10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020

most anticipated new release books 2020

With temperatures beginning to cool, it seems like the right time to look into what new release books will be coming in 2020! Here’s my list of the most anticipated reads of 2020. Note that this book list will be updated as we approach 2020!

My top reading priority out of this list is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, which I desperately want to read. I loved Station Eleven, so I’m hopeful I’ll love the Glass Hotel as well.

After that, You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen will be a definite read for me as well, since I’m confident it will be a fun mystery-thriller.

What do you think about these titles? Any that you’ve been looking forward to?

The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel

What It's About: From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events–a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island...

Publication Date: March 24, 2020
audiobook contemporary mystery

The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel

What It's About: “If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves...

Publication Date: March 5, 2020
historical fiction historical history

A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits comes an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents, following two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call home.

In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain...

Publication Date: May 21, 2019
historical fiction book club historical

The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich

What It's About: Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s  grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020
historical fiction book club pulitzer

You Are Not Alone
Greer Hendricks

What It's About: Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely.

Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020
thriller mystery mystery thriller

Chain of Gold
Cassandra Clare

What It's About: An inheritance of shadows. A love in chains. An unconquerable foe.

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020
fantasy young adult physical tbr

House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas

What It's About: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020
physical tbr romance books i own

The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes
Suzanne Collins

What It's About: Ambition will fuel him.
Competition will drive him.
But power has its price.

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute...

Publication Date: May 19, 2020
young adult dystopian fantasy

Gail Honeyman Untitled Book
Gail Honeyman

What It's About: Unknown

Publication Date: September 12, 2024
waiting for release upcoming upcoming releases

The Iron Season
Helene Wecker

What It's About: In this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I-- the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni--Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world...

Publication Date: June 8, 2021
fantasy historical fiction series

Thanks for reading! I’ll be updating this list as 2020 approaches so stay tuned if you’re interested in the 2020 new release books!

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