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TTT: Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2020

Hey guys, Hocks here. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is… What are my anticipated releases for the second half of 2020?

To be honest, I don’t keep up much with anticipated releases because I don’t really read them. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to read a book as soon as it came out, but up to date, I’ve never had the money for that, so I just kind of focus on books that are already out, and when I’m able to buy books, I just buy whatever interests me, which are usually books I missed from the previous year, or something.

I was lucky enough to read two of my 2020 anticipated releases so far this year because my library actually got in the ones I wanted (which is astonishing if you knew my library…)

Anyway, most of my anticipated releases I think were in the first half of the year, but I’ll go through and see if I can find any coming out the remaining part of the year that I have an interest in!


10 Things I Hate about Pinky by Sandhya Menon
Expected: July 21st

Obviously everyone knew this books was gonna be on here. I love Sandhya Menon’s novels, and I can’t wait to see how Pinky and Samir’s story goes. It’s supposed to be a fake relationship trope, and I’m here for it.

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Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Expected: July 28th

A hate to love romance that takes place the final day of senior year. Neil and Rowan team up during their senior class game when they learn a group of seniors are coming after them. Is it possible the high school rivals could become something more?

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Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer de Leon
Expected: August 4th

Liliana is a Latinx who tries to fit in to her new school by acting white. But when she learns the reason her dad doesn’t come home, she realizes that changing who she is isn’t going to get her anywhere. This book talks about deportation in families and racism.

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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Expected: August 4th

This is about a Mexican American dealing with the aftermath of the ICE raids and disappearance of her mother. Every new moon, Sia lights candles to help her mom find her way back home. Then one night, a spacecraft crashes with her mom on it. I’m not a huge sci-fi person, but the synopsis made me laugh, so I’m interested to give this one a try. Also would like to see how it deals with immigration.


The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Expected: September 1st

A coming-of-age novel that focuses on racism, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black girl who gets caught in the 1992 Rodney King Riots. I think this one speaks for itself, but I’m also interested to learn more about the riots. Also as someone who did not enjoy The Hate U Give, I’m really hoping this will be a book I enjoy and can talk about with others.


Recommended For You by Laura Silverman
Expected: September 1st

A rom-com about a rivalry between two Jewish teenage booksellers as they compete for the holiday bonus. Not gonna lie, while I love the entire bookseller concept, what immediately sold me was it taking place in Georgia, south of Atlanta.


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Expected: Septemeter 15th

A modern-day Arthur retelling about a southern black girl who finds she has magic. I love retellings, I love books that take place in the south, and I especially love this cover. I am actually very excited about this one, and reading reviews of early copies makes me want it that much more.

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Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Expected: November 10th

When Josie and her mom return to New England, Josie knows it’s not permanent. Her dreams are on the west coast, and she has plans to get there. Plans that don’t include running into bad-boy and former childhood friend Lucky. I mean, it’s been 2 for 2 for the books I’ve read by Jenn Bennett, so I’ll give this one a try. Also I have a feeling I’ll love Lucky Karras.


Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
Expected: November 10th

Inspired by real-life event, this book follows college-aged Chloe who rents a boyfriend to stop her parents pressure of a proposal. However, she finds that she might be falling for the real Drew who is definitely not parent approved. I love the fake dating trope, and I recently enjoyed American Panda by the same author, so I’m looking forward to this one.

I realize there’s only 9 books listed above, but I didn’t want to add a book just for the sake of adding a book, so these nine are really the only ones I’m currently very aware of and hoping to pick up at some point. I’m sure there’s more 2020 releases I’ll enjoy, but either I haven’t gotten word of them yet, or I don’t know enough about them to make any decisions.

What books are you excited for? Are any of the ones I included on your list?

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