Before starting my bookstagram account, I had no clue what a TBR (or “to be read”) list even was. Now, I can’t go without one!
I realize that for some people, their TBR is based on the books they currently own and want to read. However, because I don’t purchase books until I’ve already read them (and I’m certain I’ll read them again), my list is a culmination of series I’ve had an interest in reading, books that have been recommended to me, and new releases.
This is definitely a loose TBR because I know my reading goal for the year is set to 120 and I’m sure I’ll end up reading plenty of other titles outside of these. However, I wanted to at least give myself a few specific book goals! I did the same last year and it was so awesome to look back at the end of December and see that I really had read every book on my original list.
The Awesome Titles Filling My “To Be Read” List in 2021
You can find synopses for these books – along with my reviews as I read them – on my Goodreads. I’ve also provided links for you to purchase or preorder them below.
The Dating Playbook (The Boyfriend Project #2) – Farrah Rochon: I absolutely loved The Boyfriend Project, so I’m looking forward to this sequel that comes out on August 17th.
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy) – Leigh Bardugo: I’m doing a buddy-read of this trilogy with one of my booksta besties.
Happily Ever Afters – Elise Bryant
Life’s Too Short (The Friend Zone #3) – Abby Jimenez: I adored Abby’s other two books and I can’t wait to dive into this one that comes out on April 6th.
People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry: Beach Read was one of my favorite audiobooks of last year. This one that comes out on May 11th sounds great!
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha) – Tomi Adeyemi: I’m so looking forward to reading the two books that have already come out.
Second First Impressions – Sally Thorne: Sally’s books can be hit-or-miss for me, but this one that comes out on April 13th sounds like it has great potential.
The Road Trip – Beth O’Leary: I can’t get enough of Beth’s novels. I’m really looking forward to this one that releases on June 1st.
Poisoned – Jennifer Donnelly: Stepsister crushed my heart and I’m sure this will do the exact same.
You Have a Match – Emma Lord: Tweet Cute was too cute! I think this will be as well.
From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash) – Jennifer L. Armentrout: I’ve only heard excellent things about these books so I’m hopeful they won’t disappoint.
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) – S.A. Chakraborty: This is another trilogy that has come highly recommended.
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes) – Sabaa Tahir: I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to these books. I’m excited!
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) – Chloe Gong
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) – Namina Forna: This comes out on February 18th.
Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club #3) – Lyssa Kay Adams: This series has been so much fun. It’s fluffy and light and enjoyable.
Ready Player Two (Ready Player One #2) – Ernest Cline: Ready Player One was one of my favorite audiobooks of last year. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (Dash & Lily) – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan: After falling in love with the Netflix series, I’m thrilled to see how the books compete.
Legendborn (Legendborn #1) – Tracy Deonn
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab: Possibly the most hyped book of last year? I’m counting the days til I get to read it.
Lore – Alexandra Bracken
Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Grace #2) – Kathryn Purdie: Excited to see what happens next in this series and the book releases on March 30th.
Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo
A Psalm of Storms and Silence (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #2) – Roseanne A. Brown: I loved the first one’s audiobook so much I even interviewed one of the narrators! This one comes out on August 31st.
All the Tides of Fate (All the Stars and Teeth #2) – Adalyn Grace: This is a highly-anticipated sequel for me and it comes out on February 2nd.
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle) – Maggie Stiefvater: I’ve loved The Wolves of Mercy Falls for years so I have high hopes for this particular hyped series.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers) – Brigid Kemmerer
Malibu Rising – Taylor Jenkins Reid: After listening both Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I’m very interested in Taylor’s newest novel.
All This Time – Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott: While it might not exactly be a Five Feet Apart sequel, I’m still intrigued!
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) – Cassandra Clare: I thoroughly enjoyed The Infernal Devices last year and I can’t wait to see what I think of TMI.