2021 releases

This acts as an accountability tracker for the 2021 releases that caught my attention. I’m trying to read as much of the latest releases as I can for the year. I’ve listed the books based on the graphics that I did initially since they’re by blog posts. However, release dates are subjected to changes so some of these might not be accurate.

If you would like to know more about my thoughts about each book, just click the headers, you’ll be directed to the respective blog posts. Also, symbols with ✓ are already read while the ones with ✗, I’ve not read.

january – june

january: 18/20
february: 17/21
march: 14/22
april: 14/17
may: 21/31
june: 16/32

july – december

july: 12/19
august: 9/17
september: 15/36
october: 6/22
november: 1/29
december: 0/10

january to june

sequels to continue

j a n u a r y, f e b r u a r y
we free the stars – hafsah faizal
✗ winterkeep – kristin cashore
a vow so bold and deadly – brigid kemmerer
all the tides of fate – adalyn grace
✓ a court of silver flames – sarah j. maas

m a r c h, a p r i l
✓ chain of iron – cassandra clare
bridge of souls – victoria schwab
act your age, eve brown – talia hibbert
✓ rule of wolves – leigh bardugo
aru shah and the city of gold – roshani chokshi
✗ the serpent’s curse – lisa maxwell

m a y, j u n e
heartstopper volume 4 – alice oseman
✓ mister impossible – maggie stiefvater
✗ a chorus rises – bethany c. morrow
the box in the woods – maureen johnson
✓ broken web – lori m. lee
✗ witchshadow – susan dennard

contemporary + some historical fiction

m a r c h & a p r i l
yolk – mary h.k. choi
✗ once upon a quinceañera – monica gomez-hira
✗ she’s too pretty to burn – wendy heard
✗ with you all the way – cynthia hand
second first impressions – sally thorne
the forest of stolen girls – june hur
kate in waiting – becky albertalli
dial a for aunties – jesse q. sutanto

m a y
counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan
luck of the titanic – stacey lee
people we meet on vacation – emily henry
✓ from little tokyo, with love – sarah kuhn
the other side of perfect – mariko turk
✗ made in korea – sarah suk
✗ last chance books – kelsey rodkey
✗ the marvelous mirza girls – sheba karim
tokyo ever after – emiko jean
sixteen scandals – sophie jordan
✗ not my problem – ciara smyth
malibu rising – taylor jenkins reid

fantasy standalone

new series

j a n u a r y, f e b r u a r y, m a r c h, a p r i l
wings of ebony – j. elle
✗ the gilded ones – namina forna
a dark and hollow star – ashley shuttleworth
✗ a trial of sorcerers – elise kova
pride and premeditation – tirzah price
✓ the infinity courts – akemi dawn bowman
witches steeped in gold – ciannon smart

m a y, j u n e
the last fallen star – graci kim
✗ realm breaker – victoria aveyard
✗ blade of secrets – tricia levenseller
the jasmine throne – tasha suri
sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua
✗ for the wolf – hanna f. whiten
✗ my contrary mary – cynthia hand, brodi ashton & jodi meadows
✗ generation misfits – akemi dawn bowman

more that appeared on my radar

mostly contemporary romances and historical romances

m a y
bossing the cowboy – kennedy fox
✗ every body shines: sixteen stories about living fabulously fat – edited by cassandra newbould | anthology
my vegas groom – piper rayne
misfit in love – s.k. ali
her scottish scoundrel – sophie barnes
my fair marchioness – christi caldwell
a kiss for a kiss – helena hunting

j u n e
✗ grace and glory – jennifer l. armentrout
the girl from the sea – molly ostertag
✗ instructions for dancing – nicola yoon
✗ the wolf and the woodsman – ava reid
✗ we can’t keep meeting like this – rachel lynn soloman
✗ rising like a storm – tanaz bhathena
✗ blackout – edited by dhonielle clayton | ✗ anthology
✗ the bone way – holly j. underhill
the importance of being wanton – christi caldwell
the virgin game plan – lauren blakely

july to december

sequels for series i’ve read

s e p t e m b e r, o c t o b e r
the hawthorne legacy – jennifer lynn barnes
the hollow heart – marie rutkoski
✗ the bronzed beasts – roshani chokshi
✗ when night breaks – janella angeles
✓ kingdom of the cursed – kerri maniscalco
✗ aristotle and dante dive into the waters of the world – benjamin’s alire sáenz

