UPCOMING 2021 BOOK RELEASES I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR (JULY – DECEMBER). What books are you anticipating for the rest of 2021? All text is © Rissi JC


June 28, 2021 Rissi JC 34 Comments

Here. We. Are. The halfway point of 2021, and wow. Where do these days go? Ok, so, as we are at the halfway point, it’s that annual time of year again where we chat up the anticipated upcoming 2021 book releases! I’ll be honest, through my many years of curating such lists, I continue to have tougher times finding books to put on this list. I’m hoping this is because I’m more and more in tune with what I’ll like vs the quality of Story. While I do think that plays into the factoring some (because there are some things I simply do not go in for), I love that I’m being wiser in my choices and also, I really want to only add books to this sort of list that I’m sure (or as sure as can be) I’ll read and enjoy.


Like anything, there’s a pretty wide array of genres on the list and also like normal, this is only half of the titles I’ve gathered for this topic. The rest I’ll chat about in a video on the channel (which, yes, will be late in publishing because I have to film it yet!). So while that “part 2” won’t go up until next week, it’s a-coming with more good books. For now though, we’ll focus on those to feature today! Let’s dive right in.


Sorted by release date, then author

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Haven’t read a thing by Amy before, but I am curious about her novels. This is her second book with Bethany House and I was excited to have the chance to help reveal the cover on Instagram! Take a look. Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads


One of those Underlined Paperback titles, this one looks cute and that’s it (which is 100% a compliment!). Follows a Brazilian pop star and a fake dating trope so I’m obviously here for this one being a quick and cute read! Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads


You guys know I’m going to be curious about the Christmas-y reads! Naturally every year I keep an eye out for what’s to come. Hoping this one is fun (a girl returns from boarding school to find everything in her home life to be different). Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads

UPCOMING 2021 BOOK RELEASES I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR (JULY – DECEMBER). What books are you anticipating for the rest of 2021? All text is © Rissi JC

I know very little about this novel but did see the excited cover reveal (actually, I was fortunate to be a small part of it on Instagram where I do share the cover!), and it’s Katherine Reay. For her usual, this one does sound different but then as I’m behind on reading her last two novels perhaps she’s been trending in a new direction. Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads


 This is kind of my “wild card” addition for this list. Saying this because I’ve not read anything by this author and so, I haven’t a clue if it will be a “me” kind of read. Still, it’s likened to The Upside of Falling (LOVE – so cute!) and Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute and so as two books I have read, I’m hoping the comparison is accurate. Amazon | Goodreads


This one says it’s kind of like My Big Fat Greek Wedding which makes me curious. It follows a girl who’s tired of her life being a part of her parent’s reality show, only the more the pulls away, the less she may get closer to her friend and crush, Leo. Amazon | Bookshop.org | Goodreads

Excited to chat about more anticipated reads in my upcoming video! It’s in my schedule to film this week.

Let’s chat! Tell me, what books are you most excited about for the rest of this year? Do you think you’ve already read your “best” of year title? Or is it (anticipated!) yet to come? Do you want to read any of these? Did I introduce you to something new? Let me know all of the thoughts below! I’d love to chat.


UPCOMING 2021 BOOK RELEASES I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR (JULY – DECEMBER). What books are you anticipating for the rest of 2021? All text is © Rissi JC

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Anne@HeadFullofBooks June 29, 2021 at 12:05 AM

    I haven’t even heard of these authors. Sigh. I am so behind the curve. My recent and upcoming books

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:52 PM

      Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes there’s too much to keep up with; I’ve had to teach myself (over the last 4 years or more) that it’s ok not to keep up. This especially applies to my life on social media. Thanks for your visit, Anne.

  • Jess @ Jessticulates June 29, 2021 at 2:59 AM

    Great list! So, This is Christmas looks really cute.

    Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday | Even more anticipated 2021 releases!
    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:54 PM

      I agree!! Love how fun it looks. :) Thanks for stopping by, Jess.

