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Winter 2020 New Book Releases

Find your next read with my list of winter 2020 new book releases!

A new year means a whole new slate of upcoming book releases! As a book blogger, I’ve started to keep track of new books being published each season. There’s always the hope that a publisher will send me a copy of an upcoming book release so I can review it for all of you! The winter 2020 new book releases are getting the year off to a good start!

I picked the winter 2020 new books that I’m most interested in reading, so they’re mostly fiction, historical fiction, YA, and fantasy. You can always check publisher websites or other book bloggers’ upcoming new book releases posts for the next great thriller/mystery.

I have access to a few of these winter 2020 new book releases through NetGalley, blog tours, and I even received a physical ARC of one from the publisher! Keep an eye out on future blog posts for my thoughts. I’ll share whether I recommend reading them or whether they’re ones you can skip. Without further ado, on to the winter 2020 new book releases!

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Winter 2020 New Book Releases

  • The Little Bookshop on the Seine (Fiction)
  • The Girls With No Names (Historical Fiction)
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken (YA Fantasy)
  • Love Her or Lose Her (Contemporary Romance)
  • Dear Edward (Fiction)
  • Tweet Cute (YA)
  • American Dirt (Fiction)
  • The Will and the Wilds (YA Fantasy)
  • The Light After the War (Historical Fiction)
  • All the Stars and Teeth (YA Fantasy)
  • Of Curses and Kisses (YA)
  • The Splendid and the Vile (History Nonfiction)
  • The Girl in White Gloves (Historical Fiction)
  • In Five Years (Women’s Fiction)
  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (Women’s Fiction)
  • Writers and Lovers (Fiction)
  • The Mirror and the Light (Historical Fiction)
  • The City We Became (Fantasy)
  • The Glass Hotel (Fiction)
  • The Honey-Don’t List (Contemporary Romance)

 

January 2020 New Book Releases

The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: January 7, 2020

Summary: Sarah jumps at the chance to switch jobs with her friend as a bookseller in Paris! She soon discovers the city isn’t always welcoming to newcomers and struggles to adjust. Plus, her journalist boyfriend is becoming more distant than ever. Will she be able to turn things around? This has Rachel written all over it šŸ™‚ Paris, books, love – I want it all!

 

 

 

The Girls With No Names by Serena Burdick
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: January 7, 2020

Summary: A fictional account of a girl sent to the very real House of Mercy, an institute where troublesome women were left and subject to cruel punishment in order to become socially acceptable. This is the first I’ve heard of this sliver of history, so I’m intrigued by the historical accuracy of this novel and learning more about the place.

 

 

 

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: January 7, 2020

Summary: The sequel to one of my favorite books of 2019, A Curse So Dark and Lonely! I tried to get an ARC of this but didn’t ask the publisher in time. Major disappointment. If you’re into YA Fantasy, you’ll definitely love this series!

 

 

 

 

Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 14, 2020

Summary: Book 2 in the Hot & Hammered series, but I’ll be honest I don’t really know if this one has anything to do with Book 1, Tessa’s hit Fix Her Up from 2019. Fix Her Up got rave reviews though, so I’d still like to read it before picking up Love Her or Lose Her. I think it’s neat that Book 2 features an already married couple who are going through a rough patch. It sounds like a unique take on the typical romance plot.

 

 

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: January 14, 2020

Summary: A December 2019 Book of the Month selection! 12 year-old Edward is the sole survivor of a cross-country plane crash and shoots into the media spotlight. He captures the attention of the nation, but struggles to find his place in the world without his family. This sounds like it will be a contender for one of the best new releases of 2020!

 

 

 

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 21, 2020

Summary: This is the epitome of millennial chick lit. Jack and Pepper are classmates who get into a Twitter war over a burger recipe, of all things. As they fight it out to come up with the funnier meme or perfect GIF, they also start chatting in an anonymous app that Jack built. Without the public drama, they unexpectedly start falling for each other for real.

 

 

 

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: January 21, 2020

Summary: Early reviews of this novel are full of extensive praise. Book bloggers and bookstagrammers are already declaring it will be one of the best books of 2020. Lydia runs a bookstore in Mexico until her family is forced to flee to the United States after her husband publishes a tell-all about the head of a drug cartel.

 

 

 

The Will and the Wilds by Charlie Holmberg
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: January 21, 2020

Summary: I received an early copy from the publisher and ended up giving it 3 stars. It’s not my favorite of Holmberg’s works, but will appease fans of YA fantasy. Enna lives on the edge of the wildwood, which is the terrain of dangerous mystings. When one unexpectedly breaks into her family’s house, she enlists the help of a mischievous type of mysting to fight them off. This will be available on Kindle Unlimited, so keep an eye out!

 

 

Are you interested in any of these winter 2020 new book releases yet? Share which ones in the comments!

 

 

February 2020 New Book Releases

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: February 4, 2020

Summary: Two Jewish girls who escaped the horrors of Auschwitz attempt to start new lives after the war. This historical fiction novel spans numerous countries and the years during and after World War II. I know there are a TON of WWII novels out there, but I like that this one focuses on events following the war.

