Top 10 Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


It had to start with an obvious one and also one that I have no clue about because I get a lot of my anticipated lists from other blogs.
But in no particular order here are books that I’m really looking forward to this year

  1. A Heart so fierce and broken – Brigid Kemmerer – 7th January
    ‘Curse so dark and lonely’ was one of my favourite anticipated - heart so fierce and brokenreads for 2019. A retelling of Beauty and Beast in a dark fantasy setting and an MC with a disability that she doesn’t let hold her back from being stupidly brave.
    This book continues the saga but changes the focus onto two different characters, Commadner Gray and one other.
    It’s a bit of a cheat putting this on my list as I’ve already read it – perks of having a sister who works in a bookshop – but I can’t wait for everyone else to discover how this world grows now that the curse is broken.
  2. False Value – Ben Aaronavitch – 20th Febanticipated - False value‘Rivers of London’ is one of my all time favourite book series. It’s dark and funny and procedural police but also magic. It can get really graphic and one of my favourite quotes from Aaronavitch from a panel is “I know people are dead, but they aren’t going to be less dead if you answer my question, what paperwork would you fill out if you found…”
    Peter Grant has to deal with the various rivers of London, betrayal, learning more forma, and also trying to pull the magic division of the met into the 21st century. It’s an amazing series and I can’t wait to get my hands on this next book.
    (also Aaronavitch supposedly buys alcohol for every Waterstones in the country every time one of his books is released)
  3. One of us is next – Karen McManus – 9th Januaryanticipated - one of us is next
  4. Heart of Flames – Nicku Pau Petro – 11th February (Crown of feathers sequel, mulan-esq 1st book and pheonix riders)anticipated - heart of flames
  5. Heartstopper vol 3 – 6tanticipated - heartstopper vol 3h Feb
  6. The Switch (flateshare author) – 30th Aprilanticipated - the switch
  7. House of Earth and Blood – Sarah J Maas 3rd March