  • Stefani Tabakovska June 29, 2021 at 3:20 AM

    Yaay! Hope you’ll manage to get through all of these! Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/top-ten-books-worth-rereading/

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:54 PM

      Me too, Stefani; thank you!

  • Ellie Warren June 29, 2021 at 4:06 AM

    I’m always enticed by shiny new book releases, sometimes I wish there was a lot less out there that I wanted to read as then I could actually get round to reading them all.

    Ellie Warren recently posted: Top Ten Most Anticipated
    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:54 PM

      Excellent point, Ellie and one I can relate to! Thanks so much for the visit. :)

  • Lydia June 29, 2021 at 6:15 AM

    The London House does sound good.

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:45 PM

      That’s for sure my hope!! :) Thanks for the visit, Lydia.

  • Angela June 29, 2021 at 6:41 AM

    So, This Is Christmas sounds cute – I’m always on the lookout for holiday books to read in December!

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:41 PM

      SAME! It looks like a fun little read for sure. :) Appreciate your visit, Angela.

  • Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! June 29, 2021 at 8:56 AM

    Wonderful selection!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! recently posted: Most Anticipated Canadian Books for the Rest of 2021
  • Genesis @ Whispering Chapters June 29, 2021 at 9:04 AM

    Like A Love Song looks and sounds interesting!

    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:32 PM

      I agree! It looks fun so I’m hoping it will be just that. :) Appreciate your visit.

  • Danielle June 29, 2021 at 9:35 AM
    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:30 PM

      YAY! Hope we all enjoy. :) Thanks for the visit.

  • Cholla June 29, 2021 at 9:37 AM

    How Not to Fall in Love sounds cute, I hope you enjoy it!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:28 PM

      I agree – and hope so too. :) Thanks so much for the visit.

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads June 29, 2021 at 1:17 PM

    Like A Love Song sounds like such a fun read. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these, Rissi!

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:28 PM

      Doesn’t it!? I agree, Lindsey – and thanks! :)

  • Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower June 29, 2021 at 1:21 PM

    I love the cover for So This is Christmas! And of course excited for Amy & Katherine’s books too :) My TTT

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:06 PM

      YES! Amy’s and Katherine’s are pretty, and “So, This is Christmas” is fun, which I love. :) Thanks for stopping by, Carrie.

  • Jo June 29, 2021 at 3:26 PM

    I hope you enjoy all of these!

    Jo recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #322
    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 10:01 PM

      Thank you; I hope so too! :)

  • Cindy Davis June 29, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    I have The Lines Between Us on my list as well. I like the looks of your other books and enjoy reading Katherine Reay, but Faking Reality really intrigues me! I like humorous and sarcastic type books and it looks like it might fit the profile ;)

    Cindy Davis recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday-Upcoming Releases 2021
    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 9:57 PM

      Fun! I’m glad we had something in common and that you see something new to intrigue. :) Appreciate your visit, Cindy; thank you!

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) June 29, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    I’ve seen THE LINES BETWEEN US on several lists today and no wonder – it sounds really good! I hadn’t heard of it before today, but now I really want to read it. I hope you enjoy it and all your other picks.

    Happy TTT!


    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM

      Thanks, Susan! Appreciate you stopping by and sharing! I hope I enjoy these as well. :)

  • Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight June 30, 2021 at 1:36 PM

    I’ve not heard of any of these before today (so thanks for putting them on my radar!) but The Lines Between Us has piqued my interest, so I am off to check it out! Hope these end up being winners for you!

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 9:54 PM

      Fun! Hope “The Lines Between Us” intrigued you, Shannon. Thanks for the visit, as always. :)

  • Kelly Lyn @ Lifestyle of Me July 1, 2021 at 12:57 PM

    The London House sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing your list!!

    My TTT: https://blessedmommysc.blogspot.com/2021/06/anticipated-releases-for-rest-of-year.html

    • Rissi JC July 5, 2021 at 9:52 PM

      I agree! It does. Hopefully it will follow in the footsteps of her earlier works (which are grand). Appreciate your visit, Kelly.

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