If you’re a big reader or have recently gotten into reading, or just made a New Year’s resolution to read more books, you’re probably looking for some options of what to read this year. Here are a few highly-anticipated new books being released in 2021 that you can add to your “to-read” list.

Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (March 2)

Klara and the Sun is Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, so people really can’t wait to read it. The book is about a technologically advanced future filled with dystopian elements … sound familiar? The story follows an “Artificial Friend” named Klara who hopes to be chosen by a prospective owner.

Somebody’s Daughter, Ashley C. Ford (June 1)

Author Ashley C. Ford, co-host of HBO’s Lovecraft Country Radio podcast, tells the story of her childhood and her father’s imprisonment in this memoir about the complexities of coming of age and family relationships.

For anybody who grew up loving movies like Center Stage and Step Up, this book about sisters who co-run their late mother’s dance studio is sure to be of interest.