The Hottest Upcoming Book Releases Worth the Read this year

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If you’re looking forward to the most anticipated upcoming book releases in 2021, you’re in the right place.

Check out what books should be on your radar this year!

New 2021 Books for Your Reading List

Every new year comes with a list of goals, challenges, expectations, and of course, great reads.

I know that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all these new books, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you find great stories and new favorite authors.

Whether you’re looking for thrillers, historical fiction novels, or swoon-worthy romances, these most anticipated books will have you covered.

All you have to do is relax and enjoy your next book.

I will update this list regularly, and you will find only the latest releases.

If you’re looking for books already out, do not miss to take a look at my most anticipated  2021 Book Releases

 

May 2021 Book Releases

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Historical Fiction

May 4, 2021

On the heels of two New York Times bestsellers, Chanel Cleeton brings to life the little-known true story of a Cuban woman who changed the course of American history. 

Amazon | Goodreads | Read more…

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Six Weeks To Live by Catherine McKenzie

Mystery & Thriller

May 4, 2021

A gripping psychological suspense novel about a woman diagnosed with cancer who sets out to discover if someone poisoned her before her time is up.

Amazon | Goodreads 

Seven Perfect Things

Seven Perfect Things by Catherine Ryan Hide

Contemporary Fiction

May 4, 2021

Catherine Ryan Hide returns with a new heart-warming tale about the thrill of discovering love in unexpected places.

Amazon | Goodreads

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The Woman With the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff

Historical Fiction

May 4, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of unfathomable sacrifice and unlikely friendship during World War II.

Amazon | Goodreads 

The Newcomer

The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

Women’s Fiction

May 4, 2021

After she discovers her sister Tanya dead on the floor of her fashionable New York City townhouse, Letty Carnahan is certain she knows who did it. So Letty grabs her four-year-old niece, her sister’s Mercedes and hits the road.

Amazon | Goodreads

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The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe

Women’s Fiction

May 11, 2021

Let’s meet the Rutledge family as they face a summer of upheaval and change with perseverance, unity, and a dose of humor, discovering unexpected joys and lessons that will endure long past the season.

Amazon | Goodreads

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That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Contemporary Fiction

May 11, 2021

Daisy is receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is only one punctuation mark away from her own. Meanwhile, she tries to figure out what’s causing her dissatisfaction. 

Amazon | Goodreads 

People We Meet on Vacation

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Contemporary Fiction

May 11, 2021

Poppy and Alex have nothing in common, they live far apart, but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together. Until they ruined everything… and this summer, it’s the last chance to fix their relationship and fall in love. 

Amazon | Goodreads 

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Must Read New Books

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Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Mystery & Thriller

May 18, 2021

A riveting new thriller about one family, a quiet suburban neighborhood, and a twisted string of secrets.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Clover Girls

The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman

Contemporary Fiction

May 18, 2021

Three childhood friends approaching middle age, determined to rediscover the dreams that made them special as campers in 1985.

Amazon | Goodreads

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The Soulmate Equation
by Christina Lauren

Romance

May 18, 2021

A witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by science—or is it fate? 

Amazon | Goodreads

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The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery

Women’s Fiction

May 25, 2021

Bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort…a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Photographer

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

Mystery & Thriller

May 25, 2021

A slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing. 

Amazon | Goodreads

Beth & Amy

Beth & Amy by Virginia Kantra

Women’s Fiction

May 25, 2021

Four sisters face new beginnings in this heartfelt modern take on Little Women by New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra.

Amazon | Goodreads 

Talk Bookish To Me

Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley

Romance

May 25, 2021

A laugh-out-loud story about a bestselling romance novelist with writer’s block who finds herself having an unexpected creative and personal reawakening when she’s thrown together with her infuriating (and gorgeous) ex-boyfriend.

Amazon | Goodreads 

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Contemporary Fiction

May 25, 2021

A quirky love story of more than meets the eye about a recent widow who still believes her husband is alive—and an ambitious young reporter determined to uncover the truth.

Amazon | Goodreads

 

June 2021 Book Releases

Malibu Rising

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Women’s Fiction

June 1, 2021

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.

Amazon | Goodreads | Read more…

The Warsaw Orphan

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Historical Fiction

June 1, 2021

An epic WWII saga and love story, based on the real-life efforts of two young people taking extraordinary risks to save their countrymen, as they try to find their way back to each other and the life they once knew.

Amazon | Goodreads

Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Young Adult Fiction

June 1, 2021

Evie Thomas no longer believes in love, and falling for was the last thing on her mind.  But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?

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Golden Girl

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Women’s Fiction

June 1, 2021

The queen of beach reads returns with a story about a Nantucket novelist, Vivian Howe, and her last chance to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Road Trip

The Road Trip by Beth O’ Leary

Romance

June 1, 2021

Two exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together in this endearing and humorous novel by the author of the international bestseller The Flatshare.

