I’ve tried to start every month of 2020 by sharing my most anticipated releases. Unfortunately, this has not been the best blogging year for me, so I sometimes ended up sharing this post later in the month, and I haven’t shared it at all in November and December. Nevertheless, you can find the ones I did post here:
In this post, I’m looking back on these posts to reflect on which books I’ve read and if they lived up to my expectations, which ones I own but haven’t read yet, and which ones I haven’t even gotten around to buying yet. Or which ones I’m maybe not interested in anymore, for whatever reason.
- Seanan McGuire – Come Tumbling Down. Read recently, and I still really love this series.
- Anna-Marie McLemore – Dark and Deepest Red. Didn’t really mesh with this.
- Phil Stamper – The Gravity of Us. Really enjoyed this one.
- Tehlor Kay Mejia – We Unleash the Merciless Storm. Loved the first installment and was kind of disappointed in this one.
- Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed – Yes No Maybe So. Enjoyed this one!
- Sarah Kapit – Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Loved this middlegrade and need more people to read it!
- Cassandra Clare – Chain of Gold. No one is surprised that I loved this.
- TJ Klune – The House in the Cerulean Sea. One of my favourites of the year!
- Victoria Lee – The Electric Heir. Just reread this, I love this duology!
- Robin Talley – Music From Another World. Amazing!
- Claribel A. Ortega – Ghost Squad. V cute!
- Alex Gino – Rick. V cute also!
- Beth O’Leary – The Switch. Really liked this!
- Elizabeth Acevedo – Clap When You Land. Beautiful.
- Kacen Callender – Felix Ever After. One of my favourites of the year!
- S.K. Ali & Aisha Saeed, ed. – Once Upon an Eid. Great anthology!
- Adiba Jaigirdar – The Henna Wars. Loved this one!
- Lev A.C. Rosen – Camp. Amazing!
- Anna Birch – I Kissed Alice. Loved this so much.
- Lyla Lee – I’ll Be the One. Got me into K-pop!
- Ashley Poston – Bookish and the Beast. This was fun!
- Lucas Rocha – Where We Go From Here. Great read!
- Ciara Smyth – The Falling In Love Montage. Saved me during a migraine attack.
- Leah Johnson – You Should See Me In a Crown. So good!
- Elle McNicoll – A Kind of Spark. Also need more people to read this!
- Alice Oseman – Loveless. One of my favourites of the year.
- Rory Power – Burn Our Bodies Down. Really enjoyed this too.
- TJ Klune – The Extraordinaries. So funny!
- Caleb Roehrig – The Fell of Dark. Also really enjoyed this.
- Romina Garber – Lobizona. 5 stars, amazing.
- Darcie Little Badger – Elatsoe. Such a cool book.
- Jordan Ifueko – Raybearer. One of my favourites of the year, total masterpiece.
- Alice Oseman – Nick and Charlie. Love this one so much!
- Roshani Chokshi – The Silvered Serpents. Amazing sequel!
- Aiden Thomas – Cemetery Boys. One of my favourites of the year.
- Amanda Foody – Queen of Volts. I’m actually currently reading this, but hopefully I’ll have finished it when this goes up.
- Marieke Nijkamp – Even If We Break. Such a fun thriller.
- Sarah Rees Brennan – Fence: Striking Distance. So fun!
- Jessica Jung – Shine. Had a really fun time with this.
- Amparo Ortiz – Blazewrath Games. Amazing original YA fantasy!
- A.J. Sass – Ana on the Edge. Another favourite middlegrade.
- Aminah Mae Safi – This Is All Your Fault. Unfortunately didn’t enjoy this much.
- Trung Le Nguyen – The Magic Fish. Gorgeous graphic novel.
- Linsey Miller – Belle Révolte
- Samira Ahmed – Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
- Amy Spalding – We Used to Be Friends
- Ransom Riggs – The Conference of Birds
- S.A. Chakraborty – The Empire of Gold
- Bethany Rutter – Melt My Heart
- Shveta Thakrar – Star Daughter
- Christopher Paolini – To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
- Nic Stone – Dear Justyce
- Tehlor Kay Meji & Anna-Marie McLemore – Miss Meteor
- Akemi Dawn Bowman – Harley in the Sky
- Jennifer Dugan – Verona Comics
- Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows – My Calamity Jane
- Simon James Green – Heartbreak Boys
- Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker, ed. – Vampires Never Get Old
- Candace Iloh – Every Body Looking
I actually lost interest in none of these titles! I call that a win.
Compared to last year, I ended up enjoying my anticipated releases much more as a whole. I was disappointed in very little of them and lost interest in none of them. In 2019, my reading tastes changed a little, and this year, I feel like they solidified. I think it’s fun to see that confirmed here. I’ve become quite good at predicting if I will enjoy a book.
Did you get to read the books you were most looking forward to this year?