Books I'm Buying in 2020

When I saw today's Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, I couldn't resist sharing my own list. This post is limited to the first half of the year, but I didn't stick to just ten releases. There are so many things coming out this year that I can't wait to read! I primarily focused on new books from favorite authors, though I have lots of new-to-me authors for consideration Goodreads. Let's take a look!

Twelve books I can't wait to read from favorite authors:

1. You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley (January 7) – I loved Oakley's debut and second book, so I'm particularly excited for this release! She's a local author, and I feel like it's been so long since I've read something from her.

2. Headliners by Lucy Parker (January 20) – A new book in one of my favorite series? Yes, please! I discovered the London celebrities series in 2018 and then re-read them all in 2019. I can't wait for this couple!

3. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (March 3) – Even though I'll wait to get this one from the library, I'm still excited for more from this duo. I enjoyed both both books that I read from them in 2019.

4. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 3) – I will always be hyped for something from Maas, one of my all-time favorite authors. But I can admit that I'm nervous for this new genre, which isn't one I'm drawn to t

5. A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn (March 10) – This series just keeps getting better! The previous book was my favorite and had a great relationship development, so I'm hoping for more of that in this release.

6. The Honey Don't List by Christina Lauren (March 24) – I haven't loved everything I've read from this duo, but they've all been pretty fun to read. This one sounds right up my alley since it's more romantic comedy than drama.

7. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane (March 24) – I'm so thrilled that McFarlane seems to be finding more of an audience in the US, though I'm also a little sad to share her. Ha! I've pre-ordered the UK edition already, too.

8. The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (April 14) – The Friend Zone was one of my favorite books last year, and I was so excited to find out Sloane was getting her own book. This girl needs some happiness in her life!

9. The Switch by Beth O'Leary (April 30 UK / June 9 US) – The Flatshare was one of my top 10 of 2019, and this one sounds like it's going to be just as adorable since the the summary reminds me of the movie The Holiday.

10. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May 19) – I am equally nervous and excited about this book. I can't describe my level of love for The Hunger Games, so I need this to be excellent. I know Collins can do it!

11. Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers (June 2) – Courting Darkness was also one of my top reads in 2019, and I'm so excited to see how LaFevers wraps up this duology. I'll probably re-read the first one to refresh my memory.

12. The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (June 16) – Ever since The Royal We came out in 2015, I've hoped for a sequel. I adore that book and wanted time with those characters, and I'm finally getting it. AHHH!

And four books on my radar from new-to-me authors:

13. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (January 21) – This sounds absolutely adorable! I don't read as much YA contemporary as I used to, but this summary was like a siren song for me. I hope it's everything I want it to be!

14. The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne (February 4) – When I was browsing 2020 releases on Goodreads for this post, I came across this one. A YA retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion set in space? I've got to try it, obviously.

15. The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher (February 25) – It was the tiny print of the cover that sold me: A Novel of Grace Kelly. I've read several Kelly biographies, but never any fiction inspired by her life. I'm intrigued!

16. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner (May 26) – A group of Austen lovers coming together after WWII to try to save her Chawton home and legacy? That feels like it was made for me! This one sounds adorable.

What 2020 releases are you excited to read?


  1. Crescent City is going to be amazing. I wouldn't worry about it being a new genre, it's not urban fantasy, it's still set in a made-up fantasy world, it's just got a more modern flavour. From the early reviews I've seen, people are saying it might be her best work yet. :)

  2. I'm excited for The Honey-Don't List and If I Never Met You! I own two Mhairi books but still haven't read them yet, whoops. I really loved Tweet Cute, it was adorable and topical and just what I hoped for. The Jane Austen Society sounds very charming! So many good books this year :)

  3. Tweet Cute is great! It's the perfect balance of cute romance and coming of age story :)

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  4. Since I'm commenting so late, these have all come out! But House of Earth and Blood was definitely one of the books I had preordered very early for obvious reasons ;)


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