If only you all knew how hard it was to narrow this down to only ten books!
Did anyone else have that same trouble?
There are so many amazing titles coming in the second half of 2020.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Release Date: September 15
Why I’m Excited for It: One word – xenobiologist. I dream of the day humans discover life on other planets.
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Zoraida Córdova, Natalie C. Parker, Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, and more. (september 22)
Release Date: September 22
Why I’m Excited for It: Vampires are wonderfully frightening.
Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor
Release Date: September 29
Why I’m Excited for It: The only thing scarier than living with vampires is doing so in an area that often doesn’t have much sunlight with which to chase them away!
Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker by Alice Walker
Release Date: October 1
Why I’m Excited for It: I’ve been a fan of Ms. Walker’s writing for years and am quite curious to learn more about her personal life.
Cinders and Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann
Release Date: October 13
Why I’m Excited for It: What’s not to love about inheriting a castle and all of the magical things inside of it?
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 3
Why I’m Excited for It: I, too, have daydreamed of what it would be like to have the ability to give people their karma right away. (Lest I frighten anyone, it’s mostly in the sense of rewarding strangers for their acts of kindness both big and small).
Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood
Release Date: November 10
Why I’m Excited for It: It’s always cool to see what Ms. Atwood comes up with next.
Nimiety by A.A. Spears
Release Date: November 20 (tentatively)
Why I’m Excited for It: I don’t know if I’m excited for it yet since the blurb hasn’t even been released, but I am quite intrigued by the broken ferris wheel on the cover as well as the dictionary definition of nimiety (“the state of being too much,” if you’re curious).
Link by Link: A Spirited Holiday Anthology by M. Dalto, Pam Dunn, Myra Fiacco, Marlena Frank, Kristin Jacques, C. Vonzale Lewis, Jess Moore, and Candace Robinson.
Release Date: December 1
Why I’m Excited for It: Three words – Christmas ghost stories.
True Names: Four Generations of My Afro Appalachian Family by Malaika Adero
Release Date: December 1
Why I’m Excited for It: I had no idea there were African-American families who lived in Appalachia. I look forward to learning more about what that experience was like for this family.