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13 Best New Books with Rave Reviews to Read in December 2021

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

New month, new books! Book Light is our Dandelion Chandelier curated list of the most-anticipated new book releases every month, and next up is December 2021. If you ask us, the ideal December read encompasses a world of emotions. So what are the best new books coming out in December 2021? Our intrepid team has been exploring, and here’s what we found: 13 cool new books with rave reviews we can’t wait to read in December 2021, including novels and non-fiction.

what are the most-anticipated new book releases for December 2021?

Wondering what to read in December 2021 among all the new novels and new non-fiction books?

new novels and poetry releases in December 2021

In fiction and poetry, the new releases for December 2021 include a collection of poems from Amanda Gorman, who lit up the Presidential Inauguration earlier this year. Nadifa Mohamed’s Booker Prize short-listed novel is now available Stateside.

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new non-fiction book releases in December 2021

The non-fiction entries in December 2021 include a new book of essays by Siri Hustvedt. And biographies of John Milton and Greta Garbo.

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

13 of the best new books coming in December 2021

Here’s our pick of what to read from the crop of eagerly anticipated new book releases coming in December 2021. The best books from a range of genres, including novels, essay collections, and non-fiction. You can pre-order them now if you like.

New book releases on December 7, 2021

1. Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman.

 

best new novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

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2. White on White by Aysegül Savas.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

In White on White, a student moves to a new city to research Gothic nudes, renting an apartment from a painter. Agnes lives in another town with her husband when the lease is initially signed, but one day she returns unexpectedly and moves into the studio on the top floor. Over the course of months, it becomes clear that Agnes is in decline. Her demeanor is frenetic; her art is scattered and unfinished, white paint on a white canvas. The student coolly observes from a close vantage point just how easily a life can turn upside down, perhaps never to be righted again.

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3. Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim.

 

A sweeping saga based in wartime Korea, Beasts of a Little Land is an atmospheric read that ranges in its settings from the chambers of a courtesan school in Pyongyang to the glamorous cafes of Seoul to the boreal forests of Manchuria. A young girl sold by her family into prostitution and a young boy orphaned by violence forge an alliance as their nation fights for independence. And reckons with the cost of the struggle.

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4. The Women I Love by Francesco Pacifico, translated by Elizabeth Harris.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

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5. The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale.

 

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6. Mothers, Fathers and Others: Essays by Siri Hustvedt.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

Mothers, Fathers and Others is the latest essay collection from the author of

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7. Garbo by Robert Gottlieb.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

Garbo is the definite biography of

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8. Making Darkness Light: A Life of John Milton by Joe Moshenska.

 

Making Darkness Light is a biography of the poet John Milton

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9. Sea State: A Memoir by Tabitha Lasley.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

In her mid thirties and newly free from an abusive relationship, the author quit her job at a London magazine and signed a six-month lease on an apartment in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was planning to make good on a book idea about oil rigs and the men who work on them. Why oil rigs? She wanted to see what men were like with no women around. Sea State is her account of life “offshore,” including a love affair with a married rig worker.

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New book releases on December 14, 2021

10. The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

Based on a tragic true story, The Fortune Men was nominated for a Booker Prize.

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11. Creative Types: And Other Stories by Tom Bissell.

 

Creative Types is the latest short story collection from

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12. It’s Getting Dark: Stories by Peter Stamm, translated by Michael Hofmann.

 

It’s Getting Dark is a new story collection that explores the shifts that occur when the world grows dark – just in time for the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. In one story, an author is snowed in at a remote artists’ residency in Vermont. There, he recalls a Christmas thirty years ago, when he conducted a brief love affair with long-lasting consequences. Another tale sees a potential bank robber casing his target branch. In all of these, there’s a palpable winter chill and a cold-eyed assessment of how life can take sudden and frightening turns.

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New book releases on December 28, 2021

13. Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea.

 

best new releases of novels and non-fiction books coming out in December 2021

Twenty Years Later is a ripped-from-the-headlines plot-driven thriller.

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most anticipated releases of new novels and non-fiction books in December 2021

Those are our picks for what to read this month: 13 of the best and most anticipated new novels and non-fiction book releases coming in December 2021. So many options to answer the pressing matter of what to read in December 2021 . . .  What’s at the top of your list? Whatever you decide, stay safe and have a good month, dear reader.

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