My 2021 Summer Reading List!
Ah, it’s one of my favorite days of the year! My 2021 summer reading list is here!
Oh my gosh, I can’t even handle just HOW GOOD all the books look this summer. I think this is the longest reading list I’ve ever done, and it doesn’t even include most books that I already read this year!
You can always see what I’ve read in my monthly book recaps and if you follow me on goodreads, you can see what I’m reading in real time. I love putting this list together because I revisit it the rest of the year (and even longer) to find my next read.
Also, have you joined our book club yet?! You can join here in the secret facebook group!
The community is wonderful and so much fun!
The books below that aren’t out yet are listed with release date too. I cannot even wait for some of them to come out! I linked most of the books below with bookshop.org which is a way to support local, independent bookstores. You can find the full reading list here! And I also did create a section for it in my amazon shop for your ease, but highly suggest shopping through Bookshop to support our local stores. Nothing on this post is sponsored, but there are some affiliate links below.
Also! If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m a crazy unapologetic certified fan of most types of women’s fiction (and yes of course chick-lit!). Light, fun, beachy reads are my fave. I’m not super into anything that resembles a harlequin romance. I do love to listen to memoirs and autobiographies on audible. I read to escape, to get lost in the story, to feel like the characters are my friends. And I actually love the day after I finish a great book and can’t even stand to start a new one because I’m mourning my new (character) friends.
I can’t WAIT to hear your recommendations in the comments, what you’re reading now and what’s on your list!
My 2021 Summer Reading List
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
Under The Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Talk Bookish To Me by Kate Bromley
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Anna K Away by Jenny Lee
Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
The Divines by Ellie Eaton
Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews
A Special Place For Women by Laura Hankin
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
The Breakup Book Club by Wendy Wax
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C Ford (out 6/1)
Seven Days In June by Tia Williams (out 6/1)
Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon (out 6/1)
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (out 6/1)
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (out 6/1)
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (out 6/1)
One Last Stop by Casie McQuiston (out 6/1)
The Chosen and The Beautiful by Nghi Vo (out 6/1)
The Layover by Lacie Waldon (out 6/15)
Blush by Jamie Brenner (out 6/22)
Blackout (out 6/22)
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi (out 6/22)
The One You’re With by Laura K Denton (out 7/6)
Incense and Sensibility by Sonali Dev (out 7/6)
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory (out 7/13)
Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (out 7/13)
Everyman by M Shelly Conner (out 7/20)
The Husbands by Chandler Baker (out 8/3)
The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones (out 8/3)
We Are The Brennans by Tracey Lange (out 8/3)
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang (out 8/31)
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (out 8/31)
P.S. for other reading recommendations:
you can check out all of my reading lists here!
Especially my 2020 summer reading list, 2020 fall reading list, 2020 winter reading list, 2019 fall reading list, 2019 winter reading list, my 2018 summer reading list and my 2017 summer reading list!
8 Comments on “My 2021 Summer Reading List!”
I just finished the Final Revival of Opal and Nev and LOVED it. Still thinking about it- like a more thoughtful version of Daisy Jones and the Six (which I LOVED)
agree, i couldn’t stop thinking about opal and nev either, it was amazing!!
Oh my goodness how do you have time to read all these with kiddos and running a business?! I’ve been reading the same book since February LOL
I just read The Good Sister, soooo good and I couldn’t pit it down. The Unhoneymooners is a great beach read. And a few og my fav books are It Ends with Us, What Alice Forgot and The Marriage Pact.
Can’t wait to put a lot of the books you listed on my book list!!
I cannot wait for summer reading! Somehow I read a ton last time I had a newborn, so hoping to do the same again this year (courtesy of 3x a week daycare for the toddler). I saved so many of these to my list, love all the suggestions!
I *just* finished The Great Circle on my lunch break today. IT WAS SO GOOD.
Loved The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton but then I have loved all her books. She just needs to write faster. Ha! Just finished her The Last Train to Key West.
Finally getting back into reading. I picked up Golden Girl a couple months ago and I just remembered to buy Such a Quiet Place yesterday. I’m currently reading My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottesa Moshfegh.