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Top 10 Tuesday 30th June

on June 30, 2020

Hello and welcome back to another instalment of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different bookish/literary theme each week and this week we are talking:

Most Anticipated Releases For the Second Half Of 2020

I can’t believe we are looking at the second half of the year already. I know a lot of people feel like 2020 has dragged, especially with various types of lockdowns and stay at home orders but for me, it has absolutely flown. I feel like the chunk I spent at home is basically….missing? Like it was just never there. It feels like it should still be about April. My kids are on winter break (only 2 weeks) but I can’t believe half their school year is done. It feels really weird.

Anyway! Onto books I am super excited about that are to be released in this second part of 2020.

The Survivors by Jane Harper.

Yes please! I have read and loved all of Jane Harper’s books – Force of Nature and The Dry are both excellent but The Lost Man was absolutely incredible. I am so excited for this next book of hers out September 22nd here in Australia but looks like it won’t be out until Feb 2021 for US peeps. Also, I adore this cover.

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. 

Them Aussie authors with the goods at the moment! This next book from Sally Hepworth is out in October here but…..once again sorry US people, you’ll have wait until 2021, April this time. And awkwardly, the copy I have was sent to me by the US publisher but I don’t think I can wait that long to read it! I’ll probably buy a copy when this comes out in Australia, haha. Sally Hepworth writes excellent domestic dramas and this one sounds no different.

The City Of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder

I read the first in this series, The Eyes Of Tamburah not that long ago. I actually already have a copy of this one (from the Aussie publisher) but the release date was pushed back to August due to COVID so now it fits neatly into this second half of the year category. The first book was really interesting – set in an underground city in a desert that feels quite reminiscent of the Australian outback (and may have been partially inspired by it).

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

I read the first in this series, Serpent & Dove just recently and I didn’t mind it. I found the relationship between the main characters quite intriguing – one is a witch in a time that fears and loathes them, the other a soldier in a religious order tasked with stamping witches out. They are forced into marriage and it’s a learning curve for both of them. The first book ended in a pretty intriguing way, so looking forward to see what happens next.


How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories by Holly Black.

Inject this into my veins. That is all.

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

Sigh. I agonised about putting this one on actually, because I am not a fan of JK Rowling, especially lately. But I do love this series of books – I really want to find out what happens next. I think I might borrow this one from the library.

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

I love Ellie Marney! Her Every trilogy is one of my favourite YA trilogies in a long time. This looks definitely more thrillery and should be interesting. Hoping for a bit of her amazing chemistry – she writes the best sexual tension. Not sure how much room there is for that in this type of book but…..we’ll see.

In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk

I’ve liked most of the Lindsey Kelk books I’ve read and this sort of read definitely fits in with a lot of the books I’m gravitating towards at the moment.

Loveless by Alice Oseman

I’ve only read 2 of the Heartstopper volumes by Alice Oseman but I absolutely adore that series (and I don’t really read graphic novels all that often) and I’ve been wanting to try some of her other stories for a while. This is coming out super soon and it’s about a young woman beginning university and wondering why love is so easy for everyone else.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

I have to admit, it’s been some time since I read The Gilded Wolves and I don’t think I even wrote a review for it. So my memory on what happened is probably not the best and I may need to re-read that first one before reading this next instalment in the series. This series has the most amazing covers – they will look incredible together on a shelf.

Bonus (wishful thinking): Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

As far as I know, this book doesn’t have a release date and is more likely to be 2021 but…..I’m kinda hoping it might sneakily drop around the end of the year. I really want to know what happens next and I want all the wrongs that happened in Wayward Son to be righted, particularly the disconnect between Simon & Baz. Just let them be happy, Rainbow. That is all.

As always with these posts, I’m sure there are a ton of books that I’ve forgotten are being published within this timeframe! I’ll be keenly checking out everyone else’s lists to fill those gaps.


29 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 30th June

  1. Oooo a new Jane Harper? Loved The Dry and need to catch up with the others. Hurriedly adding to my TBR as I read these lists! Thanks for sharing and Happy TTT!
    My list is here

    • I think if you loved The Dry then you’ll also love her other 2! Force of Nature is a sequel but The Lost Man (and this forthcoming one) are unrelated. All are so worth a read though. She is briliant!

  2. Susan Legg says:

    Thanks so much for the list of coming releases. My eyes lit up on Jane Harper! Then I worked my way down. Always good to have something to look forward to. Hapnpy reading & yes I agree, the year so far has gone by quietly but quickly. Oh dear!

    • You’re welcome! And a new Jane Harper is definitely something to get excited about. Books have definitely helped keep me going in 2020, they’ve played an even more important role in my life than usual.

  3. Well, with all the controversies about Rowlings, I’d also not be sure about getting the Robert Galbraith book – mind you, I haven’t read this series but my husband loves it!

  4. Marg says:

    I really agonised about the Robert Galbraith as well!

  5. lydiaschoch says:

    How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories sounds epic!

    My TTT .

  6. In Case You Missed It sounds fun!

  7. Poinsettia says:

    The Serpent and Dove series does sound interesting! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. natalijalm says:

    The Silvered Serpents was amazing. I really hope you love it!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

  9. I love Jane Harper’s books! You’re so lucky that her newest is coming out early in Australia. I hope you love it and all your other picks.

    Happy TTT!


  10. vee_bookish says:

    A new Maria V. Snyder book! I feel like it’s been a while seen I’ve seen a new release from her, but I may have just not been keeping up.

    Current Post: TTT – Anticipated Books I Still Need To Read

    • From what I heard, I think this series has only been published here in Australia. She said her US publisher wasn’t interested and if she can’t get some interest elsewhere, she was planning to self-publish it.

  11. MrsDMVH says:

    Ooooo, The Good Sister looks like it’ll be a good one!

  12. Tina says:

    We have some of thhe same titles on our list. Love Jane Harper and i preodered the book.

  13. […] to reading over the next few months. I have more but I tried not to double up on books from my Most Anticipated Releases For the Second Half Of 2020 post, which I did just a couple of months […]

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