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Article Published on: 10 MAR 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com
As readers look forward to the coming year, many are already eagerly anticipating the release of some of the most anticipated books of the year. From debut novels to new works by established authors, the following are five books that are generating buzz among readers and critics alike.
"The Anthropocene Reviewed" by John Green
John Green is perhaps best known for his bestselling novel "The Fault in Our Stars," but he is also an accomplished essayist and YouTuber. In "The Anthropocene Reviewed," Green collects some of his most popular essays and adapts them to a print format. The essays cover a wide range of topics, from the history of the Taco Bell breakfast menu to the legacy of the Voyager spacecraft. With Green's signature blend of humor and insight, "The Anthropocene Reviewed" is sure to be a hit with fans of his work.
"The Other Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris
"The Other Black Girl" is a debut novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris that explores issues of race, power, and identity in the publishing industry. The book follows Nella Rogers, a young Black woman who works as an editorial assistant at a prestigious publishing house, as she navigates a hostile work environment and a mysterious new colleague who seems to be trying to undermine her. With its timely themes and engaging storytelling, "The Other Black Girl" is already generating a lot of buzz and could become a breakout hit.
"The Prophets" by Robert Jones, Jr.
"The Prophets" by Robert Jones, Jr. is a debut novel that is already generating significant buzz in literary circles. Set on a plantation in the Deep South before the Civil War, the novel tells the story of two enslaved men, Isaiah and Samuel, who find love and comfort in each other's company. As their relationship deepens, they begin to question the harsh realities of their existence and dream of a future where they can be free. Jones's powerful writing and unflinching exploration of the complexities of love and oppression promise to make "The Prophets" a standout debut.
"The Push" by Ashley Audrain
Ashley Audrain's "The Push" is a psychological thriller that has already been compared to bestsellers like "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train." The novel tells the story of a woman named Blythe, who struggles to bond with her newborn daughter and fears that she may have inherited a family curse that drives mothers to harm their children. As Blythe's fears spiral out of control, she must confront the dark secrets of her own past and the true nature of the bond between mother and child. With its gripping plot and suspenseful twists, "The Push" is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
"The Code Breaker" by Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson's "The Code Breaker" is a nonfiction book that tells the story of Jennifer Doudna, the biochemist who helped develop the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology. In addition to tracing Doudna's career and her groundbreaking scientific discoveries, Isaacson explores the ethical and societal implications of this new technology and its potential to transform the way we think about genetic engineering. With its blend of scientific discovery and ethical exploration, "The Code Breaker" promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking read.
As readers eagerly anticipate the release of these and other highly anticipated books of the year, it's clear that 2021 promises to be a standout year for literature. From debut novels to works by established authors, there is no shortage of exciting new books to look forward.