Monday, January 6, 2020


It's a new year and a new journey in books, as well. 

Last year I also had my list of Most Anticipated Books, which was very helpful because without it I may have rutted all the more. Admittedly, I did not finish the list. Some I have started and paused, others I have not even cracked yet, and two were not in fact published last year. Also, I seem to be leaning more on feel-good/gentle reads lately, which may be why I have those paused and uncracked books still on my TBR.

I’ve read 29 books and although it’s a far cry from my usual count, I really feel good about most of them. So, satisfied me had no complaints.

For 2020, here’s my eclectic list of Most Anticipated Books:

  • Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
               (December 31, 2019, by G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  • When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
  •            (January 28, 2020, by Scout Press)
  • The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey
               (February 4, 2020, by G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
               (February 4, 2020, by Random House)
  • The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips
               (February 11, 2020, by Random House)
  • Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) by Rin Chupeco
               (March 3, 2020, by Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Lost Autumn by Mary-Rose MacColl
               (March 3, 2020, by G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  • Writers & Lovers by Lily King
               (March 3, 2020, by Grove Press)
  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
               (March 3, 2020, by Pantheon)
  • The 20th Victim (WMC, #20) by James Patterson & Maxine Paertro
               (March 5, 2020, by Little, Brown, and Company)
  • The New Life of Hugo Gardner by Louis Begley
               (March 17, 2020, by Nan A. Talese)
  • Who Speaks for the Damned (St. Cyr, #15) by C.S. Harris
               (April 7, 2020, by Berkley Books)
  • The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick
               (April 28, 2020, by Park Row)
  • The Sweeney Sisters: A Novel by Lian Dolan
               (April 28, 2020, by William Morrow)
  • Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay
               (May 12, 2020, by Thomas Nelson)
  • Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce,
               (June 11, 2020, by Doubleday)
  • Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir,
               (June 16, 2020, by Grove Press, Black Cat)
  • Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
               (July 14, 2020, by Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim
               (August 4, 2020, by Berkley)
  • Jack (Gilead #4 )by Marilynne Robinson,
               (September 29, 2020, by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • Death and the Maiden (Mistress of the Art of Death #5)by Samantha Norman,
               (October 15, 2020, by William Morrow)

I have previously-published books on my list too. They usually change over the course, depending on my mood. Most of them are also in audiobook form, and I may need to buy printed copies or loan copies from the library soon. 

I'm also into Libby by Overdrive lately. Wonderful site, even though sometimes I have to wait for weeks for an audiobook request.   The same goes for our cloudLibrary  by Bibliotheca Ltd.  The magic of having a library card! Right? Also, let us keep supporting our local libraries -visit often, vote for their renovations, and fight to keep librarians (they are precious and few).

If you think I should add more to my list or you have any recommendations, please leave a comment below. 

Now, let's begin!


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