Amazon | Goodreads | Read more…

Pack Up The Moon

Pack Up The Moon by Kristan Higgins

Contemporary Fiction

June 8, 2021

When she finds out she’s dying, Lauren decides to leave her husband a letter a month containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a heartrending, beautiful, often humorous journey to find happiness.

Amazon | Goodreads 

Tell Me The Truth

Tell Me Truth by Matthew Farrell

Mystery & Thriller

June 22, 2021

Jenny is viciously stabbed and left for her mother to find under the pines outside their upscale NY home. State police investigator Susan Adler and her partner Liam Dwyer are called to investigate, but they sense something’s off right away. 

Amazon | Goodreads

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

Historical Fiction

June 29, 2021

A slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing. 

Amazon | Goodreads 

Survive The Night

Survive The Night by Riley Sager

Mystery & Thriller

June 29, 2021

November 1991. Charlie Jordan is in a car, sharing the long drive home to Ohio with a man who might be a serial killer and the only way to win is to survive the night.

Amazon | Goodreads

 

July 2021 Book Releases

Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy

Women’s Fiction

July 6, 2021

A dazzling portrait of a young woman coming into her own, the youthful allure of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and what we lose―and gain―when we leave home.

Amazon | Goodreads 

The Stranger in the Mirror

The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine

Mystery & Thriller

July 6, 2021

A woman with no recollection of her past is about to get married, while a man tries to figure out what happened to his loving, caring wife, Cassandra, who disappeared without a trace two years ago. 

Amazon | Goodreads

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Historical Fiction

July 6, 2021

An evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis—until a secret from her past threatens everything.

Amazon | Goodreads

A Woman of Intelligence

A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe

Women’s Fiction

July 20, 2021

An exhilarating tale of post-war New York City, and one remarkable woman’s journey from the United Nations, to the cloistered drawing rooms of Manhattan society, to the secretive ranks of the FBI.

Amazon | Goodreads 

Heartbreak for Hire

Heartbreak for Hire  by Sonia Hartl

Romance

July 27, 2021

A twentysomething who lives out every woman’s fantasy: getting paid to give men who do us wrong a taste of their own medicine. But when a previous target unexpectedly shows up at her office, she’s forced to rethink her life as a professional heartbreaker.

Amazon | Goodreads 

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Radar Girls by Sarah Ackermann

Historical Fiction

July 27, 2021

WWII historical fiction inspired by the real women of the Women’s Air Raid Defense, Radar Girls is a tale of resilience and sisterhood, it sees the battles of the Pacific through the eyes of these pioneering women.

Amazon | Goodreads

A Place Like Home

A Place Like Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Women’s Fiction

July 27, 2021

A spellbinding collection of short stories featuring wonderfully memorable, smart, and feisty female characters that will transport the reader to another time and place.

Amazon | Goodreads

While We Were Dating

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

Romance

July 13, 2021

When Ben and Anna veer off-script, they discover their feelings are no longer an act in this engaging romantic comedy perfect as a beach read.

Amazon | Goodreads

 

August 2021 Book Releases

The Heart Principle

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Romance

August 31, 2021

A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding

Mystery & Thriller

August 10, 2021

The Adlers are attractive, successful,  with well-mannered children and a beautiful home, and their neighbors envy them.

Until they wake up one morning to find their porch has been pelted with eggs. Unable to identify the perpetrators, they’re helpless as the assaults escalate into violence and worse.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Show Girl

The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison

Women’s Fiction

August 10, 2021

It’s 1927 when talented Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a Ziegfeld Follies star. And once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more. Until she meets the handsome and wealthy Archie Carmichael.

Amazon | Goodreads

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When The Summer Was Ours by Roxanne Veletzos

Historical Fiction

August 24, 2021

It’s 1943 when Eva César comes to the Hungarian town of Sopron to spend her final summer as a single woman. There she meets and madly falls in love with the talented Romani musician Aleandro,  only to be torn apart by a horrific act of hatred.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Last Chance Library

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson

Women’s Fiction

August 31, 2021

Lonely librarian June Jones comes out of her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and she makes life-changing friendships along
the way thanks to the efforts and support of an unusual group of library patrons.

Amazon | Goodreads

 

September 2021 Book Releases

When Sparks Fly

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Women’s Fiction

September 21, 2021

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting, comes the charming, hilarious, and emotional story,  which is simply her best.

Amazon | Goodreads

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Mystery & Thriller

September 7, 2021

Things have been wrong with Mr. and Mrs. Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. But after ten years of marriage, years of secrets, this will be an anniversary they will never forget.

Amazon | Goodreads

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