8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021

With 2020 being such a hectic year it’s easy to look forward to a fresh start in 2021. Kick your new year off with these 8 books that are sure to sweep you away and keep you hooked from the very first page.

The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers

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The Secret Circus is a Parisian world of wonders and magic for Cecilie Cabot in 1925 until she embarks on a risky and passionate love-affair. Years later in 2014, Lara Barnes fiancé disappears on their wedding day and she looks to her great-grandmother’s journals for answers. Lara’s family secrets begin to unfold and reveal a curse that has claimed vengeance on the women of her family. This curse may be tied to her fiancé’s fate.

Girls with Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman

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College admissions season brings out the worst in three mothers battling for their own daughter’s admission to Stanford. One is rich, one is an alumna, and one is broke and single making for a hardly fair competition. When one of their daughters suffers a near-fatal accident and they begin to question what lines are really worth crossing to get to the top.

Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Amelia Buxton is a dedicated journalist, recently separated, and on the brink of a big story through her discovery of frozen embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife. Parker has still not gotten over his wife’s death and realizes that if he wants to keep part of her alive, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and accept a surrogate for the embryos. Parker and Amelia soon fall in love with each other and learn life-changing lessons about family while situated in the backdrop of the pristine waters of their summer beach house.

The Marriage Pass by Briana Cole

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Rich and successful playboy Dr Dorian Graham is married to his faithful wife Shantae but still believes that you can never have too many women in your life. On their one-year wedding anniversary, Shantae shakes things up and offers Dorian a one-night no consequences and no questions asked evening with their greatest temptation. Dorian happily obliges because Shantae’s wild-card younger sister was the one who got away, but the more he takes, the more Shantae’s sister demands, and soon he doesn’t know if he can win.

Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton

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Cadie Kessler has spent years of her life in the fear of her long-held secret surfacing. When she receives an urgent call from her estranged best friend Daniela Garcia, Cadie is brought home to face the childhood secret that ended their friendship. Together they must determine what they’re willing to sacrifice to save what they love.

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

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Antara is haunted by the chaotic and traumatic past of her upbringing with her now older mother Tara. Still, Antara must make peace with the past as Tara slowly loses her memory. But is Tara’s memory loss really real? And are Antara’s memories of her childhood fair?

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

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Daisy Patel is a logical software engineer who has her life planned out with marriage excluded from that plan. In order to please her family, she asks her childhood crush Liam to be her decoy fiancé. Liam also needs a wife in order to fulfil his late grandfather’s will. However, Liam broke Daisy’s heart nine years ago and too late, they realize history has a way of meddling with their arrangement.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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August does not believe in much. She’s 23 and doesn’t believe she’ll find love and she doesn’t believe her commute to the pancake diner she works at will change her fate. But when August meets Jane, a beautiful girl with the same commute displaced from the 1970s, August thinks it might be time to start believing.

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