21 Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2021

The year is almost at an end and I can’t wait for 2021! To get ready for the new year, I have rounded up 21 books to read in 2021. This list mostly consists of novels published in the first half of the year, since later titles haven’t been announced yet. I’ll probably make another list in the summer to cover the second half. This book list has a little bit of everything on it and I can’t wait to start digging into them. Look below to see why I’m interested and shop the list and more here.

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2021?

A Vow So Bold and Deadly book cover

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

Young Adult, Fantasy

January 12, 2021

I’ve enjoyed the first two novels in this series and am excited to see how it concludes.

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Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal

Young Adult, Fantasy

January 12, 2021

The synopsis for this one pulled me it. It sounds like a fun read and I hope it lives up to my expectations.

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The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Bianca M. Schwarz

Historical Romance, Mystery

January 12, 2021

I’m looking forward to the dark historical romance. And who doesn’t like spy stories?

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Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez

Young Adult, Fantasy

January 26, 2021

I’m not going to lie. The cover grabbed my attention.

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If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

Thiller

January 26, 2021

I love a good mystery and this plot seems very realistic for the time.

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What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Young Adult, Horror

February 2, 2021

I’ve been getting into gothic horror a lot more lately. Also this cover is amazing.

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Everything That Burns by Gita Trelease

Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

February 2, 2021

This sounds like an intriguing historical story with strong characters.

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Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Chrystal Maldonato

Young Adult, Contemporary

February 2, 2021

I’ve been looking for more diverse reads and this one caught my attention.

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The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

Fantasy, Romance

February 9, 2021

I’ll read any book about witches.

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The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare

Historical Romance

February 9, 2021

I’ve always been happy with this author’s stories. Can’t wait to read another one.

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The Bone Fire by György Dragomán

New Adult

February 23, 2021

I’m trying to expand my reading this year, so we’ll see how this goes.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Historical Fiction

March 2, 2021

This novel has been getting a lot of hype. I hope it lives up to it.

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Later by Stephen King

Horror

March 2, 2021

Confession: I’ve never read a Stephen King novel. I thought it was about time I did.

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Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

March 9, 2021

The synopsis for this sounded so cute!

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Five Ways to Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin

Young Adult, Romance

March 16, 2021

I won’t say no to a rom-com. This was sounds like it will be good.

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Namesake by Adrienne Young

Young Adult, Fantasy

March 16, 2021

I’ve actually already read this one and I loved it. A great ending to the Fable duology.

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She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard

Young Adult, LGBTQIA, Thriller

March 30, 2021

This is another book I keep hearing about.

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The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Young Adult, Fantasy

April 13, 2021

This sounds like an interesting and unique fantasy.

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Malice by Heather Walter

LGBTQIA, Fantasy

April 13, 2021

Another retelling, but with two females. I’m intrigued.

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Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Contemporary Romance

April 13, 2021

This sounds like it will be very funny.

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The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

Thriller, Mystery

April 6, 2021

This sounds like a nice, twisty mystery. Always like when family drama is thrown in.

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