Hey friends! It’s a new year and you know what that means…NEW BOOKS!!! 2020 is shaping up to be a great literary year and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these amazing books. So below are a list of books being released this year that I’m most looking forward to…and will probably be the reason my TBR list is a hundred pages long.
A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers (February 11th)
Juliet LaCompte is passionately in love…with a married man. Her mother, a witch, attempts to place a curse on the two lovers but instead binds them together. Born again and again, Juliet is fated to follow her lover across time and continents, each time dying tragically only to live it all over again. But this time is different. This time, something shifts and Juliet begins to remember her past and grow powers of her own that may finally end her mother’s curse.
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (April 21st)
In the first century, Ana is the daughter of a wealthy family and as such is expected to marry an elderly widower. But a chance meeting with an eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. The Book of Longings documents Ana’s marriage to Jesus, her relationship with her adopted brother, Judas, and many others as they both deal with the Roman occupation of Israel. In the midst of some of the most important moments in human history, Ana decides her own fate and finds the potential inside herself.
Highfire by Eoin Colfer (January 28th)
He once flew the skies and burned angry mobs – now the only thing he’s burning are the Marlboros he smokes as he binges Netflix in the bayou and everyone knows him as Vern. But he has survived, the last of his kind, the last dragon. His glory days seem to be over, or are they? Young swamp rat, Squib, is just trying to help his momma but winds up taking the worst possible job. When he sees the wrong thing, his life is spared by…a dragon? Rather than being burnt to a crisp in order to keep Vern’s secret, Squib makes a pact with him; acting as a gopher for the aging dragon in exchange for protection from the people after him. But there’s about to be a fiery reckoning.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 3rd)
Bryce lived a perfect life, a good job and partying all night, until a demon murdered her closest friends. Finding herself at the center of the investigation, she will do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt is a fallen angel, currently enslaved to the Archangels he’d tried to overthrow, and now works to assassinate his employer’s enemies. But when he’s offered the deal of a lifetime: help Bryce find the murderer and freedom is his, it’s a chance he can’t pass up. Bryce and Hunt team up but soon begin to discover a dark power that could destroy everything.
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (March 3rd)
Nannerl has one wish – to be remembered forever. Though she thrills audiences with her musical talents, she is a woman 18th century Europe which means her dream of becoming a talented composer are all but non-existent to her. And as her dream grows dimmer, the talents of her younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to strengthen. While Nannerl becomes overshadowed by her sibling, a mysterious stranger appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her every wish come true, but at what cost?
The Splendid and The Vile by Erik Larson (February 25th)
The first day Winston Churchill was in office as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Churchill was now tasked with persuading President Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally, all while keeping his country together. In a story of political hazard, Larson depicts Churchill’s leadership, home life, and eloquence in cinematic detail.
I’m super excited for all of these books and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg on 2020 releases! Needless to say, my TBR list is growing at a rapid pace. What books are you most looking forward to reading this year?