Hi and welcome to the reading world!
For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, the theme is to share your most anticipated upcoming releases! The prompt is technically for the second half of 2021, but I’m one of those readers where I love finding all of the exciting new releases I want to add to my TBR and I actually share these posts monthly!
Before I get started, a few quick things to note:
While I enjoy pre-ordering a few books when I can, I definitely have too many new releases I’m excited about to be able to purchase and read them all (I share these lists monthly so I definitely have to pick and choose!). I also utilize my local library frequently, oftentimes picking up new releases and backlist titles, and get used books when I can or check out Little Free Libraries!
If these new releases are something you’re interested in, definitely consider checking out your local library/Libby- if they aren’t available already when the book comes out, you can place a hold, request your library purchase a copy, or check into Inter-Library Loan options! I’m constantly trying to be mindful of being a more sustainable reader, so these are areas I’m trying to improve in while also balancing wanting to support new book releases!
Also, if I’ve gotten any details like release date incorrect please feel free to leave a comment with more updated information. While I typically go off of Goodreads dates for US releases, there are some inconsistencies on the Goodreads sites and websites to pre-order off of (such as Bookshop.org) and so I’m using the pre-order dates for these whenever there are inconsistencies with the Goodreads date, but I’ll be sure to note those!
Without further ado, here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!
The Tiger Mom’s Tale by Lyn Liao Butler sounds like a story that explores the themes of family and identity and is one I am so excited to pick up.
We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen is a sci fi thriller/horror, which is a genre crossover I am so excited to check out. This sounds like it’ll have a lot of creepy and space horror elements, which is definitely not something I’ve read before but I am excited to try!
Incense and Sensibility by Sonali Dev is the third of the companion novels called the Rajes series. I read and loved Recipe for Persuasion earlier this year (it’s one of my Underrated Book Picks and I am so excited to read this one. This series follows couples with some nods to the Jane Austen classics but reimagined into stories that are incredibly moving and powerful while having cute romance and excellent characters. I can’t wait to read the next installment!
Black Box by Shiori Ito is the author’s memoir of her experiences after being raped by a more prominent journalist. It sounds like a difficult but important read.
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino is also translated from Japanese. This is a fictional novel where three individuals are hiding in the general store after a robbery when they stumble across a tradition in the general store and the journey that sets them all on.
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder sounds like such a unique read and has apparently already been optioned for a film, so this one is definitely a read I’m curious about!
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan is the start of a new fantasy series that reimagines the start of the Ming Dynasty. I have loved reading more fantasy novels inspired by non-Western European settings recently, so this one sounds like it could potentially be a new favorite!
The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers sounds like an incredible novel following the life of Ailey as she comes to terms with topics such as identity and family. This is one where the Goodreads date doesn’t match the pre-order release date, but I’m going based off of the pre-order dates at this time.
The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams sounds like the tv show Revenge and a modern take on The Count of Monte Cristo. I think this one could be a popular summer thriller read! This is another one where the Goodreads date and pre-order dates don’t match so I’m going off of the Bookshop.org date.
So, there are 10 books I’m looking forward to next month! What are some of your most anticipated releases?
I’m excited to be sharing some more posts next month about my reads for the first half of the year as well, so stay tuned for some posts looking back on my reading as well!
Thanks for stopping by!