2020 releases I have not gotten to (yet)

I was going to try to give you an excuse as to why I have not read these yet, but this whole year felt like an excuse.

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There are so many great books that get released each year and only a growing to be read list. It would be the dream to get to all of the yearly new releases but I know, I would only be able to do that if I was not continuously adding books to my list.

There are many reasons as to why I have not gotten to a lot of the 2020 releases on my radar. The quarantine slump is a large reason why, but the library not having them is another reason or the long hold list.

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I think I got to a nice little chunk of new releases, but there are many I did not read. This is a peek into those books I have not gotten to. There will be an honorable mentions at the end because I cannot help myself.

Cemetery Boys Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ~ I think this will be more of a fun read rather than an interesting one. I enjoy learning about cultures and this is about ghosts. Okay, read the summary but imagine it as an animated show while reading it. Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun?

A Golden FuryA Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe ~ A Victorian historical that follows a girl who wants to study science but is not allowed to and is trying to solve a murder at the same time? Yes please!! There was not much of this premise that did not sell me to read this. I think this will be a perfect book to cozy up with. 

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air, #3.5) How the King of Elfhame learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black ~ Honestly, I only want to read this due to the fact that this follows Cardan. He is the only reason why I continued the trilogy. He was my favorite, yes even when he was a butt in The Cruel Prince, and I loved his devolvement into this awkward bean, cinnamon roll.

Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1) Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles ~ This will be such an interesting story and I am crazy upset that I have not read it yet! I try not to predict 5 stars, but I think I will really enjoy this because there are not many explicit Phantom retellings.

White Fox White Fox by Sara Faring ~ I typically do not read horror or thrillers but this story sounds incredible. If this plot is pulled off nicely, I am going to lose it. This premise about two sisters who are attracted to each other by their mother’s death and they later come together to find a hidden screenplay from her that reveals more than they expected to find. I started the audiobook and got sucked in!! I had to return it sadly, but I need to get back to this.

Honorable Mentions

~ Shielded by KayLynn Flanders

~ Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters

~ The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

~ The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

~ Traitor by Amanda McCrina

~ The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich

As I said, I could continue on about all of the releases, but we would be here for a long time. I did post monthly anticipated releases and I intend to continue these lists next year.

I tried not to include popular hyped books, but… I reevaluated my list and these were the ones I am still excited to read, but I know I will not get to this year.

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What 2020 new releases have you not gotten to yet? What 2020 new releases have you decided to no longer read? There are some books I have removed from my anticipated list because I am not excited about them anymore or the lowered reviews of them got to me.

take care and see you tomorrow,

~ Aless ♡

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p.s. I’m sorry this went out late!

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