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.
If It Bleeds by Stephen King (expected May 5, 2020) – This is the next novel in the Holly Gibney series. I haven’t even really read the blurb- but like all new Stephen King books, I’m super excited for it.
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (expected April 21, 2020) – Ugh – This year is going to be my year to catch up on all things Mark Lawrence. I might even reread Prince of Thorns. I’m super excited for this one, even if I likely won’t get to it right away.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (expect May 19, 2020) – This prequel feels like it is finally my chance to join in with everyone’s love for The Hunger Games. I never read the books because I loved the movie so much. I’m sure this book will get a movie too, but I plan to read the book first this time.
Eden by Tim Lebbon (expected April 7, 2020) – I’d tell you what this is about but I stopped reading after it said eco-thriller. It made me think of another favorite author, Michael Crichton.
The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell (expected May 5, 2020) – This book is set in a world where magic is paid for in memories. I’m both curious and hesitant about this one. I can see it being really fantastic, but I can also see the premise setting the book up for trouble. Are there armies of people who remember nothing? How does that work? Is magic used sparingly? I’m remaining cautiously optimistic.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (expected March 24, 2020) – This novel is based on a short story that was included in Jemisin’s How Long Til Black Future Month? which released last year. While I wasn’t sure I quite liked that particular story, I loved the concept and I’m hopeful that with a full length novel she can answer some of the questions I had about it.
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso (expected February 18, 2020)
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey (expected April 14, 2020)
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (expected May 19, 2020)
What are your most anticipated releases for the first half of the year? Leave me a link below so I can check them out!