September 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be talking about all of the books coming out in September I’m really looking forward to. Onto the post!


Diary of an Accidental Witch- this is a bit younger than most MG I pick up, but I love Perdita and Honor both as people and as writers, so I’m pretty sure this will be very funny, super lovely and a general delight!

A Soft Place to Land– this is an American middle grade I’m planning to order online, because the Faraway Truth by Janae Marks was so incredible that I don’t even need to know what this is about to know that I need it in my life. I’m fairly sure it has something to do with music though, so I’m kind of hoping I’ll love it even more than Janae’s debut.

Maya and the Rise of the Godlings- I loved the first book in this series, so I’m very excited for this! It’s a Percy Jackson vibe but it focuses on the orishas, and I’m so pleased the release date got moved up too!

Keeper of Secrets- I can’t quite place what genre I think this is going to be (I’m getting contemporary vibes but I’m not sure if it’s also magical?). But it involves a girl named Emily moving to a place called Badger Cottage, a plotline with to do with conservation of animals and woodlands and the cover is stunning, and those reasons alone have guaranteed I want to read it.

The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bon Livre- this is another debut that I’m incredibly excited about. It’s a mystery-adventure set in Paris, aka one of my fave book settings ever, and it just sounds so absolutely up my alley that I’ll be very shocked if I don’t completely love it. Also the name Bastien Bon Livre is the absolute best!!

How Not to be a Vampire Slayer- I’m a big fan of Katy Birchall’s writing but I haven’t actually read any of her middle grade so far (I do want to, though, just haven’t picked them up yet!), so when I was offered a review copy of this, I absolutely had to say yes. Also, I’m absolutely LOVING how many vampire books there’s been in 2021 so I’m excited to have another!!

The Midnight Hunt– I’ve really enjoyed both books in this series so far, so I’m planning to read the 3rd and final one so I can finish the series! I have a horrible habit of not reading the last book of series (the most notable example of this being me not reading the Frozen Telescope, and it having been out for 3 years), but I’m definitely going to try.

His Royal Hopeless- I originally thought this was coming out in October, but it sounds like a fantastic fantasy with a lovely underdog protagonist, so I think I’m really going to enjoy it.

Aarti and the Blue Gods– I’ve adored both of Jasbinder Bilan’s previous books, which have stunning settings and have gorgeous fabulism plotlines, so I’m sure this will be another fantastic, moving read.

Danger at Dead Man’s Pass– the Adventures on Trains series is fast becoming one of my faves so I’m very excited to be getting a new installment! I think this one sees Hal and his uncle travel to Germany, where they investigate rumours of a family curse.

The Book Smugglers– this is the first in the new trilogy of Pages and Co, which is going to follow Milo, who I completely adored in the last book of Tilly’s trilogy. I’m buzzing to get my hands on this and go on another bookish adventure on the Sesquipedalian!!

The Shadows of Rookhaven– the Monsters of Rookhaven was one of my very favourite books of 2020; it was so thrilling and powerful and well written. I’m hoping this will be another incredible Gothic story, and I can’t wait to learn even more about the Family in it.

The Book of Stolen Dreams– I was very lucky and got sent a proof of this, which I haven’t picked up yet (at least not at the time of writing, you’ll not rea this for a wee while yet!), and it sounds incredible. It’s a magical adventure following two children trying to protect a book with great power and it’s written by David Farr, who wrote the TV series The Night Manager.

Wishyouwas– I could be totally off base here, but I’m imagining this as the Umbrella Mouse meets the Train to Impossible Places books, and I’m dying to get my hands on it! It’s also Christmassy, and while I’m not big on Christmas IRL, I do like a Christmas book, so I predict this will be a lovely, cosy festive read for me towards the end of the year.


Thank you so much for reading! Which September releases are you most excited for? Are there any on my list you like the sound of? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

7 thoughts on “September 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read”

  1. Great post Amy!! There are so many books I’m looking forwards to next month! I’m so excited for The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman, the new Sally Rooney novel and also Precious Catastrophe by Deirdre Sullivan!

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  2. Keeper of secrets is one of my reads of 2021 so bit biased there! I have a few of these and there’s some fab stuff coming out. I’m looking forward to Monster Guide for Beginners and Peanut Jones- I think you will also be moved by No Man’s Land by Joanna Nadin from UCLan- very powerful reading considering the events of the past week.

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    1. I have had a… not so great few experiences with Joanna Nadin’s books but this one sounds very different so I may have to try it! And I keep seeing Monster Hunters for Beginners but can’t work out what age it’s for (eg is it 7-9 or upper mg?).and you have me SO EXCITED for Keeper of Secrets x

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