Unruly Book Group Sponsors Readers' Books Buyers' 2021 Recommendations

  • Posted on: 26 October 2021
  • By: readersbooks

Resuming the yearly tradition, the Unruly Book Group sponsored the Readers' Books Buyers' book-a-minute preview of the best of the upcoming season. Please check out our recording of the event on our youtube channel and see below for the full list.


Readers' Books Buyers' Recommendations 
October 2021

Fiction, Hardcover

What Storm, What Thunder - Myriam J.A. Chancy
Cloud Cuckoo Land - Anthony Doerr
The Sentence - Louise Erdrich (on sale 11/9)
Matrix - Lauren Groff
Burntcoat - Sarah Hall (on sale 11/2)
Small Things Like These - Claire Keegan (on sale 11/30)
Once There Were Wolves - Charlotte McConaghy
Bewilderment - Richard Powers
Oh William!- Elizabeth Strout (on sale 10/19)
Still Life - Sarah Winman (on sale 11/2)

Fiction, Paperback

Piranesi - Susanna Clarke
Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi
White Shadow - Roy Jacobsen
The Boy in the Field - Margot Livesey
Deacon King Kong - James McBride
Migrations - Charlotte McConaghy
Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell
Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
Fresh Water for Flowers - Valerie Perrin
Here We Are - Graham Swift
This is Happiness - Niall Williams 

Nonfiction, Hardcover

Home Made - Liz Hauck
Paradise - Lizzie Johnson
All In - Billie Jean King
The Power of Tranquility in a Very Noisy World - Bernie Krause
The Night the Lights Went Out - Drew Magary  
This Is Ear Hustle - Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods (on sale 10/19)
Pastoral Song - James Rebanks
Graceland, at Last - Margaret Renkl
Fuzz - Mary Roach
Beautiful Country - Qian Julie Wang

Nonfiction, Paperback

The Gran Tour - Ben Aitken
Fathoms - Rebecca Giggs
An Onion in My Pocket - Deborah Madison
Mudlark - Lara Maiklem
Lost Pianos of Siberia - Sophy Roberts
Owls of the Eastern Ice - Jonathan Slaght
Stranger in the Shogun's City - Amy Stanley
Group - Christie Tate

Cookbooks/Gift Books

Human Nature - Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday
Cooking At Home - David Chang (on sale 10/26)
Frog and Toad Are Doing Their Best - Jennie Egerdie
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village - Maureen Johnson and Jay Cooper
The Lyrics - Paul McCartney (on sale 11/2)
Renegades - Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (on sale 10/26)
At Home in the Wine Country - Heather Hebert and Chase Reynolds
Gastro Obscura - Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras
Tables & Spreads - Shelly Worcel and Wyatt Worcel

Kids, Teens, and Young-of-Heart

Picture Books

It Fell from the Sky - Fan Brothers
Change Sings - Amanda Gorman
This Is a Gift for You - Emily Winfield Martin (on sale 11/30)
How to Have a Birthday - Mary Lyn Ray
Gladys the Magic Chicken - Adam Rubin (on sale 10/26)
Amos McGee Misses the Bus - Philip C. Stead (on sale 11/23)

Middle Readers (8-12)

Beatryce Prophecy - Kate DiCamillo
Tiger Skin Rug - Joan Haig (on sale 11/2)
Playing the Cards You're Dealt - Varian Johnson
Pony - R.J. Palacio
Kaleidoscope - Brian Selznick

Young Adults

Left-Handed Booksellers of London - Garth Nix
Little Thieves - Margaret Owen (on sale 10/19)
That Dark Infinity - Kate Pentecost (on sale 10/19)
On the Hook - Francisco X. Stork
A Sitting in St James - Rita Williams-Garcia

Big Series

Big Shot: Wimpy Kid #16 - Jeff Kinney (on sale 10/26)
Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives - Dav Pilkey (on sale 11/30)

Graphic Novel Adaptations

Animorphs - K. A. Applegate
Magic Tree House - Mary Osborne
Wings of Fire - Tui T. Sutherland
I Survived - Lauren Tarshis

Perennial Favorites

Guinness Book of World Records
Pocket Guides

Goodnight Story

The House of Grass And Sky - Mary Lyn Ray

New Baby

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home - Kathryn Cristaldi


Weather - Maike Biederstaedt
Inside the Suitcase - Clotilde Perrin