It’s Saturday!! We’ve made it to the weekend and the last look at Mid 2021 New Releases I’m excited about. Today we’re finishing up with Mid 2021 NonFiction New Releases (May-August). While I don’t read nonfiction a lot, I do on occasion, especially when a topic or author grabs my attention.
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre(s)!
Monday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Tuesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish, non-speculative)
Thursday: Amish Fiction
There is a lot more nonfiction releasing in Mid 2021 but these are the books I most want to read this season. Make sure to also check the links to ALL the May-August 2021 releases, each in their own list by month. Or you can keep up with 2021’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking my ‘2021 Releases‘ page & checking it each month!
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
SINGING IN THE DARK
David C. Cook / May 1, 2021
Far too often, life’s challenges and questions cause people to fight feelings of doubt and despair, as they search endlessly for hope. In Singing in the Dark, Ginny Owens introduces the reader to powerful ways of drawing closer to God and how the elements of music, prayer, and lament offer rich, vibrant, and joyful communion with Him, especially on the darkest days. Ginny has gained a unique life perspective, as she has lived without sight since age three. She brings rich, biblical teaching that will encourage readers and compel them to dig deep into the beautiful songs, prayers, and poetry of Scripture—the same words through which the people of the Bible flourished in impossible circumstances.
DON’T GIVE THE ENEMY A SEAT AT YOUR TABLE
Thomas Nelson / May 11, 2021
Scripture is clear: the Enemy is a liar who will stop at nothing to tempt you into poor decisions and self-defeating mindsets, making you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or defeated. It is all too easy for Satan to weasel his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and your King. But you can fight back. Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table outlines the ways to overcome those lies so you can find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. With the same bold, exciting approach to Scripture as employed in Goliath Must Fall and his other previous works, pastor Louie Giglio examines Psalm 23 in fresh ways, highlighting verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
Sourcebooks / May 25, 2021
When the curtain rose on Shuffle Along in 1921, the first all-Black musical to succeed on Broadway, no one was sure if America was ready for a show featuring nuanced, thoughtful portrayals of Black characters–and the potential fallout was terrifying. But from the first jazzy, syncopated beats of composers Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake’s inspired musical numbers, New York audiences fell head over heels for Shuffle Along, which was unlike anything they had seen before. Footnotes is the story of how Sissle and Blake, along with comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, overcame poverty, racism, and violence to harness the energy of the Harlem Renaissance and produce a runaway Broadway hit that launched the careers of many of the twentieth century’s most beloved Black performers.
BRING ON THE MERRY
Candace Cameron Bure
DaySpring / July 5, 2021
This Christmas devotional journal includes a short devotion from Candace Cameron Bure, a fun interactive activity such as a graph or a list to fill in, and a coordinating classic Christmas story. Known as The Queen of Christmas on Hallmark Channel, Candace encourages you to pause and reflect on the reason for the season while making quiet time for inner peace, finding joy in the chaos, and selflessly serving others. As you read the Christmas devotions and complete the activity journal pages, you’ll rediscover the wonder and amazement of the season and draw closer to the Savior. You will personally connect with Jesus in ways that will change your perspective and your response to the timeless Christmas story. Bring On the Merry will help you stress less and enjoy the season more as you put your focus on what really matters JESUS!
TAKEN AT BIRTH
Revell / July 13, 2021
From the 1940s through the 1960s, young pregnant women entered the front door of a clinic in a small North Georgia town. Sometimes their babies exited out the back, sold to northern couples who were desperate to hold a newborn in their arms. But these weren’t adoptions–they were transactions. And one unethical doctor was exploiting other people’s tragedies. Jane Blasio was one of those babies. At six, she learned she was adopted. At fourteen, she first saw her birth certificate, which led her to begin piecing together details of her past. Jane undertook a decades-long personal investigation to not only discover her own origins but identify and reunite other victims of the Hicks Clinic human trafficking scheme. Along the way she became an expert in illicit adoptions, serving as an investigator and telling her story on every major news network.
THE DAILY BIBLE PROJECT
Ink and Willow / August 3, 2021
Derived from the popular Daily Question series, The Daily Bible Project follows the same three-year structure in this new keepsake journal. Instead of a prompt, however, each page offers a Scripture reading assignment for the day, along with brief journaling spaces to fill with your favorite verses or your own questions and revelations experienced while reading. The daily reading plan is specially designed to keep you on track but not overwhelmed. With room for three years’ worth of responses, The Daily Bible Project offers a unique opportunity to track your spiritual growth and progress year over year.
THE GIRLS WHO STEPPED OUT OF LINE
Major General Mari K. Eder
Sourcebooks / August 3, 2021
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn’t expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they’ve gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London.
A SPY IN PLAIN SIGHT
Thomas Nelson / August 24, 2021
A SPY IN PLAIN SIGHT
Thomas Nelson / August 24, 2021
Three years into his career as an FBI agent, Robert Hanssen made the shocking decision to volunteer as a spy for the Soviet Union, beginning two decades of espionage that the Department of Justice considers “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in US history.” Drawing upon deep archival research and exclusive personal interviews–including unique access to FBI and CIA agents and Hanssen’s friends and family–former federal prosecutor and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl has written a propulsive, page-turning thriller detailing how this unassuming father of five, a devout Catholic and member of Opus Dei, got away with sharing highly classified information with Russia, including the names of FBI operatives within the KGB and details about America’s military weapons operations. In her careful analysis, Wiehl uncovers surprising reasons behind Hanssen’s devastating acts of betrayal and sheds light on the very real possibility of another mole in operation today, particularly given our current social and political climate.
add these to your wish list
all the new releases by each separate month
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What about you? Which Mid 2021 NonFiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? Which covers are your favorites?
If you don’t see your book mentioned here OR in my amazon lists, I apologize! It’s impossible to keep up with all the books LOL! Please feel free to leave your release info for Christian / clean fiction in the comments.