Hi friends! Now that 2020 is more than halfway over, I took some time to compile a list of books that I’m still anticipating this year. I feel like I let a lot of great books slip through the cracks during the first part of the year, given the current state of the world, and so it was a lot of fun researching upcoming releases and having something to look forward to!
*All blurbs are pulled directly from Goodreads, and they’ve been linked in case you’d like to add them to your TBR, too*
The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune
Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?
After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).
This is a book that just recently popped up on my radar after reading great reviews from some people that I follow in the community, and since this is being released later this month, I’m glad to have something to look forward to so soon!
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting beautiful, mysterious Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his long life as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he let himself fall in love with Bella when he knows that he is endangering her life?
No explanation needed for this one, I’ve been anticipating this book since 2008. Is the Twilight saga quality literature? No. Is it slightly problematic? Yes. Am I still going to eat this up and revel in the nostalgia? Absolutely.
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
*I will not be pulling the Goodreads blurb for this one as it is a sequel and contains spoilers for the Shadowhunters universe*
Cassie Clare keeps throwing Shadowhunter books at me faster than I can read them, and I can’t help myself from buying them. I’m not complaining, she can take all of my money.
Horrid by Katrina Leno
Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone…and more tormented.
As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the “storage room” her mom has kept locked isn’t for storage at all–it’s a little girl’s bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears….
Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more…horrid?
I won’t lie to you, the cover of this pulled me in, but the description sounds very interesting, and in my endeavor to read more horror this year, this seems like a great place to start.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
This book cannot be in my hands fast enough. As I’ve mentioned several times, I will read anything and everything Victoria Schwab writes, but I’m especially excited for what I’m sure will become one of my 2020 favorites.
As of right now, I think those are all of the books that I truly CANNOT wait for in the remainder of 2020. Let me know what books you’re still anticipating this year, I would love to chat about them with you! In the meantime, happy reading, friends.