My most anticipated new releases of 2020 (July-Dec)

These are some of my favorite posts to write each year, and while 2020 has been a bit of a dumpster fire so far this year, at least there are some AMAZING books coming soon!

NOTE: I included a few of these in my previous round up but their publish date was pushed back – likely due to coronavirus – so I’ve posted their new dates below!


The Damned by Renee Ahdieh – July 7
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.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust – July 7
I adore fairytales, and this story of a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch has such promise. Plus the cover is gorgeous.

More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn – July 21
Hahn has a gift for storytelling that shines on the page. Another musically inspired YA from her is just what I need.

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson – July 21
A feminist fantasy about witches rooted in a puritanical society – I’ve heard such great things about this book and I can’t wait to read it.

Fearless by Katie Golding – July 28
Black Stetson, a motorcycle racer and horses. I am already half in love with this hero, and my friend Katie is the absolute best!

This Is My America by Kim Johnson – July 28
There couldn’t be a better time to read and learn about racial injustice in our country, and this book not only sounds compelling but thought-provoking.


Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – August 4
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.

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather – August 4
There are so few Caribbean-set stories, so whenever I find one, it’s an instant purchase!

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin- August 11
I haven’t read a ton of thrillers lately, but boy do I love them! And this tale of small-town Texas secrets sounds right up my alley.

Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest – August 25
I’ve been devouring romance novels lately, and this is going to be a great one to add to my list! Gotta love an eccentric grandma, Hollywood’s elite and a wild manhunt!

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles – August 25
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.


Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin – September 1
I adored the first book in this series, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the sequel. If you haven’t read Serpent & Dove yet, buy it now! Witches in historical Paris!

Fable by Adrienne Young – September 1
I always fall for books that have anything to do with the sea – mostly mermaids and pirates – so this story of treacherous storms and traders caught my attention!

When Villains Rise by Rebecca Schaeffer – September 8
I don’t have enough great things to say about this dark, captivating contemporary fantasy series, and the third and final book.

The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant – September 8
I fell in love with France and French cooking when I traveled there last year, and this story of a disgraced chef finding herself again sounds delightful.

The Roommate by Rosie Danan – September 15
A well-mannered socialite and porn-star take on the sex work industry? Yes please.

Well Played by Jen DeLuca – September 22
Jen’s first book quickly became my favorite romance novel of all time, and now the sequel is here!!! Take me back to the renaissance faire!


Hush by Dylan Farrow – October 6
There’s so much about this book that intrigues me… Propaganda as a form of magic, a plague spread by ink, a murder mystery and fantasy training.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – October 6
This is one of my MOST anticipated reads of the year – the story of a girl who is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Until she meets someone who does.

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu – October 6
This author had me at “drowned on dry land” and “texts from beyond the grave”.

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand – October 13
I am a little behind on this series but I really enjoyed the first one. I need to catch up before the final installment comes out.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – October 13
I am BEYOND happy that there are so many books about witches coming out lately!

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – October 27
This has dark fantasy and romance written all over it, and I am HERE FOR IT. Wicked princes of Hell and all.


Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer – November 3
Don’t you wish you could immediately cast karma on the jerk who cut you off on your morning commute? Well, Prudence can, and it gets complicated.

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White – November 10
King Arthur retellings and LOOK at that cover!

After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy – November 10
Short term memory loss, a cheating husband and recurring nightmares are the perfect ingredients for a great thriller!

The Queen’s Council Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault – November 10
I will never not purchase and read a Beauty and the Beast retelling, especially one that takes place after the classic tale when France is quickly coming up on the Revolution.

Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett – November 10
OMG cults on college campuses. This sounds amazing, unsettling and thrillingly dangerous.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – November 17
Heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River – screams!!!!


How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams – December 1
A Type A overachiever who creates a to do list to become better at flirting… This may hit a little too close to home.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum – December 1
It was inevitable that someone would write a book about the college admission scandal, and I for one can’t wait to read it!

The Frozen Prince by Maxym Martineau – December 1
If you haven’t read Kingdom of Exiles yet, go buy it NOW and read so you can continue this amazing story.

The Cousins by Karen McManus – December 1
I will read anything this woman writes, especially if it’s a thriller about family secrets, island resorts and a foreboding Grandmother.

The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little – December 29
I have always been fascinated by Coco Chanel, so getting a chance to read their story has me counting days the days to December.

Did I miss any books that you can’t wait to read? Share in the comments!

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