17 Amazing Books You Need to Read Coming Out Winter 2021
It took me so long to post this that the title probably should read, “Books You May Have Missed From Winter 2021.” I’m still trying to find my normal after a miscarriage right at the end of the year, so many of my best laid plans have just not come about. Not going to lie– it was rough, and some days I’m still overwhelmed thinking about it.
Having new books to celebrate and look forward to has helped, though. I’m excited to talk about a few of my favorites here, and I hope you’ll check them out.
You can find a complete list of these books on Bookshop, a site which helps fund local bookstores, so please feel free to browse and buy there!
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Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer
What you need to know: One of my favorites so far this year! I sat on the edge of my bed and started reading page one just to get a feel for the book and didn’t stop to get comfortable until page forty-something.
Available January 12, 2021 | My Review
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
What you need to know: Takes place seventeen years before THE HATE U GIVE and follows Starr’s dad as he wrestles with how to finish school, help his mom, and take care of his new baby.
Available January 12, 2021
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
What you need to know: The fantastic conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology and follow-up to WE HUNT THE FLAME. Packed with barely controlled magic, undeniable love, and a desperate quest to free a kingdom from evil.
Available January 19, 2021
Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez
What you need to know: A companion novel to WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, which was one of my favorites last year! Inspired by Bolivian history and politics. Adventure, magic, and romance in the jungle. So much fun!
Available January 26, 2021 | My Review
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace
What you need to know: Second in the All the Stars and Teeth series. A queen with a curse in her bloodline. A boy who holds half her soul. A mythical artifact that could save her kingdom– if she can find it.
Available February 2, 2021
Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher
What you need to know: This is the book I wanted so many other books to be. I loved every minute of it, from the friendships, banter, and tiny Michigan town to the raw grief, tender first love, and daring hope.
Available February 16, 2021 | My Review
Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson
What you need to know: From Goodreads: In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.
Available March 2, 2021
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
What you need to know: A magic-gifted medic must cure a mysterious illness to prevent her people from going to war. Part fantasy, part mansion mystery, and part swoony romance. This is a must-read for sure!
Available March 2, 2021 | My Review
The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz
What you need to know: A kidnapping survivor hunts for clues to prove what happened to her. A girl with a similar story disappears, leaving the survivor wondering if she’ll be next?
Available March 16, 2021
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
What you need to know: The second in the King of Scars duology which follows Nikolai (remember him from the Shadow and Bone series?). This comes out just in time to get us through the final weeks of waiting for the Shadow and Bone Netflix series which comes out in April.
Available March 30, 2021