Hi All! It’s Becky. 2019 is almost over which, for me, means a whole bunch of new books coming out in 2020. Here is just a brief list of the books I’m most looking forward to next year.
Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
Release Date: February 18
I have been a fan of Sandhya Menon ever since I read When Dimple Met Rishi and each of her books just keep getting better. I can’t wait to read her modern spin of Beauty and the Beast. The book is about family curses, doomed love, and boarding school which just kind of sounds nifty.
Chain of Gold (1) (The Last Hours) by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 3
I have been reading Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books since 2013 and I am eager to read the first book in her new series. Chain of Gold is the first book in the follow-up series to Infernal Devices Series and follows the lives of Tessa and Will’s children, Jamie and Lucy Herondale as well as many Carstairs and Blackthorns. I can’t wait to return to the Clare’s world of adventure, demons, and romance!
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
Release Date: March 3
Marie Lu has a new book and it may have the prettiest cover of all the 2020 releases! The book is about Nannerl Mozart, the older sister of Wolfgang Mozart, who dreams of being a pianist but her father will only let her pursue her music until she reaches a marriageable age. However, Nannerl’s life is changed when a magical man appears and offers her everything she wants…for a cost. This book sounds kind of awesome and I am dying to read it.
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor
Release Date: March 3
Ally Carter’s Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? was possibly my favorite book of 2019 and I have loved all of her YA novels which is why I am so excited for her first middle grade book. April is the only one who knows the truth about the missing Gabriel Winterborne and must do whatever it takes to solve the mystery around him in time to save her home. I’m looking forward to a fun book filled with smart and sassy characters and lots of adventure.
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
Release Date: April 7
I love a good romcom and What I Like About You sounds like a perfect one. Halle’s best friend is Nash except he doesn’t actually know her. Halle is Kels, a cool YA book blogger who befriend Nash online. They were never supposed to meet but then Halle is sent to spend a year living with her Gramps and she meets Nash in real life. The only problem is that Nash doesn’t know Halle is Kels. Can Halle make Nash notice her IRL? This book sounds like something that Netflix should turn into a movie and I can’t wait to read it.
Chasing Lucky by Jennifer Bennett
Release Date: May 5
Jenn Bennett has a new book! Those words alone make me want to read Chasing Lucky but add to that a long lost best friend who has become the town’s bad boy and romantic gesture that may end in a perfect love story and you’ve got a book that just made its way to the top of my TBR list.
Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: May 5th
Miranda Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks series is one of favorite realistic fiction series and I am thrilled that she has a new book. Kenneally tells the story of the complicated relationship between two high schoolers through their interactions on a specific date every year. The book is going to be filled with all sorts of angst and romance and I know it will just a fun, flirty read.
By the Book by Amanda Sellet
Release Date: May 12, 2020
I found this debut novel on Goodreads and the premise just sounds kind of awesome. Classic novel lover, Mary Porter-Malcom is trying to craft a guide for her female classmates to avoid scoundrels but finds herself drawn in by the biggest scoundrel of them all. The book sounds like the perfect romance for book lovers and I know it will be great!
The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson
Release Date: July 21st
It seems like it has been forever since Shaun David Hutchinson has written a realistic fiction book but his latest book look like a wonderful LGBTQ romance. The book follows the romance of the sons of the two people running against each other for president as they meet and fall in love on the campaign trail. I know we’re going to get a book filled with heartfelt moments and sweet declarations of love and I know it’s going to be perfect!
Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Release Date: Unknown Spring 2020
Every time I read a book by Julie Buxbaum I am blown away by her characters and their pitch perfect story arcs. After her wonderful 9/11 book Hope and Other Punchlines I can not wait to read her fictional take on the college admission scandal. The book is about Chloe, a girl about to get everything she wished for, who finds her perfect life turned upside down when it comes out that her B-List Actress mother paid for Chloe to get into her dream college. This book promises to be ripped from the headlines awesome.
What books are you looking forward to reading in 2020? Add your picks to the comments section!
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