Most Anticipated Releases (Apr-Jun 2020)

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It’s again time for me to share my most anticipated releases for the next three months! Writing this post is almost surreal right now and I’m realizing how it’s not the first time that thinking about upcoming book releases has been a way to not lose a sense of both reality and time whenever life throws me (and in this case all of us) in a limbo state where I don’t know how things will look in one, two, three months.

I’ve debated with myself how or even if to share this post when I know my reading tastes have changed and that I am likely to not read a lot of these books anytime soon or even to eventually remove them from my TBR. I am constantly torn between only wanting to share the ones I think I am 100% going to read and wanting to share other books because I think they will be important to a lot of people because of their rep.

I’ve decided to share them all without differentiating between the two, and only marked the ones that are my most most most most anticipated with a ✨. I hope this makes sense, so let’s get onto it!

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Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert



Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran


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The Mermaid, The Witch and The Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Network Effect (Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells ✨

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn


Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar


I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna


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The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson ✨


The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


➣ The Unconquered City by K.A. Doore ✨


Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert ✨

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho ✨


What are your most anticipated releases between now and June?

How many of my most anticipated books of 2019 have I actually read? (Part 2)

Read the first part of this post here!

I’m back with the second part of this, I think it’s interesting to see how just within half a year I had more than half the books from the first part of 2019 in my most anticipated reads. Maybe that’s also because it feels like generally speaking there are a lot more books that get published in the first half of the year? But I also think that because I was going through a bit of a slump AND I was more attuned to my shifting tastes I was able to reduce the number of books I put on those lists.



✅ = read

❌ = not read, still on TBR

🚫 = not read, removed from TBR

😔 = DNF’d

Third trimester

(original post here)

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – 🚫

 The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Lee – ❌

 A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian  – ✅

 The Last Hope by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie – ❌

➣  Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – ✅

 Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – 🚫

 How to be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters  – ✅

➣  The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan – ❌

 Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell – ❌

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Fourth trimester

(original post here)

➣ Crier’s War by Nina Varela – ❌

➣ Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – ❌

➣ Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – ❌

➣ The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore  – ✅

➣ Reverie by Ryan La Sala –  😔

➣ This Will Kill That by Danielle K. Roux – 🚫



✅ = 4

❌ = 7

🚫 = 3

😔 = 1

While I wasn’t surprised that the amount of books was less, I was surprised to see how few I’ve head. Less than a third!! And out of those four, three were ARCs that I read months before their releases.

As you can see, some of them were also victims of The Massive TBR Removal Of January 2020, while others I simply haven’t gotten around to yet. The DNF was an ARC that I could’ve finished but decided it wasn’t worth my time.

I guess there’s not much else to say, so that’s it for this small series. Thanks for following along and I hope it didn’t come across as self-indulgent as it probably was!

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Have you read all of your most anticipated books from last year? 

How many of my most anticipated books of 2019 have I actually read? (Part 1)

Okay so I got the idea for this post from Naty’s blog and I am having fun looking at my old posts.

I’ve been posting four “Most anticipated releases” posts a year since 2018 (with releases from each trimester) and I always know I’m not going to read all of those and that after my post has been published I will inevitably discover something else that I will want to read coming out in those months. But now I want to do some math and see how many books I’ve read and how many I’ve even kept on my TBR.



✅ = read

❌ = not read, still on TBR

🚫 = not read, removed from TBR

😔 = DNF’d


First trimester

(original post here)

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole – ✅

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – ✅

Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh – 🚫

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – ✅

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas – ❌

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau – 🚫

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson – ✅

The Fever King by Victoria Lee – ✅

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl – 🚫

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman – 🚫

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – ✅

The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore – ✅

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett – 🚫

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Second trimester

(original post here)

➣ The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – 🚫

➣ Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – 🚫

➣ Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi – ❌

➣ The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – ✅

➣ Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner – ❌

➣ King of Fools by Amanda Foody – ✅

➣ A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole – ❌

➣ Belly Up by Eva Darrows – 🚫

➣ Chosen Champion by Elise Kova – ✅

➣ Reverb by Anna Zabo – 😔

➣ Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – ❌

➣ Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – ✅

➣ Kings, Queens and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju – 🚫

➣ We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – ❌

➣ Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – ✅

➣ I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver – ❌

➣ Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde – ❌

➣ A Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – ✅

➣ Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas – 🚫

➣ Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi – 🚫

➣ All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – 🚫



✅ = 13

❌ = 8

🚫 = 12

😔 = 1

So that was…interesting to see. Also from my part not really unexpected at all! I really go through phases of wanting to read something but then realizing I don’t care enough and there are way too many books to read anyway.

