Top Ten Releases for the Second Half of 2020

I can’t believe we’re halfway through 2020. It all seems so surreal. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is books we’re looking forward to that are released in the second half of 2020.

Let’s get it going.


The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert — I have an ARC of this one from the 2019 ALAN Workshop. I’ve actually been saving it so I can do a voting themed Feature Shelf (for a reimagined return of Feature Shelf that I’m still working on). I’ll be reading it soon so I can get my review up by the time it comes out.

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram — So I very much connected with Darius the first time I met him, so naturally, I’ll be hanging out with him again.

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro — So admittedly, I haven’t read Anger Is a Gift yet. It sitting on my shelf mocking me. I can see it from here. AND Oshiro was on a panel of super cool queer authors recently (see tweet below). I really don’t have any excuses. I want this one, though.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson — Y’all. If you have never experienced a Jackson twist, oh, boy are you in for something. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for this one.

Skyhunter by Marie Lu — Marie Lu is an author my cousin and I have been reading together for years (we also read Neal Shusterman). While it’s harder for us to connect now that we’re both adults, I still text him every time I see the Lu is publishing a book. So I found out about this book while writing this post and texted him before I even finished this paragraph.

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam — Because. That’s why.

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone — Because. That’s why. (Also, if you don’t know by now, I’m a huge Nic Stone fan I thought I posted the picture from when I met her in November, but I guess I didn’t. That’s all the better for me. I was embarrassing.)

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters — Julian is another author I saw in November at the NCTE conference — a conference for literature/literacy/language educators. I need to step up my game.

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour — While I still have one LaCour backlist book in my TBR, I’m still adding this one as well. Likely I’ll get to it over next summer.

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer — Yeah, so I’ll admit that there are certain times that I go back to the Twilight audiobook in my collection. While I have some feelings about this, I will be reading it. Probably not right away for other reasons, but I’ll be reading it.


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