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I truly thought August would never end! But we have finally made it to September and there are some exciting new book releases to look forward to this month.
I am in several book swap groups on Facebook (seriously one of the only reasons I even keep my account!), and people have been losing their minds over at least three of the books on this list!
Something I love about September is the appearance of some early holiday book releases. I know it feels early and many of us are transitioning to spooky season, but I enjoy a good palate cleansing holiday romance between thrillers and horror books in the fall.
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Most Anticipated September 2021 New Book Releases
Release Date: September 7
A teen mom goes missing after a date. Two years later, a girl walking the woods near a boarding school finds a note on a tree instructing someone to “Dig Here.” What happened the night of the teen mom’s date and how is it connected to the woods near the boarding school?
The Night She Disappeared is a September Book of the Month add-on book! You can sign up with my link and get your first book for only $5.00!
Release Date: September 28
Two strangers have a chance encounter one night during a blizzard. They think they will never see each other again, but fate has other plans for the couple.
Many thanks to Atria Books for an advance copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.
Release Date: September 7
A psychological thriller about a college student, Chloe, who is in a study on campus for psychopaths (students who lack empathy or emotion). Participants in the study must wear a smartwatch that tracks their movements and moods. One of the participants in the study is murdered, and now Chloe finds herself in a game of cat and mouse as she determines who she can trust in the study.
Release Date: September 7
A domestic thriller about a couple who goes on a weekend trip as a last ditch effort to save their marriage. One of them is lying about the circumstances of the weekend, and soon mysterious things begin to happen around the cabin.
Many thanks to Flatiron Books for an advance copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.
Rock Paper Scissors is a September Book of the Month pick! You can sign up with my link and get your first book for only $5.00!
More September 2021 Book Releases
A neo-noir reimagining of vampire lore by the author of Mexican Gothic. This book was previously released in 2016 but has been out of print.
A literary thriller about a group of friends who meet in the Catskills 10 years after graduation. This group has been through it all and have a pact-if one of them calls, the others will immediately show up to help, no matter the circumstances, no questions asked.
Laina receives a call that her brother has been shot and killed by the police. But soon she discovers the murder was not what it seems, and that monsters are very real. Why have the monsters suddenly revealed themselves? What do they want?
Hattie, a banking heiress, and Lucian, Hattie’s father’s business rival, find themselves promised to each other after a bit of a scandal and are not happy about the arrangement. Portrait of a Scotsman features a marriage of convenience with an enemies-to-lovers twist that is sure to be a hit with fans of this historical romance series!
The highly anticipated sequel to YA mystery The Inheritance Games. This book picks up with Avery continuing to investigate why a multi-millionaire she never met left her his entire estate in his will.
A second chance romance about two childhood friends whose paths suddenly cross when Michelle is brought on to help with the marketing of Gabe’s new gym.
A domestic drama novel about the Delaney family and their missing mother. A mysterious stranger showed up at their house one night and then both the stranger and the family matriarch are gone. Some of the children suspect their father has something to do with it, but the others aren’t so sure.
A local furniture store owner in Harlem finds himself leading a double life after a planned heist falls apart.
Under the Whispering Door is a highly anticipated releases in the bookish community. This novel follows a man who is given a second chance at life for one week before crossing over to the other side.
Avery and Declan are best friends and roommates. Avery begins to date Declan’s best friend, Sam, but Avery and Declan are spending more time together while she recovers at home after a car accident. The two begin to wonder what would have happened if they had started dating instead of Avery and Sam.
A YA horror book about two different bloodless massacres and the teens in the middle of it all.
Told in dual timelines, this historical fiction novel that explores the mysterious subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the museum employees who went to incredible lengths to keep the painting safe during World War II.
Set in three different time periods, Cloud Cuckoo Land explores characters entering adulthood during challenging times and places. The characters become beautifully intertwined as a common story connects them.
A new series set in the world of Caraval. Evangeline makes a deal with the Prince of Hearts that sends her on a tumultuous journey.
A Southern gothic horror about two friends-one in graduate school and one who dies in an apparent suicide just days before joining the other at college. Now the surviving friend will investigate what really happened to his friend and discovers many lies and truths about the person he trusted the most.
The sequel to A Deadly Education, a fantasy novel about a school with no teachers, where failure literally means death, and no one leaves until graduation.
A man, his daughter, and a talking cat live together at the last house on Needless Street where things are not always what they seem.
A newly-divorced woman finds an old Santa suit in the farmhouse she has recently moved in to. She finds a note with the suit-a little girl’s wish for her father to come home from the war. Now the woman is determined to find out what happened and whether or not the little girl’s wish came true.
Let me know which of these September 2021 new book releases you are most excited for in the comments!