Ones to Watch: September Book Releases 2020

Goodbye summer sunshine, hello to cosy nights, autumn colours, and crisp cold air. With the days growing darker now is the perfect time to stock up on more books to transport you to worlds of magic and wonder. September always seems to be a strong month for new books, and this year is no different. Here are 7 new releases you need to keep an eye on in September.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (29th)

Naomi Novik has built a reputation for her spellbinding writing and magical worldbuilding, so who better to write a tale of magically gifted students fighting for survival. A Deadly Education is the kind of book that will immerse you in its magical setting, but keep you wary of the monsters lurking around every corner.

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (1st)

Who would not be anticipating this book? Serpent & Dove’s trailblazing debut had readers clamouring to get their hands on the hotly anticipated sequel. Well, the wait is over, and Blood & Honey is bound to have fans on the edge of their seats.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (8th)

After having your heart ripped out by his previous books, Backman has easily made his mark in literature. Backman has a way with words that is moving and relatable. He provides an insight into the complexities of human nature. The setting for Anxious People sounds absurdly entertaining, but you know that between the laughter you will be treated to a story that tugs at the heart.

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (1st)

The wait is already over for this book, and who doesn’t want to get their hands on Cemetery Boys? Latinx culture, ghostly shenanigans, and a trans main character searching for acceptance and answers. What more could you possibly want from this book? Go grab a copy now!

The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (8th)

Kaufman and Spooner have impressed with their previous books, and this one sounds no different. The Other Side of the Sky is a magical tale on the burdens of fate and duty. Sign me up for this ride.

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (29th)

In what is bound to be a hard-hitting and thought-provoking tale, Dear Justyce tackles the problematic nature of America’s justice system and its racial discrimination. This is not going to be an easy read, but nothing about this subject is easy, and while this may be a work of fiction, this situation is sadly a reality for so many black men and women.

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie (22nd)

A last-minute addition to the list, but Fifty Words of Rain sounds like a poignant search for acceptance in a post World War II Japan. It seems like the kind of story that will quietly move you in Nori’s search for acceptance.

What’s your most anticipated book release?

17 thoughts on “Ones to Watch: September Book Releases 2020

      1. I’m struggling a bit with Anxious People, I started it month ago and haven’t finished it. I think I’ll be waiting for the audiobook. πŸ™ˆ

        And I’m really excited about Cemetery Boys, I agree it sounds perfect for autumn and I think my library hold is coming through soon.


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