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Most Anticipated Books of the Holiday Season You Absolutely Need to Read

What are the most anticipated books that are awaiting their release this holiday season?

The list is a long one, but some books stand out because:

  • They are part of a series
  • They have been written by a popular author
  • They have a completely wonderful blurb that entices readers.

While readers are gearing up to tackle their 2019 “to be read” list, they might want to start looking at some of the most anticipated books of 2020, as well. After all, there can never be too many books on a reader’s “to be read” list.

What great reads can book lovers expect in the 2019/2020 winter season?

The Most Anticipated Books: What Readers Should Check Out Before the End of the Year

Here are some of the most anticipated books of 2019 and 2020, including some YA and non-fiction books.

1. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Release Date: November 12, 2019

One of the most anticipated books to be released this year is Not the Girl You Marry. Anyone who loves rom-coms with a heart should try this book on for size.

It’s light-hearted, fun to read, and super sexy.It’s basicallyHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days but for millennials, complete with dating apps and internet media companies.

2. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Release Date: November 2019

In Call Down the Hawk, dreams are a dangerous thing. In fact, according to some, dreams are deadly. So, what happens in a society made up of dreamers, dream stealers, hunters, and killers? Destruction and mayhem, of course!

In book one of The Dreamers trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater introduces us to the dreamers and those who want to trap or kill them before their dreams destroy the world.

3. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Release Date: October 2019

October has been a great month for YA fiction. One such release is The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh.

Vampire stories have been all the rage for the past few years and their popularity doesn’t seem to be losing any steam.

The Beautiful, one of the latest vampire tales, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, who gets wrapped up in the seedy underworld of 19th century New Orleans. Three murders have taken place and Celine is next. While being stalked by the serial killer, Celine falls in love – and soon realizes that if she wants to be with her soul mate, the price she must pay is her life.

4. Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop by Thomas Travisano

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Elizabeth Bishop was a witty, well-renowned poet. Her work earned her the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1956. 

In this biography, Thomas Travisano shares unearthed manuscripts and new interviews, giving the reader a glimpse into the life of one of America’s most celebrated poets. The book explains the epiphany Ms. Bishop had that led to the publication of her most famous poem: One Art.

The Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Including YA Novels

Readers who want to get their queue ready for 2020 should check out some of the most anticipated books of 2020, YA included. (If readers are looking for the most anticipated books of 2020 nonfiction – stay tuned. Readers will be updated on those soon.)

1. One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

Release Date: January 7, 2020

One of the most anticipated YA novels of 2020 is the sequel to One of Us Is Lying! In this story, there is a void that no one seems to be able to fill in the gossip mill since Simon’s death. Copycat gossipers abound, but no one knows the truths that can destroy lives.

Until now.

In One of Us Is Next, a cat-and-mouse truth or dare game is started by an unknown entity. Soon, things get dangerous, as someone is determined to do whatever it takes to keep Simon’s legacy alive. 

2. Brain Wash by David Perlmutter

Release Date: January 14, 2020

According to David and Austen Perlmutter, modern culture has damaged our health, thinking, and relationships. Can anything be done?

Thankfully, yes. In Brain Wash, the Perlmutters show how to repair the brain from the damage it’s endured, so readers can start to heal their physical bodies and their lives as a whole.

3. The Rightful Queen by Isabelle Steiger

Release Date: March 31, 2020

Readers who love epic fantasies will adore The Rightful Queen. Steiger’s intricate world-building skills have been likened to that of George R.R. Martin’s work.

The Rightful Queen follows Steiger’s debut The Empire’s Ghost, returning readers to Elesthene, the empire of the haves and the have nots, both of which are trying to repair their fallen kingdom. 

4. Malorie: A Bird Box Novel by Josh Malerman

Release Date: July 21, 2020

One of the most anticipated books to be released in 2020 is Malorie: A Bird Box Novel. The book The Bird Box, and the subsequent film have been extremely popular. It isn’t hard to imagine that this sequel will be any different.

The story picks up where Bird Box left off, following the main character, Malorie, and her family as they continue to try their best to survive their new life.

Great news for movie lovers – Malorie might be made into a film!

Ready to Start 2020 Off Right? Readers Should Pre-Order Titles Now from Their Favorite Authors

Around this time of year, a lot of people are thinking about what they want to achieve in the year to come. Some will even start planning things out so they can hit the ground running come the first of January.

There’s no reason why readers can’t do the same thing with their “to be read” list. A great way to get a head-start on their 2020 reading list is to check out Audiobook Store’s most anticipated books for the new year.

Pre-ordering a book ensures readers don’t forget about stories that intrigued them but wouldn’t be released until months later. It’s always a good idea for readers to have books in their queue, so they don’t go too long without getting lost in a book. Is there a book or two from our most anticipated books list that you just can’t wait to read? Be the first one to get it by pre-ordering the audiobook from Audiobook Store

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