Book Releases

2021 Book Releases On My Radar:

An asterisk (*) at the end of a title indicates that the book is a diverse read (a diverse book and/or a book written by a diverse author). This inclusivity encompasses people of color (POC), indigenous people, LGBTQIA, gender identity, religious minorities, religious movements, people with disabilities and diseases (seen and unseen) and mental diseases and disorders. If a title is missing an asterisk, feel free to kindly reach out.

Untitled works and works without a release date/month are not included below.

A = Adult
YA = Young Adult
MG = Middle Grade
G = Graphic Novel
N = Nonfiction
P = Poetry
S = Spiritual
T = Theatre

Strikethrough indicates that I have read either a published version of the book or an advanced copy of the book.

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January 5, 2021
Lore by Alexandra Bracken (YA)
Glimpsed by G.F. Miller (YA)
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant (YA)*
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite (YA)*
* Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala (YA)*
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour (A)*
Persephone Station by Stina Leicht (A)
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins (A)
The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman, Ryan Graudin (MG)*

January 7, 2021
Blood, Metal, Bone by Lindsay Cummings (YA) (UK Release)

January 12, 2021
Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink (YA)*
Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne (YA)*
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (YA)*
Tales From the Hinterland by Melissa Albert, Jim Tierney (YA)
The Other Mother by Matthew Dicks (YA)
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li (MG)*
Alone by Megan E. Freeman (MG)
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire (A)
Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu (N)

January 19, 2021
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (YA)*
Playing with Fire by April Henry (YA)
Wider Than the Sky by Katherine Field Rothschild (YA)
Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall (YA)*
Wench by Maxine Kaplan (YA)
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore (YA)
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal (YA)*
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (MG)*
The Divines by Ellie Eaton (A)

January 26, 2021
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe (YA)
* Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (YA)*
We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen (A)*
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (A)
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon (A)
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon (YA)
We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year by Charles Wheelan (N)

February 2, 2021
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February 9, 2021
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February 16, 2021
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February 23, 2021
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March 2021
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