Happy winter! I am not a fan of cold weather, but I AM expecting to be a fan of all these wonderful new books that are releasing this season!! So without further ado, I present: my most anticipated releases for winter 2021.
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I actually have like almost no books in my Goodreads that are releasing in December?? So here are some picks for January 2021.
Happily Ever Afters | Elise Bryant| Januay 5th, 2021 | Teen romance writer searches for romance in real life, pitched as Jane the Virgin x TATBILB! This sounds so cute omg.
One of the Good Ones | Maika & Maritza Moulite| January 5th, 2021 | A story of sisters and social justice, pitched as The Hate U Give x Get Out (another fantastic pairing).
Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas| January 12th, 2021 | All I know is that this is a prequel about Starr’s dad from THUG and that’s really all I need to know. I will read anything Angie Thomas writes!
Last Night at the Telegraph Club | Malinda Lo | January 19th, 2021 | A love story between two girls in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the ’50s.
Genre: young adult; historical fiction
Rep: Chinese American lesbian main character; Chinese and Chinese American minor characters; lesbian major and minor characters
Warnings: homophobia; racism
Bookshop | Amazon
Take Back the Block | Chrystal D. Giles | January 26th, 2021 | Middle grade debut about community and gentrification.
The Project | Courtney Summers | February 2nd, 2021 | Honestly don’t know that much about this, but it’s about some kind of cult-type thing, the main character is an aspiring journalist, and it’s written by Courtney Summers, so…
Yesterday is History | Kosoko Jackson | February 2nd, 2021 | Organ donors and time travel! From the author: “Yesterday is History was written because I wanted to write a book where a black boy is seen as a love interest. I wanted to explore things not often seen by black and queer authors – love triangles, adventures, coming of age stories that don’t feature black pain. This is a story, about a boy who goes on a fantastic adventure, and finds himself along the way. He happens to be black, happens to be gay, and happen to have…an extra ability.”
Make Up Break Up | Lily Menon | February 2nd, 2021 | A rom com about rival app developers, penned by Sandya Menon (under a pen name), the queen of enemies-to-lovers and women in STEM. (Not that I have any interest at all in STEM career-wise, but solidarity!)
A Pho Love Story | Loan Le | February 9th, 2021 | Children from competing family-owned restaurants! (Sounds Romeo & Juliet-esque.) This sounds so adorable. (I mean, just look at the cover.)
The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna | February 9th, 2021 | A quest with an army of girls! Smashing the patriarchy! West African-inspired fantasy!
Genre: young adult; fantasy
Rep: Black main character; Black, Asian, and Brown major and minor characters; wlw minor characters
Warnings: violence; trauma; abuse; rape (more details in Kai’s review)
Bookshop | Amazon
Thanks for stopping by! Please squeal with me in the comments about your most anticipated releases!!