Honest Reader Reviews of 2021 Books

reader reviews of some of the best 2021 books

There are many places to find reader reviews on the web, but it can be a challenge to know which are truly independent.

The reader reviews offered through BookBrowse's First Impressions program are trustworthy because only our members can post them. Members have the opportunity to request books to read months ahead of publication in exchange for their honest opinion. They can request specific titles but the books are assigned by an algorithm. This approach helps ensure that the overall consensus will not be influenced by readers with personal connections to the author.

It also results in candid, thoughtful perspectives from our members that give a glimpse of the experiences they've had with a book. By seeing the similarities in reader reactions and opinions, you can better decide if a book is one you're likely to enjoy. And with all of the reviewed books available, you're sure to find many that appeal to you.

Below are this year's First Impressions titles. If you'd like to see more books, we have reviews of over 750 available for you to browse!

  • The Fortunate Ones
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • The Prophets
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • At the Edge of the Haight
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • The Narrowboat Summer
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • The Last Tiara
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Three Mothers
    Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Black Widows
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Smalltime
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Lost Apothecary
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • The Northern Reach
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • Raft of Stars
    Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Of Women and Salt
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • The Widow Queen
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Activities of Daily Living
    Rating:  / 5
  • The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
    Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • Crossing the River
    Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • A Theater for Dreamers
    Rating: 3.6 / 5
  • Everybody
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Footnotes
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • Ariadne
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • Morningside Heights
    Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Lady Sunshine
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Personal Librarian
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • The Forest of Vanishing Stars
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • The Temple House Vanishing
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • The Sunset Route
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Mrs. March
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • A Million Things
    Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • Blind Man's Bluff
    Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • The Last Chance Library
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • Never Saw Me Coming
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • The Lost Notebook of Edouard Manet
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Flesh & Blood
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • Sisters of the Great War
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • New York, My Village
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • Beasts of a Little Land
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • True Crime Story
    Rating: 4.2 / 5

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