19 Fantastic Books for Your Spring 2021 Reading List

19 Fantastic Books Coming Spring 2021

19 Fantastic Books for Your Spring 2021 Reading List

It’s finally spring! And there are so many amazing books coming out this season. What’s on your Spring 2021 Reading List so far?

My list feels completely out of hand, packed with so many amazing books to read and so many more that I hope I’ll be able to squeeze into my reading time. I’ve broken the list into two groups: middle grader for readers 8-12 and young adult for readers 12+. You can also find this list on Bookshop, where you can browse either the whole middle grade or young adult list and support indie bookstores.

8 Middle Grade Books for Your Spring 2021 Reading List

Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen

Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Sisters. Photography. A cross-country road trip in an RV to reclaim lost memories.

Available March 31, 2021


Thornwood by Leah Cypess

Thornwood by Leah Cypess

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: A young princess desperate to protect her older sister from the curse that will put the whole kingdom to sleep. The first in a three-book series of fairy tale retellings.

Available April 6, 2021


Girl Warriors by Rachel Sarah

Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists are Saving the Earth by Rachel Sarah

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Tells the story of 25 female activists under 25 years old who are making a difference for the planet.

Available April 6, 2021


Ways to Grow Love by Renée Watson

Ways to Grow Love by Renée Watson

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Ryan Hart is back with new adventures like waiting for a new baby, summer camp, and hoping her new recipes turn out great.

Available April 20, 2021


Six Feet Below Zero by Ena Jones

Six Feet Below Zero by Ena Jones

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: “A dead body. A missing will. An evil relative. The good news is, Great Grammy has a plan. The bad news is, she’s the dead body.” (from Goodreads)

Available April 20, 2021


Rea and the Blood Nectar by Payal Doshi

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Friendship, magic, and a quest through a portal to find a missing twin brother.

Available May 4, 2021


Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark

Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: A New York City newbie battles grief over losing her mom, starting over, and discovering how to remake her family in this heartwarming debut.

Available May 4, 2021


The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores

The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: A mysterious message, a missing princess, and a powerful sorceress who must be defeated.

Available May 4, 2021


11 Young Adult Books for Your Spring 2021 Reading List

Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Set in Paris and features an American ballerina and a charming French boy.

Available April 6, 2021


Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Best friends and theater buds discover they have a crush on the same boy.

Available April 20, 2021


These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy

These Feathered Flames by Allison Overy

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Notes.

Available April 20, 2021


Sky Breaker by Addie Thorley

Sky Breaker by Addie Thorley

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Called WICKED SAINTS meets the Grishaverse. The first book in the duology was inspired by THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

Available May 4, 2021


The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler

The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Unexpected love, family, and friendship.

Available May 4, 2021


The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Sci-fi fantasy with mind-blowing twists from the author of DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE about a girl who only remembers her missing sister.

Available May 4, 2021


Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: An underage winning lotto ticket holder frantically hides the truth from her hoarder mother and suspicious small-town neighbors.

Available May 11, 2021


Every Body Shines edited by Cassandra Newbold

Every Body Shines edited by Cassandra Newbould

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: “An intersectional, feminist YA anthology from some of today’s most exciting voices across a span of genres, all celebrating body diversity and fat acceptance through short stories.” (from Goodreads)

Available May 11, 2021


Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: Opposites Hani and Ishu fake date for personal gain… and then start to develop feelings for each other.

Available May 25, 2021


The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis

The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: A small town. A family that must be taken down. Secrets that change everything Phoenix believed to be true.

Available May 25, 2021


Misfit in Love by S K Ali

Misfit in Love by S K Ali

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound | Goodreads

What you need to know: A summer of love goes sideways at Janna’s brother’s wedding.

Available May 25, 2021


What’s on your Spring 2021 Reading List?

Have you read any of the titles on my list already? Are there any on your list that I didn’t mention? Leave me a note in the comments!

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About Kasey Giard

I'm a mama, reader, and writer. Passionate about peppermint (it's not just for Christmas, okay?!), fly fishing, and movie night.

7 Responses to 19 Fantastic Books for Your Spring 2021 Reading List

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  2. Ohhh Sky Breaker sounds intereting! I’ll need to look into that one. I want to read The Ones We’re Meant to Find. Great list!

  3. I’m excited for These Feathered Flames and Ways to Grow Love. I read an ARC of Rhea and the Blood of Nectar. It was awesome.

  4. Cyla Panin says:

    So excited for The Ones We’re Meant to Find – that cover gets me every time I see it!

    • Kasey says:

      It’s a gorgeous cover, isn’t it?? Can’t wait to read that one myself. 😁 Thanks, Cyla!