The Best New Book Releases You Need to Read in 2021

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Need a good read and wondering about new releases?

Do not miss these most anticipated 2021 books already out!

Look for These Books in 2021

 

If only I had a penny for every time I get excited about a new release…

My bookshelves are overflowing but I can’t resist new books, and that’s why for a few years I’m trying to be more selective, and even if sometimes I need a book on my list, just for the pleasure of a stunning book cover, it has surely become easier to reach my reading goals.

So, while dealing with my personal reading challenge, I’m so excited to share with you, all my most anticipated book releases that include different genres, books hyped and not so much, but hopefully worth the read, and of course authors I enjoyed/loved in the past and promising debut authors.

If you have any book releasing this year, you’d love to recommend or chat about, let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!

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If you’re looking for books out in the coming months, you should also take a look at  Upcoming Book Releases of 2021

January 2021 Book Releases

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Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise

Women’s Fiction

January 1, 2021

Three women living at 1054 Mockingbird Lane, their lies and a body hidden at the bottom of their apartment building’s staircase who needs to stay hidden with all their secrets. 

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Influence by Sarah Shepard and Lilia Buckingham

Mystery & Thriller

January 5, 2021

Into the world of teen influencers, everything seems so perfect online, but what if you could take a peek into their real lives?

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The Wife Upstairs
by Rachel Hawkins

Mystery & Thriller

January 5, 2021

When a broke dog walker finds an opportunity in the recently widowed and most mysterious resident in Thornfield Estates, Eddie, everything looks perfect. But, as they fall in love, Jane is haunted by the legend of Bea. 

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Our Darkest Night
by Jennifer Robson

Historical Fiction

January 5, 2021

During WWII, a young Jewish pose as a Christian farmer’s wife to survive the Holocaust. When suspicion starts, will this marriage be enough to hide their secrets and protect them?

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You Have a Match by Emma Lord

Young Adult Fiction

January 12, 2021

From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord’s You Have a Match, a YA novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood…

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Lana’s War by Anita Briel

Historical Fiction

January 12, 2021

Paris 1943: When Lana gets to the monastery to tell her husband the news of her pregnancy, she sees SS officers executing him.
A few months later, Lana joins the French Riviera resistance and infiltrates the émigré community of Russian aristocrats…

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The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous

Mystery & Thriller

January 12, 2021

The story of Raven Hall, a rambling manor off the coast of England, and the two girls who find themselves trapped in its deadly web of secrets.

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The Other Mother

The Other Mother by Matthew Dicks

Contemporary Fiction

January 12, 2021

The author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, returns with a coming-of-age novel of a boy coping with the changes in his family by viewing his mother in a new light.  

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People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Mystery & Thriller

January 12, 2021

Emmy Jackson’s honesty is the key to her success as an influencer. But when the popularity starts threatening her marriage, she becomes vulnerable to a real danger circling ever closer to her family.

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The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis

Women’s Fiction

January 12, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone for a new charming story about family, forgiveness, and second chances. 

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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Young Adult Fiction

January 12, 2021

For fans of The Hate U Give, the most anticipated return to Garden Heights. At 17 Maverick Carter finds out he’s a father and wants to prove he’s different. But for the son of a former gang legend… 

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Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Mystery & Thriller

January 19, 2021

An ordinary woman starts digging to find the missing people the rest of the world has forgotten. But what if that means the next person to go missing will be her…

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Meet Me in Bombay by Jenny Ashcroft

Women’s Fiction

January 19, 2021

While the world is falling apart, the only hope for Maddy and Luke is a promise that they will meet again in Bombay.

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After Shock by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

Mystery & Thriller

January 19, 2021

When an earthquake strikes San Francisco, forensics expert Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet in this explosive new mystery from the New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff and First Cut.

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If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

Mystery & Thriller

January 26, 2021

When Sera’s favorite true-crime podcast host goes missing, she starts investigating, but the more she digs into this unfamiliar world, the higher are the risks. 

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The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann

Historical Fiction

January 28, 2021

For fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton, comes a beautiful debut novel that tells the journey of Rosa, from simple country girl to global fashion icon.

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February 2021 Book Releases

The Kindest Lie

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

Contemporary Fiction

February 2, 2021

A powerful novel that captures the heartbreaking divide between Black and white communities and an unflinching view of motherhood and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream.