n o v e m b e r, d e c e m b e r
✗ girls of fate and fury – natasha ngan
✗ the righteous – renée ahdieh
our violent ends – chloe gong
✗ the singles table – sara desai
✓ jade legacy – fonda lee

standalone sci-fi/fantasy

j u l y, a u g u s t
half sick of shadows – laura sebastian
sword stone table: old legends, new voices – edited by swapna krishna & jenn northington
✗ the river has teeth – erica waters
✗ small favors – erin a. craig
✗ the wild ones – nafiza azad

s e p t e m b e r
a clash of steel: a treasure island remix – c.b. lee
the all-consuming world – cassandra khaw
✗ among thieves – m.j. kuhn
✗ the inheritance of orquídea divina – zoraida córdova
✗ the city beautiful – aden polydoros
✗ a dark and starless forest – sara hollowell
the lost girls – sonia hartl
✓ last gamer standing – katie zhao
the wolf’s curse – jessica vitalis
✗ the cursed carnival and other calamities: new stories about mythic heroes – edited by rick riordan

o c t o b e r
little thieves – margaret owen
a spindle splintered – alix e. harrow
✗ squad – maggie tokuda-hall
✗ daughter of the deep – rick riordan
jade fire gold – june c.l. tan
✗ any sign of life – rae carson
nothing but blackened teeth – cassandra khaw
✓ city of shattered light – claire winn
✗ bright ruined things – samantha cohoe [delayed to 2022]

n o v e m b e r, d e c e m b e r
✗ dreams lie beneath – rebecca ross
✗ gilded – marissa meyer
✗ briar girls – rebecca kim wells
✗ a rush of wings – laura e. weymouth
✗ year of the reaper – makiia lucier
skin of the sea – natasha bowen
within these wicked walls – lauren blackwood
graceling (graphic novel) – kristin cashore
✗ tidesong – wendy xu
✗ a history of wild places – shea ernshaw
✗ the coldest touch – isabel sterling

new series to start

j u l y, a u g u s t
six crimson cranes – elizabeth lim
these hollow vows – lexi ryan
✗ she who became the sun – shelley parker-chan
✗ sparrow rising – jessica khoury
✓ how we fall apart – katie zhao

s e p t e m b e r
✗ pahua and the soul stealer – lori m. lee
✗ defy the night – brigid kemmerer
iron widow – xiran jay zhao
once upon a broken heart – stephanie garber
✗ dark rise – c.s. pacat
✓ vespertine – margaret rogerson
lakesedge – lyndall clipstone

o c t o b e r, n o v e m b e r
the keeper of night – kylie lee baker
✗ a shadow in the ember – jennifer l. armentrout
✗ the grimrose girls – laura pohl
✗ all of us villains – amanda foody & christine lynn herman

contemporary & historical fiction

j u l y, a u g u s t
✗ rise to the sun – leah johnson
xoxo – axie oh
it happened one summer – tessa bailey
radha & jai’s recipe for romance – nisha sharma
up all night: 13 stories between sunset and sunrise – edited by laura silverman
a lesson in vengeance – victoria lee
✗ how moon fuentez fell in love with the universe – raquel vasquez gilliland
✗ velvet was the night – silvia moreno-garcia
✗ beyond the mapped stars – rosalyn eves

s e p t e m b e r
✗ so many beginnings: a little women remix – bethany c. morrow
✗ the jasmine project – meredith ireland
✗ the shaadi set-up – lillie vale
the love hypothesis – ali hazelwood
✗ it all comes back to you – farah naz rishi
a lot like adiós – alexis daria
✗ not here to be liked – michelle quah
✗ first love, take two – sajni patel
✗ all these bodies – kendare blake

o c t o b e r, n o v e m b e r
✗ everything within and in between – nikki barthelmess
✗ love, chai, and other four-letter words – annika sharma
✗ this is our rainbow: 16 stories of her, him, them, and us – edited by katherine locke & nicole melleby
✗ donut fall in love – jackie lau
✗ tahira in bloom – farah heron
✗ wild tongues can’t be tamed: 15 stories from the latinx diaspora – edited by saraciea j. fennell
✗ when we were them – laura taylor namely
✗ sway with me – syed m. masood
✗ the donut trap – julie tieu
you’ve reached sam – dustin thao
you’ll be the death of me – karen m. mcmanus