Sarah’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!

While I can’t wait for the new year to start, my TBR books of this year are still haunting me. I am currently having a stare down with my book shelf…it’s winning. I thought it would be difficult to find books I want to read next year, but I couldn’t stop. Becky and I agreed that we would select our top ten…psst, don’t tell her that I couldn’t help but add more. I am desperate to read all of these forth coming books, which is actually giving me more motivation to read through the books I already have.

If I missed any of your anticipated novels, let me know.

Sarah’s Top List: (I will keep this in order by release date)

Devil Darling Spy by Matt Killeen

Release Date: January 21st


I loved the first book in the series, Orphan, Monster, Spy and I was desperate for it to be a series, I guess dreams do come true. Orphan was a book that I forced into everyone’s faces in 2018, but it was that darn good. In this new novel, Sarah is back to take down more Nazis. She is gathering information in South America to blow that Nazi party up from the inside out. I cannot wait!

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Release Date: February 4th

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DREAD NATION SEQUEL!!!!! I cannot wait! I need to know what happens next! This book captivated me from the beginning and I can’t wait to see how Ireland further explores this world.

Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacapelli

Release Date: February 18th

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I love the Olympics! Okay, maybe not as much as Becky, but my life briefly revolves around the Olympics every few years. After a comeback from spine surgery, the main character is going to the Olympics for gymnastics. I am always ready for a book about gymnastics with the promise of a romance.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Release Date: March 3rd

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 I am excited for this rework of history with Mozart as the main character.

The June Boys by Court Stevens (Courtney C. Stevens)

Release Date: March 3rd


I love all of the books that I have read by Court Stevens and can’t wait to finish the rest of her books. Her upcoming book gives me strong Sadie (by Courtney Summers) vibes. This novel explores the mystery surrounding the identity of serial kidnapper the Gemini Thief. As things become more deadly, the main character thinks that she might have a stronger connection to the Thief than she ever realized.

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Release Date: March 3rd

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I love McGinnis’s realistic fiction. I go back and forth on survival books, while some I absolutely love, books like The Hatchet just don’t interest me. However, based on the fact that this author is a super entertaining speaker and I typically like her realistic fiction, I am ready to give this survival tale a try. I expect this novel to be super gritty and at times gross, but I also expect it to hook me and keep me on the edge of my seat until the end.

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

Release Date: March 17th


I was taken in by the cover and the concept of this book. It is an exploration of institutionalized women at the beginning of the 20th century. I am ready for a hearty historical fiction novel.

  All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Release Date: March 17th


I anticipate a ya version of Saw. The cream of the crop are invited to a scholarship dinner and tasked with choosing someone to die, or they all die. It’s like that ice breaker they use in college, only fictional people are going to die. I am intrigued.

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Release Date: May 5th

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Bennett rocks novels whether they are fantasy or realistic fiction. I expect this book to rock.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: May 19th

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This is going to be showing up on many TBR lists. I feel like I don’t even need to qualify why this is here, obviously I am going to read it.

You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider

Release Date: June 2nd

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Schneider’s books always tear my heart out and put it back in through quirky turns of phrases.

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Release Date: July 7th


The first in this series was my favorite fantasy novel of 2019. Things end pretty tragically in the first book, so I am looking for hope and happiness in this follow-up.

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Release Date: August 25th

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Darius made great strides in the first book. Even though he has everything he ever wanted…score one for Darius, things are never perfect. As family from Iran comes to visit him, Darius appears to be ready for further growth.



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