I love to watch and read people’s anticipated book releases, always looking forward to adding more books to my ever-growing Goodreads TBR. Thing is, I have not made my own anticipated releases posts. At least, not since I started my blog in 2016. This is mostly because there are so many books, by both old and new to me authors, that peak my interest. There is no way I can keep any list down to five.
For the sake of Top 5 Tuesday, I chose books by favorite authors and the next installment of currently running series I’m reading. My six (I told you I could not keep it to five) most anticipated books for 2020 are:
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
May 28th, 2020
The Burning God is the final novel in The Poppy War trilogy. This is one of the books on this list I plan to read as soon as I can get my hands on it. If the two previous books are any indication, The Burning God will be too long for me to read from the library (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I am both dreading and looking forward to this prospect.
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
May 5th, 2020
Personally, I have not seen the sequel to Aurora Rising on anyone else’s “most anticipated” lists. I assume it’s on other places I haven’t looked yet, or at least I hope so. I really enjoyed the first novel and will gladly clear away whatever TBR I currently have in May to read Aurora Burning.
Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace
March 17th, 2020
I simply cannot put off Amanda Lovelace’s books…I’ve tried. I can last for a month at best before I cave and put aside my current TBR books to read her latest poetry collection. Break Your Glass Slippers is supposed to be the first in a new poetry series by Amanda Lovelace called You Are Your Own Fairy Tale. So, naturally, I expect more women empowerment and badass-ness from this new book.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
May 19th, 2020
I both love and hate the idea of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Love, because it is a new book by Suzanne Collins. Hate, because I kind of wish she wrote something else instead of going back to The Hunger Games universe, even if it is set sixty-four years before the original trilogy. But is that going to stop me from reading it? No, obviously.
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
January 7th, 2020
The most recent release on this list, The Night Country is the sequel to The Hazel Wood. I admit I am slightly disappointed that The Hazel Wood was not a stand-alone, but since we are spending more time in the fantasy world of the fairy tales in The Night Country, I’m not mad about it.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
March 3rd, 2020
Chain of Gold is a given for anyone who is a fan of Cassandra Clare. I want to read this book in 2020. Only at this point I have not finished The Dark Artifices trilogy nor read Ghosts of the Shadow Market, which features characters from the upcoming The Last Hours trilogy. I don’t feel right about starting a new Shadowhunter series without completing the previous one. I shouldn’t fall behind any more than I already have.
Are you anticipating any of the same books I am?