New Books Spring 2021

A book list containing all the new books coming in Spring 2021!

The ultimate collection of must read new books coming in Spring 2021! I handpicked the best new books from March 2021, April 2021, and May 2021! 

As you’ll see, May has the biggest selection because I couldn’t narrow down my most anticipated books to just a few!! There are new releases from a few of my all-time favorite authors like Christina Lauren and Lauren Weisberger as well as new go-to authors Laura Hankin and Emily Henry.

You’ll find new books Spring 2021 primarily in the contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and historical fiction genres. So, you’re guaranteed to enjoy these feel good and sometimes thoughtful books!

Included below are brief summaries of these new books and my thoughts if I had the opportunity to read them already. Hopefully that will help you decide whether or not these books are for you!

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New Books Spring 2021


March 2021 New Books

  • Float Plan by Trish Doller (Contemporary Romance)
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzalez (Young Adult)
  • Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Contemporary Romance)
  • The Dating Plan by Sara Desai (Contemporary Romance)
  • The Vines by Shelly Nolden (Historical Thriller)



float planFloat Plan by Trish Doller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: March 2, 2021
Summary: A novel about a second chance at love after a devastating loss. Anna decides to set off on the sailing trip she was supposed to go on with her late fiance by herself. However, a disastrous first night forces her to hire some help.

Keane is struggling with his own path when he takes the sailing job. As Keane and Anna navigate the waters, they start to discover an unexpected romance forming as well. | Amazon | Bookshop.org







perfect on paperPerfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzalez
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: March 9, 2021
Summary: Darcy anonymously runs a dating advice program at her school, but is discovered one day by another classmate. She agrees to step up her game and help him win back his girlfriend if he keeps her secret. Meanwhile, she’s pining over her best friend and makes some ethically questionable decisions when Brooke starts dating someone else.

Darcy can’t seem to let go of her Brooke fantasy, but realizes the boy she’s helping deserves more than a passing glance.

If you’re looking for a diverse book, this is certainly it! There are lots of discussions about the different types of sexualities and they’re treated in a respectful and knowledgeable manner.

My Rating: 3.5 Stars – A solid middle-of-the-road young adult romance. | Amazon | Bookshop.org





eve brownAct Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: March 9, 2021
Summary: Hibbert is back with another Brown sister! Eve takes center stage in this novel, bringing lots of chaos and a whirlwind of sunshine. Jacob, who runs the B&B where she’s hoping to work, is her exact opposite.

Despite his protestations, Eve takes up residence in the kitchen and gets under his skin in ways he cannot help but admire! | Amazon | Bookshop.org









the dating planThe Dating Plan by Sara Desai
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: March 16, 2021
Summary: A fake relationship for convenience turns into something more. Daisy Patel is quite happy with hating Liam Murphy for the past ten years after he stood her up at prom. However, when he offers her a deal she can’t pass up to pretend to be his fiance, she is willing to at least tolerate him.

My Rating: 3.5 Stars – This fake relationship trope is always fun, even if predictable. | Amazon | Bookshop.org









the vinesThe Vines by Shelley Nolden
Genre: Historical Thriller
Publish Date: March 23, 2021
Summary: A small island near NYC hosts a sinister story. Cora has remained in isolation there since the hospital was shut down. There were rumors of human experiments, quarantines, and torment and now she’s all that’s left. When urban explorer, Finn, happens upon her by accident and becomes obsessed with discovering her story.

This sounds like a unique mix of unraveling mysteries and historical fiction. | Amazon | Bookshop.org








April 2021 New Books

  • The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak (Women’s Fiction)
  • Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson (Thriller)
  • Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez (Contemporary Romance)
  • The Last Night in London by Karen White (Historical Fiction)



bookstore on the beachThe Bookstore On The Beach by Brenda Novak
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: April 6, 2021
Summary: When Autumn’s husband went missing, she never imagined she’d be trying to decide how to move forward 18 months later with no answers still. She decides to take her kids to her beachside hometown and pick up work in her family’s bookstore.

The return home stirs up revealed secrets and long ago love, though. She’s forced to evaluate whether she’s ready to open her heart again. | Amazon | Bookshop.org







mother may iMother May I by Joshilyn Jackson
Genre: Thriller
Publish Date: April 6, 2021
Summary: Just when she thinks she has everything she could ever want, Bree’s life is torn apart when her infant son disappears. A note and an elderly woman she had previously noticed hanging around are the only clues to getting him back. She is forced to follow the detailed instructions, but the act she has to complete may destroy her entire family.

Joshilyn Jackson is an incredible writer and is known for weaving intricate tales that keep you on your toes. I cannot wait to dig into this! | Amazon | Bookshop.org









lifes too shortLife’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: April 6, 2021
Summary: Vanessa has a successful business showcasing her travels on Instagram. She makes sure she enjoys every moment of her life, even when her sister abandons her daughter, leaving Vanessa to pick up the pieces once again. When her ridiculously hot next door neighbor steps in to help, she can’t help imagining a future life with a husband and kids, something that is never a guarantee.

