ALL THE UPCOMING BOOKS: April 2021 Recent TBR Additions

As promised in my March 2021 Recent TBR Additions, I’m back with another monthly TBR additions list!  Compared to March, I thought I hadn’t been adding as many books to my TBR this month, but as evidenced by this post, I’m still hitting the ‘add to shelf’ button on Goodreads pretty frequently.  I feel like I haven’t been reading as much as I did last month so far in April – I’ve been averaging about 2 books a week – but it makes me even more excited for May when I graduate from grad school and in theory, should have some more reading time as summer kicks in. 

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher – I’ve been in a big non-fiction mood lately. I usually try to read 1 nonfiction book a month, but I think I’m actually going to be reading multiple non-fiction reads or memoirs over April and May. Given my love for Star Wars over the past year,  I can’t believe I didn’t have Carrie Fisher’s memoir, The Princess Diarist, on my TBR sooner. This one will soon be moving off my TBR, since I just picked it up from the library on Saturday.

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb – I’ve been reaching for more contemporary meets mystery books lately, which led me to one of Book of the Month’s picks, The Hunting Wives. When Sophie’s family moves to Texas, she soon finds herself befriending a socialite, Margot, and her elite clique, The Hunting Wives.  The Hunting Wives comes out on May 18th. 

Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships by Sarah Grunder Ruiz – Compare any book to Below Deck and I’m there. This November 2021 release follows yacht stewardess Jo and her quest to finish a bucket list of thirty things before her birthday. Things get completed turned upside down when a family tragedy occurs and Jo finds her two nieces joining her for the summer, helping her finish her list. 

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher – I am more than ready to sit by the pool this summer with the biggest pile of contemporary & contemporary romances, including Libby Hubscher’s Meet Me in Paradise. After their journalist mother dies on assignment, photographer Sadie convinces her sister Marin, who has never stepped out of Tennessee, to join her on a trip to the tropical island of Saba. 

God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney – God Spare the Girls was a recommendation from one of my favorite authors and her Instagram, Hannah Orenstein. Set in Texas, the book follows two sisters whose family is torn apart when their father, a pastor of an evangelical megachurch, is discovered having an affair with another woman right before one of the sisters, Abigail, is set to be married. God Spare the Girls comes out on June 22nd. 

Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes by Alexa Martin – Having loved Alexa Martin’s Playbook series, I am SO, so excited for her upcoming September 2021 release. Two broke, single, best friends, Jude and Lauren, decide to do what they always talked about as teenagers: move in together, including Lauren’s five year old daughter and so much more baggage than they would have predicted as kids. 

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall – Give me any contemporary romance about baking and I’m there. Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake comes out on May 18th. The book follows a bisexual lead, Rosaline, as she enters a national baking competition show to win prize money to give her daughter a better life…and seems to soon find herself in a love triangle along the way. 


Have you read any of the books that I mentioned or have them on your TBR? What books have you recently added to your TBR? Share in the comments! 

3 thoughts on “ALL THE UPCOMING BOOKS: April 2021 Recent TBR Additions

  1. “The Hunting Wives” sounds right up my alley. I usually go for contemporary suspense or speculative fiction however – I am trying to spread my wings a little! I am happy I came across your blog because I have been wanting to find a non-fiction book to read and the Carrie Fisher memoir has made the list, thank you! I thought I would recommend a book that realllllly stuck with me that I finished at the end of April called “Lucky King” by Bruce Henderson ( This book is the start of a series that follows the “Lucky King” who may have the supernatural ability to determine other people’s fate. He writes fortunes in fortune cookies that come true. This book challenges the idea of destiny and has a really unique – modern take on the seven deadly sins too. It has suspense, dark humor, supernatural elements, and really compelling characters in a surprisingly believable plot. If you have the time definitely give it a chance. Happy Spring and Happy Reading

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    • Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll have to check it out! I hope you love The Hunting Wives! I’m definitely looking for more contemporary suspense, and I hope you love the Carrie Fisher memoir!


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