Here are 51 Books You Need to Get in April 2021

They say that April showers bring May flowers. Well, April sure is bringing the showers… showers of books, that is! There are tons of new books coming out this month, and somehow they all look like incredible reads. And unlike other times of the year, April feels like a transitional month where anything goes, genre-wise. It’s still chilly enough to curl up with a sharp thriller, yet it’s also warm enough to be in the mood for a romance. Somehow poetry and memoirs alike sound like great ways to spend an early spring day. Fortunately, this April, there are new books being published to fit any and every whim.

For this list, I’ve aimed to include a variety of genres and authors. From retellings of myths and folklore to heart-fluttering romances, from fantasies to thrillers to memoirs, I hope something here will pique your interest! Here are 51 great new books set for publication in April 2021.

Published on April 6th:

Martha Waters – To Love and to Loathe

Laekan Zea Kemp – Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau – Kisses and Croissants

Maya Motayne – Oculta

Cory Anderson – What Beauty There Is

Elżbieta Cherezińska – The Widow Queen 

Morgan Jerkins – Caul Baby

Sanjena Sathian – Gold Diggers

Helen Oyeyemi – Peaces

Jasmin Darznik – The Bohemians

Ann Shin – The Last Exiles 

Madeline Martin – The Last Bookshop in London

Flynn Berry – Northern Spy

Joshilyn Jackson – Mother May I

Willy Vlautin – The Night Always Comes

Abbie Greaves – Anywhere for You

Rosie Danan – The Intimacy Experiment

Jennifer McMahon – The Drowning Kind

Krystal Sutherland – House of Hollow

Pip Williams – The Dictionary of Lost Words

Emily A. Duncan – Blessed Monsters

Donna Freitas – The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

Haruki Murakami – First Person Singular

Quiara Alegría Hudes – My Broken Language

Judy Batalion – The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos 

Published on April 13th:

Angela Jackson-Brown – When Stars Rain Down

Yaara Shehori – Aquarium

Uzma Jalaluddin – Hana Khan Carries On

Bolu Babalola - Love in Colour

Bolu Babalola – Love in Color: Mythical Tales From Around the World, Retold

Michelle Grierson – Becoming Leidah

Paula McLain – When the Stars Go Dark

Sally Hepworth – The Good Sister

Kristin Beck – Courage, My Love

Caleb Azumah Nelson – Open Water

Heather Walter – Malice

Published on April 20th:

Alexandra Overy – These Feathered Flames

Ciannon Smart – Witches Steeped in Gold

Leone Ross – Popisho  

Carole Johnstone – Mirrorland

D. J. Palmer – The Perfect Daughter

Will Dean – The Last Thing to Burn  

Dee Ernst – Maggie Finds Her Muse

June Hur – The Forest of Stolen Girls

Michelle Zauner – Crying in H Mart

Published on April 27th:

Angela Mi Young Hur – Folklorn

Catriona Silvey – Meet Me in Another Life

Priscilla Oliveras – Anchored Hearts

Jhumpa Lahiri – Whereabouts

Nicci French – The Other Side of the Door

Joanne Tompkins – What Comes After

Ray Stoeve – Between Perfect & Real


And that’s a wrap on my list! What books shown here are you excited to read? What new April 2021 books did I miss? Let me know in the comments!

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