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Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read in 2020

April 9, 2020
Annika Voss

We’re almost a quarter of the way through 2020 and I think I speak for everyone when I say that it’s been a rough one so far. But! We’re looking forward to brighter horizons and towards all of the amazing books that are still coming out this year. So even if you’re still trying to read all the books that came out in January, February, and March, we have some truly amazing books coming out in the upcoming months that you will definitely want to add to your TBR now!

Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read in 2020

1. What I like About You by Marisa Kanter – On sale now!

I added this book because it just went on sale and is a can’t-miss read! Halle Levitte loves her online best friend, Nash, a talented graphic novelist who loves books as much as she does. The only problem – Nash is in love with Kels, Halle’s online alter ego. So when he moves to her town and she finds herself falling for him even more, things get complicated. Because Nash has no idea that Halle is Kels.

 

2. My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong – On sale 6/2

Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.  This book is the perfect combo of awkward and funny that will have you packing your bag and booking the next trip to Beijing.

 

3. Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti – On sale 6/23

This gripping thriller from Deb Caletti is one that you should be on the lookout for when it hits shelves this summer. Sydney Reilly has a bad feeling about going home to San Francisco before she even gets on the plane. But her worries multiply when she discovers that her mother is involved with an art dealer with some shady connections.

 

4. The Sullivan Sisters by Kathryn Ormsbee – On sale 6/23

Ok, well first off – just look at this cover. If that doesn’t convince you to read it, this story of sisters and family secrets is absolutely unputdownable. As the sister struggle with their own ghosts, they will learn about the strength that comes from the power of connection, and the bonds of sisterhood.

 

5. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick – On sale 6/30

Who doesn’t love a true crime podcast? When Anna Ciccone shows up the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer, things take a turn for the weird. Anna looks A LOT like Zoe Spanos, a girl who when missing a few months earlier and her presence is stirring up many feelings about the unsolved case. That is until Zoe’s body is found and Anna is charged with killing her. But Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied so her podcast sets out to uncover the truth.

 

6. Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch – On sale 7/7

This truly adorable romance, set to the beautiful backdrop of Santorini, is one cannot be missed. Liv has never been close with her father, seeing as he fled to Greece when she was eight years old. But when he sends her a postcard, asking her to come to Santorini and help him on his documentary about his theories on Atlantis, she cannot say no. Things are a bit awkward when she arrives, but she’s determined to not let their past keep them from bonding again. More importantly, she doesn’t want Theo—her father’s charismatic so-called “protégé”—to witness her struggle.

 

7. Today Tonight Tomorrow by  Rachel Lynn Solomon – On sale 7/14

Here’s another hate-to-love romance that will make you smile from ear to ear as you read it. Rowan and Neil have been rivals for all of high school. after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other. As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

 

8. Keep My Heart in San Francisco by Amelia Diane Coombs – On sale 7/14

This book has it all: friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, bowling, oh and did I mention an amazing setting? When Caroline “Chuck” finds out that her father is way behind on rent for their family-run bowling alley, she turns to the last person she would’ve have expected: ex-best friend, Beckett.

 

9. 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon – On sale 7/21

If you love hate-to-love romances, then add this to your TBR pronto! Sandhya Menon has done it again with this absolutely adorable love story set is the world of When Dimple Met Rishi. Pinky and Samir have never gotten along, but when Pinky asks Samir to pretend to be her fake boyfriend to get her conservative parents to leave her alone, things start to change. You won’t be able to stop smiling as they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they’ll never forget.

 

10. Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu – On sale 7/28

A feminist fairy tale about a princess determined to save her sisters from a curse, even if it means allying herself with the very witch who cast it. Fairy tales are great and they made even better when there is a strong heroine at the center, just like this one.

 

11. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon – On sale 8/4

First-generation American LatinX Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school. But when family secrets spill out and racism at school ramps up, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand.

 

12. Salvation by Caryn Lix – On sale 8/4

The finale to the Sanctuary trilogy is almost here! When Kenzie and her friends find themselves trapped on a strange planet, they must risk everything to save themselves and Earth.

 

13. Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather – On sale 8/11

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach.

