My most anticipated new releases of 2020 (Jan-June)

It’s my favorite time of the year! Time to take a look at the marvelous books releasing this year and try to plan how to buy them all without bankrupting myself.

The more and more integrated I become in the online writing community, the more exciting this gets – because I know so many of these amazing authors. I’m a little late in posting – and some books have already published – but take a look, enjoy and get your GoodReads TBR ready!


A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – Jan 7
I adored the first book in this series and am so excited to read the sequel – especially to see what happens next for our mysterious Grey (aka my fave).

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus – January7
Welcome back to Bayview with a whole new mystery: a deadly game of Truth or Dare.

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley – January 7
Mia is dreaming about a man – one who isn’t her husband. They’ve never met, but what happens when they finally come face to face… and she learns he’s dreaming of her too.

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White – January 14
So I typically stay away from World War II books because I think it’s overdone. But when I visited Hotel Ritz in Paris, I fell in love with it. So as the setting of this novel, it shot to the top of my list.

A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate – January 28
Friends to lovers in Australia? Yes please.


All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – February 4
First of all, Adalyn is literally the sweetest person on earth. Also anything that comps Throne of Glass and Caraval is an instant sell for me. Plus pirates!!!

In the Shadow of the Sun by EM Castellan – February 11
I am loving all this historical fantasies set in Paris! And this one has amazing reviews.

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – February 18
An elite international boarding school with a spin on Beauty and the Beast!!! SOLD!

Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli – February 18
As a former competitive gymnast, I am always looking for entertainment that focuses on the sport. I could not be more excited!


House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – March 3
I will buy literally anything this woman writes. The end.

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare – March 3
Clare has been hit or miss for me lately but I adored Will and Tessa and since this is about their kids, it’s worth a read!

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver – March 3
Parallel universes have always captivated me, and this story of a woman who discovers a world where her fiance didn’t die seems heartbreaking and powerful all at once.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell – March 10
This is probably one of the most talked about books of the year, and I hope it lives up to the hype! Especially from someone (cough me cough) who also wrote a book about a student teacher affair.

Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams – March 10
I am reading the first book in this series right now and LOVING IT.  Men who read romance novels are an instant turn on.

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel – March 17
A dark edgy thriller about Munchausen by proxy – I’ve always found this syndrome fascinating and add in the need for revenge? I’m here for it.

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon – March 31
If you haven’t read Lawhon’s first book, run, don’t walk to the nearest bookstore. This new story about WWII socialite/spy seems equally wonderful.


Kind of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe – April 7
How do you balance running a gossip blog, writing for a music magazine and dating a famous drummer? Let’s see…

Not That Kind of Guy by Andie Christopher – April 14
The cutest cover and the cutest sounding romance!

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd – April 21
Imagine if Jesus had a wife. That’s how this historical fiction starts and I could not be more intrigued.

The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman – April 21
The sequel is almost here! I am so here for Herman’s messy teenage romance and dark and deadly monsters.


The Betrothed by Kiera Cass – May 5
Cass is another author who is an instant-purchase for me, and she absolutely nails royal romance.

More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn – May 12
Hahn has a gift for storytelling that shines on the page. Another musically inspired YA from her is just what I need.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – May 19
Another Hunger Games book. Need I say more?

Beach Read by Emily Henry – May 19
This line sums it up better than I ever could: A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner – May 26
What happens with a silly rumor sparks a real romance? Can’t wait for this one from the wonderful Meryl!


Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – June 2
Just look at that cover!! *swoons* LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin series is one of my all-time favorites, and I am so glad it’s continuing to grow.

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles – June 2
I am always a sucker for a circus-themed fantasy, and this fantasy romance about a risky competition amongst magicians sounds right up my alley.

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant – June 2
A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book set in the dark days following a failed French Revolution… HEART EYES EMOJI. I don’t even know what part of that I love more!

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh – June 9
The first book in the series was the New Orleans fantasy I always wanted (besides my own) and the sequel promises to be just as darkly delicious.

You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie – June 9
A former cult member swept up in a game of identity theft and revenge. Yes yes yes.

Hood by Jenny Elder Moke – June TBD
As if the story of Robin Hood’s daughter wasn’t interesting enough, I’ve been blessed to become friends with Jenny and follow her journey with this book. Can’t wait to read!

Did I miss any of your most anticipated books? Which are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments, and happy reading!

3 thoughts on “My most anticipated new releases of 2020 (Jan-June)

  1. Mae Crowe says:

    Oh, I haven’t heard of some of these! I’ll have to look into them.

    “Something to Talk About” is easily my most-anticipated 2020 release right now. It exemplifies my favorite type of relationship, one where two people don’t realize how close they’re getting (or how close they could get) until something forces them to realize. Also looking forward to “Of Curses and Kisses,” although I probably won’t go out and buy that one right away.


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