#104: Best Books of 2021 So Far—and New Releases This Fall

Today’s episode is all about books and reading! I talk book podcasts and tell you about a great book list app. I also recommend the seven best fiction books and one best nonfiction book I’ve read so far in 2021.

My new favorite book podcasts, which I also support on Patreon to get the extra podcast content, are:
Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

From the Front Porch podcast
(from a bookstore called The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia)

The Currently Reading Podcast
(Love their Indie Press list Patreon partnership with Fabled Bookshop & Cafe in Waco, Texas)

I’m also a huge fan of the Book of the Month Club.

The app I use to track my books: Reading List

The best books I’ve read so far in 2021:
The Dry by Jane Harper

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Sea Wife by Amity Gage

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins

The Premonition by Michael Lewis

A disappointing book of 2021:
Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Worst book I’ve read so far in 2021:
The Whispering House by Elizabeth Brooks

My most anticipated books for the second half of 2021:
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Falling by T.J. Newman

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

A few more books that are getting great reviews this year:
Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

If you love the following authors, here are new books coming out this fall:
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Oh William! By Elizabeth Strout

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander series) by Diana Gabaldon

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

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