25 Great Books You May Have Missed This Year

    Whether you're just learning of these titles now or being reminded to read them, here are some books that deserve your attention!

    2021 was a great year for books, and while you may have made a huge dent in your TBR, there were a bunch of quieter releases you might have missed out on or didn't have time to check out. Whether you're just learning of them now or being reminded, here are some books that deserve your attention!

    1. Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach

    A boy stares straight ahead at a girl who looks out to the reader

    2. I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

    Two girls sit across from each other with laptops in front of them lighting their faces

    3. The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser

    A yearbook style illustration with a faceless boy's photo heart-circled, and two grinning girls with arrows pointing to them

    4. Can't Say It Went To Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

    On a colorblock book cover, three faceless people stand or sit on text

    5. City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

    A blonde girl with a braid, fingerless gloves and sleeveless vest holds a gun in front of a girl with cropped blue hair, standing before city lights

    6. House of Sticks by Ly Tran

    A baby photo of the author is placed between the text of the book title

    7. Can't Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

    A freckled redhead boy holds a microphone

    8. Wider Than The Sky by Katherine Rothschild

    A house stands next to the Golden Gate bridge, a sunset sky behind it

    9. Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet by Chelsea Wald

    A toilet with a wooden back blooms flowers out of its bowl

    10. Nightwatch on the Hinterlands by K. Eason

    A mess of red wires twist over each other on a black background

    11. Not Our Summer by Casie Bazay

    Two girls stand with their backs against a tree, opposite each other, frowns on their faces

    12. A Convenient Christmas by Jody Holford

    A girl holds a christmas tree which covers her face, next to a scottish terrier in front of a christmas decorated cabin

    13. Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake

    Two young girls look out at the sea and a house in the distance

    14. The Most Fun Thing: Dispatches From A Skateboard Life by Kyle Beachy

    A black and white photo of a broken skateboard

    15. Vampires, Hearts, & Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston

    A girl in a dress leans against a wall near a graveyard

    16. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

    A girl stands before lanterns, holding herself as waves seem to overtake her body

    17. Punch Me Up To The Gods by Brian Broome

    A photo of the author as a young boy and the text of the title in block letters

    18. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

    A black girl with large hoop earrings looks down, her head is filled with leaves

    19. Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

    A girl stands with a pensive look, in a school uniform holding books

    20. Tidesong by Wendy Xu

    A young girl stands on rocks in the middle of a wave-filled ocean with a mermaid tail peeking out

    21. Cool For The Summer by Dahlia Adler

    A girl with a bob wears heart-shaped sunglasses, a girl with long dark hair is reflected in one lens while a boy in a varsity jacket is reflected in the other

    22. The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

    In front of the Golden Gate bridge a Muslim woman in an American flag hijab stands back to back with a man eating ice cream

    23. Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

    In light blue over a dark blue background, silhouettes of flowers and leaves glow

    24. XOXO by Axie Oh

    A girl and boy hold each other in sunset filled alleyway in Seoul

    25. It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland

    Four teens sit on bleachers awash in purple light