Is it that time already? It’s the last Top 5 of January 2020!
That. Went. Fast.
Not going to lie, January is the toughest month of the year and I’m a little bit glad to see the back of it. Spring’s on its way. Easter’s on its way (score!) and hopefully the chance to leave the house without seventy layers.
This week’s Top 5, topic courtesy of Shana at Bionic Book Worm, is Top 5 Anticipated Books of 2020.
I’ll admit, this one is pretty hard for me. I look forward to books being released all the time but until they actually get released, I try and shut off thinking about them altogether. I don’t want to pine for seven months until it comes out, I just want to pop it on my Amazon wish-list and get it on the day.
But, I’m sure there’s at least five I’m really looking forward to.
1. The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
This is the second book in the Kyoshi series, the first book I’ve already bought, devoured and reviewed (which you can read here). I was absolutely rabid for book one, it blew my mind! So naturally, I’ve been sitting around twiddling my thumbs waiting for book two to be announced.
A prequel series for the TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Kyoshi series is a fantasy series in which swathes of the population can control one of the elements. The Avatar can control all four elements and keeps the balance between all of the world’s nations.
The Shadow of Kyoshi isn’t going to be released until 21st July this year, which is absolutely gutting. But the good news is, it’s available in hardback! Woohoo!
2. The Time Traveler’s Fate by Anna Applegate
I’ve had the first book in this trilogy on my TBR pile for ages and haven’t read it yet, even though it’s right up my street. So, why am I looking forward to the last book in the series? If the series is complete, I have way fewer excuses not to start it. With a full-on series, I can jump from one book to the next and not have to worry about waiting.
I need to make room for this series because it looks awesome and when this book comes out on 25th February, I’m making a pledge to start. I actually can’t wait!
3. Darkness Rising by various authors
Yes, I’m contributing a novel to Darkness Rising and I am so freaking excited! But I actually have an entirely selfless reason for looking forward to this book. Loads of different authors are contributing to this one and I’m a fan of several. Particularly author Scarlett Kol whose book Wicked Descent I read and reviewed last year (check out the review here).
So I’m looking forward to some specific novels in Darkness Rising but not my own because frankly I’ve read that one too many times already and I’m not even finished yet. (Ugh, editing!)
4. Sovereign by Jade Thorn
I haven’t read book one for this yet but it is on my TBR pile – again, I am terrible at clearing that thing. I think it’ll be a mile high forever. But I’m a fan of Jade Thorn’s work, as evidenced by my review of her book Club Frenzy (check out the review here) and I’d love to read more of her stuff.
Sovereign is already up for pre-order and it’s due for release on 22nd February which has been pushed back just a little from the original date on account of making it extra-awesome. My words, not Jade’s, because she’s too humble to say it.
So I’m looking forward to getting into this series, especially now book two is on its way!
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling
I have read this book half a dozen times but have I read it in its Ravenclaw edition? Uh, no. So it must be read in this particular format, because my Hogwarts house is (three guesses for the winner) – Ravenclaw!
I’ve always loved Ravenclaw because they always seemed like bookworms and ready for a mental challenge. So when I found out that Ravenclaw was my house, I was over the moon. Also because the common room is an epic tower with basically a library in it so, who can say no to that?
I’ve gotten all three books before Goblet of Fire in its Ravenclaw edition and I intend to complete the whole set when they get released. I know Goblet of Fire was released a few days ago but I just had to include this one because I’ve been looking forward to it for months – and it;s available in hardback. Score!
Thanks for reading!