20 Exciting Books Hitting the Shelves in February 2021 | Anticipated Reads

New month, new list of Anticipated Reads! It’s my goal in life to personally destroy your TBRs and 2021 continues to bring amazing new releases that I need to find time to read. (Can I read while sleeping?) Today I’m bringing 21 February releases to your radar.


Think of the Reader Voracious Anticipated Reads as a list of noteworthy books coming up for publication. These posts focus on books from my preferred genres (fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller in YA & adult) but are by no means a representation of everything being published. There’s no way I will be able to get to all of these books personally, but I think my readers would be interested in them so I want to share and boost.

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Winners of the 2020 Bookish Jazz Awards!

After much delay, I’m excited to scream that the finalists for the 2020 Bookish Jazz Awards are here! πŸŽ‰ For the second year in a row, you nominated, voted, and championed for your favorite books across 54 total categories (13 fun & 14 genre categories for both YA and adult books).

In case this is your first post of the 2020 award season, the Jazzies were designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year. You can learn more about their origins here.

2020 was an incredibly difficult year for us all, particularly for the publishing industry. Now more than ever, books rely on word of mouth with the shutdown of book conventions and events, and hopefully these awards will bring new books onto your TBRs. Apologies for the delays in this year’s awards and thank you for your patience… now let’s get to the winners!

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22 Exciting Books Hitting the Shelves in January 2021 | Anticipated Reads

With 2021’s arrival comes my monthly Anticipated Reads post where I highlight some of the interesting books hitting bookshelves. This month we are especially blessed with lots of reading material, and I’m here to highlight 22 releases for January 2021!

I’ve posted monthly Anticipated Reads lists since March 2018, and it’s been my favorite way to keep a pulse on upcoming releases. But as my reading habits have evolved, so too will the format of Anticipated Reads on Reader Voracious. Before we dive into the new releases, I want to briefly share my approach moving forward.

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2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Finalists!

I can’t believe it… the finalists for the 2020 Bookish Jazz Awards are here! πŸŽ‰ In case this is your first post of the award season, the Jazzies were designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year.

πŸ† Related: Read more about the history of the awards & why they were created.


The Finalists

120 young adult and adult novels are crowned finalists in the 2020 Jazzies! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast your votes, and congratulations to all of these books & the authors! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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