Anticipated Releases Tag: 2020 Edition 

I can’t believe it will soon be time for me to share my Fall 2020 anticipated releases lists! I plan on having one or two posts dedicated to the rest of the 2020 releases I’m excited about towards the end of August or in early September, but today’s Anticipated Releases Tag will give a sneak peek of the books I’m most excited about! I first did the anticipated releases tag back in 2019. The tag was originally created by Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx.

81VNTxfWaCLMost Anticipated Release 

I’m currently the most excited about Majesty by Katherine McGee, the sequel to American Royals. American Royals was in my top 3 favorite books of 2020. I’ve basically been waiting for the sequel to come out since last summer, especially because of it’s ending! I think I’m going to reread American Royals in August to re-familiarize myself on this book following the AMERICAN royal family. 

 

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A Book You’re Not Anticipating 

I probably will pick it up at some point, but I’m not super excited for Marissa Meyer’s Instant Karma. I’m so for reading any genre from Marissa Meyer, but I’m not that interested in the slight magical realism aspect.

 

Most Underhyped Release 

I’m so excited for Laura Taylor Namey’s A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, especially because I loved her debut, The Library of Lost Things. 

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Spring 2020 Adult Anticipated Releases

Over the past two years, I have been reaching more & more for new adult and adult fiction books. Although YA will always have my heart, I’ve had so much fun delving into adult contemporary romance and find myself always on the hunt for recommendations. Fortunately, there are SO many adult fiction books coming out over March, April, and May from my favorite authors and exciting new debut authors. Spring 2020 is deifntiely my most anticipated new release season this year. But no worries Fall 2020, I cannot wait to have my hands-on so many books then too (I’m looking at you The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Snapped.

downloadCrescent City by Sarah J. Maas

Of course as I mention my excitement for all the contemporary books, the first book here is Sarah J. Maas’s adult fantasy, Crescent City. I won’t go into too many details because I feel like I’ve talked about this book a few times on the blog already, but just know my March 3 will include tackling (or at least going to the bookstore & buying) this 816 page monster.

Release Date: March 3

 

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Having loved One Day in December over the holiday season last year, I am really excited to jump back into Josie Silver’s storytelling with The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. I usually don’t reach for ‘what-if’ romances, but I think I will enjoy Josie Silver’s take.

Release Date: March 3

 

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Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2)

Since The Bromance Book Club was one of my last (and favorite) reads of 2019, this companion series is still so fresh in my mind. I’m excited to go back to this sports romance world, as Braden helps Liv get back into the Nashville restaurant scene while getting the Bromance Book Club to help him win her heart.

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Anticipated 2020 Releases: The Contemporary Edition

Is it that much of a surprise that this reader and fangirl has an anticipated releases list solely dedicated to contemporary books? As per usual, I am excited for SO many new contemporary books in 2020 across YA, new adult, and adult fiction. And never fear, I have another anticipated releases list with all the upcoming non-contemporary books I’m most excited about coming next week.

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The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

Release Date: January 7

The much anticipated sequel to The Start of Me and You, I have a feeling I’ll be rereading The Map From Here to There (live love my love for Max Watson) at some point in the new year, after reading it for review in 2019.

 

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Release Date: January 14

Hype for Emma Lord’s Tweet Cute has (appropriately) been all over YA Twitter, and I really want this one to be one of the first 2020 releases I pick up early next year.

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Release Date: February 4

I’m so excited to read The Gravity of Us because it sounds super unique! It follows two teenage guys who are the sons of the astronauts involved in NASA’s first mission to Mars.

 

Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta’s Academy #1) by Sandhya Menon

Release Date: February 18

Sandhya Menon is seriously blessing us contemporary YA readers in 2019 with two new books! Of Curses and Kisses is the first book in her new fairytale retelling series set at an elite boarding school.

Anna K by Jenny Lee

Release Date: March 3

An Anna Karenina retelling, Anna K sounds so extravagant. Many bloggers have especially loved its Gossip Girl and Crazy Rich Asians vibe.

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Release Date: March 10

Many readers absolutely love Akemi Dawn Bowman’s Starfish, making me even more excited to pick up that and her upcoming release, Harley in the Sky. After a huge fight with her parents, Harley joins her family’s rival circus group to perform as a trapeze artist.

 

We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

Release Date: March 31

The most anticipated book on my list, I have been basically waiting for another Siobhan Vivian book since I finished Stay Sweet in 2018. We Are the Wildcats has me especially intrigued thanks to my field-hockey playing self.

