Before maybe last year, I wasn’t really aware of novels that were going to be released in the years to come. I mostly discovered books as they came out, but definitely not a year or even two before they were on shelves. All of that changed, of course, when I started talking about books online and blogging; now I am very much aware of so many of the books that have yet to be released and it’s been so much fun! But also, sometimes, when I’m trying to think about a novel I’d like to read, the first one that comes to my mind is one that is not available yet and then I want to cry. 😭
I have discovered so many debut authors as well, releasing their first novels that I have been so excited to read. 2019 was absolutely fantastic, and 2020 will also be spectacular. That’s why I wanted to write this post today, sharing with you some of my most anticipated debut novels releasing in 2020!
The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson
The Lucky Ones is about life after a tragedy; about grief and survivor’s guilt. Will this novel crush my heart? I have no doubt. It will be emotional and surely devastating at times, but I believe it will be a truly important and impactful novel. I am both not ready and ready but one thing I am sure about is that I will read it. I will just make sure to have a box of tissues next to me when I do.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur
Thinking about it, I rarely read historical novels, but the mystery and police investigation elements drew me into the story right away; the moment I read the synopsis, I knew I was going to read this novel. The time period and everything it will bring adds another layer to the story I cannot wait to discover, and I can tell the atmosphere will be gripping. It is one of these novels I think about regularly even though I have not read it yet.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I am getting more and more into contemporary novels, and Tweet Cute sounds like one I would enjoy immensely. A romance intertwined with a social media rivalry alike some we have seen on Twitter in the last few years ? It sounds like a lighthearted and fun read while also having a lot of emotions; a novel I will probably read really quickly and that will warm my heart.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
You know how I said I sometimes wanted to cry because a book I’m in the mood to read is not out yet? That’s especially true with Chloe Gong’s debut, These Violent Delights. A monster, rivals having to work together to fight said monster (I am sensing a strong rivals-to-romance trope, and I’m here for it) with family feuds in the background sounds like an incredible novel. It will give Romeo & Juliet a whole new twist, one I cannot wait to find out. But now here’s to hoping the ending isn’t as tragic as Shakespeare’s story…
Diamond City by Francesca Flores
Diamond City, to me, sounds like a story with truly high-stakes and sublime world-building. I am already intrigued by the history of the world Francesca Flores crafted, and the secrets the Diamond City holds. I’m also very curious about Aina, her life and backstory; I have a feeling I will be rooting for her throughout the whole novel. I am very glad Diamond City is going to be released in January because it doesn’t seem too far away.
Special 2021 debut mention
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
I simply could not write this post without mentioning Counting Down with You. I have been following Tashie’s writing and publishing journey on Twitter for a while now, and I was absolutely thrilled when she announced she was going to be a published author. Her debut novel is a contemporary romance (fake-dating trope, hello!) which I’m sure will be filled with emotions, relevant conversations and a whole lot of wholesomeness. I can already tell you I will be pre-ordering this novel as soon as I can!
Here are some of my most anticipated debut novels of 2020, and I’m sure I will discover even more along the way! I would love to hear some of your most anticipated novels for the coming year(s) and chat in the comments 📚💖
Until next time,