Looking for books to read in 2021? Check out this list of upcoming book releases in 2021. This list will be updated throughout the year.
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Every year, I research and look at all the lists that come out to find out which books look like they are going to be the best ones to look out for that year.
As we spend more time than ever indoors, a lot of us tend to turn to books for entertainment. So whether you want to read 10, 12, 50 or more books this year,my list of the best Upcoming Book Releases 2021 has got you covered!
This list is diverse. Whether you are looking for adventure, romance, thriller, fantasy, or YA, I’ve got something on this list for you.
Some of these books have not been released yet, but with things how they are, if the book looks good, go ahead and pre-order it! Just for something to look forward to and to get around any delays that may happen.
And besides, there is nothing better than getting a book in the mail or waking up to a new one downloaded on your Kindle.
Ok. I’ll let you get to the list.
Remember, I’ll be updating this list as the year goes on and new books are announced.
Most Anticipated Books for 2021
"For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street—a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems."
The Wife Upstairs: A Novel
"A delicious twist on Jane Eyre, Rachel Hawkins's The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense"
People Like Her: A Novel
"A razor-sharp, wickedly smart suspense debut about an ambitious influencer mom whose soaring success threatens her marriage, her morals, and her family’s safety."
"International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood"
Just as I Am: A Memoir
"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson
This Close to Okay: A Novel
A therapist saves a man who is standing at the edge of a bridge, and the book follows them both throughout the following weekend. “A cathartic novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers and the love that forms between them.”
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel
"In affluent Baxter's Beach, the gentry of Barbados maneuver around their servants with velvet gloves and steel nerves, exposing fault lines of resentment, love as ephemeral as a tropical breeze.”
The Gilded Ones
"The most anticipated fantasy of 2021. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle. "
A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, 4)
"Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined A Court of Thorns and Roses series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta."
What's Mine and Yours
"From the author of Halsey Street, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family, and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships"
Life After Death: A Novel
"The stunning and long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.
Winter Santiaga is back."
Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters Book 3)
"In USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally."
Red Island House: A Novel
"From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee, an epic, gorgeously evocative novel about love and identity, following two decades in the marriage between an African American professor and her wealthy Italian husband as it unfolds on the remote and mysterious island of Madagascar."
Wild Women and the Blues: A Novel
"Jazz-age Chicago comes to vibrant life in Denny S. Bryce’s evocative novel that links the stories of an ambitious chorus girl and a modern-day film student, both coming to grips with loss, forgiveness, and the limitations—and surprises—of love."
The Three Mrs. Greys
"One wealthy businessman, a trio of unsuspecting wives, and an explosive turn of events. In this scandalous, twist-filled new series from Shelly Ellis, will too many secrets and one devastating bond unite three women--or destroy them?"
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
"A kaleidoscopic fictional oral history of the beloved rock ’n’ roll duo who shot to fame in 1970s New York, and the dark, fraught secret that lies at the peak of their stardom."
The Son of Mr. Suleman: A Novel
"From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, named one of USA Today’s 100 Black novelists and fiction authors you should read, comes an unflinchingly timely novel about history, hearts, and family secrets. "
People We Meet On Vacation
"Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations"
Malibu Rising: A Novel
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever"
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
"From New York Times bestselling author of Lead From The Outside and political leader Stacey Abrams, a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country."
The Other Black Girl: A Novel
"Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing."
Seven Days in June
"Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget and seven days to get it all back again... From the author of The Perfect Find, this is a witty, romantic, and sexy-as-hell new novel of two writers and their second chance at love."
Incense and Sensibility: A Novel (The Rajes Series, 3)
"The author of Recipe for Persuasion—“not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today” (Shelf Awareness)—adds an Indian American twist to Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility in this delightful retelling that is a feast for the senses."
While We Were Dating
"Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory"
A Crown So Cursed (The Nightmare-Verse Book 3)
"In A Crown So Cursed, the third book in L.L. McKinney's Nightmare-Verse series, Alice is called to save Wonderland from itself"