Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you’ve all recovered from the festivities and have welcomed in the new year. One of the biggest challenges of being a reader is the never-ending list of books that are constantly added to our tbr lists. 2020 is shaping up to be yet another great year for books, and here are the books I’m highly anticipating for the first half of the year.
1.Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (January 14): Anna-Marie McLemore has built quite the reputation as a beautiful and lyrical writer. Her books are a gateway to the world of magical realism, so who wouldn’t be waiting on this book?
2. Lucky Called by Emma Mills (January 14): We don’t have to wait long for this book and who can go wrong with a cute contemporary romance. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about her books, so I feel like it’s high time I read one.
3. The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (March 3): My heart is ready to be destroyed. The Midnight Lie is by far one of the most anticipated books of the year. As most of you know, The Winner’s Trilogy is one of my favourite series of all time. This book is set in the same universe and I am beyond excited to explore more of the world Rutkoski has created.
4. Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai (April 2): The concept of this book sounds like so much fun and you need a romance book on hand for every season.
5. Little Universes by Heather Demetrios (April 7): I think I’ve been shouting my love for I’ll Meet You There long enough for you to know how much of a fan I am of Demetrios’s writing. Her books are always so poignant, moving, and addictive.
6. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennet (April 7): When you think of contemporary Young Adult books, Bennett is up there with the best. With her relatable characters and swoony romances, Bennett has solidified her place among the best.
7. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (May 12): Beyond the most beautiful book cover, this book’s titular character is cursed to be poisonous to the touch. Everything about this book sounds phenomenal.
8. By the Book: A Novel of Prose and Cons by Amanda Sellet (May 12): Any book that embraces the best literary trope and adds her own twist to them is a guaranteed hit in my book.
9. The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May 19): This is a book that every reader will be keeping an eye on. The Hunger Games paved the way for a dystopian Young Adult franchise. You might be questioning the need for this prequel, but there is always that curiosity to find out more about this world.
10. A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (June 2): I have a soft spot for sirens. The richness of their mythology is a brilliant basis for any book. I’m especially curious to see how the mythology is woven into the contemporary setting of Portland, Oregon.
Are you excited to read any of these books?
What are you most anticipating?