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As always, I don’t know exactly when I’ll be reading these books. So much depends on if or when they arrive at my local library!
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
Release Date: January 19
Why I Want to Read It: I’m always interested in checking out Ms. Okorafor’s new stories.
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
Release Date: February 18
Why I Want to Read It: Intergenerational friendships always catch my eye.
Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann
Release Date: February 23
Why I Want to Read It: The title makes me giggle.
The Salt in Our Blood by Ava Morgyn
Release Date: March 2
Why I Want to Read It: It sounds like something I would have loved to read as a teenager.
The Conductors by Nicole Glover
Release Date: March 2
Why I Want to Read It: The Underground Railroad is one of those historical topics that isn’t talked about enough in fiction.
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Release Date: April 1
Why I Want to Read It: I grew up in various small towns. While that wasn’t the lifestyle for me, I do have a soft spot for books that accurately describe what it’s like to be part of such an insular and tight-knit community.
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal
Release Date: April 27
Why I Want to Read It: I enjoy the occasional werewolf story and am quite curious to see how the main character’s Lyme Disease affects the course of the plot.
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
Release Date: April 29
Why I Want to Read It: Oh, how I miss road trips! Maybe I can live vicariously through this one until it’s safe to do them again.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
Release Date: May 4
Why I Want to Read It: I love the idea of characters using science to help humanity.
Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
Release Date: June 1
Why I Want to Read It: The title made me giggle. Yes, funny titles are something that can easily convince me to give a book a try.
91 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021
Great list! Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses sounds so fun.
I’m glad you thought so.
Fab list, Lydia! So many on here that I hadn’t heard of but I’m immediately adding to my TBR cos they sound so good! Like Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses and Everyone Dies Famous in A Small Town! I’m quite excited for The Conductors and The Road Trip as well 😍 I hope you enjoy all of these!
Thank you. I hope you enjoy those books!
I’m really intrigued by Remote Control, can’t wait to check it out.The Salt in Our Blood also really catches my eye with that cover, and The Conductors also sounds great! The Ones We’re Meant to Find has also been catching my eye for a while. Hope you get to read all of these!
Thank you. I hope you like the ones that caught your eye.
Remote Control sounds interesting, I haven’t read anything by that author before but I’ve seen them mentioned quite a lot!
Thanks. She’s a good storyteller.
I definitely want to read Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town. I loved this author’s novel The Smell of Other People’s Houses, and have been waiting for her to write something new! So many great choices here. I need a copy of Remote Control!
I hope you enjoy those books!
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town sounds like something I’d read. While my town is technically considered medium sized, it still has that small town, everyone knows everybody, feel.
Cool. I hope you like it.
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small town sounds fascinating! I love that title! I hope all of these are good reads for you.
Thanks a lot.
Jay’s Gay Agenda already sounds adorable just from its title!
I know, right? 🙂
Wow, you’ve got quite a list just waiting to be released and read. Enjoy.
I really want to read Remote Control as well!
I hope you like it.
Great list! The Conductors sounds really interesting – I might have to check that out!
Thank you. I hope you like it.
I’m super excited for The Road Trip as well. And Jay’s Gay Agenda sounds like a super fun read!
The One’s We’re Meant to Find sounds good, and wow, that cover!
Great list, Lydia!
Thank you very much. And, yes, that is quite the cover.
Good stuff! Beth O’Leary is a new favorite of mine after The Flatshare and The Switch. I will be adding Everyone Dies Famous and maybe The Conductors to my TBR.
Very cool! And thanks.
I hadn’t heard of Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illness or Love is for Losers before, but both sound like something I’d be interested in!
That’s awesome. Happy reading.
I hadn’t heard of The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot but the cover really catches my eye
They’re fabulous for sure!
Totally forgot that Love Is for Losers was coming out soon-ish! Definitely will be reading it when it comes out.
I might end up checking out The Ones We’re Meant to Find.
I hope you like it!
I am really interested in The Ones We’re Meant to Find. And the cover is soooo stunning.
