Top 12 Books to Read in 2021

Picking out an interesting book can be challenging. That’s why I created this list of 12 books to read in 2021. My book club always selects outstanding books, so I am passing along the best ones to you. Since I am a healthy living expert, I’ve added some healthy lifestyle books for the body, mind, and spirit. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

Top 12 Books to Read in 2021
Top 12 Books to Read in 2021

Fiction Books to Read

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a New York Times bestseller about a young woman who spent her childhood in the foster care system. Unfortunately, she is unable to get close to anybody except through the language of flowers and their meanings. Did you know that in the Victorian era flowers were used to convey romantic expressions? This novel will keep you reading to find out the painful secret from this woman’s past and how she can communicate with someone through flowers’ hidden meanings.


The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer is a New York Times bestseller. This novel is about a love story that takes place just before the Nazi occupation of Poland. This split-time novel takes you between Alina’s love story during the war and modern life, where her granddaughter tries to uncover her grandmother’s secrets. The audible book was exceptional.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is not for the faint of heart. This novel is based on interviews with an Auschwitz Holocaust survivor. It is an unforgettable love story in the midst of one of the worst concentration camps in history.


The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is an engaging story about female spies in world war one and two. Who doesn’t love secret codes, disguises, covert operations, and an evil villain?


The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a #1 New York Times bestseller. This novel demonstrates how the lives of identical twins are drastically different as one sister lives with her black daughter in a southern town, and the other secretly passes for white, while her husband knows nothing of her past.


Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee is an award-winning novel by a New York Times best-selling author. Have you ever thought about how Satan and the fallen angels felt after God created humans in his own image? If you want to do some deep spiritual thinking, this book will provide the opportunity.

Nonfiction Books to Read

Becoming by Michelle Obama, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was one of my daughter’s favorites. Michelle chronicles the experiences that shaped her from her childhood to years as an executive to the Whitehouse. She describes her triumphs and disappointments.


The 10 Best Decisions a Single Mom Can Make by Pam Farrel and PeggySue Wells is a perfect gift for a Christian single mom. This book provides a biblical guide for navigating family life on your own. 


Empty Nest, Full Life by Jill Savage is an excellent gift for an empty nester. When the kids leave most moms are caught between grief and delight, which can lead to a disorienting time. This book provides biblical wisdom, encouragement, and ideas so you can discover God’s best for the next part of your life. 


Unleash Your God-Given Healing by Ginny Dent Brant provides eight steps to prevent and survive cancer. Brant connects the dots between nutrition, lifestyle, integrative and conventional medicine, and biblical wisdom to reveal how your body’s self-healing mechanisms work optimally when you do your part.


Healthy Living Series: 3 Books in 1 by Susan Neal RN includes the #1 Amazon best-seller, 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates plus the corresponding Christian Study Guide and Healthy Living Journal. This Christian book helps the reader determine and resolve the root cause of inappropriate eating habits. If you want to make and sustain life-long lifestyle changes, this book will show you how. 


Four eBook cookbook bundle includes All About Salads, Breakfast Cookbook, Soup and Bread Cookbook, and Main Dishes Cookbook. These healthy recipes are low-carb, gluten-free, and provide alternatives for dairy. I’ve slashed the price of these cookbooks for my readers at

If you would like additional book recommendations, check out Brooke Neal’s blog 21 Books You Should Read in 2021. Brooke read over fifty books last year and provides excellent recommendations for a vast array of reading topics. 

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