Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

This week’s theme is Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020. Admittedly, I haven’t seen a great deal of books coming out the first half of the year that have caught my eye but there are certainly a few! Here are the ones I am most excited about

A Heart so Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer – Like many of us, I adored A Curse so Dark and Lonely and have been awaiting this sequel on pins and needles. The advance reviews have been a little all over the board but that doesn’t change how much I want to read this! January 7

Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars #1) by Tara Sim – I’ve only read one other book by Tara Sim, Timekeeper, and I enjoyed it well enough. I appreciated her approach to fantasy and it was something I hadn’t read a million times before. I’m hoping for something else fresh and different with this read. January 7

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – When I read Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King I fell absolutely in love. That duology gripped from start to finish. Now with her jumping in the vampire foray I’m over the moon excited. The first vampire story I loved was that of Lestat by Anne Rice and I’m hoping to find some of that magic again. February 25

The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A.K. Larkwood – This is a book whose release announcement I just stumbled across randomly one day. I’ve never heard of the author and I haven’t seen a lot of buzz about it but something about this book just pulls at me. I know that when its time comes I’ll be wanting to pick it up. February 11

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas – Is Maas problematic? Yes. Do her books seem to follow a formula with repeat characters and plot arcs? Yes again. Am I complete trash for them anyway? Oh yes. I figured out about two years ago that I will read anything Maas thrusts into the world and I’ve accepted that fate. March 3

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games 0) by Suzanne Collins – Look. I’m going to read it. You’re going to read it. The owl eyed crossing guard at my daughter’s school is going to read it. Everyone is going to read this. Let’s just accept our fate. I’m good with that. May 19

I told you that not a lot had caught my attention yet for the first part of 2020 and I meant it. Are there books you think I’m missing from my anticipated list? Anything you are particularly looking forward to? Let me know!

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