Anticipated Reads for July

ANTICIPATED READS FOR JULY

Wow, half of 2020 has flown by! I really hope that July and August brings more peaceful events. My 1 year wedding anniversary is next month, so at least there’s that upcoming happy moment!

Some really exciting stories coming out this month. I can’t wait to share them with you!



What releases are you looking forward to in July? Feel free to share in the comments!



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Anticipated Book Releases: June 2020

And just like that, June is right around the corner! May actually didn’t vanish in the blink of an eye, the days just slipped by! I’m hopeful for many more sunny days in the yard. There are certainly many good books coming out for us to order!

These are just some of the books releasing in June. I did my best to label the genre each book is under. For more information, visit Goodreads!

June 2

The Dragons, The Giant, The Women: A Memoir by Wayetu Moore (Non-Fiction)

A woman’s moving account of the journey to reunite with her mother, during the time of the First Liberian Civil War.

The Book of Posy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz & Julie Schwietert Collazo (Non-Fiction)

A heartbreaking story of a family from Guatemala torn apart upon reaching America, and the harrowing conditions detained families experience at the border.

June 9

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (Contemporary Romance)

Farrah Rochon’s latest novel brings a strong female friendship and a steamy romance!

The Star Keeper by Faith Pray (Children’s Fiction)

A heartwarming tale about a little girl embarking on a personal journey!

June 11

Instructions for The British People During The Emergency by Jason Hazeley (Humor)

A very satiric account of how to behave during lockdown. We could all use some distractions!

June 16

All Welcome Here by James Peller (Children’s Fiction)

Poetry combined with beautiful illustrations by Mary GrandPre. Thoughts and feelings about the the first day of school, a powerful milestone for every child!

Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall (Thriller)

A murder mystery is the main focus for Araminta Hall’s latest novel!

Devolution by Max Brooks (Horror)

The legend of Bigfoot is the focal point for Max Brooks’s upcoming horror account.

June 23

Inconvenient Daughter by Lauren J. Sharkey (Fiction)

A very powerful story about a young woman’s search for identity!

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Contemporary Romance)

It’s Dani’s turn for romantic surprises as Talia Hibbert returns with Book 2 in The Brown Sisters’ stories!

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (Contemporary Romance)

Jasmine Guillory shares a heartwarming tale of romance discovered in unsuspecting places!

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (YA Fantasy)

An alluring fantasy tale featuring the power of sisterhood!

June 30

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Thriller)

A lovely socialite investigating dark secrets in Mexico is the focal point in Moreno-Garcia’s new novel!

This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope by Shayla Lawson (Non-Fiction)

A compilation of essays documenting the richness and power of Black Girl culture!

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (Thriller)

Riley Sager returns with his fourth thriller novel, the unsuspecting person being a young woman returning to the home made famous from her father’s chilling memoir.

What books are you looking forward to in June? Feel free to share!

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Anticipated May 2020 Releases

I hope everyone is trying to make the best out of this sunny Saturday! While New Jersey still has some lockdown restrictions in place, I still take comfort in books and communicating with loves ones!

There are some exciting books coming out this month! Here are a few that I’m excited about this month:

May 5

May 12

May 19

May 21

What books are you excited for this month? Feel free to share in the comments!



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Anticipated Reads for April

Although 2020 has brought on many unexpected complications for everyone, I still take comfort in knowing that there are lots of people who turn to books for some escape. I know I’ve turned to reading during these chaotic times!

Here are some books that are being released this month:

April 7:

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Ruthless Gods is the sequel to Duncan’s Wicked Saints. This continues Nadya’s journey to collaborate with the gods to conquer evil. I was fortunate to read an eARC of Ruthless Gods via Netgalley, and I loved the sudden turns the story takes!

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushness & Katie Cotugno

Bushnell and Cotugno bring us a story of a young woman fighting to change the unwritten rule that girls are forced to abide by in life.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

The bestselling author of the Divergent series is back with a new tale about five individuals struggling to redefine themselves from their daredevil indetities as teens.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix

This is a Southern supernatural thriller, set in the 90’s. Goodreads describes this as a blend of Steel Magnolias and Dracula. It so happens that I love both, so I’m excited!

April 28

If It Bleeds, by Stephen King

Stephen King brings us four new scary novellas for our enjoyment. He never runs out of exciting new material!

The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland, by Walter Thompson-Hernandez

This story brings to light the history of black cowboys in this semi-rural area of L.A., providing African-American youth with a outlet to getting connected with the natural world.

Anticipated March 2020 Book Releases

I get so happy at the thought of new book releases! This month has some pretty interested reads for us to peruse!

Here is a small list of the books coming out this month:

March 3:

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Mass

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

March 10:

Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

March 24

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

What books are you looking forward to picking up/requesting from your library this month? Let me know in the comments!

February 2020 Anticipated Reads

With a new month comes new books to discover! The following are books being released during the month of February:

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa (February 4)

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne (February 4)

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (February 4)

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (February 11)

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon (February 18)

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (February 25)

What books are you excited for this month?

