Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT 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.
Today is the New Year’s Eve and it’s the official last day of the year…what nonsense is this?! Where did my year go?! Granted, it’s been a very weird year, but that shouldn’t justify how quickly it has gone by…maybe it is true that time moves faster the older you get. Anyway, as you can see from the title of this post, today’s TTT is favourite books of 2019. I actually did this list two weeks ago, so I’m going to go with something else.
As it is the last day of the year, and we’re heading into a new year and a new decade, I’m going to pick my top ten anticipated books of 2020.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I have a friend who was able to get a hold of an ARC for this book and she gushed to me about how good it is and that as soon as it’s published I need to read it. And while the premise sounds like a typical high school rom-com, it does have enough new ideas for me to be willing to try this.
The Kingdom of Black by Marie Lu. A dark historical fantasy story about two siblings who go by Mozart. One is the Mozart we know and admire for his music, the other is his sister who has a natural gift and talent for composing music, which she cannot pursue, as composing is not allowed for women in the 18th century.
The Stormlight Archive #4 by Brandon Sanderson. I. Am.So. EXCITED!!! for this book when it comes out. Another Sandersonite and I are planning on rereading the first three in order to know what’s what when this one comes out in November of next year. EXCITED!!!!
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim. The premise sounds really good, a young woman out for revenge against the man that destroyed her family and her life. And the cover just looks so good! Yes, I do judge books by their covers.
Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland. A sequel to one of my favourite books of the last year, Deathless Divide follows Jane after the fall of the Summerland and she just wants to rest. To be left alone. But a girl raised to kill the risen dead, there isn’t going to be much rest.
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The Seven Sisters by Neil Gaiman. A sequel to Neverwhere?! I did not expect this and only found it because I was looking for books to be published in 2020. YES!!!
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane. Okay…I don’t normally do contemporary or romances, but this one caught my eye and it actually sounded intriguing. So, this is one that I am actually looking forward to in the coming year that is outside of what I normally read.
Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith. A book about gaming and the real world struggles some of these gamers go through. I’m not a hardcore gamer, but I do watch some on YouTube and I think this would be an interesting dive into a world few rarely get to see.
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. A YA book based on Hindu culture and one that takes us to the stars. I love India and I’m always excited to read books that have basis in this part of the world.
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green. I read the first one and I loved it and now that there is a second one set in the same world as the first, I’m eager to return and see what else Hank Green has wrought for this world.
What books are you looking forward to being published in the New Year? Are you going to read them right away? Comment below and let me know!