Book Lists: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

I originally planned to make this list for a Top Ten Tuesday post, but I haven’t participated in the meme for a couple of months. Still, I wanted to share my most anticipated list for the second half of 2020 before we get too far into the second half of 2020. This list does not include any summer releases as I previously made an anticipated list (you can find that here). I am also excluding ARCs I have already read. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

I have never been the biggest fan of vampires, but I am really interested in this revival as it includes a number of authors of color and we both know authors of color haven’t had the same opportunities to explore this mythology.

2. Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

Of course, of course this one is on my list. I was blessed with an ARC of this one and it will be my next read. I am all kinds of excited to see what magic these authors cook up together.

3. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

Publication Date: September 15, 2020

I actually just started reading this one and am loving the MC’s energy and drive. Also, you might want to check Twitter for a giveaway of an ARC for this one which I will be posting today.

4. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

This book screams fall and I cannot wait to get my hands on it as the season changes. I am guilty of not reading the author’s debut, so I will have to binge read both of these once it comes out.

5. Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

Latinx characters and dragons!!!! I am so excited to read this one and just realized the publication date is just around the corner, so I will be picking the ARC up come September.

6. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

I am really interested to see what Rebecca Roanhorse does with this one. It will have to tie me over because I am so desperate for the third Sixth World book.

7. Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

I am probably going to end up going on a horror spree of books by authors of color in the coming months. This one immediately caught my eye and I am hoping to get to it in October.

8. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Publication Date: November 10, 2020

Who knew that fake dating would become one of my favorite tropes? I can’t help it, I just love it and this one is high on the TBR as a result.

9. The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

 Publication Date: November 17, 2020

Am I ready for the conclusion of The Poppy War trilogy? I am not. I am not ready. This one is going to kill me, I just know it.

10. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Publication Date: November 17, 2020

Beside the incredible cover for this one, I absolutely love the premise. I was lucky enough to get approved for an ARC of this one and I am so so so so excited to read it.

Are you looking forward to any of these as well? What is your most anticipated release for the second half of 2020?

18 thoughts on “Book Lists: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

  1. Loving the sound of the Vampires anthology! I’ve heard so many good (if I can use that word) things about The Poppy War that I really do need to get my ass into gear and order it. Enjoy your future reads! ☺️

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  2. Yes so many good books !! I am just about to start an eARC of Miss Meteor and all the other books you mentioned are already on my TBR, lol. Will also donate to the Black Hills Defend Fund, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great list! I’m so excited for Black Sun and These Violent Delights, and I really want to try Vampires Never Get Old, too. I haven’t read any Tehlor Kay Mejia yet, but I’m so interested to see what she and Anna-Marie McLemore have written together!

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  4. I’m really curious about Vampires Never Get Old. I do like vampire stories, so it will be fun to see how these authors take on the lore. I’m super pumped for Furia, and I’m glad to hear you’re liking it so far. There are TONS of books coming out in the next few months that I can’t possibly get or read them all but I’m going to do my best. haha



  5. I’m looking forward to Jennifer Niven’s Breathless. Also, Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston, The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo, Ruinsong by Julia Ember and I am looking forward to These Violent Delights!


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