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Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020
This is always a tough one, because there are so many books that I want to read! I’ll try and narrow it down to ten though!
In order of publication-
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Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Reinvention by Patricia Heaton
Out: July 21 – add to Goodreads
I love Patricia Heaton – and I’m a huge fan of her latest show, Carol’s Second Act, so when I found out she’s releasing a book all about other people’s second acts? I knew I had to read it! It also includes stories and insight from Heaton herself, and I cannot wait to read it.
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Out: September 1 – add to Goodreads
This book is about a boy who is wrongly imprisoned, so I just know that it’s going to make me feel ALL the emotions. It’s also a YA novel in verse, which I’m personally a big fan of, and I can’t wait to see how it’s done here.
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Out: September 1 – add to Goodreads
This book takes place in 1992 Los Angeles – amidst the Rodney King Riots. Definitely a timely novel with the state of America these days – police brutality, protests, and riots, are not anything new. They weren’t anything new in 1992 either, which is one of the saddest parts.
These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever
Out: September 15 – add to Goodreads
I really can’t say it better than what’s written on Goodreads – “a feverishly taut Hitchcockian story about two college students, each with his own troubled past, whose escalating obsession with one another leads to an act of unspeakable violence.” Like, how GOOD does that sound? If it’s not obvious, this is an adult novel!
And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall
Out: September 22 – add to Goodreads
This mystery sounds super good – a woman is gone, but are they missing? It’s also about the woman who decides to try and find her. I love a good mystery so I’m definitely curious about this one! I want all the answers!
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Out: September 29 – add to Goodreads
Novik is a very popular author, but I’ve never read anything by them. However, A Deadly Education sounds like something that I would highly enjoy! The first line of the summary is this: I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life. WHY?! Give me more!!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Out: October 6 – add to Goodreads
At this point, I’m going to read anything by Victoria/V.E. Schwab. I’m making my way through her back list and I love all of them. This sounds like such a fascinating story, and I cannot wait to meet Addie LaRue!
Junk Boy by Tony Abbott
Out: October 13 – add to Goodreads
First off, I love this cover. Second, it’s another YA novel in verse and that makes me excited! This looks like an emotional, but powerful read.
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
Out: October 20 – add to Goodreads
Horror-comedy. Cursed boarding school for girls. F/F romance. I mean, COME ON! This just sounds amazing from those descriptions alone. Plus, it’s the adult debut of the author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post. I have not read Cameron Post, but I’ve heard good things, so there you go – another reason to check out Plain Bad Heroines!
Master of One by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett
Out: November 10 – add to Goodreads
This is the beginning of the Goodreads’ summary: Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.
I don’t always gravitate toward fantasy books, but I’ve really enjoyed certain ones in the past and Master of One just sounds so good!!
Do we have any books in common? Did you find a new book from my list? Let me know in the comments!!!
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