I will also say that I finally admitted to myself that I am a little bit over YA as a whole and I think this has impacted the way I saw some of my most anticipated (especially of the first part of the year).

Earlier this year I also did a massive removal of more than two hundred (!!) books from my digital shelf. I went from 414 to 182 in one evening, and by now I have removed a few more, getting down to 172.

It was only thanks to some internal work (admitting genres I don’t like anymore etc) that I managed to do such a massive removal, so I’m not really counting this post and the fact that I didn’t really read most of my anticipated releases as a negative thing, on the contrary! I am now more in touch with my likes and dislikes, and that’s always a good thing.

I divided this post in two parts because there were just too many books, the next part will come out sometime in the future (read: when I’m out of ideas on what to post fsdhjsh).

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Do you always manage to read your most anticipated releases? 



Most anticipated releases (Jan-Mar 2020)

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Hello and welcome to my tri-monthly (is that a word?) series where I share my upcoming anticipated releases! I know this is a bit late in January but in my defense…….I was lazy eheheh.

So here they are! I have already read one of these and I’m in the middle of reading another one, and I have the eARC of one more. As always I don’t think I’ll manage to get to all of these soon  but I do wanna keep them in my radar for when I come out of the metaphorical woods of not being able to read (she says, while she regularly reads every day).



Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim


Nottingham: The True Story of Robin Hood by Anna Burke

Spellhacker by M.K. England

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Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller


The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood


Finna by Nino Cipri

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Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Docile by K.M. Szpara

➣ The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski


The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee


We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia


What are your most anticipated releases between now and March?

Most Anticipated Releases (Oct-Dec 2019)

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Hey everyone and sorry for being late with my most anticipated books of the last trimester of this year! It feels so weird to say this because I can’t believe it’s going to be 2020 soon and my next post in this series will be about the months from January to March. Anyway, October is almost over but I still included October releases (I actually wrote this post weeks ago but I am somehow only writing this intro and posting it now, bear with me).



Crier’s War by Nina Varela


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert


The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore — read my review here

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Reverie by Ryan La Sala

This Will Kill That by Danielle K. Roux


What are your most anticipated books for the next few months? Any upcoming books I don’t know about (I’ve been a little away from the book community lately)? Let me know!

Most Anticipated Releases (Jul-Sep 2019)

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Today I’m sharing my most anticipated releases for the next three months, some of which I have already read thanks to having received an ARC, some other ones knowing perfectly well that I won’t manage to make them a priority for now and that’s okay.

Usually these posts end up being very long for me but I feel like this summer is being slightly more quiet (after a few very hectic release months like May and June), with the exception of some September releases that have me vibrate in anticipation whenever I think of them.



Wilder Girls by Rory Power


The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Lee

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A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian | review


The Last Hope by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

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Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff


Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

How to be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters | RTC


The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell


What are your most anticipated books for the next few months? Is there anything I forgot and/or you think I might not know about? Let me know!

Most Anticipated Releases (Apr-Jun 2019)

It’s the start of a new trimester and that means I’m going to share my most anticipated releases for the next three months!

The reason I do this rather than a “most anticipated books for the first half of the year” or so is that books by smaller publishers or self published books aren’t often announced with such a huge notice, and I don’t want my posts to only have books by big publishers and/or already known authors.

Even so, something always gets announced after I’ve posted my list BUT for now this is all I’ve got. And that’s a lot! April and May are especially holding a knife at my throat while university is keeping me locked in the basement.


What I’m saying is that I need a bookcation in which I read all day every day for a few months and then maybe I’ll be able to stay on top of my anticipated TBR. So without further ado, here’s what I’m looking forward to in April, May and June.



The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston


➣ Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner


King of Fools by Amanda Foody

A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

Belly Up by Eva Darrows

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Chosen Champion by Elise Kova


Reverb by Anna Zabo


Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

➣ Kings, Queens and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju


We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

➣ I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver


➣ Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde

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A Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas


Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi


All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil


I included all of these although I’ve already read some (The Princess and the Fangirl, Red, White & Royal Blue) and I have ARCs for some other ones (Reverb, Starworld, King of Fools) because I want everyone to know about them.

Please let me know if you’re also anticipating some of these and tell me about books you’re looking forward to that aren’t on this list!

(For someone who complains about my TBR all the time I sure ask for book recommendations a lot, don’t I?)