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Happy New Year! I am obviously a little late with this post, but I took some much needed time off from everything during the holidays. I am refreshed and back now and ready to continue sharing books with you in 2021!
I was hard to choose my most anticipated books for January because there are so many amazing books on this list. From historical fiction to young adult fantasy to psychological suspense, you are sure to find the perfect first read of the year on this list of January 2021 new book releases.
Most Anticipated January 2021 New Book Releases
Release Date: January 26
A woman is tormented by the past when a true crime podcast investigates a decades old crime.
Edited January 23, 2021: This title will now be released February 9, 2021.
Release Date: January 12
A mommy influencer discovers that online fame comes with a price. Someone is watching her more closely than she thinks.
Release Date: January 5
A psychological thriller about a woman who thinks something is wrong with her child, but her husband does not believe her.
More January 2021 Book Releases
An inspired by a true story mystery/thriller about a young couple who moves to a small town and begins to experience strange events.
A book store owner struggles to save her shop while navigating family and romance challenges.
A retelling of the Gothic classic Jane Eyre with a Southern twist.
A historical fiction novel about the forbidden union of two slaves on a Deep South plantation.
A young adult urban fantasy that incorporates Greek mythology for an exciting twist.
A dual timelines mystery about a murder mystery weekend at a grand estate where things aren’t as they seem.
The sixth and final (?) installment of the Wayward Children series, which follows various children who have traveled to fairy tale lands and struggle to adjust to returning to our world.
A prequel set 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give in Garden Heights. this young adult novel will give the backstory to the beloved character, Maverick, from THUG.
A teen girl signs up for a DNA service, hoping to give her a crush a nudge in the right direction. Instead she discovers a sister she never knew about and parents who have been hiding a secret.
A hate-love romance about two coworkers competing for the same promotion at a cruise line. Think The Hating Game by Sally Thorne meets The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren.
The Island by C.L. Taylor
LOST meets The Hunger Games in this young adult thriller about six teens stranded on an island after their guide suddenly dies.
As of January 3, this book was not listed for sale online but shows a publication date of January 2021. I will update this article with a link or new publication date if needed.
A woman goes searching for a missing true crime podcast host and discovers dark secrets about an isolated ranch in a small town.
Which January 2021 new book releases are you most excited to read?