Books I Plan To Read in 2021

Hi all!

I’m so excited to be sharing my ~potential~ TBR for 2021! I have a bunch of backlist books, 2021 releases, classics, and non-fiction books that I plan to read this year so I thought a good way to track them would be putting them in a post to keep myself accountable. 😅

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2021 releases

  • One Last Stop: I’m so excited for Casey McQuiston’s second novel, especially as this one is going to be a sapphic romance! From the people who’ve been lucky to get an ARC, it sounds like it’s amazing!
  • The Kingdoms: I’ve only read one Natasha Pulley book — The Bedlam Stacks — but I’m kind of obsessed with her books. I own all of her other ones, which I still haven’t read, but have plans to read them as well as her new one.
  • Darling: This is going to be K. Ancrum’s third novel, which is a Peter Pan retelling, set in the modern world. So keen for it, Ancrum writes amazing YA books.
  • Under the Whispering Door: TJ Klune is one of my favourite authors so I’m incredibly excited to read his newest novel, about grief and ghosts in a teashop.
  • A Lesson in Vengeance: I adored Victoria Lee’s Feverwake series, so I’m so keen to read her next book: an f/f dark academia!

Backlist books

  • They Never Learn: I’m really intrigued by this thriller/mystery book (and I don’t normally like those) because it’s about a professor who murders men and then falls for the female detective who investigates. Sounds great!
  • These Violent Delights: Another queer dark academia book, 2021 must be the year of gay dark academia I think.
  • Iron Heart: This is the sequel to Crier’s War and I still can’t believe I haven’t read it yet, because I loved the first book!
  • Casket of Souls: The sixth book in the Nightrunner series. Meant to finish this series in 2020 but obviously that didn’t happen.
  • Shards of Time: The seventh and final book in the Nightrunner series. So excited for it but I have a feeling I’m going to cry.
  • The Betrayals: Bridget Collins’ second adult novel! I adored The Binding, so I have no doubt I’m gonna love this too!
  • The Space Between Worlds: All I know about this is that it’s sapphic and about the multiverse, so of course I’m gonna read it!
  • Bonds of Brass: This has been recc’d as queer Finn and Poe from Star Wars. 100% need to read this!
  • The Shadow of the Wind: I adore magical realism novels so of course I need to read this novel, which is one of the most famous magical realism novels ever.
  • Homegoing: This is a book that follows the same family over 300 years, and sounds so intriguing, I need to read it ASAP!
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: This book is intimidating but I’m gonna tackle it! After all, I read Les Mis, how hard can this brick be?
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street: This is one of the books from Natasha Pulley that I need to read 😅
  • The Wolf of Oren-Yaro: I don’t know much about this book but I know people adore it, and also it’s from the Chronicles of the Bitch Queen series. With a name like that, I need to read it.
  • Hither, Page: I’m determined to read all of Cat Sebastian’s books and this is one of the few left to read!


  • Dracula: Last year, I read Frankenstein and now I feel this year I need to read this other classical giant.
  • The Talented Mr Ripley: This is like one of the original queer books (or queer-coded) that I’m need to read, also I loved the movie.
  • Mansfield Park: Still can’t believe I haven’t read all of Austen’s books but it’s true 😭
  • The Princess Bride: I’ve heard amazing this about this book! And the movie too.
  • Wuthering Heights: I adore Jane Eyre, so I really need to read the other Bronte book.


  • The End of Everything: I’ve really gotten into nonfiction about science and space and physics, and this book just intrigues me so much!
  • Sapiens: I love anything to do with humans and evolution, so I really can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet! Going to try to get on it soon.
  • In the Dream House: This is a queer memoir about abuse in a same-sex relationship. I’ve heard it’s important and it’s taken some of my courage to get around to reading this book.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: I’ve heard really good things about this memoir, which is about a psychologist seeding her own psychologist.
  • Invisible Women: This book has been on my TBR for ages, I still can’t believe I haven’t read it. It’s about how the world we live in is designed for men, not women, and how women die because of it.


  • She Who Became the Sun: I’m so lucky to have received an ARC of this book about a genderqueer woman disguising herself as her brother in order to steal his life and survive. I’m currently reading it, and it’s already amazing!
  • Down Comes the Night: This book is about two enemies being trapped in a magical castle as they try to survive!
  • Winter’s Orbit: Apparently, this has been compared to Red, White & Royal Blue but set in space. Need to read this ASAP.
  • Fragile Remedy: This is about a queer dystopian and that’s all I really know, but many of my friends love it, so I’m down to read it!
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What are some books on your 2021 TBR? Let me know!

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19 thoughts on “Books I Plan To Read in 2021

  1. Rach @ Anxious Nachos says:

    So many great books on here! Including my two favourite classics which is so cool to see, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!! (Dracula and Wuthering Heights). The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, They Never Learn and These Violent Delights are all books I got a copy of recently too, so I’m aiming to get those read in 2021 as well ☺️ and ofc, all your 2021 picks are excellent 🔥🔥 I’m midway through the SWBTS arc right now as well!!

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  2. Emma says:

    I feel that I need to re-read Wuthering Heights, especially now that I have a new found love for Jane Eyre, but every time I have tried in the past, I’ve put it down after a few pages because I remember how much I loathed it when I had to study it.

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  3. bibliomavens says:

    So many good books on this list! Can’t wait to her your thoughts on Wuthering Heights! It’s my all time favourite book. It’s one of the most frustrating things you’ll read, but in that it is such a beautiful and unique read. I’m also really excited for One Last Stop, Under the Whispering Door and A Lesson in Vengeance. – Amber

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