5 Star Predictions: 2021 Release Edition

You know that feeling you get before you even start reading a book that there’s a very likely possibility that you’re going to completely love it? That’s how I feel about the following 2021 releases! For the past two years, I’ve predicted what new books I would rate five stars as I read in the new year (mini spoiler alert but I went 4/6 for my 2020 new release five star predictions). Since I’ve talked about all the books below in my anticipated release posts for 2021, I’m not going to go into too much about the book itself. I’ll link to their Goodreads if you want to find out more about the synopsis, but I’ll be focusing on why I think it’ll be a five star read.

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock | Release Date: April 1

I have so much love for Bonnie Sue Hitchcock’s The Smell of Other People’s Houses that I expect to fall in love with this new book and its writing style just as much. I really like books and honestly stories overall that unexpectedly interweave characters and storylines, and I believe that’s we can expect in this book about the lives of teens in Alaska and the American west. Add it on Goodreads 

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle | RD: April 6

Sarah Hogle’s Twice Shy is another case where I think I’m going to absolutely love this one because I loved her debut, You Deserve Each Other, and the synopsis has me completely smitten – a woman inherits an estate from her great aunt and has to deal with the grumpy groundskeeper.  Add it on Goodreads Read More »

January & February 2021 Anticipated Releases 

One of the best ways to start off your bookish year is to add more books to your TBR, right? 

I mentioned in one of my 2021 most anticipated releases post last month that I knew I would be adding more upcoming releases after I published my lists and I was right (p.s. if you’re looking for books coming out throughout 2021, check out my most anticipated contemporary romances and YA books for the year). I was reading through blogs and Goodreads on New Year’s Day, and sure enough, I think I added 10 more books to my anticipated 2021 Goodreads shelf.

Today, I’ll just be focusing on my most anticipated books coming out this January and February from a mix of genres. I won’t be going in too much detail when it comes to some of these books, since I just included a few in my anticipated releases posts in December. 

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins | Release Date: January 5 

I totally admit that Rachel Hawkins’ adult thriller was one of those books I added to my TBR on New Year’s Day. I think the hype for this book as a Book of the Month pick and being on so many anticipated book lists finally made me really check out its synopsis. Although I’m not the biggest Jane Eyre fan, I am super interested to see Rachel Hawkin’s retelling through a domestic thriller. Add it on Goodreads 

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas | RD: January 12

I think everyone is going to be reading Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give prequel, Concrete Rose, at some point this year. The book follows Starr’s father, Maverick, as a seventeen-year old teen. Add it on GoodreadsRead More »