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Historical Fiction

February 2, 2021

Set in Texas during the Great Depression, The Four Winds is an outstanding novel about the courage of a woman, Elsa Martinelli, and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. 

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The Paris Dressmaker

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron

Historical Fiction

February 2, 2021

Based on true accounts, The Paris Dressmaker highlights the story of two courageous women who used everything in their power to resist darkness and restore light to their world.

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The Survivors

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Mystery & Thriller

February 2, 2021

Kieran’s guilt for his reckless mistake resurfaces during a visit to the small coastal community he once called home. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. 

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The Girl From The Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat

Historical Fiction

February 2, 2021

Inspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II. Perfect for fans of  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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This Close To Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

Contemporary Fiction

February 2, 2021

A rainy October night changes everything for Tallie when she spots a man on the side of a bridge. That’s the start of an intense weekend between two strangers who find each other at the moment they need each other most. 

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The Sanatorium

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Mystery & Thriller

February 2, 2021

When Elin’s estranged brother and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at a hotel, where once was a sanatorium, she accepts. But when Laure is missing, Elin needs to trust her instincts to find her. 

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Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

Romance

February 2, 2021

Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings…these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationships.”

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Girl A

Girl A by Abigail Dean

Contemporary Fiction

February 2, 2021

Lex thought her family and her parents’ House of Horrors finally belong to the past now. But there are some things you can’t outrun in this new gripping story of alliances and betrayals of sibling relationships.

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Book Releases 2021

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Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

Mystery & Thriller

February 2, 2021

Maple Street looks such a perfect, safe place until the Wilde family moves in and triggers their neighbors’ worst fears, in a riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia. 

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Historical Fiction

February 9, 2021

Based on a true story, this amazing new release tells about Odile Souchet, a librarian at the American Library in Paris during Worl War II, who joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. 

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The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery

Women’s Fiction

February 9, 2021

From bestselling author Susan Mallery comes the emotional and heartfelt story of a woman starting over to find the perfect blend of love, family, and wine. 

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The Gilded Ones by Jenny Lecoat

Young Adult Fantasy

February 9, 2021

This debut novel is one of the most anticipated fantasy of 2021. When Deka’s blood runs gold, she knows the consequences and decides to leave her village to fight for the emperor in an army of girls with rare gifts.

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The Longest Echo by Eoin Dempsey

Historical Fiction

February 9, 2021

Against the backdrop of WWII-ravaged Italy comes a powerful and emotional novel of love, survival, justice, and second chances by the bestselling author of White Rose, Black Forest.

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Do No Harm by Christina McDonald

Mystery & Thriller

February 16, 2021

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell comes an unforgettable and heart-wrenching novel about the lengths one woman will go to save her son.

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March 2021 Book Releases

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Historical Fiction

March 2, 2021

In this addictive and spectacularly imagined debut, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them. 

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The Rose Code

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Historical Fiction

March 9, 2021

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

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The Imposter by Marin Montgomery

Mystery & Thriller

March 9, 2021

From the outside looking in, Sibley Sawyer has a perfect life. As a successful attorney, she’s worked hard to get to the top of her game—but when her personal and professional lives implode, Sibley looks for a way to turn the page.

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Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Mystery & Thriller

March 9, 2021

Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellison’s breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget—and some won’t survive. 

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To Catch A Dream by Audrey Carlan

Women’s Fiction

March 9, 2021

Audrey Carlan’s new romantic women’s fiction trilogy features three sisters who, through the discovery of personalized letters from their late mother, rethink the direction of their lives and their relationships.

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Must Read New Books

The Last Secret You'll Ever Keep

The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Young Adult Fiction

March 16, 2021

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with a new thrilling novel of an eighteen-year-old girl’s search for answers and what she finds instead.

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Meant To Be by Jude Deveraux

Women’s Fiction

March 16, 2021

A family saga chronicling the lives and loves of three generations of women in a small Kansas town. From the 1970s to contemporary times their secrets and passions are explored as they struggle to find their true paths in life.

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Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham

Mystery & Thriller

March 23, 2021

When a ritualistic murder shakes a small north Florida community, an agent from the State police is forced to team up with an FBI specialist on cults to uncover the dark past of the town, and who might be twisting faith into something lethal. 

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The Lost Village

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Mystery & Thriller

March 23, 2021

The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense.

