This post is apparently becoming an annual tradition on the blog. Love that for us.
Welp we’re a few days
a week late but I’m here anyway. Better late than never amirite?
There are… many more than I thought so I apologise to everybody’s tbr. Especially my own as I’ll probably only get to these in like 3 years because I’m terrible with new releases whoops.
There are some PHENOMENAL books that are still coming out, at least I hope they are going to be. So without further ado, let us get into it!!
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Quick August Releases
You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria (4 August 2020): I have heard such lovely things about this adult romance and it sounds so up my alley!! It’s about movie stars, which already has me hooked, and I found it super cheap on my Kindle so… *crossing fingers*
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (11 August 2020): honestly have not heard all that much about this book, but I have an ALC copy and it sounds like a ton of fun. The title is so cool and I love it and it’s a magical realism/sci-fi kinda premise. I am ~intrigued~.
Star Daughter by Shevta Thekrar (11 August 2020): I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I found about it early this year, it’s one of my most anticipated releases and I’m still not over this cover. All I know is that it’s a Hindu-inspired mythological fantasy and it’s about the daughter of a star (wow Ruby, who would’ve guessed??). But it also has such great reviews and I’m so hyped to get my hands on it.
Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn (18 August 2020): this book sounds like the most adorable thing ever and I want it in my life. All I need to know is that it has fake-dating and I’m sold.
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (18 August 2020): as we all know, high fantasy scares me and I rarely pluck up the courage to read it. But EVERYBODY AND THEIR MOTHER has been raving about this debut and I would like to know why. But it also does sound fantastic, and I have it on audiobook so hopefully will get to it soon and love it also.
Darius The Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (25 August 2020): I have not read this first book yet, I have it on my shelf but I 99.9% sure I’m gonna love and obviously want to pick up the sequel.
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (1 September 2020): My body is very ready for this angsty sequel to cheer my spirits and fill me with romantic yearning and single-ness. You may close the door behind you.
Majesty by Katherine McGee (1 September 2020): I haven’t managed to get to book one yet, though I literally just hauled it and have a feeling I’m going to want to devour/marathon this duology. I’ve heard they’re super addictive and fun and ahh can’t wait for a good time.
Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salam (1 September 2020): I just this year read one of Ibi Zoboi’s novels and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hear this is a book written in verse!! Which I have been loving and am on the lookout for more. That’s it. That’s all I need to know.
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman (1 September 2020): I originally wasn’t too interested in this book until Marie gave this a glowing review and now I need it in my life. This book is about rival teen booksellers?!?! Hello, I would like to live in this dream.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (1 September 2020): I AM SO READY FOR THIS BOOK!! And I need it now. Please and thank you. Gays accidentally summoning a ghost?? Hell yeah. Trans and Latinx rep? Love to see it. *makes grabby hands*
Lost Book of The White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (1 September 2020): welp still need to read book one but I know I shall love it because… Malec!! I think this is set after… not sure when and I can’t remember the timeline lmao #fakefan. But Imma read it.
Summer of Everything by Julian Winters (8 September 2020): this book sounds absolutely wonderful and I’ve heard such wonderful things about this author. It involves a bookstore, old music and a cute queer romance. Sign me up.
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds (22 September 2020): I have such a good feeling about this author and I’ve been meaning to get to his debut for ages. It sounds absolutely fantastic. So, of course, I want to read this one too. They have a similar premise by the looks of things, a contemporary with a touch of sci-fi and I’m into it.
Skyhunter by Marie Lu (29 September 2020): I honestly thought this was an adult novel idk why. Anyways, I have an early audiobook of this one so ~hopefully~ can read before it comes out. I’m a tad behind on Marie’s book, still need to get to Kingdom of Back. And honestly do not understand the synopsis because I’m dumb. It’s heavy sci-fi but also lowkey right up my alley.
We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu (6 October 2020): this cover can please stomp on me, whatever it pleases really, because I am a deceased human being. I know next to nothing except magical realism, maybe queer, and I want to keep it that way and be surprised.
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab (6 October 2020): I HAVE AN EARC!! REPEAT: I HAVE AN EARC!! And I am SCREAMING. Why they accepted me I truly do not know. STILL SCREAMING.
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (15 October 2020): need to read book two asap so I can be ready for this one eeepp. The first book was so delightful to read and I’m so excited to continue with the series.
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer (3 November 2020): This cover is SO COOL ermygosh. I had this one on my original 2020 releases post and it still sounds brilliant. This one is about a girl who can cast karma on anyone she pleases, which is so cool and I’m very intrigued to see what Marissa Meyer does with this contemporary?? Could be light sci-fi… maybe??
A Cuban’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey (10 November 2020): firstly, obsessed with this title AND cover. So adorable. Secondly, it involves baking. And I need it in my life.
Rent A Boyfriend by Gloria Chao (10 November 2020): um hello did we see this cover?? Because HOW ADORABLE! I haven’t read from this author before, but I’ve meaning to for ages. This book is set at college and it has fake dating (RENT a boyfriend *wink wink*) and I… need to read it.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (17 November 2020): more SCREAMING because I also got approved an eARC AND I AM SO SO SO EXCITED!! I’ve heard stellar things about this one and it sounds so good. I LOVE historical fiction and I’m especially interested in this 1920s Shanghai setting. It’s also a Romeo & Juliet retelling so there should be romance and I,,, ah ready to sell my soul to this book RIGHT NOW.
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon (19 November 2020): I’ve been so excited to read Frankly In Love, which needs to happen asap before this comes out. I managed to snag an eARC of this one too (they were available on Edelweiss for download). I don’t know all that much about this apart from it involving music, which is all I really needed to know
How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black (24 November 2020): Not much of an explanation needed here. Just Cardan. And much excitement. Send tweet.
A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha (1 December 2020): all I know is that a) the cover is stunning, b) it’s a Portuguese fantasy and c) there’s a f/f romance. Sounds good to me.
A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir (1 December 2020): I didn’t realise this was coming out so early (though the UK date is the 10th). I,,, have not caught up just yet, I’m busy with my Ember reread. But you can bet yourself that I will be by the time it does come out and I shall also be crying endless amounts of tears. Somebody prepare my tombstone. And wish me
my soul luck.
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And that is it. This took freaking 15000 thousand years to format with a lot of copy/paste-ing. Love that for me. But I ~think~ I got them all. Scream at me if not lmao
WHAT BOOKS ON THIS LIST ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THEM? WHAT DID YOU THINK? WHAT RELEASES THAT ARE NOT ON HERE ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? I’D LOVE TO KNOW!