2020 Books Worth Breaking My Ban For: Part One

I promised myself that in 2020, I would read more from my bookshelves rather than buying new books that’ll just  end up on my shelves waiting patiently to be read (I’m sorry, books!). It’s a feat every book lover writes down on their new year’s resolution list, and if you have the staying power to actually complete that challenge, I take my hat off to you.

I’ll admit, because of this, I’ve not been paying much attention to what is coming out next year, but there are still a number of books on my TBR I’m getting excited about -and rightly so. Even if the world seems like it is going to shit, there always seems to be a good book there somewhere to let us escape – even just for a couple of hours.

I’ve gathered together the books that have been on my radar for the first half of the year and I would definitely contemplate breaking my ban for. Watch out for Part Two, which will feature the second half of the year!

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn | Kensington Books, 31 December 2019

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen | MIRA Books, 4 January

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano | Viking, 7 January

The Whispers of War by Julia Kelly | Gallery Books, 14 January

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills | Henry Holt, 14 January

Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau | Endeavour Media, 16 January

A Queen in Hiding (The Nine Realms #1) by Sarah Kozloff | Tor Books, 20 January

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | Wednesday Books, 21 January

The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne | Ballantine Books, 21 January

The Light After The War by Anita Abriel | Atria Books, 4 February

A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane | Berkley, 4 February

All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace | Imprint, 4 February

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 4 February

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Pan Macmillan, 6 February

Ember Queen (Ash Princess #3) by Laura Sebastian | Pan Australia, 11 February

Chasing Cassandra (The Ravenels #6) by Lisa Kleypas | Avon, 18 February

For The Sake Of A Scottish Rake by Anna Bradley | Lyrical Press, 18 February

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healy | Mantle, 5 March

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sara Pekkanen | Macmillan, 5 March

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica | HQ Australia, 5 March

Whistle Blower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber by Susan Fowler | Viking, 17 March

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane | William Morrow Paperbacks, 24 March

You’re Not Enough and That’s OK:Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love  by Allie Beth Stuckey | Sentinel, 7 April

Something She’s Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell | Harper Books, 7 April

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson | Greenwillow Books, 7 April

Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller | Simon Schuster, 14 April

Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross | Harper Teen, 28 April

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Susanne Collins | Scholastic, 11 May

House of Dragons (House of Dragons #1) by Jessica Cluess | Random House Books For Young Readers, 20 May

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner | St Martin’s Press, 26 May

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles | Wednesday Books, 2 June

Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg | Bloomsbury, 23 June


What 2020 books are you most looking forward to reading?