more to read!

Other great best selling novels published in 2021 include Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse, Luster by Ellery Lloyd, etc. Whatever happens, don’t ever stop reading great novels!

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