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Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Contemporary Fiction

March 25, 2021

A tale of sacrifice and hope, of homelessness and hardship, of love and survival, in which two marginalized and remarkable people uncover long-held family secrets and, in their own way, repair, recover, and begin again. 

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The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Women’s Fiction

March 30, 2021

RaeAnne Thayne’s new novel tells three love stories in one: between a husband and wife who need to find their way back together; between a man and woman taking one more chance at love; and between two sisters, trying to heal the past…

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The Last One Home by Victoria Helen Stone

Contemporary Fiction

March 30, 2021

A razor-sharp novel of suspense about the lies families tell―and those we choose to believe―by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Jane Doe.

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The Dating Plan

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

Romance

March 16, 2021

Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.

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Are We There Yet

Are We There Yet? by Kathleen West

Women’s Fiction

March 16, 2021

Alice Sullivan, a high-achieving architect and mom of two, is used to being in control of her picture-perfect life. But when she discovers her daughter is failing reading at school and her son is a bully, her perfect life vanishes. As she tries to figure out where she went wrong, her curated life unravels further.

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Surviving Savannah

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan

Historical Fiction

March 9, 2021

It was called “The Titanic of the South.” The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah’s elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten–until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel.

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April 2021 Book Releases

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The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak

Women’s Fiction

April 6, 2021

A big, sweeping novel about family and the ties that bind and challenge us. In this novel, three generations of women from the same family share a house and work together at a bookstore in Colonial Beach over the course of a summer.

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The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

Romance

April 6, 2021

Naomi and Ethan team up to host a successful seminar series on Modern Intimacy, but what at first seems to be the perfect solution for love’s latest experiment changes when they find their attraction growing.
 

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Just My Luck

Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Mystery & Thriller

April 6, 2021

A riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad. It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of…

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The Last Bookshop in London

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

Historical Fiction

April 6, 2021

Inspired by the true World War II history of the only bookshop to survive the Blitz, a sweeping story of wartime loss, romance, and the enduring power of literature, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and The Lilac Girls

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In a Book Club Far Away

In a Book Club Far Away by Tif Marcelo

Women’s Fiction

April 6, 2021

From the author of Once Upon a Sunset and The Key to Happily Ever After comes a heartwarming and moving novel following three Army wives—estranged friends—who must overcome their differences when one of them is desperate for help.

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The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano
by Donna Freitas

Women’s Fiction

April 6, 2021

A novel about love, loss, betrayal, divorce, death, a woman’s career and her identity, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano is about finding one’s way into a future that wasn’t the future one planned, and the ways that fate intercedes when we least expect it.

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Courage My Love

Courage, My Love by Kristin Beck

Historical Fiction

April 13, 2021

With the men in their lives captured, executed, or missing, the women of 1943 Italy stepped up to the front lines of the resistance in Rome. Two women, Francesca and Lucia, join the fight for different reasons and yet are united in the strength they share.

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The Good Sister

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Mystery & Thriller

April 13, 2021

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.

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Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Romance

April 13, 2021

A clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women—under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.

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The Perfect Daughter by D. J. Palmer

Mystery and Thriller

April 20, 2021

Penny Francone is a teenage girl with dissociative identity disorder and charged with murder. Waiting for the trial, Dr. Mitchell McHugh and Penny’s mother, Grace, team up to discover the truth behind the girl’s behavior.

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Under The Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Women’s Fiction

April 20, 2021

A fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

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The Social Graces by Renée Rosen

Historical Fiction

April 20, 2021

Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this is the mesmerizing story of two fascinating, complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake.

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The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

Women’s Fiction

April 20, 2021

Set against the backdrop of the quirky Wisconsin Dells, Amy E. Reichert’s new novel shares the fabulous tradition of supper clubs and the power of random acts of kindness, with a touching supernatural twist.

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Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Young Adult Fiction

April 20, 2021

A lyrical and heartfelt collection by an award-winning writer that connects the lives of young people from small towns in Alaska and the American west. Each story is unique, yet universal.

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Anna K Away

Anna K Away by Jenny Lee

Young Adult Fiction

April 27, 2021

The most anticipated sequel to Anna K, set over the course of the next summer, as the characters come to terms with Vronsky’s tragic death.

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Dial A  For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Own Voices

April 27, 2021

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?

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The Music of Bees

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Contemporary Fiction

April 27, 2021

Three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life’s curveballs, are brought together on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing just when they least expect it.

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