Check out all of the upcoming book releases in 2021. Here you’ll find the most-anticipated future books broken down by months.
Is it just me or do upcoming book releases excite you like no other?
My to-be-read list is a huge undertaking and my bookshelf is bursting at the seams. Regardless of the fact, I still can’t resist picking up a newly released book.
Rather than trying to control my urge to buy more books, I’m welcoming the pain because it feels so good. It doesn’t matter because I’m also in search of my next great read.
If upcoming book releases are your thing, just as much as mine, I hope you enjoy this list of new book releases that tickled my fancy. This upcoming book release list is continually being updated, so you’re going to want to stop by every so often.
As always, I like the variety of books, so that means a lot of different categories in the mix on this most anticipated book list.
December 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
How To Catch A Queen by Alyssa Cole
An arranged marriage leads to unexpected desires. When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction. December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each other, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley
Having been raised in isolation at Heavenly Shepherd, her family’s trailer-dealership-turned-survival compound, Ami Miles knows that she was lucky to be born into a place of safety after the old world ended and the chaos began. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley
Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley has something for everyone: backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
Layla by Colleen Hoover
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. Release date December 8, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano
A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who–after getting grounded for the whole summer–joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing, perfect for fans of Dumplin’, Fangirl, and Harry Potter. Release date December 15, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Release date December 29, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
October 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
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Eve Prince is done with college, with her mom, with guys, and with her dream of fashion design. But when her best friend goes MIA, Eve must gather the broken threads of her life to search for her. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
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September 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
The Last Story of Ming Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
After her mother’s suspicious death, Margot Lee begins learning more about her mother’s life a Korean War orphan and undocumented immigrant.
Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan 9/1
I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.
Anxious People by Fredrick Backman 9/8
Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson 9/15
Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era.
Flirting With 40 by K. Bromberg 9/15
When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she’s left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.
Watch Me by Stacey Kennedy 9/15
When Rhys discovers Zoey’s secret, he shocks her by offering his protection… and a no-strings-attached relationship. But Zoey knows there will be more on the line than just her pleasure. Because Rhys’ sizzling touch doesn’t only capture her body, it also commands her heart.
The Fallen Saint by J. Kenner 9/15
Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer
Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely 9/16
We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a “friendsdate.”
Stories of September by Fiona Cole 9/22
Stories of September is a collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love. All new. All standalones. Guaranteed to make you swoon.
Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey 9/22
Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It’s a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 9/22
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind.
Well Played by Jen DeLuca 9/22
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
Not Just Friends by T. Gephart 9/25
A little harmless flirting never hurt anyone. Unless you cross the line and have a one-night stand with your best friend’s sister. And if that didn’t complicate things enough her crazy ex-boyfriend is stalking her as well.
Last Beautiful Girl by Samantha Chase 9/28
When Kyle Jones let Sydney Albright walk out of his life, he gave up on the idea of settling down. How could he when he broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved?
Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo 9/29
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone 9/29
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.
Just Like You by Nick Hornby 9/29
Just Like You is a brilliantly observed, tender, but also brutally funny new novel that gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person–someone you didn’t see coming.
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