It’s already the last day of our vacation! Tomorrow we’re leaving the US and going back to Switzerland, I’m packing the hubby’s suitcase because we have to cram a lot in there and he doesn’t have the patience to fold everything super small (^_<)～☆
I’m wondering how much we will have to pay in overweight luggage, I’m scared!! But when you move across continents, what else can you do?
Anyway, I wanted to talk about books! That’s why you’re here ♡＾▽＾♡
Here are my most anticipated books that I want to get to in 2020 and that I’ve put on hold from the library (for those of you who don’t know, I read from the library then at the end of the year I purchase my favorite books of the year, I try not to buy too much stuff in general – sometimes it’s tough when the library doesn’t have something). (*≧∀≦*) I have just bought The Great Alone and Educated from Powell’s Books, I’m so happy!! I loved these 2 in 2019 and I’m happy to own them and will soon make everybody read them (๑>ᴗ<๑)
I don’t really know what’s going to come out in 2020 except for a few books, the rest are books I’ve heard of in 2019 and didn’t have a chance to get to yet.
Books published in 2020:
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) is a YA Fantasy that comes out on January 7th and this is an exception to my rule, since I love the Wayward Children series I’ve pre-ordered this one and I hope it will be delivered soon! My favorite in the series was #2 Down Among the Sticks and Bones (which I have also ordered because it was 32% off) and this one is its continuation, I’m so excited to get to it!
January 7th is a big day because The Map from Here to There (#2 in The Start of Me & You, a YA contemporary series) also comes out on that day! I really enjoyed the first book and hope the second book will be just as cute, I generally enjoy Emery Lord’s books and I know that my brother is also looking forward to this one.
Bitter Falls, book #4 in the Stillhouse Lake thriller series will be published on January 21st!! January looks like a good month so far. So exciting! I was a bit thrown off guard by book 3 because I thought it was a continuation of the first 2 (since everything seems to be a trilogy these days), but the main plot was actually resolved in book 2, and book 3 has the same characters but a different plot. I really enjoyed it but I was expecting something different so it wasn’t as great of an experience as the first 2. Now that I know what to expect, I think book 4 will be amazing! I love dark thrillers and this series delivers
Books published in previous years:
Many people recommended the following books but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.
Bunny seems to be a complete UFO of a book generally classified as horror, I am not sure at all that I’m going to like it because it seems quite weird, but we’ll see what happens! Krystin Rachel @ Here’s the Fucking Twist recommended it and I am generally happy with everything she recommends, so I’m definitely going to give it a try!
The Only Plane in the Sky is one that I’ve seen in several year-end top lists so I’m intrigued. I’ve recently read a fiction book that ended with a few chapters set during 9/11 and it made me quite emotional, and I would like to learn more about that tragedy.
Working Stiff is touching upon the same theme since it the memoir of a forensic pathologist who started her training in New York just 2 months before 9/11, and recounts how she approached the training and few years in her profession. My dream was to become a forensic pathologist so I’m extremely interested in a realistic account of what it is like to follow this path.
City of Girls is another book that I had not heard of in 2019, but that showed up on many 2019 surveys and end-of-year lists. It was repeatedly cited as one of the best books, most vivid settings and Vivian as most memorable character. I am quite intrigued and looking forward to that one set in New York in the 1940’s.
Where the Crawdads Sing was cited as one of the best audiobooks in many blogs that I follow. I can’t really figure out what type of book it is from the summary alone, but it has definitely grabbed my attention and I hope I will be able to get to it quite soon.
The Grace Year is yet another book that showed up in many end-of-year lists, both in physical and audio format, so it has made it to my list! It’s a YA dystopia so I hope the tone is grown-up enough, but from the summary it looks like it will be. It is about a society where girls who turn 16 have to spend a year away because they apparently have a weird aphrodisiac power at that time, but that year away is far from a walk in the parc.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a memoir about a psychologist who had to go see a psychologist… Apparently it’s quite funny as well as very personal. Since I’m going to start seeing a therapist again in January I figured it would be a good thing to read this, it can’t hurt!
Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is a book that I’ve been meaning to read for such a long time because it looks extremely cute, but I can’t find it at the library. I wanted to buy it but I completely forgot to get it when I was at Powell’s Books the other day, so I will wait until it’s on sale on Book Depository and get it, just in case I don’t like it (but it’s highly unlikely).
That’s all for the list, of course I will also try to get my hands on some dark thrillers such as Chelsea Caine’s Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell series, more of Karin Slaughter’s books, and other dark things that I might find on blogs or lists, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have good serial killer books to recommend!
That’s it for now, do you have any of these books on your TBR, or do you want to share your review? I would be happy to know what you thought of them.
Thanks for stopping by! (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)