I think it’s time to just make my recent TBR additions a monthly feature on the blog because I love writing these posts so much… but maybe not as much as I love adding books to my to-be-read pile apparently. Despite being busy with school and work, I think I’ve actually been on a pretty normal reading pace. According to Goodreads, I’m currently 8 books ahead of schedule to meet my Goodreads goal of reading 75 books in 2021 and on track to meet my real goal of reading at least 100 books. As we get deeper into spring release season, I’ve been finding more & more 2021 releases I want to read ASAP, including a few books featured below.
The Flatshare and The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary – After LOVING Beth O’Leary’s The Switch last week, I added both her debut and 2021 release to my TBR. I am SO into the synopsis of The Road Trip – Addie and her sister are roadtripping to Scotland for a wedding when they’re forced to continue the journey with Addie’s ex after a car accident – and I feel like The Flatshare is such a must-read for British contemporary fans like me. The Road Trip comes out on June 1, 2021.
Arsenic and Adobo (Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery #1) by Mia P. Manansala – You probably can infer based on my taste in contemporary romances that I am such a fan of Berkley (the publisher). I’m really excited to check out a mystery from this publisher & Mia P. Manansala’s Arsenic and Adobo has been described as a cozy culinary mystery. Arsenic and Adobo comes out on May 4, 2021.
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano – Okay, maybe I’m turning into a slight mystery fan… even though I 110% admit that Finlay Donovan is Killing It’s cover is what absolutely drew me in – I’m super tempted to put on my black turtleneck and replicate the cover. The title character is mistaken for a contract killer when discussing the suspense novel she’ struggling to write and soon finds herself involved in a real-life murder investigation.
The Siren by Katherine St. John – The Siren had been another book on my TBR radar – who couldn’t be attracted to this book’s bright summery cover?? – and I was recently sent an ARC by the publisher. I haven’t yet read Katherine St. John’s The Lion’s Den, but I am really excited to check out this upcoming release that follows two Hollywood starlets and exes who are filming a movie together on a Caribbean island, with a hurricane and equally damaging secrets on the way. The Siren comes out on May 4, 2021.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle – I was OBSESSED with Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years at the end of 2020 , so I decided to add her what I believe is second most popular book (Famous in Love might be another contender for this spot), The Dinner List.
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney – Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry is another upcoming spring release I was fortunately sent for review. I think it might be the perfect YA cure for my Always and Forever book/Netflix hangover. This May 4th release follows Quinn, whose list of “Things I Would Never Admit Out Loud” gets anonymous posted on Instagram and she must team up with a guy named Carter to track down the blackmailer.
What books have you recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Are any of them on your TBR? Share in the comments!