 

 

 

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: February 4, 2020

Summary: In a slight twist to the overwhelming number of similar YA fantasy choices, this duology takes place at sea! A princess on the run makes a deal with a pirate and sets off to explore the high seas.

 

 

 

 

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
Genre: YA / YA Fantasy
Publish Date: February 18, 2020

Summary: Another Beauty and the Beast retelling, this time set at boarding school! This seems to be a YA novel with just a hint of fantasy. The heirs to two feuding families end up at the same elite school. Jaya wants to seek out Grey to exact revenge. Grey has a looming curse hanging over his head. Both aren’t expecting to actually fall for each other.

 

 

 

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Genre: Nonfiction (History)
Publish Date: February 25, 2020

Summary: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. Larson is well known for his thrilling nonfiction books about intriguing events in history. In his latest, step into the life of Prime Minister Winston Churchill during WWII.

 

 

 

The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: February 25, 2020

Summary: If you’re ready for a break from reading about wars, this book is coming at just the right time. It’s a novel about Grace Kelly! This tale addresses the sacrifices she made to become the IT girl of Hollywood and the difficulties she faced behind the scenes, as both an actress and a princess.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2020 New Book Releases

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: March 3, 2020

Summary: Dannie knows exactly what she wants her life to look like in five years, but when she wakes up one day and it’s actually five years in the future, nothing is what she expected. After only an hour, she wakes back up in the present day. She pushes the bizarre experience out of her head until years in the future when she meets someone from her vision…

 

 

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: March 3, 2020

Summary: Another book that examines life’s what-ifs. After Lydia’s partner dies in a car crash, she suffers through her grief but ultimately starts moving on. Until she miraculously ends up in another life where Freddie is still alive. As she continues to shift back and forth between these two realities, she doesn’t know which one she wants more.

 

 

 

Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: March 3, 2020

Summary: A portrait of a woman facing life in her thirties and struggling to balance her creative life with the harsh realities of life. This has a few rave reviews from female powerhouse authors, so I’m intrigued enough to give it a shot. It sounds like an interesting take on a coming of age story, but the transition from the fresh out of college life to middle age.

 

 

 

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: March 10, 2020

Summary: The conclusion to Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy. Anne Boleyn is dead and Thomas Cromwell adapts to the changing country. In this third book, Mantel follows the remainder of Cromwell’s life.

 

 

 

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
Publish Date: March 24, 2020

Summary: A great evil threatens to consume New York City unless five individuals can stop it. In this alternate reality, citys have souls and NYC chooses five defenders to keep her safe. From early reviews, this sounds like primarily social commentary on racism and gentrification in NYC with a few monsters thrown in. I have yet to read any of her books, so I’m eager to see how this turns out.

 

 

 

The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: March 24, 2020

Summary: The collapse of a Ponzi scheme and a mysterious disappearance on a cruise ship are just two of the events driving the plot of Mandel’s newest novel. Her previous book, Station Eleven, was a massive success so I’m eager to find out if this will be good.

 

 

 

 

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: March 24, 2020

Summary: Carey and James work for a design guru couple, who are keeping up a perfect public image but are fighting like crazy behind the scenes. When they are both dragged along on the couple’s book tour, they agree to do everything they can to keep things running smoothly.

 

 

 

 

Which of these winter 2020 new book releases are you most excited to read?

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    January 6, 2020 at 8:02 am

    I’ve already had a chance to read Dear Edward, and it was amazing. I pre-ordered Erik Larson’s new one, as he is a go-to author for me! You have so many great books up there, lots I’m looking forward to!

    • Reply
      Rachel Kamery
      January 6, 2020 at 10:56 am

      I might end up using a BOTM credit on Dear Edward! I keep hearing fantastic reviews.

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    SMD
    January 6, 2020 at 10:33 am

    I read The Girls with No Names. What women have endured in this world, I freaking swear.

    I’d be interested in reading Writers & Lovers.

    • Reply
      Rachel Kamery
      January 6, 2020 at 10:55 am

      I’m sure that won’t be an easy read for me. I’m happy to see these types of historical situations brought to light though.

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    Anne
    January 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Definitely excited that Emily St. John Mandel has a new one coming out – Station Eleven was one of my top picks of the decade… Also intrigued by the sound of Writers & Lovers. Didn’t know anything about it, but I did enjoy Euphoria by Lily King. Thanks for putting the new one on my radar! Also, kinda glad I just finally got around to A Curse So Dark & Lonely, because now I don’t have too long to wait šŸ™‚

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    Rachael | Booklist Queen
    January 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Dear Edward is so good!! I can’t wait to read American Dirt and The Glass Hotel. And I just started The Splendid and the Vile last night

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    Jill Koly
    January 13, 2020 at 3:43 am

    So many good authors with new books this year. Iā€™m really excited for The Glass Hotel.

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      Rachel Kamery
      January 13, 2020 at 9:52 am

      I started reading The Glass Hotel and it’s keeping me interested so far!

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    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    January 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I’m excited about several of these as well! I’ve already read TWEET CUTE and I definitely want to get to THE GIRLS WITH NO NAME soon.

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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