Books I Want to Read in 2020
As we come into the New Year of course my mind turned to books coming out in 2020. Today I want to share the books that I really want to read in 2020.
A lot of them are from HarperCollins, where I work, as these are the books I keep hearing about it and they’re teasing me. But I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
Olive by Emma Gannon
First up is a book by one of my favourite people, Emma Gannon. Released on my birthday 2020 – it’s fate! – I cannot wait to read Olive by Emma Gannon. This book follows Olive who is figuring out life and deciding big things, like whether she wants to have children or not. Society is telling her one but her heart is telling her another.
Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth
I actually have a proof copy and a finished hard copy of this book, as I recently went to a talk held by Emma in the office. She is a fascinating and hilarious woman, also incredibly candid which I respect so much. I read Animals last year and loved it, the humour is so dry and wicked. I’m looking forward to settling down with this book early next year.
The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams
This book! My team actually publish this book and I have had several conversations with Laura and her editor Katie in an attempt to get my hands on this book! But Laura has made Katie swear not to give it to any of us until it is complete. It’s going to be fantastic! We all know it – but I still can’t wait to read it. And publish it. Out July 2020.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
I read the complete Hunger Games Trilogy in two days after school, in my brother’s bedroom (he had the best armchair in the house in his room!). As such, the idea that there is a prequel coming makes me very sentimental. Out in May, you can bet I’ve got this on pre-order.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
Dolly is one of those fascinating millennial women who’s work I would read, whether it were a book or a signature for the Tesco’s delivery man. This is her debut novel and I don’t know anything about it, honestly. But of course, it’s Dolly Alderton so I want to read it.
Loveless by Alice Oseman
I’ve only read one of Alice Oseman books – Radio Silence – and I would highly recommend it. I’ve just got I Was Born For This and my friends and colleagues have been very vocal in telling me to read it asap. However, it is Loveless, out in July 2020 that I am really interested. I’ve never read a book – YA or otherwise – that focuses heavily on asexuality before.
The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
What would you do if you get pregnant after moving to a different country to be with a man, only for the man to turn around and say he doesn’t want to be with you? Couch surf in the new country – England – when everyone else is married with babies and you’re single and more at home on the dance floor than at home with your newborn. Sounds like an interesting commentary on how unpredictable life can be.
The Silent Treatment by Alice Greaves
This book has been doing the rounds for a while and it’s really intriguing. What would you do if your husband suddenly stops talking to you – at all – for six months. You share the same house, bed and table but you don’t say a word. An intense look into relationships, love and marriage – three very different things.
How Do We Know We’re Doing it Right by Pandora Sykes
It wouldn’t be my list if I didn’t include some millennial non-fiction, would it. A collection of essays from Pandora Skyes – who co-hosts the High-Low with Dolly Alderton – on life and adulthood.
What books are you looking forward to in 2020? Any on this list, or any others you would recommend? Let me know in the comments.