It’s a New Year (Roaring 20s here we come…!) and like anything that’s “new,” with it comes the arrival of new possibilities as can only be imagined in a little thing we all love: STORY! In this New Year 2020, there will be plenty of imaginative adventures to go on, which is why we’re showcasing a few of the anticipated novels of 2020, part one!
In this “part one” list, we come books releasing from January – June, with a “part two” to this specific list coming to the booktube channel on Thursday. After that, of course come June or thereabouts, I’ll share a list of latter half 2020 reads to anticipate. But that’s for a later date.
Below, you’ll see a variety of styles, genres and armchair adventures. At least I think so. Now it’s time to present…
ANTICIPATED NOVELS OF 2020, Part One | JANUARY – JUNE
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1: A GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE OUTBACK, By Jessica Kate (January)
The sophomore novel by a 2019 debut author, this contemporary romcom sounds like so much fun. Plus, anyone who follows Jessica’s Instagram (or her StoryNerds podcast) will know she has great taste in romantic-comedies and TV, which can mean only one thing: she’s a grand story-teller. Amazon | Goodreads
2: OF CURSES AND KISSESS, By Sandhya Menon (February)
I’m not sure if it’s just being a bookworm or if it’s a tiny bit odd that I’m posting this one up. I say this because I still have not read a novel by Sandhya. That said, her books sound delightful and the fact that this is a Beauty and the Beast re-telling (!) set at a boarding school (!!) makes it all the more appealing. Amazon | Goodreads
3: THE LAND BENEATH US, By Sarah Sundin (February)
Anything Sarah Sundin pens is historical fiction (WWII) brilliance. Alas I have as yet to read the series this third ‘Sunrise at Normandy’ title completes, but I certainly anticipate doing so. Amazon | Goodreads
4: MOMENT OF TRUTH, By Kasie West (March)
5: WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, By Marissa Kanter (April)
Know next to nothing about this one but I can say with absolute certainty that it sounds like way too much fun to ignore, plus it’s a contemporary romance in the YA reads genre. (Oh and this online-dating-trope-mistaken-identity novel is cited as ideal for fans of Jenny Han, so…) Amazon | Goodreads
6: THE BETROTHED, By Kiera Cass (May)
I mean, you knew this would be on the list, right? Been anticipating this one for SO long. Or at least the idea of it since we didn’t know what Kiera was writing until more recent months. Amazon | Goodreads
7: OF LITERATURE AND LATTES, By Katherine Reay (May)
8: STAY WITH ME, By Becky Wade (May)
Seeing Becky has a new novel to release in May makes me thrilled, but even MORE exciting is the fact that this will begin an entirely new series, and a new (for Becky) concept to connect the stories. Amazon | Goodreads
9: THE CRUSHING DEPTHS, By Dani Pettrey (June)
There are plenty more exciting 2020 prospects, both that I don’t know about (because they don’t yet have a publication date and/or announcement, and those I’m overlooking. A couple that I’m curious about that do come to mind is Nicole Deese’s Before I Called You Mine, and Susan May Warren’s The Way of the Brave. Also, in the creating of this list, I take last-minute to the NEXT level. I’ve been changing the books on this list, having to re-make graphics, fix links, etc! Needless to say, I am done…! (But it was still [mostly] fun.)New Novels for the First Half of 2020 to Enjoy, Part One. Talking anticipated novels of 2020, part one! What made YOUR list? #BookNerd #Bookish #2020Reads #TopTenTuesday @BeckyWadeWriter, @DaniPettrey Click To Tweet
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Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl January 7: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020
Check back Thursday on the booktube channel for a few more anticipated novels of 2020, part one listings!
What is on your ‘most anticipated novels of 2020’ list? Do you plan to read any of these? Have you read any of them? What types of stories do you want to read less or more of this year; and do you hope to read more from your shelf… or stick to new releases? If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.
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