It is now 2020, not only the start of a new year but also the start of a new decade. That means that we have all made new reading resolutions, and I know a lot of us probably want to focus on reading as many amazing books as possible this year. There are also a bunch of incredible books being released this year as well! So, without further ado, here are five books that are releasing in 2020 that you should put on your 2020 TBR (to be read) list!
To start off, here are some YA (Young Adult) books that I am super excited for everyone to read!
Lobizona by Romina Garber
This incredible book releases on May 5th, 2020, of this year and it is a must read! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from Wednesday Books, and I fell head over heels in love with not only the cover of Lobizona but also the intricate and highly important story. This book is so powerful and beautiful and has an important and relevant message. Romina’s writing is so gorgeous! She weaves together sentences that burrow into your heart and soul and will impact you for life. All of the characters were so well thought out. I was never bored. This is such an important story to tell for so many different reasons, and Romina did a beautiful job telling her, and others, stories.
Some people ARE illegal.
Lobizonas do NOT exist.
Both of these statements are false.
Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.
Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.
Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past―a mysterious “Z” emblem―which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.
As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
How could I not include a Cassandra Clare book??? Cassandra Clare is, and forever will be, one of my all-time favorite authors. This year, she is releasing one of my most anticipated reads ever and that is Chain of Gold, the first book in The Last Hours series. This is a new series that is set in Edwardian London and follows the children of some of our favorite characters from her The Infernal Devices series! Cassandra Clare is a beautiful writer and creates intricate stories that will always make you laugh, cry, and squeal with all the feels! She is a master of romance and plot! Mark March 3rd, 2020, on your calendars for this release.
Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.
But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.
Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye
This book is one of the cutest romances I have ever read in my entire life. This incredible romance releases on May 19th, 2020, and you all need to add it to your TBR piles! This story is so honest, real, human, and funny. It will make you smile, cry, and laugh. I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down.
Everyone knows about the dare: Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new–the first person to ask him out on Monday morning. Few think Bryson can do it. He may be the king of Fairvale Academy, but he’s never really dated before.
Until a boy asks him out, and everything changes.
Kai Sheridan didn’t expect Bryson to say yes. So when Bryson agrees to secretly go out with him, Kai is thrown for a loop. But as the days go by, he discovers there’s more to Bryson beneath the surface, and dating him begins to feel less like an act and more like the real thing. Kai knows how the story of a gay boy liking someone straight ends. With his heart on the line, he’s awkwardly trying to navigate senior year at school, at home, and in the closet, all while grappling with the fact that this “relationship” will last only five days. After all, Bryson Keller is popular, good-looking, and straight . . . right?
Kevin van Whye delivers an uplifting and poignant coming-out love story that will have readers rooting for these two teens to share their hearts with the world–and with each other.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
I recently picked up and read The Flatshare because so many people were praising this book on Bookstagram, and it was such a good book. This novel has so many different layers to it. It has such a heart to the story, and you will fall instantly in love with both of the characters. I am currently recommending this book to ANYONE who loves romance. Go pick it up!
Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.
After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art.
Desperation makes her open-minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night-shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He’ll only ever be there when she’s at the office. In fact, they’ll never even have to meet.
Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes – first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more.
But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea…especially if you’ve never met.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Similar to The Flatshare, Get a Life, Chloe Brown is another romance that I am currently throwing at people to read. This book stole my heart from the very first chapter. I could not put it down. This book will give you all the feels and will make you want and need more from Talia Hibbert! Her writing is so inviting, and I love the story she created. The plot is so important on so many different levels, and this book is so much more than a romance book to me. I really love this book and heartily recommend it!
Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost – but not quite – dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?
Enjoy a drunken night out.
Ride a motorcycle.
Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.
Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.
And…do something bad.
But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.
Redford “Red” Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than 10,000 Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which
Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.
But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior….