2021 is bringing us a lot of amazing books. There’s no way to talk about all of them, but today I want to discuss a 21 of the books I’m dying to read. In order to include most of my favorites, I’ve broken up my list into 4 parts:
- New Series – These are the first books in a completely new series
- Standalones – These books are not continuing a series, or starting a new one
- Sequels – These are sequels and companions to previously published books
- Untitled – These are books that don’t have titles (or in most cases, confirmed release dates) yet
I also included lists of more releases for each category, because there are just too many good books coming out.
If you want to see all of the 2021 releases on my radar, I keep a spreadsheet documenting them! I update it fairly regularly, so click here to check it out!!
Note: The spreadsheet is mainly for my personal use. Columns F-I are for my own cataloguing, so they may not be that useful for you. However, the the rest of the sheet hopefully will be!
[ Related: My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2020 ]
Release Date: 4/20/21
Series: Witches Steeped in Gold #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
This book follows two witches, sworn enemies, who must work together to take down a mutual threat. It’s the first book in a Jamaican-inspired fantasy duology and I am so ready to fall in love with it.
Read more to see the rest of my list!
I read 145 books in 2020, and today I want to talk about my 10 favorite reads of the year.
This was extremely hard to narrow down, because so many amazing books came out last year, but I managed to do it! However, this list is in no particular order (except maybe #1 and #2, because they were truly amazing).
There were also a lot of books I wanted to read this year, that I just didn’t get the chance to. So, if you’re wondering why a popular book isn’t included, it’s probably because I didn’t get to pick it up yet. But don’t worry! I’ll be discussing my 2020 TBR soon, and you might see a few of those books there.
Also, if you’re interesting in hearing all of my thoughts on one of the books, just click the rating! It will take you to my full review of the book, if I have one.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Page Count: 326
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: 2/25/20
Rating: 5 Stars
Tricia Levenseller is one of my favorite authors, and The Shadows Between Us reminded me why. This is an addictive, fast-paced fantasy standalone following a girl determined to marry the king so she can kill him and take the crown for herself. I loved the characters and the romance, and I’m so excited to see what Tricia Levenseller writes next!
[Related: 19 Best Book Releases of 2019 ]
Keep Reading to see the rest of my list!
Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts & opinions are my own.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: I had some pretty high expectations for this book, but I never thought it would fly above all of them as much as it did.
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Gun Violence, Torture, Suicide, (Drug) Addiction (Mention), Child Abuse, Murder, Gore//
Release Date: 11/17/2020
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Page Count: 464
These Violent Delights is a refreshing take on Romeo and Juliet, taking place in Shanghai, in 1926. It follows Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, the heirs to two rival gangs, locked in a blood feud. But when their city is overrun by madness, they must work together to stop it.
Keep Reading for all of my Thoughts on These Violent Delights
Almost all of these types of posts include me rambling about how shocked I am that it’s already [insert month here] and wow time really does fly by. But this month I’m trying to break the habit.
…. okay but seriously how is it November?!
Sorry, sorry. I had to. Time has lost all meaning this year and I’m constantly confused how it still moves forward while it feels like we’re all trapped in this endless purgatory caused by the pandemic.
On that note- its time to talk book releases! November has some great books coming out and I want to talk about my top 10!!
Just a reminder, if you want to see my most anticipated releases for every month, I have a spreadsheet where I document them! Click here to view it
This spreadsheet covers 2016-2021, and I’m constantly updating it! (But be warned- the older back you go the less extensive the sheet is because I was just getting into the book community then and didn’t know where to find information on new releases)
[Related: My Top 10 Book Releases of October 2020]
Keep Reading to See my List of November 2020 Releases
I can’t believe it’s actually October. We’re even halfway through the month. As much as I want 2020 to be over, wow is this second half going by quick.
Even though we’re halfway through the month, I wanted to share with you my TBR, and go over what I read in September and August!
[ Related: My Top 10 Book Releases of October 2020 ]
September Wrap Up
I got hit pretty hard with a reading slump in August, and it carried through September as well. Despite that, I did read some pretty good books. Here are all of the books I read last month:
read more for my thoughts on these books, and my october TBR!