#TopTenTuesday Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Top Ten Tuesday newTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020. Here are some of the fabulous sounding books I’m looking forward to reading between now and December. And this is just those on my NetGalley shelf!


The Englishman by David Gilman (published by Head of Zeus on 9th July) – a high-octane international thriller from the author of Night Flight to Paris

Belladonna by Anbara Salam (published by Fig Tree on 16th July) – a hypnotizing coming-of age story set against the stunning and evocative backdrop of rural Northern Italy

Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson (published by Allison & Busby on 23rd July) – a story of love, bravery, culture, and the  fight against injustice, bringing a little-known part of history to blazing life

The Storm by Amanda Jennings (published by HQ on 23rd July) – set against the unforgiving backdrop of a Cornish fishing port in the ‘90s, a devastating exploration of the power of coercive control in a marriage where nothing is quite as it seems…

The Housing Lark by Sam Selvon (published by Penguin Classics on 6th August) – a meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners’ lives

The Girl From Vichy by Andie Newton (published by Aria on 13th August) – an emotional and gripping historical fiction page turner

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen (published by MIchael Joseph on 20th August) – a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart

The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor (published by Harper Collins on 20th August) – inspired by true events, this is the unforgettable story of the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher, in a remote corner of a terrible war

V for Victory by Lissa Evans (published by Doubleday on 27th August – the end of the war won’t just mean peace, but discovery…

How To Belong by Sarah Franklin (published by Zaffre on 12th November) – exploring what it means to belong to a rural community in a rapidly changing world

What are you looking forward to reading in the next few months?

17 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

      1. I’ve yet to read Crooked Heart myself. V for Victory picks up characters from Old Baggage nine months or so before the end of the Second World War but it could easily be read as a standalone.

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