10 DEBUTS FROM THE FIRST HALF OF 2021 YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

There’s something about a debut author that makes me extra curious. The publishing industry seems to be a tough place to navigate, so to see someone who finally made their way through and got their book on shelves – that’s HUGE and I want to support them as best as possible. Every year, a debut author becomes a new favorite of mine, and this year has been no different . Here’s a list of some of the most buzzed about debut books of 2021.

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Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
Pub day: Out now!
Genre: Cozy mystery
Page count: 336

Great news on this one, too – it’s the first in a new series! Listed on The StoryGraph as funny and lighthearted, this story should keep you engaged from start to finish. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org!

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher
Pub day: Out now!
Genre: Contemporary romance
Page count: 352

Written by a molecular toxicologist, this story will transfer you to the beach and touch your heart. Described on The StoryGraph as emotional and slow paced, this sounds like it’s a good one to read when you are ready to have your heart ripped out. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org and enjoy your reading vacation to the beach!

Shipped by Angie Hockman
Pub date: Out now!
Genre: Contemporary romance
Page count: 336

This cover gives me all the vacation vibes and I am HERE. FOR. IT! This sounds like one you will want to read when you need a good laugh. It features my favorite enemies to lovers trope and is described as lighthearted and slow paced. Order on Amazon and Bookshop.org now!

Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin
Pub date:
Out now!
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Page count: 432

Read about a life changing summer on the along the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard. Emotional and reflective, this story is filled with joy and all the feels. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Pub date: Out now!
Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy
Page count: 301

A strong woman secretly distributing poison? Sounds fascinating, right? This one should have you on the edge of your sweat throughout. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org.

The Push by Ashley Audrain
Pub date: Out now!
Genre: Suspense, domestic thriller
Page count: 307

I could not stop reading this book – read my review here – and while it’s not for everyone, I loved every second. Purchase via Amazon or Bookshop.org.

Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic
Pub date: Out now!
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Page count: 352

Chock full of content warnings (be sure the check The StoryGraph for a complete list), this story is haunting and heartbreaking all in one. I will be thinking about it for a long, long time. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org.

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
Pub date: Out now!
Genre: Young adult rom com
Page count: 384

This squeaky clean story makes for a fun, lighthearted read when you just want to feel all the fuzzies. We read this one in my online book club and most everyone enjoyed it! Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org.

The Layover by Lacie Waldon
Pub date: June 15, 2021
Genre: Contemporary romance
Page count: 320

If this book is half as funny as Lacie’s Instagram is, then it’s sure to be a hit! A laugh out loud enemies to lovers story, this should be the perfect read for when you need a pick me up. Preorder on Amazon or Bookshop.org!

Burn it all Down by Nicolas DiDomizio
Pub date: May 25, 2021
Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ
Page count: 320

A story of two friends inadvertently committing crimes and fleeing the state, this one is sure to entertain and warm your heart. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.org.

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