SUMMER READS & ANTICIPATED BOOKS: July 2021 Recent TBR Additions

If I have strong enough Internet connection near the pool, you can likely find me adding books to my Goodreads TBR when taking a reading break. I haven’t shared a recent TBR additions post since late spring, but I’ve been pretty busy with review books & library books this summer, but I of course have quiet a few to share today – if you’ve read some of my recent posts, you might know I’ve gone a slight Elin Hilderbrand kick and won’t be sharing all of her books that I want to read here. I’ve organized this post by upcoming/anticipated books and recently released or backlist titles. 

The Layover by Lacie Waldon – I love reading any kind of beach/vacation kind of book during the summer, with Lacie Waldon’s recent release, The Layover, absolutely screaming that kind of read with its cover alone. The book follows flight attendant, Ava, who gets stuck in Belize for a weekend layover with her nemesis and airplane pilot, Jack. 

When It All Lands by Jennie Wexler – Jennie Wexler’s recently released When It All Lands has gotten so much love from a few of my book blogging friends. This YA contemporary is a what-if, love triangle type contemporary, in which best friends Shane and Drew flip a coin to see who gets to ask out the new girl in school, Stevie, and the book is told in a dual timeline following what would’ve happened if the coin landed heads or tails. I recently read this kind of timeline in Taylor Jenkin Reid’s Maybe In Another Life and I enjoyed it a lot. 

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti – I read a few of Deb Caletti’s books during my early/middle school YA reading days and I loved A Heart in a Body in the World a few years ago. I absolutely loved the sound of her recent release, One Great Lie. The main character gets invited to a writing workshop in Venice by a prestigious author, but the story seems to have a darker tone as her male writing instructor takes on an unnerving behavior and she unravels a family mystery about a famed poet. 

Anticipated Books 

The Legacy by Elle Kennedy – Let it be known that I loved Elle Kennedy’s Off-Campus series before the Tik Tok hype, and I am so excited for this novella collection following each couple from the Off-Campus series. The book comes out on September 21, 2021 – I’m likely going to buy the paperback edition currently available only from Amazon. 

The Singles Table by Sara Desai – I still have to read Sara Desai’s second contemporary romance book, The Dating Plan, but I loved her first book,The Marriage Game, and not going to lie, the cover of The Singles Table alone, to add her November 2021 release to my TBR. The Singles Table is an opposites-attract romance, in which celebrity lawyer Zara is able to match her friends with dates & romance throughout the wedding season, until she meets Jay Donovan. The book comes out on November 16, 2021. 

A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria – I really enjoyed Alexis Daria’s hit romance, You Had Met a Hola, last fall, so I’m looking forward to picking up the second book in the Primas of Power companion series, A Lot Like Adiós. The book comes out on September 14, 2021. 

When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord- I think I mentioned When You Get the Chance in a recent blog post where I was talking about You Have a Match, but I am SO excited for Emma Lord’s 2022 YA release, When You Get the Chance. I LOVE the cover (as per usual with Emma Lord’s books) and it’s a Mamma Mia inspired story about a girl who spends the summer competing for an internship with a rival and figuring out who her birth mother is out of 3 women. The book comes out January 4, 2022. 

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

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