2020 | anticipated 2020 releases

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Another year, another anticipated releases post!

I did one of these way back in June of 2019 for my ’20 for 20′ series in the month of my birthday. There’s an overlap with 1 of the books, and 2 of the authors, but otherwise, this is a fresh list of brand new faces.

the night country

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert

9th January

The Night Country is the sequel to The Hazel Wood, a dark fairytale inspired novel that came out in 2018 and was one of my favourite reads of 2018. I’ve read what’s available of the book so far and it already sounds amazing, I cannot wait to be reunited with these characters.


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Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer

9th January

This is probably the most random of the books I’ve pre-ordered, but I feel no shame. Set in a modern highschool, Nietzsche– nicknamed after that Nietzsche, but may also be that Nietzsche– joins a heavy metal band and faces the trials and tribulations of finals seasons and a student body that feel compelled by his presence.



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Pine by Francine Toon

 23rd January

This is a gothic horror-thriller novel set in a small Scottish town, and I could not be more excited for it. It’s a completely unexpected description, based on the very beautiful cover design, and I love that. Cannot wait to read this one, and discover a new author to look out for in the future!



wilder girls

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

6th February

Look, this came out a year ago in the US, but it’s only getting a UK release now, and that’s a travesty. I could have bought the US edition, but this pink font version is way prettier. I know a lot of people felt meh about the ending, but I’m still excited because widely disliked endings seem to be my jam.


a question of holmes

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A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

3rd March

Finally! The fourth book is getting a paperback release! I’m sick to death of the massive gaps between hardcover and paperback releases, because there are a lot of people who prefer paperbacks who end up put off of purchasing books thanks to long waits. I just want to know what happens to Jamie and Charlotte!

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Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

1st April

I have avoided catching up with Check, Please (for the first time since 2016), and also somehow avoided all spoilers, just so I can read it in the physical form when it’s released. I also helped fund the kickstarter for the collection of Bitty’s tweets, so I’m buzzing for that as well.

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Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! by Carly Usdin

April 30th

This is the much awaited graphic novel continuation of the Heavy Vinyl comics, which had a 4-issue run way back in 2017. It’s apparently set a few months later, and as of yet, no major plot appears to have been revealed over on Goodreads. I have no idea what to expect, and I’ll be re-reading the comic before this one comes out.

the bride bet

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The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare

August 25th

Tessa Dare is the ONLY romance author I trust, and I am thrilled another book in the Girl Meets Duke series is coming out. It follows Nicola, who is reunited with the Duke she became engaged to ten years prior just to get their parent’s off their backs, only he might actually want marriage now. I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a great historical romance. They aren’t, technically, accurate, but they are very feminist, and I’m willing to overlook the inaccuracies for that.


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Loveless by Alice Oseman


This one has been pushed back multiple times, but I’m certain it’ll come out in the last 6 months of the year. That’s purely because an Oseman book has come out every even year since 2014, and I refuse to accept a break in that pattern. This has an aroace main character and is heavily rooted in Alice’s own experiences, so I trust it’ll be a good book.


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Delicates by Brenna Thummler


Another vague release date. I’m fairly certain this is an August release, but to be on the safe side, I’ll keep it at 2020. Sheets was one of my favourite reads in 2019, and I’m over the moon there’s going to be another book in this world following these characters. I’m hoping areas I found the narrative lacking in– concerning the development of side characters– will be explored further in Delicates!

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18 thoughts on “2020 | anticipated 2020 releases

    1. No it’s a nightmare, you get a flood of negative reviews and then have to wait a year to form an opinion for yourself šŸ˜¦ I love your list, there’s so much fantasy! I definitely need to get back into reading fantasy


    1. It really does look good, I feel like the cover and blurb are both so intriguing it’s a double whammy to persuade you. I see Loveless on your list! Yay! And I really want to pick up the new N.K. Jemisin title, too


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