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 | Knopf

What It's About: From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia...

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel | Henry Holt and Co.

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 10, 2020

A Long Petal of the Sea
Isabel Allende | Ballantine Books

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: January 21, 2020

The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich | Harper

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

You Are Not Alone
Greer Hendricks | St. Martin's Press

What It's About: The thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us.

Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she could end up in the same spiral...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

Chain of Gold
Cassandra Clare | Margaret K. McElderry Books

What It's About: Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London.

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas | Bloomsbury Publishing

What It's About: Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world...

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes
Suzanne Collins | Scholastic Press

What It's About: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

Gail Honeyman Untitled Book
Gail Honeyman

What It's About: Unknown

Publication Date: January 1, 1970

The Iron Season
Helene Wecker

What It's About: The novel is set during the World War I era and continues the story of Chava (the golem) and Ahmad (the jinni) who encounter other beings of their own kind, only to realize that their close ties to human beings have forever altered them.

Publication Date: January 1, 1970

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!