Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Top Five/Ten Tuesday: Anticipated 2021 Reads


You can find Top Ten Tuesday at The Artsy Reader Girl and Top 5 Tuesday at MeeghanReads!

Since I didn't participate in Top Ten Tuesday last week, which featured the topic of top 2021 anticipated releases, and this week's Top 5 Tuesday topic is top 2021 anticipated releases, I figured I'd just make up for last week and combine them for this week! Let's be honest, there are a lot of books coming out in 2021 that I'm extremely excited for, so I decided to filter this list down to books that I've been anxiously awaiting or am especially excited for because it's part of a series or from an author that I already know I love and I know that I'll read it no matter hat. And since I came up with seven options, I figured that was a good middle number to end up with for coming Top 5 & Top Ten lists. Some of these selections also don't have covers yet, but I can't wait to see them. Without further ado, let's dive in!

1. Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick
Current publication date: May 4th, 2021
Master Assassins was one of my favorite books that I read in 2017 when it came out, and it has remained an all-time favorite for me. I am so ecstatic that this sequel is finally coming out! I have been very patiently waiting because I know that whenever it comes I'll be satisfied, but I'm still excited that we are finally getting close. I definitely plan to re-read Master Assassins before Sidewinders releases, and I highly recommend it all to you.

2.  The Fall of Babel by Josiah Bancroft
Current publication date: November 11th, 2021
This series has been such an imaginative rollercoaster and I am both thrilled and a little sad that the finale is almost here!

3. The Quicksilver Court by Melissa Caruso
Current publication date:
I wasn't even sure if this sequel was coming out this year, but so far it looks like it is and I could not be more excited. I loved Caruso's Sword and Fire trilogy, and so far I am now loving the Rook and Ruin series, so this is pretty much a must-read for me.

4. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Current publication date: June 10th, 2021
I have really enjoyed Tashe Suri's two previous releases, Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash, so I'm extra curious and excited to check out this new fantasy from her! I loved the previous world she created, but I'm looking forward to seeing something new and I can't wait to check it out! Also, that cover is so striking to me.
The Jasmine Throne (Burning Kingdoms, #1)

5. Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee
Current publication date: September 21st, 2021
At this point, is there anyone who isn't excited for this conclusion!? It feels like ages ago that I first read Jade City, but my passion and interest in this book hasn't waned in the slightest, and I almost think I may embark upon a re-read of the first two books before the third comes out.
Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga, #3)

6. Near the Bone by Christina Henry
Current publication date: April 13th, 2021
Christina Henry is pretty much always an auto-read from me, so seeing that she has yet another new release coming out this year has me thrilled. I am immensely captivated by this cover and can't wait to have a chance to read this. It seems like a new adult horror of some sort, and I have really loved how Henry writes horror and dread in the past, so I have pretty high hopes. 
Near the Bone

7. First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
Current publication date: April 6th, 2021
This is the most recent addition to my auto-read and I suppose that could wane, but because of how much I enjoyed Docile and Szpara's writing, I am exceptionally excited and intrigued to see what he's going to write next. I really am not sure what to expect from First, Become Ashes, but I can't wait to find out.
First, Become Ashes


  1. Great list! I'm really excited for The Jasmine Throne, too, and I need to read Jade City asap.

  2. I think these are all new to me, but I hope you love them!

  3. Near the Bone is one I'm excited for too! And I'm going to catch up with Fonda Lee's series so I'll be ready for Jade Legacy😁

  4. I hope you enjoy all of these books.

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  5. I only heard about Near the Bone last week, but oh my gosh, I'm already looking forward to that now! It sounds absolutely amazing.

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  6. Hope you enjoy all of these when you get a chance to read them - not that any have come across my radar yet! These are my bookish New Year Resolutions, and some that I know I could not achieve!

  7. I like that there's a new Christina Henry coming out. and ooh I wanted to read Jade City, but never did. Also, I have to say, some of these title are amazing. I'm a sucker for a good title- I love the sound of The Jasmine Throne and The Quicksilver Court. A good title is so evocative. :)

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