 

14. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland – On sale 8/11

Ok, this book is absolutely beautiful inside and out. I mean, just look at that cover! Sia Martinez, a young Mexican American, is still dealing with the ICE raids from three years ago and the disappearance of her mother. But every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home, who she fears is dead. Then one night, under a million stars, Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia’s car…and it’s carrying her mom, who’s very much alive.

 

15. The Nemesis by S. J. Kincaid – On sale 8/25

In the heart-pounding conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Diabolic series, the Empire teeters on the edge of destruction as rumors spread that Nemesis is still alive.

 

16. Lost Book of The White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – On sale 9/1

Everyone’s favorite ship, Magnus and Alec are back at it with more adventures! This time they must rally their friends together in order to stop warlocks, Ragnor Fell and Shinyun Jung from opening a portal to the demon realms.

 

17. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed – On sale 9/1

Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the 1992 Rodney King Riots.

 

18. Recommended For You by Laura Silverman – On sale 9/1

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus.

 

19. Where We Are by Alison McGhee – On sale 9/1

From New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee comes a stunning and heartbreaking story of two teens who fight to reunite when one of them is caught in the web of a sinister cult.

 

20. Displaced by Dean Hughes – On sale 9/8

In this gripping and eye-opening novel, two Syrian refugee teens trying to make a living on the street corners of Beirut must decide how far they’re willing to go to make a home for their family in an unwelcoming country.

 

21. Night Shine by Tessa Gratton – On sale 9/8

An orphan girl must face untold danger and an ancient evil to save her kingdom’s prince in this lush, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Girls of Paper and Fire and Tess of the Road.

 

22. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn – On sale 9/15

Filled with secret societies, this contemporary fantasy offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on the classic King Arthur legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

 

23. Shine by Jessica Jung – On sale 9/29

Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation.

 

24. All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott – On sale 9/29

From the team behind #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance that asks: Can you find true love after losing everything?

 

25. A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey – On sale 10/6

Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town.

 

26. Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron – On sale 10/13

A stunning, grounded fantasy in the vein of Dread Nation that follows a black teen as she finds her place among a family of women gifted with magical abilities.

 

27. Storm the Earth by Rebecca Kim Wells – On sale 10/13

Maren and her girlfriend Kaia set out to rescue Sev and free the dragons from the corrupt emperor in the explosive finale to the journey that began with the thrilling Shatter the Sky.

 

28. When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert – On sale 10/20

From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a powerful, achingly romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.

 

29. Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell – On sale 10/27

The Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes in this thrilling historical fantasy about a girl with the ability to raise the dead who must delve into her city’s dangerous magical underworld to stop a series of murders.

 

30. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett – On sale 11/10

Jenn Bennett has done it again with this amazing swoonworthy romance. Josie Saint-Martin has never stayed in the same place for long, always on the move with her mom. So when they move back to her childhood hometown Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there. What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. If you love brooding bad boys with a heart of gold, you won’t be able to put this book down until it is finished.

 

31. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao – On sale 11/10

Fake dating is one of my all-time favorite romance tropes and believe me when I say this book does not disappoint. This romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, will have you grinning from ear to ear.

 

32. Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett – On sale 11/10

Who doesn’t love a cult book? College freshman, Emily is seduced into joining a cult but after a trip to Italy that goes horribly wrong leads to her desperate attempt to escape. But what she’s already too late?

 

33. Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher – On sale 11/10

Riverdale meets Kara Thomas’s The Cheerleaders in this electrifying, twisted thriller about estranged friends who reunite when someone commits the murder they’d planned—but didn’t go through with—and leaves one of their own to take the fall.

 

34. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – On sale 11/17

Ok well first off: look at that AMAZING cover! Second this Romeo and Juliet retelling is hard to beat! Set in 1920s Shanghai, heirs to rival gangs, Juliette and Roma, must work together in order to stop a series of murders that are terrorizing their city.

 

35. Fall into Me by Mila Gray – On sale 12/1

No better way to end the year than with a great love story. An unexpected and searing romance unfolds between a young recording artist and her ex-Marine bodyguard trying to outrun his difficult past in this wrenching novel.

 

Be sure to check out all the amazing books that went on sale in January, February, and March of this year!

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