5 summer 2021 book releases I’m excited about

Hello, summer reads! Personally, I don’t have any different criteria for my summer books than at any other time in the year. A brilliant story, brilliantly told is what I’m after at ALL times.

Luckily, there are lots of books being released this July and August that definitely hit that criteria; here are the rather enticing new summer reads that immediately caught my eye…

5 summer 2021 book releases I’m excited about

I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson
Published: 8th July

I read my first book by Dorothy Koomson earlier this year and loved it. Her tone and scene-painting was so immersive and I’m very much looking forward to delving into her new thriller – a tale of secrets, lies and murder. Perfect.

Full review here.

How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
Published: 22nd July

From following Bella on Instagram and reading her writing on Vogue, among other places, I knew I was going to enjoy her debut novel. I mean, the title alone ensures you’ll read it and the funny, deadpan tone that describes narrator Grace as she does indeed embark on killing the family that abandoned her is a wonderful riot of a read.

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Published: 22nd July

This was the first book this year that made me cry my eyes out – The Reading List is a beautiful, emotional story about the redemptive power of reading. An ode to unexpected friendships, community, kindness and libraries – it’s such a feel-good, heart-warming story.

Full review here.

Mrs March by Virginia Feito
Published: 5th August

The blurb had me at ‘Shirley Jackson meets Ottessa Moshfegh meets My Sister the Serial Killer in a brilliantly unsettling and darkly funny debut novel full of suspense and paranoia.’ I’ve just finished reading Mrs March and it’s brooding atmosphere, funny one liners and deep dive into Mrs March’s chaotic brain did not disappoint!

The Echo Chamber by John Boyne
Published: 5th August

I only read my first John Boyne book last year and it was a delight! So I am very excited to enter The Echo Chamber which is described as a very funny, savage look at the horrors of social media. Given that I know John Boyne knows how to tell an amazing story, I’m very intrigued to see what he does with this theme!

Will you be adding any of these to your summer TBR list? Let me know!

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