My Most Anticipated Releases for 2020 | Looking Foward to Another Year of Excellent Books

Anticipated Releases for 2020 on firework background

Hello my friends! How was your reading year in 2019? Did you get to any good new releases? I didn’t think I’d read many, but Goodreads tells me different! Turns out I just don’t pay that much attention to when my books were published πŸ˜… So to kick this list off, I’m looking back at all the 2019 releases I read this year!

  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno | DNF ☹
  • The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinstion | πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

After that little recap, it’s time to look forward to 2020!

Loveless by Alice Oseman | April 30th

Loveless by Alice Oseman book cover

Okay, there are so many things I’m excited for here. First of all, Alice Oseman. Secondly, main character discovering that she’s aromantic asexual. Yes, I’m talking own-voices aro-ace representation!!! I’m already such a huge fan of the amazing, realistic representation Alice writes. Her honest and relatable characters are always memorable, so I can’t wait to meet newest main character Georgia and find out where she fits in the wonderful world Oseman has created.

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna Marie McLemore | January 14th

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore book cover

Anna-Marie McLemore is renowned for their magical queer fantasises and somehow I have never read one. I know, I’m ashamed. I’ve always wanted to but I was never quite sure where to start. Then I saw this gorgeous cover and found out that it’s based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes, one of my absolute favourite fairy tales. A brutal retelling featuring a plague that makes women dance to their deaths – I just have to read this.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | May 5th

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff book cover

I loved Aurora Rising when I finally got to it in November. (Does anyone else pre-order books then just… not read them?) This one is a sequel so my anticipation is pretty self-explanatory. After the dramatic ending of the first book I need to see what this hopeless bunch of space teens get up to next.

Spellhacker by M.K. England | July 22nd

Spellhacker by M.K. England book cover

I’m still yet to read M.K. England’s debut novel The Disasters, but so far both their books sound 100% up my street. If I had to describe my ‘type’ for some magical dating site that pairs you with your perfect book I’m pretty sure I would type “crew of queer misfits ft. disaster.” The particular ‘disaster’ featured in this book is a heist to literally steal magic. Magic. Heist.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas | June 9th

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas book cover

Latinx trans boy. Summoning ghosts. Accidentally summoning the wrong ghost then getting stuck helping him figure out his death. What part of that doesn’t sound good?? I don’t really think I need to explain why I’m excited for this, the plot speaks for itself. I think we could all do with a bit more trans representation on our shelves, and I see it so rarely in fantasy that I really want to boost this!

Are you excited for 2020? I’ve ended up posting this on New Year’s Eve, which I think is pretty appropriate since it’s all about me looking forward to the things I’m most excited for this upcoming year!

So, let’s kick off the New Year right with a positive spirit! What are you most looking forward to in 2020? It can be a book, a movie, your dog’s birthday party, anything that makes you smile! Share it in the comments!

Love and lemons, Abi

2 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated Releases for 2020 | Looking Foward to Another Year of Excellent Books

  1. Loveless is absolutely my most anticipated book of the year! I feel like I’ve been waiting for an ownvoices aro-ace coming out book for FOREVER, and of course everything else that Alice Oseman has written is incredible. I’m also super intrigued by Cemetery Boys – it looks like it’ll be wonderful! πŸ˜€

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