Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021.  There are lots of new releases I’m excited about coming out the first half of the year, so the only challenge here was to narrow my list down to just ten.  It seems like almost all of my favorite authors have books coming out this spring.  As you’ll see from my list, contemporaries and particularly rom-coms are still factoring very high on my priority list, although historical fiction and a little fantasy squeaked in there with Chanel Cleeton, Kristin Hannah and Nicole Glover.


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Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021



1. THE CONDUCTORS by Nicole Glover

2. CONCRETE ROSE by Angie Thomas


4. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

5. THE EX TALK by Rachel Lynn Solomon

6. ACT YOUR AGE, EVE BROWN by Talia Hibbert



9. MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

10. THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren


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What new releases are you excited about for the first half of the year?

43 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    This is a really interesting set of books, Suzanne – I need to read more Kristen Hannah. She’s a remarkable author and I’ve only read one of her books. Happy reading!

  2. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den
    Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den says:

    I’m super looking forward to The Conductors, also! It feels like it was announced forever ago and I’ve been waiting impatiently for it ever since. xD I didn’t know Kristin Hannah had a new book coming out, either! Looks good!

  3. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I automatically add CLo books to my TBR now. I don’t even read the synopsis. I have Eve Brown and The Intimacy Experiment – very excited about both, and would love to get my hands on Henry’s new book.

  4. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    Fabulous list! I’m excited for soo many of these titles as well–especially Malibu Rising! And I’m definitely keen to check out more of Kristin Hannah’s work. The Conductors is a really popular one on the lists today and I’m quite excited to read it too and the cover is so beautiful. I hope you enjoy all of these books 😃

  5. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    I’m super excited about Malibu Rising, People We Meet On Vacation and The Soulmate Equation too! I’m also intrigued by The Intimacy Experiment and still need to read her previous book as well. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!

  6. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I am really looking forward to many of these too, Suzanne. Concrete Rose, The Conductors, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba . . . I’m just going to list your list all over again here. LOL I hope you get a chance to read all of these and enjoy them!

  7. Lark
    Lark says:

    I love that cover of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba. Makes me want to read it without even knowing what it’s about. 🙂

  8. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I most definitely did NOT stick to just ten. hah It’s way too hard, but I am excited for all the new 2021 books. That’s awesome so many of your favorite authors have books coming out.

  9. Olivia Roach
    Olivia Roach says:

    I am so excited for concrete rose and cannot wait to read it! Angie Thomas does not disappoint. I am also really anticipating A Vow so Bold And Deadly releasing in just a weeks time now. I know a lot of people are also looking forward to act your age, eve brown. I recently got the first book for Christmas so will make sure to get on that soon.

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