{Top Ten Tuesday} Must-Buy Books for the Second Half of 2020

Posted June 30, 2020 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 43 Comments

Hello, and welcome back to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The second half of the year is almost here…oh my! Seems to me like all the books I’m most anticipating seem to come out from July-December, which is fine; gives me time to save up funds and add these beautiful books to my shelves. My wallet already hates me and I haven’t even pre-ordered any of these yet. That’s happening tomorrow when the new month starts. Here are the titles I will definitely purchase. Enjoy!

Expected in July

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

The Voting Booth by Brandy ColbertExpected in August

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakar

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Paola Santigao and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay MejiaExpected in September

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

When Villains Rise by Rebecca ShcaefferExpected in October

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. HarrowExpected in November

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black


What books are you looking forward to in the second half of 2020?



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43 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Must-Buy Books for the Second Half of 2020

  1. Ugh, so many good books on this list! I either need more time or more money or more of both. Preferably that last one, now that I think about it.

    Paola Santiago is probably one of my most anticipated books, only because I’ve been waiting so long for it, since it was announced forever ago. So many of these are on my upcoming TBR that I don’t even know where to start. xD Cemetery Boys, Year of the Witching, Raybearer. Yes, yes, yes. Just so much yes on your list!

  2. I’m excited about THE YEAR OF WITCHING and BURN OUR BODIES DOWN. Luckily, I got e-ARCs of both of them from NetGalley or Edelweiss. I have read WHERE DREAMS DESCEND, which I didn’t love, unfortunately. It’s really long and there’s just not enough story to justify all those pages. I hope you enjoy it, though, as well as all of your other picks.

    Happy TTT!


    • Leah

      Aw, bummer about Where Dreams Descend. But I hope you like The Year of Witching and Burn Our Bodies Down.

    • Leah

      Brandy Colbert is very underrated. I think The Voting Booth will get her the buzz she deserves. And yes to many more Bromance books.

    • Leah

      I was doing great not buying so many books but now I’m telling myself, “but you’re helping local bookstores out so you HAVE TO buy this book!” Send help! 😂

  3. Quite a few of these also made my list but I wanted to include a lot of them but did my best to stick to 10 🤣 It was so hard! There are so many amazing sounding releases… Whyy?! Haha I hope you enjoy these books, Leah 😀

    • Leah

      I understand: If I had let myself go this list would have been like 30+ plus books. 🤣 Thanks, Dini!

      • Leah

        Thanks, Lauren!

        Also I tried commenting on your list but it wouldn’t go through, but I wanted to say that as a fan of speculative fiction, I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read an Octavia E. Butler book before. I’m hoping to fix that before the year ends.

    • Leah

      It does! I’m seriously considering getting one of the UK editions (Forbidden Planet) because the design is just breathtaking.

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