20 Books To Read In 2020
I cannot believe that we’ve only got two more months to go until 2020! The older I get the faster time seems to fly by. I feel like 2020 is going to be a good year, both in my personal life and with reading. Today I wanted to share with you the 20 books that I absolutely want to read in 2020 (if I don’t get to them by the end of 2019, which if we’re being honest, I probably won’t because I suck at sticking to TBRs).
- House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) by Sarah J Maas – I mean, obviously I’m excited for SJM’s newest book! I’m a little confused by the title (is it Crescent City? House of Earth and Blood? The cover doesn’t make it very clear) but no matter what, I’m definitely reading this in 2020.
- All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace – The minute I heard about this book I knew that I was going to need to read it when it comes out! With soul magic, pirates and mermaids, it sounds so interesting and is one of the books that I really really REALLY want to read next year.
- Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross– Wolves, dragons and Polish folklore. What more could you want? I’ve been excited to read this book ever since I saw it on Twitter, and I’m 100% going to read this in 2020.
- Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett – I loved Foundryside which was the first book in this series, so no surprise that I plan on reading Shorefall in 2020! The first book left off on a sort of cliff hanger and I just need to know what happens to these characters.
- Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie – a doomed romance and power to keep the dead from preying on the living, PLUS a Charlie Bowater cover??? This sounds extremely interesting and I want to read it as soon as it’s released in 2020!
- The Throne of the Five Winds by S.C. Emmett – I’ve been staring at this book on my shelves a lot lately because it just sounds so interesting! I want to get around to reading this in 2020, hopefully the size won’t intimidate me from actually reading it!
- Jade City by Fonda Lee – I’ve heard so many good things about Jade City so I bought a used copy but I still haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m hoping that I can read this in 2020 because it sounds like something I’ll really enjoy.
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Technically I’ve gotten halfway through this previously, but I ended up putting it down because other books caught my interest. I really want to see what all the hype is about because I think if I can push through it this could be a favorite series of mine.
- The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker – I’ve thought that the premise of this book was incredibly interesting so I went out and bought it, but I still have yet to read it. I want to make it a priority to read this in 2020!
- A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – I’ve heard so many people talk about how great of a retelling this is, and I want to make sure that I read it in 2020! I also really like the idea of a real world aspect with this, and I’m hoping that I will be able to read it soon!
- Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey – This is another book that I got most of the way through and ended up going on to a different book, but again, I really want to finish it! I have the first three books in this series and I really want to at least read the first book in 2020.
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – I’m determined to finish this book in 2020. I’ve struggled with it all year because of how long this book is, but what I read I loved! I’m fairly certain that the fourth book will be out in the near future, so I want to really get reading!
- Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks – Okay, I’ve had this one since it came out and I just REALLY need to read it because 1) it sounds like something I’ll love and 2) I really want to support her because I love her YouTube channel because we have similar tastes in books! So I’m definitely going to make sure that this is something I read in 2020.
- Blackwing by Ed McDonald – It’s been a while, but if I remember correctly Nicholas Eames (author of Kings of the Wyld) either references in the book or raved about on twitter — or both. Either way, it sounds really interesting and I want to read it in 2020.
- Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky – This past summer I had a HUGE craving for science fiction and bought a ton of books that sounded even remotely interesting. This was one of them. Clearly, I need to read it and see what these giant spiders are all about.
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – Can I really call myself a fan of LOTR if I haven’t read the books yet?? I finished The Hobbit last year and just never continued into LOTR. Part of me is nervous about reading this, part of me is excited. Either way, the movies will always be my favorites, hopefully the books can join them!
- The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams – Wayyyy back when I started my blog two years ago, I spent a lot of time browsing those “top 100 fantasy books you need to read” lists and this series was one of them. And guess what? I haven’t read it yet. The third book is absolutely MASSIVE. I’m talking 1000+ pages long, which is really intimidating. But I swear that I’ll read at least the first book in 2020!
- Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes – I think it was last year that I read the first book in this series, Falling Kingdoms, and I started Rebel Spring but it just felt like nothing was really happening so I put it down. This series haunts me though because I REALLY want to read it so I’m planning on powering through at least this second book in 2020.
- A Demon in Silver by R.S. Ford – This one I found on BookOutlet, read the description and thought it sounded interesting, and I don’t want to leave it sitting on my shelves for forever like some of the other books on this list. I haven’t heard anyone talk about this book, so that could either mean I’ll be finding a real gem, or it’s terrible. I’m really hoping for that first option.
- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – I mean, do I really need to give a reason why I want to read this in 2020? I just KNOW I’ll love it, I just have to sit down and read it!
What books are on your 2020 TBR? Do we have any in common, or any that you think I should read first? Let’s chat!