Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Top Ten (or More) Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I am excited for so many books this year, as evidenced by my previous Top Ten Tuesday post, so this list will be hard to make!

1. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (July 7, 2020)


2. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (July 7, 2020)


3. He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman (July 14, 2020)


4. Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu (July 28, 2020)


5. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston (August 4, 2020)


6. Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (August 4, 2020)


7. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (August 4, 2020)


8. Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (August 18, 2020)


9. The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (August 18, 2020)


10. All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (August 18, 2020)


11. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (September 1, 2020)


12. The Lost Book of White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (September 1, 2020)


13. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (September 1, 2020)


14. The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (September 8, 2020)


15. Iron Heart by Nina Varela (September 8, 2020)


16. Night Shine by Tessa Gratton (September 8, 2020)


17. Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall (September 15, 2020)


18. The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis (September 15, 2020)


19. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (October 6, 2020)


20. Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald (October 13, 2020)

21. The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout (October 20, 2020)


22. Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (October 20, 2020)


23. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (October 27, 2020)


24. The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco (November 10, 2020)


25. Soulswift by Megan Bannen (November 17, 2020)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Top Ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. I'm counting 'summer' as official summer, from June 21 to September 21. And as is typical of my season TBR lists, this will be way longer than ten books! I'm not gonna include covers since there are so many books, but you can find them all on my 2020 TBR post!

1. My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann (June 23, 2020)

2. Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson (June 30, 2020)

3. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (July 7, 2020)

4. All These Monsters by Amy Tintera (July 7, 2020)

5. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (July 7, 2020)

6. Accidental by Alex Richards (July 7, 2020)

7. Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power (July 7, 2020)

8. He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman (July 14, 2020)

9. Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu (July 28, 2020)

10. The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (July 28, 2020)

11. Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston (August 4, 2020)

12. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (August 4, 2020)

13. Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons (August 4, 2020)

14. Some Kind of Animal by Maria Romasco Moore (August 4, 2020)

15. Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May (August 4, 2020)

16. Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (August 11, 2020)

17. All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (August 18, 2020)

18. Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (August 18, 2020)

19. The Lost Book of White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (September 1, 2020)

20. Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (September 1, 2020)

21. Night Shine by Tessa Gratton (September 8, 2020)

22. The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (September 8, 2020)

23. Iron Heart by Nina Varela (September 8, 2020)

24. The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (September 15, 2020)

25. The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis (September 15, 2020)

26. Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall (September 15, 2020)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2020 YA Books With Black Characters on the Cover

With everything going on right now, I wanted to bring some books to your attention. Below you will find books written by Black authors with Black characters on the cover! The list is in release order, so it will start with what is already out and will finish with books you can preorder. All books will be linked to Goodreads so you can find out more. After the list I will also link to a few Black-owned independent bookstores you can support if you decide to purchase any of these books! And! If you want to further support the authors listed, I will be linking to their website so you can find any other books they've written!

A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison (January 7, 2020)


Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown (January 14, 2020)


Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden (January 14, 2020)


Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles (January 21, 2020)


Deathless Divide (sequel to Dread Nation) by Justina Ireland (February 4, 2020)


When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk (March 10, 2020)


A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell (March 10, 2020)


All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson (April 28, 2020)


Felix Ever After by Karen Callender (May 5, 2020)


You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson (June 2, 2020)


A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (June 2, 2020)


A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (June 2, 2020)


All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani (June 9, 2020)


The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert (July 7, 2020)


Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (July 7, 2020)


This is My America by Kim Johnson (July 28, 2020)


Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (August 18, 2020)


Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (September 1, 2020)


The Black Kids by Christian Hammonds Reed (September 1, 2020)


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (September 15, 2020)


Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (September 15, 2020)


Smash It! by Francina Simone (September 22, 2020)


Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds (September 22, 2020)


Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (September 22, 2020)


Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (September 29, 2020)


Rebel Sisters (Sequel to War Girls) by Tochi Onyebuchi (October 20, 2020)


Places to Purchase:
EsoWon Books (Los Angeles, California)
The Lit. Bar (The Bronx, New York)
Frugal Bookstore (Boston, Massachusetts)
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery (Chicago, Illinois)
The Dock Bookshop (Fort Worth, Texas)
Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, New York)
Uncle Bobbies (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Eyeseeme (University City, Missouri)
Brain Lair Books (South Bend, Indiana)
Brave + Kind Bookshop (Decatur, Georgia)
Loyalty Bookstore (Silver Spring, Maryland)
Harriett's Bookshop (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Hakim's Bookstore (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Turning Page Bookshop (Goose Creek, South Carolina)
Mahogany Books (Washington, DC)
Ashay By the Bay (Vallejo, California)
Plus many more, possibly in your community!
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