in 2021 I’ll be reading …

We may still be in ‘the-year-that-won’t-be-named’, but I’m already going all googly-eyed over an abundance of fabulous new books due to arrive in our beloved bookshops in 2021. Here are the books I’ve already managed to get my paws on …

When I first had the bright idea of pulling together this list it was partly to try and organise my full-to-bursting shelves and kindle. And then the further I progressed in my quest, the harder it became to ignore the dawning realisation that I’ve got rather a lot of books to read this year. What a treat!

You might want to get yourself a cuppa and settle into a comfy chair for this one …

Oh, and I’ve included links to the books’ information on the trusty GoodReads website, in case there are any that tickle your fancy 😊


right now, I’m reading …


14th January


One Night, New York
by Lara Thompson

A thrilling debut novel of corruption and murder, set in the nightclubs, tenements and skyscrapers of 1930s New York.


on my #NetGalley shelf …


The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin

21st January


The Charmed Wife
by Olga Grushin

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields

4th February


The Shadow Man
by Helen Fields

The Final Round by Bernard O'Keefe

4th February


The Final Round
by Bernard O’Keefe

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

18th February


Madam
by Phoebe Wynne

Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

25th February


Call Me Mummy
by Tina Baker

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

2nd March


The Postscript Murders
by Elly Griffiths

The Cut by Chris Brookmyre

4th March


The Cut
by Chris Brookmyre

Call Me Elizabeth Lark by Melissa Colasanti

9th March


Call Me Elizabeth Lark
by Melissa Colasanti

The Shadow In The Glass by JJA Harwood

18th March


The Shadow In The Glass
by JJA Harwood

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

18th March


The Last House on Needless Street
by Catriona Ward

The Secret Stealers by Jane Healey

1st April


The Secret Stealers
by Jane Healey

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

1st April


The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
by Julietta Henderson

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

1st April


The Girls Are All So Nice Here
by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

15th April


Greenwich Park
by Katherine Faulkner

The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

20th April


The Last Thing To Burn
by Will Dean

The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

29th April


The Wild Girls
by Phoebe Morgan

The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

4th May


The Last Green Valley
by Mark Sullivan

A Dark & Secret Place by Jen Williams

8th June


A Dark & Secret Place
by Jen Williams


from authors and publishers …


from left to right

14th January … Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende
28th January … Captain Jesus by Colette Snowden
4th February … My Brother by Karin Smirnoff
4th February … Space Hopper by Helen Fisher
18th February … The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson
4th March … The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
15th April … The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
20th April … Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
27th April … The End of Men by Christine Sweeney-Baird
27th May … Threadneedle by Cari Thomas


not forgetting my wish list …


The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

21st January


The Shape of Darkness
by Laura Purcell

Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake

8th February


Ruthless Women
by Melanie Blake

Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robson

18th February


Daughters of Night
by Laura Shepherd-Robson

Into The Fire by Rachael Blok

1st April


Into The Fire
by Rachael Blok

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

13th May


Circus of Wonders
by Elizabeth Macneal

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

27th May


Malibu Rising
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Our Woman In Moscow by Beatriz Williams

1st June


Our Woman in Moscow
by Beatriz Williams

Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan

3rd June


Palace of the Drowned
by Christine Mangan

Scandalous Alchemy by Katy Moran

10th June


Scandalous Alchemy
by Katy Moran

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

17th June


True Crime Story
by Joseph Knox

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

22nd June


Dream Girl
by Laura Lippman

Blush by Jamie Brenner

22nd June


Blush
by Jamie Brenner

Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy

6th July


Shoulder Season
by Christina Clancy

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

31st August


A Slow Fire Burning
by Paula Hawkins


I think it’s safe to say this little lot will keep me out of the trouble for a while!

Are any of these books on your list for 2021?
What books ra on your most-hotly-anticipated list for the coming year?

15 thoughts on “in 2021 I’ll be reading …

  1. Looks like you’ve got an interesting reading year to come! I have a lot of NetGalley and ARCs to read this year and the news of another U.K. lockdown will definitely give me the time to do that 😂😬.

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  2. Oh my, these covers! 😍 What I would give for a copy of the beautiful Threadneedle. I’m drawn to The Shadow in the Glass and The Shadow Man too. Definitely going to check them out!

    Best Wishes & Happy New Year,
    – Lucy Rambles x

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  3. I love the sound of Call Me Mummy and The Last Thing to Burn! I’ve read a lot of wrap ups and 2021 lists over the last couple days and I’m too excited by the sound of so many books I can’t concentrate on actually reading!

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