Books on my radar for 2021

It’s that time of the year – you know, when we look to anticipated books of the new year. I found these in a recent post by The Bibliofile: The Best Books of 2021 (Anticipated). Here’s what I picked from Jennifer Marie Lin’s list. All blurbs are from Amazon:

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson (March 23,2021)

I love psychological thrillers and this one caught my eye.

A bride’s dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she’s had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this electrifying psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Eight Perfect Murders.


Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (May 25, 2021)

I enjoyed Reid’s debut novel, Daisy Jones & The Six so I was excited to see that she’s written a new book.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.


The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (February 2, 2021)

I’ve read and enjoyed two books by Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone and Firefly Lane. I also have The Nightingale on my TBR shelf. I like when I find an author I enjoy because of the promise of new books to read.

From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras―the Great Depression.


I don’t always like to line books up to read because I get discouraged when I can’t get to them right away. The publication dates of these are spread out so I’m hoping to be able to fit them in. I’ve also requested them on NetGalley so we’ll see if I’m lucky enough to be approved.

What books are you looking forward to reading next year?

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29 thoughts on “Books on my radar for 2021

    1. Hi Priscilla. Sounds interesting. I ususally don’t plan too far ahead because that takes away the spontaneity for me. But I do like to see what’s out there. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  1. Barbara, how exciting to start thinking of next year’s reading! You’ve given me two to add to mine … ‘Malibu Rising’ looks intriguing and ‘The Four Winds’ already sounds like a classic. As a huge fan of Tracy Chevalier and her books I was thrilled to be invited to a webinar with her recently and of course had to take opportunity to buy her latest book ‘ A Single Thread’. On my kindle awaits Keith Stuart’s latest book ‘The Frequency of Us’ to review for NetGalley and I can’t wait! Happy Reading, my friend!

  2. I always have my antennae out for good reading. Recently, I’ve gone political with my choices, having read Michelle Obama’s Becoming and now Jill Biden’s Where the Light Enters. I like to go beyond the red and blue tribalism and discover the origins of these high profile characters.

    Recently, I finished Dr. Michelle Harper’s The Beauty of Breaking, a veritable page turner. You may have recommended this one to me, not sure. 🙂

    Reading gives me wings, an escape from the ordinary. Thanks for the listings here, Barbara!

    1. Thanks for sharing what you’ve been reading, Marian. I don’t have a taste for political books, but I would like to read Becoming. I haven’t heard of The Beauty of Breaking – I will look that one up. Thanks for the visit, too!

  3. The Four Winds and Malibu Rising are both on my wish list for 2021! I enjoy both authors so much — can’t wait for these! I’m trying to be less attached to reading according to a schedule, but I always seem to fail at that… but I’m hoping to do more reading on the spur of the moment rather than planning in the coming year. That said, a few authors with ongoing series have new installments coming out in 2021, so for sure I’ll be reading those!

    1. I know what you mean, Lisa. I get frustrated when I have too much scheduled. I really prefer to pick what I want, however, I’m committed to a mystery each month for my library job. I hope I get approved for these on NetGalley, but I’m not a prolific NetGalley reviewer – they may reject me!

  4. Interesting selections, Barbara. I like psychological thrillers too, but find I need to mix them in with classic reads and other genres or I get bored. Reading Silas Marner now for a change of pace. 🙂

    1. Oh, yes, I do too because the psychological thrillers can be a bit formulaic. I still like them, though. I haven’t read Silas Marner – I should check it out. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

      1. I liked the book up to around the 60% mark, but I’m LOVING it now. Something totally unexpected happened and I’m captivated. Not sure if the blurb about the book gives that or anything else away, which is why I usually avoid reading blurbs until I’m finished.

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