2021 Anticipated Book Releases

There are so many books released each year and it’s hard not to forget titles. To help you out, I’m keeping a list of my anticipated book releases of 2021. This list includes adult fiction titles of various genres.

Feel free to tell me titles you are looking forward to as well. I would be more than happy to add them for others to discover.

This list will be updated throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back in the future for more titles.

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January

Follow Me Under book cover
If I Disappear book cover
Written in Starlight book cover

The Innkeeper’s Daughter, v.1 by Bianca M. Schwarz – Historical Romance, Suspense

Shipped by Angie Hockman – Contemporary Romance

Follow Me Under by Helen Hardt – Erotica

If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier – Thriller

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer – Fantasy, Young Adult

Highland Treasure by Lynsay Sands – Historical Romance

Driven by Rebecca Zanetti – Romance, Suspense

My Beautiful Sin by J. Kenner – Contemporary Romance

The Camp by Penelope Sky – Contemporary Romance, Suspense

The Vanishing of Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson – Historical Romance

Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez – Fantasy, Young Adult

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters – Literary, LGBTQ

February

First Comes Like book cover
Quiet in Her Bones book cover
Dark Horses book cover

Much ADO about You by Samantha Young – Contemporary Romance

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec – Fantasy

Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins – Historical Romance

Hit Me with Your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch – Historical Romance

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – Coming of Age, Young Adult

Everything that Burns by Gita Trelease – Historical Fantasy, Young Adult

Freedom’s Chance by River Starr – Paranormal Romance

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai – Contemporary Romance

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas – Fantasy, Romance

Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh – Romance, Suspense

Make it Sweet by Kristen Callihan – Contemporary Romance

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo – Gothic, Young Adult

Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic – Literary

March

Later book cover
Namesake book cover

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron – Contemporary Romance

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner – Historical Fiction

Five Ways to Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin – Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Later by Stephen King – Horror

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai – Contemporary Romance

The Devil Wears Black by L.J. Shen – Contemporary Romance

The Boss by Penelope Sky – Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Namesake by Adrienne Young – Fantasy, Young Adult

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi – General Fiction

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst – Fantasy

The Conductors by Nicole Glover – Historical Fantasy

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – Romantic Comedy

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales – Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Young Adult

She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard – Thriller, LGBTQ, Young Adult

April

Love in Color book cover
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses book cover
A Wicked Bargain for the Duke book cover

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon – Horror, Thriller

Malice by Heather Walter – Fantasy, LGBTQ

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne – Contemporary Romance

Love in Color by Bolu Babalola – Fantasy, Romance

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Fantasy, Romance

A Wicked Bargain for the Duke by Megan Frampton – Historical Romance

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes – Thriller

Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur – Literary Fiction

The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club by Doug Henderson – Fantasy, LGBTQ

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal – Fantasy, Young Adult

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto – Romantic Comedy

May

Version Zero book cover
Talk Bookish to Me book cover

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley – Contemporary Romance

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren – Romantic Comedy

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry – Romantic Comedy

How to Save a Life by Eva Carter – Contemporary Romance

Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng – Literary Fiction

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb – Thriller

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica – Thriller

Version Zero by David Yoon – Science Fiction

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner – Women’s Fiction

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller – Literary Fiction

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley – Women’s Fiction

June

One Last Stop book cover
Star Eater book cover
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot book cover

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – Romance, LGBTQ

Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage – Suspense, LGBTQ

Star Eater by Kerstin Hall – Fantasy

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris – Thriller

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton – Historical Romance

Neon Gods by Katee Robert – Romance, Erotica

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Literary Fiction

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin – Literary Fiction

Maps for the Getaway by Annie England Noblin – Women’s Fiction

Blush by Jamie Brenner – Women’s Fiction

Something Wild by Hanna Halperin – Women’s Fiction

Heartbreak Incorporated by Alex De Campi – Fantasy, Romance

July

While We Were Dating book cover
Lives Like Mine book cover

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory – Contemporary Romance

The Words We Whisper by Mary Ellen Taylor – Contemporary Romance

Lives Like Mine by Eva Verde – Women’s Fiction

Incense and Sensibility by Sonali Dev – Contemporary Romance

The Queen’s Spy by Clare Marchant – Historical Fiction

Safe in My Arms by Sara Shepard – Mystery & Thriller

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig – Horror

August

If the Shoe Fits book cover
Velvet Was the Night book cover
The Unwelcome Guest book cover

Meant to Be: If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy – Contemporary Romance

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen – Women’s Fiction

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Mystery & Thriller

The Unwelcome Guest by Amanda Robson – Mystery & Thriller

September

The Library book cover
Summer Sons book cover

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Fantasy, Horror

The Library by Bella Osborne – Women’s Fiction

The Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan – Women’s Fiction

Reasons for Avoiding Friends by Megan Leavell – Women’s Fiction

The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher – Fantasy

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo – Horror, LGBTQ

October

A Spindle Splintered book cover
The Last Checkmate book cover

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers – Literary Fiction

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab – Historical Fiction

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes – Literary Fiction

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow – Fantasy

November

The Veiled Throne book cover
All of Us Villians book cover

All of Us Villians by Amanda Foody; Christine Lynn Herman – Fantasy, Young Adult

The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu – Science Fiction, Fantasy

The Seventh Queen by Greta Kelly – Fantasy

December

The Ballerinas book cover

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale – Mystery & Thriller

Smile and Look Pretty by Amanda Pellegrino – Women’s Fiction