My Rating: 5 Stars – This is emotional and bold and full of learning to live life to the fullest. Incredible. Easily one of my favorite books on this list of new books Spring 2021. | Amazon | Bookshop.org








last night in londonThe Last Night In London by Karen White
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: April 20, 2021
Summary: Two friends living in London during World War II have their friendship tested when one gets caught up in the world of spies and secrets. Eight decades later, a young journalist interviews the other woman and starts to uncover the true story of what happened back then.

If you love World War II historical fiction that bounces back and forth between wartime and present day, give this a shot! | Amazon | Bookshop.org






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May 2021 New Books

  • It Had To Be You by Georgia Clark (Women’s Fiction)
  • 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston (Young Adult)
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Contemporary Romance)
  • A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin (Women’s Fiction/Fantasy)
  • That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (Contemporary Romance)
  • Where The Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger (Women’s Fiction)
  • The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley (Women’s Fiction)



it had to be youIt Had To Be You by Georgia Clark
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: May 4, 2021
Summary: A collection of relationship stories that all revolve around a wedding planning business in NYC. When Liv’s husband and business partner dies, she’s shocked to discover he left his half of the business to his mistress. 

Savannah is a young woman with big dreams who sees this opportunity as her chance to make a name for herself. Throughout the novel, these two women learn to work with each other and discover love. 

My Rating: 4 Stars – This was a nice break from a typical romance, focusing on all different types of relationships! | Amazon | Bookshop.org







10 truths10 Truths And A Dare by Ashley Elston
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: May 4, 2021
Summary: Class salutatorian Olivia is prepped and ready for the next phase of her life at LSU. However, an unsigned form is now putting her graduation at risk! She agrees to volunteer at a local golf tournament, but her mom is questioning why she’s suddenly very very interested in the sport. 

Naturally, a “fool-proof” plan comes to mind where she’ll swap phones (and thus location tracking) with her friends. Surely this is a flawless idea, right? | Amazon | Bookshop.org







people we meet on vacationPeople We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: May 11, 2021
Summary: Two former friends set off on a summer vacation in an attempt to find their way back to their previous relationship. Poppy and Alex have been friends since college, but a disastrous vacation two years ago split them up for good. 

Poppy is surprised when Alex agrees to this last ditch attempt, but she vows to do anything necessary to get past what happened and recoup their friendship.

I loved Emily’s debut novel, Beach Read, so I can’t wait to read this one! | Amazon | Bookshop.org







A Special Place For Women by Laura Hankina special place for women
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: May 11, 2021
Summary: A New York social club for women has long been surrounded by myth and rumor. Jillian decides to infiltrate the club and turn this mystery into the scoop that will save her career. 

She discovers that the social elite are mingling with the occult-obsessed but anyone who questions the rituals or the sacred nature of the club may end up in very real danger. | Amazon | Bookshop.org









that summerThat Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: May 11, 2021

Summary: It wouldn’t be spring without a new novel from Jennifer Weiner to add to your beach bag! Female friendships often take center stage and her latest is no different.

A few misdirected emails can have life-changing consequences. Daisy is a mom in the Philly suburbs who’s life checks all the boxes but her brain can’t seem to be completely satisfied. When she starts receiving emails accidentally addressed to the wrong person, she longs for the career-driven, purposeful life this woman leads. 

After they meet and start to become friends though, Daisy believes their chance friendship may not be entirely as it appears. | Amazon | Bookshop.org







soulmate equationThe Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: May 18, 2021

Summary: I adore online dating / matchmaking stories and this one has the added bonus of a statistics twist! Jess is a single mom and data wizard who has no interest in dating until she comes across a DNA based matchmaking service.  Unfortunately, according to the results her perfect match is the stuck-up founder.

It’s not until they offer to pay her to get to know her match that she accepts. As they schmooze with investors and work through revenue making opportunities for the company, she realizes there may be a man worth knowing behind the snooty scientist. | Amazon | Bookshop.org









grass is greenWhere The Grass Is Green And The Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: May 18, 2021

Summary: Sisters Peyton and Skye, and Peyton’s daughter Max are each on track to live their perfect life, until one little lie shakes up their whole worlds.

Lauren Weisberger is excellent at writing women, so I’m excited to see where she takes these two moms and one teenage daughter.  | Amazon | Bookshop.org










invisible husbandThe Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: May 25, 2021

Summary:  When Piper’s husband died, she simply decided to continue living as if he was still right there with her…and her small town pretty much just went along with it. Everything is fine until a visiting journalist discovers this phenomenon is much juicier than the Cake Walk coverage that sent him there.

Anders decides this undercover research will result in a story that will make his career. As these things go though, he stirs up all kinds of trouble and finds himself reevaluating his own priorities in the process.  | Amazon | Bookshop.org














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