Odds & Ends: 2021 Most Anticipated Books| Mid-Year Check in

The Mid-year check ins continue!

I noticed that I haven’t kept up with my Most Anticipated Books for the last few years (2019, 2020, & 2021), so I wanted to track these going forward. Here you’ll see the books I listed for my most anticipated in 2019, 2020, and 2021. I will say whether or not I’ve read it and what I rated it. Any unread title will be bolded. The goal is to catch up on these books and at some point only have to look at the current year.

I wanted to note that all these graphics were created for the TBR and Beyond group and will have our logo on it. So let’s take a look.


2019 Most Anticipated: 10/16
2019 Honourable Mentions: 3/7
# of 5⭐: 4

2020 Most Anticipated: 6/15
# of 5⭐: 3

2021 Most Anticipated: 3/15
2021 Honourable Mentions: 0/4
# of 5⭐: 1

Most Anticipated 2019

Most Anticipated

Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman (4⭐)

Raven by Kami Garcia (4⭐)

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (4⭐)

Finale by Stephanie Garber (5⭐)

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5⭐) Reviewed

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (5⭐)

Birthday by Meredith Russo (4⭐) Reviewed

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

Slayer by Kiersten White

In an Absent Dream by Seana McGuire (5⭐)

Tiger Queen by Anne Sullivan (4⭐)

Once & Future by A R Capetta & Cory McCarthy (DNF’d, but wanting to try again)

Honourable Mentions

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (3⭐) Reviewed

Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Enchantee (now known as All That Glitters) by Gita Trelease

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason (4⭐) Review to Come.

The Beholder by Anna Bright (3⭐)

We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

Most Anticipated 2020

Most Anticipated

Salvation by Caryn Lix

Camp by Lev A C Rosen

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B Sheinmel

My Eyes are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzie Lee (This got delayed to November 16th, 2021)

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn (5⭐)

Heartstopper Vol 3 by Alice Oseman (5⭐) – I can’t believe I didn’t write a review for 3 or 4! I guess I’ll have to reread them to do so 😉

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (5⭐)

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (4.5⭐) Reviewed

My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jody Meadows & Brodi Ashton (4⭐)

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGuinnis (4⭐)

The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

The Roommates by Rosie Danan

Most Anticipated 2021

Most Anticipated

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Bouley

Survive the Night by Riley Sager

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer (4⭐)

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Aston (5⭐) Reviewed

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

XOXO by Axie Oh (Release: July 13th)

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (4⭐) Review to come

The Initial Insult by Mindy McMcGinnis

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashely Herring Blake

Honourable Mentions

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Release: Sept 14th)

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (Release: Oct 26th)

White Smoke by Tiffany D Jackson (Release: Sept 14th)

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee (Release: Aug 3rd)

So probably not great numbers, especially from 2019 and 2020 since I don’t even have the excuse of waiting for their release. We’ll check in again in Qrt 3 to see if we’ve made any progress!

How have you done with your most anticipated over the last three years?

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