January 2020 New Releases

A new month always promises fun new books to discover and enjoy! Here is a short list of new book releases for the month of January:

January 7:

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

January 14:

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

The Conference of Birds by Ransom Riggs

January 21:

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

January 28

Blood Countess by Lana Popovic

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

These are just a few of the wonderful titles coming out this month!

Anticipated Reads for 2020

As 2020 is rapidly approaching, there are some really great books that I just can’t wait to get my hands on!

Here’s a list of some books that I can’t wait to read during 2020:

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
Release Date: Jan. 28

I recently received the eARC of Don’t Read the Comments through NetGalley, and I’m so excited! This story centers around two teens who turn to the gaming world to escape their ‘real life’ dilemmas, yet they soon face harassment from the same online community they trust.

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto
Release Date: Feb. 11

Heart of Flames is the sequel to Crown of Feathers, and I can’t wait to dive in! I have Crown of Feathers, and I really need to read it before the second book comes out!

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Release Date: March 3

We Ride Upon Sticks tells the story of a women’s hockey team with magic on their side! This novel is also set in the 80s. I’m ready for the nostalgia!

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan
Release Date: April 7

I’m so looking forward to picking up Ruthless Gods! NetGalley provided me with an eARC recently, and it left me stunned! I can’t wait to purchase a final copy of the book when April rolls around!

Lobizona by Romina Garber
Release Date: May 5

Lobizona is a urban fantasy tale that also tackles the real life headline of family separation. I’m so prepared for the ride!

The Mall by Megan McCafferty
Release Date: June 9

The Mall is set in the early 90s, following the life of a recent high school grad working a summer job, planning her future in college with the man of her dreams. This immediately brings me back to my mall life in the early-mid 90s in New Jersey (where this novel is also set)!

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
Release Date: July 7

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this book coming out! I absolutely adored We Hunt the Flame, and I know that Faizal’s follow-up will be just as stunning!

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood
Release Date: August 4

I love a contemporary romance with diverse characters! This story involves finding love and acceptance in the face of familial expectations. I’m definitely intrigued!

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
Release Date: September 22

The Silvered Serpents is another of my ‘can’t wait releases’ of 2020! I very much enjoyed the eARC of The Silvered Serpents (thank you NetGalley!), and the end of the story definitely left me wanting more! You should definitely run out and buy this book when it comes out during the Fall!

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab (Cover not yet revealed)
Release Date: October 6

The moment I heard about the plot (a woman who sells her soul to the devil, yet he curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets), I immediately wanted this in my hands!

**Note: I couldn’t find releases during November and December, so here are two more books–also coming out in 2020–that I can’t wait to read**

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: September 1

Bridge of Souls is the third book in the Cassidy Blake series (a young girl who has the ability to cross over the ‘Veil’ in order to speak to the dead).

A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney
Release Date: September 22

A Crown So Cursed is Book 3 in the Nightmare-Verse series. I can’t wait to learn what happens next in Wonderland!

That’s all of the stories for now! I’m sure that even more tales will emerge as 2020 unfolds!

Blogmas Day 4: Anticipated New Book Releases

I hope everyone’s December is off to a merry start!

New book releases get me super excited! Here are some anticipated titles I’m looking forward to in December!
**I came across all of these selections through Goodreads**

December 3

Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

Diamond & Dawn by Lyra Selene

December 6

The Moments Between by Natalie Banks

December 10

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover


December 17

Hearts, Strings, and other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins

November 2019 Book Releases

With the start of a new month comes another wave of new stories waiting for us to read! Here are some of the books coming out in November:

November 5:


Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Egan
This is the sequel to the wildly popular Girls of Paper and Fire. Lei returns to play her role in the battle against the Demon King and his minions. I enjoyed reading Book 1 so much, so I can’t wait to have this story in my hands!

The Toll by Neal Shusterman
This is Book 3 of the Arc of a Scythe series by Shusterman. People are immortal in this world, disease and death of natural causes obsolete. Death only arrives through the touch of a Scythe, beings trained to become harbingers of Death.
Admittedly, I never read the first two books of the series, but I hope to someday! The series sounds so captivating!

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Steifvater
This is the first book in a new trilogy, set in the world of the Raven Cycle. It follows Ronan Lynch and the adventure he (and his companions) gets caught up in!

Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets #2) by Natalie Waters
This story involves a detective discovering the mystery of her boss’s death, finding shocking truths along the way.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
This is the long-anticipated second book by Morgenstern, after releasing The Night Circus back in 2011. I can’t wait to see what happens in this story!

November 12

Coral by Sara Ella
This is a fairy tale retelling of The Little Mermaid, centering around three people learning to discover meaning outside the cruel confines of isolation.

November 19

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
This is the highly anticipated third and final book of the Folk of the Air trilogy. Jude ventures back into the Fairie realm to aid her twin sister Taryn, to regain the control she once had while getting ensnared in an oncoming war.

These are just a few of the new releases coming out this month! I can’t to see what else comes this way!