It sure is! Happy reading.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find sounds really good! I pre-ordered it, but forgot to add it to my TTT this week.
I hope it’s a good read.
Love is for Losers makes me giggle too! Adding it to my list
I’m so excited to read Nnedi Okorafor’s novella! I’ve heard incredible things about her writing. The Conductors is another pick I’m so excited to read once it comes out this year.
So glad to hear that!
So, so many of these sound amazing. Love is for Losers, The Conductors, Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town, and The Road Trip need to go on my list.
Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.
You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
THE CONDUCTORS sounds like such a good read! I hadn’t heard of it before today, but now I HAVE to read it. I love how TTT helps me find great books I’ve never heard of before.
I’m glad you thought so. And, yes, that’s one of the many benefits of TTT.
These all sound great! I hope you enjoy them all❤️
I need to read Okarafor- been meaning to. Everyone Dies sounds great too- I like the idea of the stories set in the small town environment.
I hope you like both of them.
Added The Conductors to my TBR!! I’ve seen it around today and looks good.
Cool. Happy reading!
So many great-sounding books on your list! I wanted to include my reasons for putting mine on my list, but I ran out of time. I liked reading your reasons. I knew this would happen — that I would see books I should have included on my own list — but I’m behind on Nnedi Okorafor’s books so I can’t (yet) include her on my list of books I’ll drop everything else to read first.
Thank you. I hope you find time to catch up on Okorafor’s books soon.
I hadn’t heard of any of these yet, but I’ll have to add The Salt in Our Blood and Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town to my TBR! Both of these caught my attention immediately. I hope you’re able to get around to all of these sooner rather than later!
Awesome! Happy reading.
I’m really looking forward to Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses, it sounds so different. Awesome list!
Glad to hear it, and thanks.
The Conductors made my list this week too. I’m so excited for that one.
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, and The Ones We’re Meant to Find sounds super interesting! Thanks for recs. 🙂
You’re welcome. Enjoy.
Love is For Losers looks so cute!
I know, right?
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town reminds me of the song Famous in a Small Town by Miranda Lambert.
I’m looking that song up now. It sounds grand.
I want to read Jay’s Gay Agenda as well!
I hope you like it!
Added Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses and The Ones We’re Meant to Find to my TBR; both sound amazing!
Everyone Dies Famous sounds cool, and I grew up in a small town as well; and I loved Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad so definitely want to read The Conductors
I didn’t know you also grew up in a small town. Neat! I’ll have to check out Colson Whithead’s Underground Railroad.
I love the sound of Everyone Dies Famous. I will look for it.
And I am eager to read The Road Trip!
This is an interesting list. Added Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses
, The Road Trip, Jay’s Gay Agenda, and Love is for Losers on my list! The Conductors like something I’ll pick too. I totally forgot Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town! Loved this! 💖
I really liked Binti trilogy so I have high hopes for Remote Control.
I hope it’s good. 🙂
What a great list! The lycanthropy book looks great, and the small-town one too. Hope you love them!
Great list! I will probably check out Beth O’Leary’s Road Trip since I liked The Switch, which I know some did not. I still have to read Flatshare yet. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my list.
You’re welcome. Happy reading!
Oh, I also miss road trips so much, and I’m eager to pick The Road Trip up. I ALSO grew up in a small town, so I’m intrigued by Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town. Great list!
Thanks. Hope you enjoy those books.
LOVE your list, we have so many in common! One that is new to me is The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, but after reading the synopsis I clearly need it in my life. It sounds absolutely lovely, and emotional! Hope you enjoy these!!
Thank you very much!
I have a hard enough time catching up with old books, some written decades before I was born, to have much time for new books!
One that I do look forward to is the second in a trilogy which goes from the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, to the present day, and will now launch into the future!
Yes, I hope the independent bookshop will be open so I can learn what the future holds!
If only we all had endless time to read, eh?
Alexandria definitely sounds like a good read. I’ve added it to my TBR, so thank you for mentioning it.
What a great list! Some of those weren’t on my radar, but I’ll definitely check them out.