Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
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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!
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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!
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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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I’ve seen some of these on Instagram already!
I’m looking forward to Black Kids and Addie LaRue—I signed up for a tour for the former and have an ARC of the latter.
I’m excited for Black Kids and These Violent Delights!
The Black Kids sounds so so good! I will have to add that to my tbr list! A Deadly Education sounds pretty interesting, too. I’ve never read anything by Schwab but she’s on my list!
Oooh adding a few of these to my to-read list! At least if the rest of 2020 is awful the books I read don’t have to be!
And Then She Was Gone! Can’t wait for it!
Oh wow several of these sound good! I’m espcially interested in the Black Kids.
These Violent Delights–this has been on my radar for a bit now and it sounds SO good! You’ve got some new (to me) ones that I’m going to have to check out!
Punching the Air is on my list and Junk Boy looks interesting. I’ve been reading more verse since reading on audio.
Karen @ For What It’s Worth
I never stay up on top of what’s coming out & am grateful for people like you that get me excited about new releases
Oh wow I haven’t heard of any of these!! It sounds like there are some really good ones to look forward to later this year.
Addie Larue is on my list this week too. I’m so excited for that one.
I feel like I have seen a few of these around social media already. Some good ones to look forward to!
The Black sounds so good,. I was in middle school during those riots and it was pretty scary where I lived at the time. I was eyeing this book, and want to read it! You have a great list here Lauren!
Ooooh so many good books on your list! Thanks for sharing/ I’m always looking for new bookshelf reads and my local library just opened ? curbside pickup only but it’s so nice to see it back in business!!
Your Second Act sounds like something I’d love to read!
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For some reason I didn’t know yet about the new Naomi Novik book, but it sounds SO GOOD! I’m also eagerly anticipating Addie LaRue. Hope you’ll enjoy all of these!
Discovered some new books here! Great list!
The second half of the year has some great releases coming 🙂
Addie LaRue was on my list this week too!
The Black Kids is on my tbr, but sadly, I did not get approved for the ARC. I’ll have to wait on that one. And I’m so intrigued by These Violent Delights. I’m waiting to see what my fellow bloggers think before I add it. I’ll be watching for your review. 🙂 Happy Reading!
Seems like Addies is everywhere for today’s TTT xD
Thanks for visiting my TTT before.
We had The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue on our list, too. (As you already know. 🙂 )
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by earlier.
Amazing list! I had no idea Ibi Zoboi has a book coming out – definitely adding it to my tbr. I’m so excited for The Black Kids and Naomi Novik’s book.
The Black Kids cover calls to me every time I see it on NetGalley. It sounds so good! I hope you love it!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue has been on a lot of lists this week. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed seems like a good read. Here’s my TTT list.
A Deadly Educations sounds really interesting! I’m also excited for The Invisible Life of Addie Larue.
Love your list. You saw Your Second Act on my list, and I would love to read Plain Bad Heroines…even though horror isn’t something I read a lot of these days.
Oooh I forgot about Addie LaRue on my post but that does sound good! Black Kids sounds really good too, and sadly you’re right, it’s such a similar time now and it shouldn’t have been. Great list, I am going to be checking out a few of these for sure!
Punching the Air and A Deadly Education are books I hadn’t known about, thanks for putting them on my radar!
Dang, there are some awesome books on here! Deadly, Patricia Heaton, oh pretty much everything! I can see why you are excited about these. I am pinning and sharing, so I can grab some of these!
One of these days I need to start in on Novik’s books!
Lauren @ Always Me
So many great books. I didn’t know about the Patricia Heaton book but now I need to read it!!
You’ve got a ton of great books here, and definitely a few titles I need to add to my #BlackLivesMatter Readling List. I am lacking in fiction, and these look fantastic!
Oooh! I’m going to add a few of these to my TBR! Thanks for putting them on my radar!
Oh, I love Patricia Heaton! I wanted to love her newest show more than I did, but regardless, I had no idea she was writing a book. Now I’m excited.
You’ve got Addie LaRue on your list, too!! I am STOKED for this book. It sounds SO, SO good. I’ve not read anything by that author before. What can you recommend?
Ooh! I love these types of lists. We have Black Kids in common with books we both want to read in the last half of the year.
The Summer Reading Challenge sounds great. I’ll definitely look for the post for July and enter my books!
Hadn’t heard of A Deadly Education and Master of One until now, but yep, they’re definitely going on my TBR now…