TTT: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

While looking ahead can be exciting, I try not to get too wrapped up in upcoming releases. I have a few books that I have an eye on, and will see what the reviews look like and if my interest builds or not. Here are eight books that I hope to get to read when they come out this year!

1 Greenwood – Michael Christie – Feb 25th 

My favorite Historical Fiction novels are the ones that span time and generations, like Homegoing and Pachinko. Greenwood does that, but one of the stories is set in the future, where that protagonist gives tours in one of the last forests. So historical fiction meets sci-fi. I dig it.

2 Docile – K.M. Szpara – March 3rd

Generational debt has now turned people into slaves for the wealthy. There’s a lot of elements that are drawing me to this book, but it was actually the tagline ‘There’s no consent under capitalism” that sold it for me. 

3 The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel – March 24th

Station Eleven is one of my favorite books and I’ve been waiting years for another book from Mandel. We have multiple characters whose lives are intersecting with each other and everything is centered around a five star hotel. There doesn’t seem to be a sci-fi bent like in Station Eleven, but I’m still interested even if it’s a straightforward drama. 

4 The Ancestor – Danielle Trussoni – Apr 7th

I’m always jazzed for a good gothic tale and the setup for this book could deliver. A young woman finds out she’s an heiress, with the swank house in Italy included, but taking on a new family legacy also brings dark secrets. Time to break out the hot tea and the comfy blankets. 

5 Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker – Apr 7th

A non-fiction book about the Galvin family, where in the 1970’s six out of their twelve kids are diagnosed with schizophrenia. Six out of twelve!! I really didn’t need to know much more to be on board for this. Along with the high rating so far, this was an automatic add on my TBR.

6 The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix – April 7th

This book is going to save me right here. For the Popsugar challenge one of the prompts was to read a book about a book club and I was stumped. The only other book that I was interested in was The Guernsey one, but I saw that on Netflix, so I was kinda lukewarm. 

But this, not only does it fit but IT’S HORROR. Praise the book gods!

7 Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Womanhood – May 5th

Drag Queens Trixie Matel and Katya are true gems. I love watching their ‘Uhhnnn’ series on Youtube and I can’t wait to read this book. Don’t even care what’s in it, I just want more stories from these two. I wish them the best of luck and hope this book is a smashing success.

8 The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones – May 19th

After much looking I think this is the book I’m most excited for in these first six months. The book follows four Native American men that have the past revisit them in the form of a vengeful force. The reviews are promising a lot, and I really want this one to succeed.

If you are interested in joining in on the fun go to That Artsy Girl to see upcoming prompts for Top Ten Tuesday!

18 thoughts on “TTT: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

  1. The Glass Hotel made my list as well! And I was also considering The Southern’s Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires for the book club prompt on Popsugar too. I just haven’t heard anything about it. Happy to see it on your list!

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      • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires does sound irresistible. Ooo! The Glass Motel sounds good too. I read a couple of Mandel’s early books (pre-Station Eleven) and liked them a lot. I still need to read Station Eleven. The Ancestor sounds like something I would enjoy as well. So many tempting books! I hope you love all of these when you read them. Happy Reading!

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