I can hardly believe we’re already in the second quarter of 2021, but here we are!
As I was putting together this post, I realized that I have a lot of established authors on this list. I can’t wait to read more work by these authors and it makes me even more excited to dive into these books.
I think it’s going to be a great reading quarter!
- * denotes debuts
- Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
- I loved Sweeney’s debut novel, The Nest, so I’m looking forward to this one!
- Astrid Sees All by Natalie Standiford
- 1980s club scene with a fortune teller? Yes, please! I instantly got vibes of The Immortalists, City of Girls, and Daisy Jones and The Six…all books I absolutely LOVED!
- * Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life From Scratch by Erin French
- Truth be told, this one came in the mail unsolicited from the publisher, but after I read the synopsis, I’m curious. I haven’t read a lot of food memoirs so this one promises me something new!
- The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
- The Mother In Law was a book that blew me away and I hope Hepworth can deliver a second time!
- All the Children Are Home by Patry Francis
- I always like family saga books that promise to make the reader feel all the feels. From the description alone, I think this one has the potential to be memorable!
- * Don’t Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman
- When the story broke that Allison Mack was involved in a cult, I was horrified. I couldn’t get my hands on a copy of this fast enough!
- Anna K Away (Anna K, #2) by Jenny Lee
- The first book was full of Gossip Girl vibes and I can’t wait to read the next installment!
- The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (The Cuba Saga, #4) by Chanel Cleeton
- I’ve read and loved every book in this series, and I can’t wait to dig into Cleeton’s next installment! She’s an auto buy author for me and she creates atmospheres that make me feel like I’m a part of the book, not just reading about it.
- The Last Green Valley by Mark T. Sullivan
- I may be the last person to not have read Beneath a Scarlet Sky yet, but I’ve only heard the best things about it. The Last Green Valley is Sullivan’s next book and hopefully he proves himself to be a great writer!
- Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around by Camille Págan
- I have two previous novels by Págan on my shelf and I hear the best things about her book. The cover and the synopsis seem like the perfect book to throw in your beach bag and I’m hoping it is a solid winner!
- Local Women Missing by Mary Kubica
- Summer is the perfect time to escape into a thriller and Kubica has proven herself in this genre!
- Punch Me Up To the Gods by Brian Broome
- I’ve read early reviews that this is a tough memoir, but I’m always interested in those stories where the author is able to overcome great odds to lead a successful life, so I’m anxious to get started with this one!
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- I love, love, love everything Taylor Jenkins Reid writes and I cannot wait to dive into this one!
- One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
- There could not be a more perfect book than McQuiston’s debut, Red, White, and Royal Blue, and I have been eagerly waiting for her next release! I’ve got this one pre-ordered!!
- * Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
- * Animal by Lisa Taddeo
- While I wasn’t a fan of Taddeo’s nonfiction book, Three Women, I liked her writing enough to give her debut novel a try. The synopsis made my jaw drop and I’m so excited to read this one!
- The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
- Before reading The Silent Patient, I would have told you I wasn’t a real fan of the thriller genre, but that book flipped my world upside down and made me realize that I do appreciate a well-written psychological thriller. I’m excited to try another one of Michaelides’ books!
- * Miseducated: My Journey for Brandon P. Fleming
- This is another memoir where the author overcame addiction at a young age, attended Harvard, and found success…all by the time he turned 27!
- Survive the Night by Riley Sager
- Admittedly, I’m up and down with Riley Sager, but when summer time finally rolls around, I’m always ready for a good thriller and Sager has proven himself enough for me to keep trying!
- Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan
- Another book that came unsolicited from the publisher but the synopsis seems promising! It sounds like a great addition to a summer TBR list!