Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at the new books coming in late summer.



My top pick

I’ve pre-ordered this one! I never do that. I hope it lives up to my expectations. July 7, 2020.



Royal fiction is always a draw for me, but too often I can’t enjoy it due to the silly mistakes. I’ve already DNF-ed one new royal novel I got from Net Galley this summer. We’ll see how this goes with a wider cast of characters. The Women Before Wallis: A Novel… by Bryn Turnbull. July 21. 2020.



All The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny is book #16 in the Cheif Inspector Gamache series. Coming September 1, 2020. I listen to this series, I’ve never read one in print or on Kindle.



How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency book # 21. I also only listen to this series. Lisette Lecat is the superb narrator.



Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley comes out December 1, 2020.



Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz is expected out on September 28, 2020. I will likely buy this one.



Anxious People: A Novel by Fredrik Backman, comes out on September 8, 2020. He is a must-read for me these days. I’ve only tossed back his book, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry. I’ve loved the others.



Empress Alexandra

Empress Alexandra: The Special Relationship Between Russia’s Last Tsarina and Queen Victoria by Melanie Clegg. Net Galley says September 30, but Amazon says January 2, 202. This is nonfiction, not a royal novel.



Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce arrives on November 24. I loved The Music Shop and the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye (but not it’s “other half”–The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy so I’m looking forward to this one very much.



I’ve read about a Black inner-city polo team, so when I saw this book I knew I’d want to read it. A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper is available TODAY.



Check out the rules at That Artsy Reader Girl and join in next week!

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

  1. A Most Beautiful Thing sounds great! I need to start the Inspector Gamache books, and I should probably continue the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency at some point. I listened to the first book in the series, and I agree, the narrator is excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

I enjoy reading your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s