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12 most exciting ebooks to read in winter 2020-21

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We’ve rounded up the best new ebooks across popular categories: books by John Grisham, Rachel Joyce, Seth Godin, Anthony Horowitz, and Shana Corey.

Hundreds of new books will be published in the 2020-21 reading season. If you are want to find the best reads for your e-reader or book-reading app, make sure to explore the following round-up.

In John Grisham’s A Time for Mercy, Jake Brigance returns to help Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy in Clanton, Mississippi.

Miss Benson’s Beetle is an uplifting novel from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. The book follows two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything to discover their best selves.

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Finally, there is Seth Godin’s The Practice. The little book explains what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, and find the courage to share your creative work.

As usual, the list include a quick blurb, a release date, and links to leading ebook stores: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple Books.

Which books are you going to read this winter or give as a gift to a book lover in your life?

Best ebooks winter 2020-21 iPad Kindle Kobo Nook

Best ebooks to read in winter 2020-21

A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy - John Grisham

October 13

John Grisham

Jake Brigance is back – the hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that takes place in Clanton, Mississippi.

Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy.

Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.

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Miss Benson’s Beetle

Miss Benson's Beetle - Rachel Joyce

November 3

Rachel Joyce

From the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an uplifting novel about two women on a life-changing adventure, where they must risk everything to discover their best selves.

It’s 1950. London is still reeling from World War II. Two British women, Margery Benson and Enid Pretty, find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship.

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The Practice: Shipping Creative Work

The Practice - Seth Godin

November 3

Seth Godin

From the bestselling author of Linchpin and The Dip comes a little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.

Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer’s block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you’re a well-adjusted human.

Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you’ve been seeking to share all along.

⇢ Kindle ⇢ Nook ⇢ Kobo ⇢ Apple

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

Sapiens: A Graphic Story - Yuval Noah Harari

November 3

Yuval Noah Harari

In the first volume of the full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind’s creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari’s ideas to a wide new readership.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

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Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons

Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons - James Lovegrove

November 10

James Lovegrove

Five years after Sherlock Holes solved the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles, another monstrous creature stalks across Dartmoor.

Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife Audrey and their three-year-old son Harry. One day, Audrey’s lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned to Sir Henry’s aid, and our heroes must face a marauding beast that is the very stuff of nightmares.

It seems that Stapleton may not have perished in the Great Grimpen Mire after all…

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Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders - Anthony Horowitz

November 10

Anthony Horowitz

Lovers of Agatha Christie will be excited to delve into the new, brilliantly complex thriller from the New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, featuring the famous literary detective Atticus Pund.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland, living a good life on a Greek island, decides to return to England to solve the mystery described in the fictional Magpie Murders. A young Cecily Trehearne read the mystery and believed that the man convicted of murder is innocent. And now she is missing.

Relentlessly suspenseful and full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction.

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Magic: A History

Magic - Chris Gosden

November 10

Chris Gosden

An Oxford professor of archaeology explores the unique history of magic – the oldest and most neglected strand of human behavior and its resurgence today.

Chris Gosden restores magic to its essential place in the history of the world—revealing it to be an enduring element of human behavior that plays an important role for individuals and cultures.

Drawing on decades of research around the world – touching on the first known horoscope, a statue ordered into exile, and the mystical power of tattoos – Gosden shows what magic can offer us today, and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.

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The Sea Gate

The Sea Gate - Jane Johnson

November 11

Jane Johnson

After Rebecca’s mother dies, she goes through her mail and finds a handwritten envelope. In it is a letter that will change her life forever.

Olivia, her mother’s elderly cousin, needs help to save her beloved home. Rebecca immediately goes to visit Olivia in Cornwall only to find a house full of secrets – but Olivia is nowhere to be found.

It turns out, the old woman is stuck in hospital with no hope of being discharged until her house is made habitable again.

Rebecca sets to work restoring the home to its former glory, but as she peels back the layers of paint and grime, she uncovers even more buried secrets.

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Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart - Mary Higgins Clark

November 17

Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

A ticking clock and fresh romance combine in this exhilarating follow up to the bestselling You Don’t Own Me, a riveting page-turner from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach.

A search party begins and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning.

As the sun sets, Johnny’s skim board washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water.

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The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science

The Light Ages - Seb Falk

November 17

Seb Falk

The Light Ages offers a gripping story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man in a precarious world and conjures a vivid picture of medieval life as we have never seen it before.

Cambridge science historian Seb Falk takes us on a tour of medieval science through the eyes of one fourteenth-century monk, John of Westwyk.

Westwyk was an intrepid crusader, inventor, and astrologer. From multiplying Roman numerals to navigating by the stars, curing disease, and telling time with an ancient astrolabe, we learn emerging science alongside Westwyk and travel with him through the length and breadth of England and beyond its shores.

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My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My Little Golden Book - Shana Corey

December 1

Shana Corey

This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers.

From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman – and the first Jewish woman – to be a United States Supreme Court Justice.

This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents!

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The Changing World Order

The Changing World Order - Ray Dalio

January 12

Ray Dalio

From the legendary investor Ray Dalio comes a new book that examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes.

Looking back across five hundred years of history and nine major empires – including the Dutch, the British, and the American – The Changing World Order puts into perspective the cycles and forces that have driven the successes and failures of all the world’s major countries throughout history.

Dalio reveals the timeless and universal dynamics that were behind these shifts, while also offering practical principles for policymakers, business leaders, investors, and others operating in this environment.

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