50 New Releases I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2021

It’s no secret around here that I’m an avid reader. Especially throughout this last year, reading has been a priority and a form of self-care for me. I think a lot of people are leaning into reading more, so today I am rounding up some of the most anticipated books of 2021! Some of these books are already published, so you can order online or download to your kindle, and others will be published over the next few months so you can pre-order them. There’s a little bit of everything in this mix – fiction, historical fiction, thrillers and contemporary romance! Wherever you’re looking to escape to, I’ve got ya covered! As always, you can see all of my past book reviews HERE and my Amazon shop with all book recommendations HERE.

P.S. all of the publishing dates are subject to change, but these are the dates provided when I was writing this post! All books are available for pre-order as a physical book or e-book. Happy reading! xxmost anticipated books of 2021

50 new releases to read in 2021

fiction books

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson (available now)

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (available now)

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (available now)

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (available now)

The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry (March 16)

The Happiest Girl in the World by Alena Dillon (April 20)

The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews (May 4)

Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer (May 4)

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner (May 11)

Where the Grass is Green & The Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger (May 18)

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (June 1)

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (June 1)

historical fiction books

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. (available now)

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (available now)

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (March 6)

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (March 9)

Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly (March 30)

The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff (May 4)

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau (May 11)

The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly (September 14)

contemporary romance

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon (available now)

Float Plan by Trish Doller (March 2)

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (March 9)

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez (April 6)

The Intimacy Experiment by Rose Danan (April 6)

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne (April 13)

Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey (April 20)

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (May 11)

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (May 18)

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (June 1)

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (June 1)

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory (July 13)

Isn’t it Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams (July 20)

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang (August 17)

mystery, thriller & suspense books

Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner (available now)

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (available now)

Do No Harm by Christina McDonald (available now)

Influence by Sara Shepard (available now)

Too Good To Be True by Carola Lovering (March 2)

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (March 2)

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson (March 23)

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon (April 6)

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (April 13)

The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer (April 20)

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica (May 18)

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (June 15)

Survive the Night by Riley Sager (June 29)

The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine (July 6)

The Therapist by B.A. Paris (July 13)

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing (July 20)

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  1. Francene M Katzen wrote:

    Am currently reading The Kindest Lie and It is SOOOO good. I just don’t want it to be over.

    Posted 2.24.21 Reply
  2. Lee wrote:

    Oo thanks for sharing! I’m pinning this for later – I’ve been loving historical function lately and that list looks great!

    Posted 2.24.21 Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

    I have SO many of these on my list right now and a few of them I received as ARCs, so I can’t wait to dive in super soon and see what I think. This is going to be an excellent year for book releases!

    Posted 2.25.21 Reply
  4. Anna English wrote:

    This list is awesome, I already see a few I might like!

    Posted 2.25.21 Reply
  5. Lizzie wrote:

    These all sound amain! Love that you grouped them by genre. Will have to check them out!


    Posted 2.25.21 Reply
  6. That’s quite the list…I’m sure there are some winners in there! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 2.26.21 Reply
  7. Amanda G wrote:

    There are SO many I’ll be adding to my TBR list! Can’t wait to check out the new books from Jennifer Weiner, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lauren Weisberger & the thrillers!

    Posted 2.28.21 Reply
  8. Mandi wrote:

    I have this post saved for future reference. There are quite a few I’ve already book marked, requested, have an ARC for or will be purchasing when the time comes.

    Posted 3.4.21 Reply

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