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WINTER BLUES CHEER: Anticipated Winter 2020 Releases

Once the holiday season wraps up, I am definitely someone who suffers from the winter blues. No surprise here, but one of the things that cheers me up during the winter are of course new books!

Thee following books are all slated to come out in January and February 2020. I’ve read a few of them for review already and although full reviews will be coming in the new year, I’ll include some of my reading thoughts below.

I’ll be sharing my most anticipated reads for 2020 later over the next two weeks. Based on how many books I’m anticipating in 2020 across genres, I’m going to be publishing 2 anticipated 2020 releases lists this month!

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning (January 7) – I love sports YA books, and Sarah Henning’s Throw Like a Girl reminded me why I need more of them in my life. When softball star Liv throws an ill-advised punch during a championship game, she finds herself forced to transfer to her rival high school and join the football team to prove that she’s a team player and deserves a spot on the school’s softball team. This book completely nailed its Friday Night Lights meets The Unexpected Everything premise.

The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord (January 7)- The Map From Here to There is the follow-up to Emery Lord’s much beloved The Start of Me and You. I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of The Map From Here to There earlier this summer. While it isn’t a new favorite of mine, I really enjoyed being back in the Start of Me and You world (aka being reunited with my fictional boyfriend, Max Watson), and I appreciated how this book was truly about growing up.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Cursebreakers #2) (January 7)- A Heart So Fierce and Broken is the highly anticipated sequel to Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely. A Heart So Fierce and Broken is another title that I fortunately had the chance to read early this summer and it’s already one of my favorite fantasy reads of 2020! The book is told from the perspective from one of the main characters from A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Grey, and the daughter of the rival kingdom, Lia Mara.

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (January 7)- Scavenge the Stars is a gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo– another classic I am not ashamed to admit I haven’t read- but I am really intrigued by this retelling’s fantasy setting.

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FALL 2019 PREVIEW: Anticipated Releases Tag

I recently saw Rebecca of bookishlyrebecca do the Anticipated Releases Tag. If you think I love talking about the books I’ve read, I may be even more in love with talking about all the books that are getting ready to grace our bookshelves! Fall 2019 is especially going to be a fantastic new release season. No worries, my library card and bookstore gift cards are ready. This tag was created by Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx. I’ve tried to base some of my answers on titles that I have not received early for review.

Most Anticipated Release of the Year

This will likely come as no surprise, being that this one as been on my Goodreads TBR 61aM-kW30cL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_since November 2017 and I’ve probably talked about it here on the blog since. I am beyond excited for Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hick’s Pumpkinheads! I’m always on the hunt for a great graphic novel and I’ve been really craving a contemporary-esque novel from Rainbow Rowell.

Book You’re Not Anticipating 

Many of you may throw all of your booknerd screams at me, but I don’t think I’ll be picking up Victoria Schwab’s Tunnel of Bones. While  City of Bones was a fun and adventurous middle grade, I wasn’t a super fan and don’t feel the need necessarily to read the sequel.

Most Underhyped Anticipated Release

Since I’m primarily part of the YA book blogging community, I just might not have seen a lot of hype for Elizabeth Ames’ The Other’s Gold, which falls into the adult book and literary fiction categories. I reviewed this August 2019 release back in June and I truly think a lot of YA fans looking for more intricate writing will enjoy this one. The Other’s Gold follows four best friends through their college years and early adulthood.

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Book You’ve Been Waiting on Forever

I don’t think February 2019 counts as forever, but I am so NOT ready for the final book in Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, The Toll.

Non Fall 2019 release-wise, I have a feeling I’ll be waiting on this one for a little forever longer because Sarah J. Maas’ The World of Throne of Glass still does not have an official release date. I’m so excited that this one isn’t just going to be a ToG encyclopedia, since we’ll be revisiting this world ten years after Kingdom of Ash’s ending. I’m hoping this one will come out in 2020, since House of Earth & Blood/Crescent City will be out in March and ACOTAR #4 will *fingers crossed* will be sticking to its 2020 release as well.

 Book You’re Anticipating Out Your Comfort Zone

I’m really looking forward to Renee Ahdieh’s The Beautiful, even though I haven’t read too many historical fantasies and books about vampires.

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My Fall 2018 Anticipated Releases Guidebook

I tend to start most of my anticipated releases posts screaming about all the amazing books that are coming out that season. But never have I ever felt most truthful than now by saying that are SO SO SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS COMING OUT THIS FALL 2018. Today I’m going to be listing books coming out between September through November by month, and I’ll be discussing my MOST anticipated books of the fall. Books highlighted in pink are books that I have already read for review. These review will likely be coming out either before or on their release date.

Most Anticipated Books:

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