Get Excited! Here Are The Most Anticipated Books Of Summer 2021

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Scary Mommy

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeaaaar! Best summer book picks are here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for book nerds: the season for reading-filled vacations and outdoor page-turning and also the season of seriously fun summer book releases, from beach reads to thrillers to literary fiction. Get your cutest book tote ready, warm up your Kindle, and save up your Audible credits, because we have a comprehensive list of all of the new releases that we’re most excited about—a wonderful big ole pile of novels.

We honestly don’t know how to choose, since no one has time to read them all, but we do suggest mixing and matching—a light fun romance for the pool, a thriller to keep you from being bored on the plane, or a short story collection to listen to on a road trip.

And just because we’re super helpful, we’ve broken our picks into three categories: beach reads and romance, suspense and thriller, and literary fiction.

Our highlights: Casey McQuiston’s highly-anticipated sophomore romance novel, One Last Stop, a modern fairy tale debut called The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid, and a smart, creepy thriller, The Other Black Girl, by Zakiya Dalila Harris. But there’s lots more!

Amazing Beach Reads

Summer Suspense & Thriller Must-Reads

The Best Literary Fiction of Summer


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