Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Top Ten (Or Twenty-Five) Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I just did the Summer 2021 TBR post, so you'll see some crossover here with that list, but we'll also have the books I'm most excited to read through the end of the year! November and December are a little sparse in terms of number of books coming out, but there's a ton in September and October! The books are ordered by release date, not how excited I am (because that would be *way* too hard).

1. What We Devour by Linsey Miller (July 6, 2021)

2. It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts (July 6, 2021)

3. Curses by Lish McBride (July 20, 2021)

4. Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin (July 27, 2021)

5. A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert (August 3, 2021)

6. The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (August 3, 2021)

7. The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad (August 3, 2021)

8. Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson (August 24, 2021)

9. Vampires, Hearts, and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston (August 24, 2021)

10. Your Life Has Been Delayed by Michelle I. Mason (August 24, 2021)

11. The Buried by Melissa Grey (September 7, 2021)

12. Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (September 14, 2021)

13. The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl (September 14, 2021)

14. Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin (September 14, 2021)

15. Kneel by Candace Buford (September 14, 2021)

16. To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames (September 21, 2021)

17. Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool (September 21, 2021)

18. For All Time by Shanna Miles (September 28, 2021)

19. Little Thieves by Margaret Owen (October 5, 2021)

20. Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco (October 5, 2021)

21. Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper (October 5, 2021)

22. Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone (October 12, 2021)

23. Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O'Neil (October 26, 2021)

24. The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley (October 26, 2021)

25. Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells (November 2, 2021)

Honorable Mentions: I already read these books, but they come out later this year and I want to hype them up!

When a Duke Loves a Governess by Olivia Drake (July 27, 2021)

The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy (July 27, 2021)

Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas (July 27, 2021)

Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin (August 3, 2021)

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (September 21, 2021)

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (December 7, 2021)

The length of this list is a little ridiculous, but I couldn't bring myself to prune it down more than I already have! I love being excited for books, and these books make it easy to be excited! Let me know in the comments if our lists overlap, or if there's a book you can't believe I didn't add!


  1. The Lost Girls was on my list, too!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-of-the-second-half-of-2021/

  2. I hope you enjoy your books when you get the chance to read them.

    Here is my post: https://readbakecreate.com/?p=441

  3. I'm so excited for Daughters of a Dead Empire, If This Gets Out, and All These Bodies!