summer 2021 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 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 list2019 fall reading list2019 winter reading listmy 2018 summer reading list and my 2017 summer reading list!