Five books I want to read in 2021

Do you have books you know you’ll want to read in 2021?

Connect Five Friday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. (The hashtag is #connect5books) This is a fun and creative way to think about my books and reading. Check out Kathyrn’s blog and link up your Friday Five!

The five book-related items need to connect in some way, but each person who participates can decide for themselves what the book subject and connection is. For example, you could write about five books read last year or five books you want to read. It could even be favorite bookstores or five movies made from books.

This week I’m talking about five books published in 2021 I’m looking forward to reading when they’re published. I know I’ll have many more books I’m excited to read in 2021. I just haven’t found out about them yet.


A Stranger in Town

by Kelley Armstrong

Rockton #6

Publication date: Feb 2

I love this mystery series. It got me reading Kelley Armstrong again after a few years away from her books. And I’m loving the books she writes.

Wild Sign

by Patricia Briggs

Alpha and Omega #6

Publication date: Mar 16

Patricia Briggs is such a good author. I love the two intertwined urban fantasy series she’s writing–The Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series. I really like the world and the fantasy creature Ms. Briggs creates.

Dial A for Aunties

by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Publishing date: Apr 27

I love the cover! And this sounds like such a fun book. This debut book shows us Chinese-Indonesian culture which I’m so looking forward to, but I’m also reminded of my husband’s Mom and her two sisters. They called themselves the Dolly Sisters! And he has three sisters who call themselves the Sisters Moving Company when they come and help us all move.

Fugitive Telemetry

by Martha Wells

Murderbot #6

Publication date: Apr 27

I love this series. Murderbot is such a “human” character. I also enjoy the adventure in these science fiction stories.

Project Hail Mary

by Andy Weir

Publication date: May 4

I loved reading The Martian and Artemis. Those two books are science fiction, but very different from each other. Project Hail Mary sounds like it will be another different type of story. I like it when an author writes different kinds of books.

What books are you looking forward to in 2021?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

14 thoughts on “Five books I want to read in 2021”

  1. I just started the Rockton series and am totally loving it. I hope to be all caught by the time her next one comes out. And Andy Weir is such a fun author; I’m excited to hear he has a new book coming out next year. 🙂

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  2. Its hard to believe we are looking at 2021 but there are books I am already eyeing up to. I loved The Martian and just didn’t get to Artemis but maybe I should and the 2021 has an intriguing title.

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  3. I do like Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick books. Though I don’t read too many of them anymore. I have lots of the paperback books which I also don’t read anymore so I’m working myself up to donate or try to sell them. 😦


    1. Such a tough decision, isn’t it? I’m in the same boat (with different authors), and not just with paperbacks. It used to be a point of pride to collect all the books by an author I loved, but that’s not feasible anymore: there are more authors I love and I’ve run out of places to put more bookshelves. So I need to purge. But it’s always hard to decide which to keep and which to let go of.


      1. I agree, Lark. I went through a period when I bought so many paperback and hardcover books, but I’ve gotten rid of at least 90% of those books over the last five years since I seldom read anything, but digital books these days. I do still have some nonfiction history books that are better as regular books, I think.


  4. Kelley Armstrong is high up on my TBR but I’ve never read any of her books! I don’t have many 2021 books on my TBR yet. For some reason I’ve really been enjoying classic mysteries and rereads.


    1. I think during stressful times we all pick up the books that comfort us, Katherine, and that’s important to realize so we can destress as needed.


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