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
3. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN CUBA by Chanel Cleeton
4. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah
5. THE EX TALK by Rachel Lynn Solomon
6. ACT YOUR AGE, EVE BROWN by Talia Hibbert
7. THE INTIMACY EXPERIMENT by Rosie Danan
8. PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry
9. MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid
10. THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren
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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!
I’ve read four of hers so far and thought they were all such wonderful reads.
So many of these are on my TBR, too! I’ve already preordered a copy of Malibu Rising!
I’m most excited for that one and for the new Kristin Hannah!
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!
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I feel like we’ve been waiting for The Conductors forever too. I think 2020 felt like 2 or 3 years rolled into one.
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.
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Same here with CLo, lol.
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 😃
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I’m most excited for Malibu Rising. I just know it’s going to be fantastic!
I’m so excited for Malibu Rising! Its not my usual genre but I’m going to preorder a copy and try to read it anyway😁
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That’s the one I’m most excited for. 🙂
THE FOUR WINDS is super sad, but it’s also a very compelling book. I hope you enjoy it and all your other picks.
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I’m so envious that you’ve already read the Kristin Hannah book. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it.
It was available on NetGalley. Might still be!
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The Kristin Hannah and Taylor Jenkins Reid releases are my two most anticipated books of the year. I have such high expectations and can’t wait to get them both in my hands!
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Mine too. I’m so excited for them both!
I’m really excited for The Conductors and The Four Winds. All those covers have so much color together, haha, I love it! 🙂
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Haha, it’s a rainbow of covers. 🙂
I’m stoked to read Concrete Rose, too.
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Right? I’m really excited to get some backstory on Starr’s dad.
The Conductors has caught my eye.
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Happy reading to you too!
I am also excited for Cleeton, Danan, CL, and TJR’s books. This is a fun list! I can’t wait for all of them to be released. I hope you enjoy them!
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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!
Her previous book is a lot of fun. 🙂
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!
Thank you! Hopefully we’ll both love them all. 🙂
Rosie Danan, TJR and Emily Henry are also on my list Suzanne! I should have added Angie Thomas too!
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Hopefully we’ll both love all of these. 🙂
I focused my list on cozies this week, but I would have put The Ex Talk on there otherwise. Really looking forward to that one!
I think that one is going to be a lot of fun!
I love that cover of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba. Makes me want to read it without even knowing what it’s about. 🙂
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Right? That whole series has the most gorgeous covers!
The new Taylor Jenkins- Reid looks good. I’ll probably get that one.
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That’s the one I’m most excited for from this list. 🙂
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.
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There really are a lot of great books coming out this year. 🙂
I have half of those on my list. I just finished reading The Ex-Talk and it’s great.
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I’m really excited to start that one. 🙂
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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Right? Concrete Rose is definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2021. Can’t wait to get a copy. 🙂