Most Anticipated Books of 2020


My absolute favorite hobby is reading. I read everything from romance to thrillers and love to lose myself in a good story. I was able to read a lot of different books in 2019 and cannot wait to read some of the new releases coming in 2020.

Here are some of my most anticipated new releases coming in 2020:

Long Bright River by Liz Moore (January 7)

Kacey and Mickey, two sisters living and working in an opioid ravaged Philadelphia neighborhood, could not be more different. Kacey lives on the streets while Mickey works as a police officer. When Kacey goes missing at the same time a string of murders begins Mickey becomes obsessed with finding both her sister and the murderer.




American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (January 21)

Lydia lives in Acapulco with her husband and son and enjoys running her bookstore. When her journalist husband publishes a tell-all about a local cartel leader, Lydia and her son must flee the country. What follows is an incredible tale that will have you turning page after page.




The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (March 3)

From NYT Bestselling author Josie Silver comes a story that is guaranteed to be equal parts heartbreaking and hypnotizing. When Lydia Bird’s fiance, Freddie, dies, Lydia struggles to pick up the pieces. Lydia takes steps to open herself to life and love again when something inexplicable happens to give her another chance at her life with Freddie. Living in two worlds, the present where Freddie is dead and the alternate universe where Freddie is alive, takes its toll on Lydia because there is someone special in her new life. What will happen when Lydia must decide which world to choose?


The Herd by Andrea Bartz (March 24)

Katie Bradley arrives back in New York after a fail book research trip. Luckily for Katie, her sister, Hana, has an in at The Herd, NYC’s most exclusive female-only coworking space. Hana is the founder, Eleanor’s, best friend and PR head. On the night of a press conference that will change everything for Eleanor and The Herd, Eleanor goes missing. When the police announce that foul play is suspected everyone becomes a suspect. With a ton of twists and turns, this one guarantees an ending you won’t see coming.


The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (February 18)

In 1982 in small-town Fell, NY Viv Delaney starts a new job as a night clerk at the Sun Down Motel. She senses that something isn’t right and when she starts to investigate she goes missing. Thirty-five years later, Viv’s niece Carly arrives in Fell to investigate her aunts disappearance. As she investigates Carly finds herself in danger as well. This book is a creepy mystery that will leave your heart pounding.



You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (March 3)

Shay Miller has no home, job, or love interest. The Moore sisters are glamorous with an unbreakable friend circle. Shay thinks she wants their life. When Shay realizes the two sisters are not what they seem, will she be able to extricate herself before it is too late? Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the NYT bestselling authors of two other thrillers, promise another must-read with You Are Not Alone.



You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley (January 7)

Mia has a picture-perfect life: a loving husband, a perfect house, and plans to start a family. She also has dreams of the unexplained, recurring variety that all feature the same man. When she and her husband relocate to a small town in Pennsylvania Mia comes face to face with the man from her dreams. What is even weird is that he has been having dreams of her as well. Determined to figure out what this means Mia and the mystery man search for answers. What will happen when Mia must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has picked for her?

In Five Years
by Rebecca Serle (March 3)

Where do you see yourself in five years? After nailing this question in a job interview and accepting her boyfriend’s proposal, type-A lawyer Dannie falls asleep knowing that she is on track for her five-year plan. However, when she wakes up the next morning she is in a different apartment with a different ring on her hand. The date? It’s five years later: December 15, 2025. After an intense hour, the date moves back to 2020. Dannie is shaken but shakes it off. What will happen when 4.5 years later she comes face to face with the man from that vision?

Eight Perfect Murders
by Peter Swanson (March 3)

Years ago, bookseller Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the mystery genre’s most unsolvable murders. These were chosen from some of the best mystery and thriller books ever published. Years later an FBI agent approaches Mal about a series of murders that are shockingly similar to those on his list. Peter Swanson delivers another page-turning thriller that you won’t be able to put down.



Fast Girls by Elise Hooper (July 7)

Fast Girls is a novel based on the real-life events of three women’s journies to the 1936 Olympic games. Betty Robinson competed in the 1928 Olympics as part of the first-ever women’s delegation. Louise Stokes is one of the few black girls in her town and risks everything for a chance to compete. Helen Stephens is an awkward tomboy who dreams of using athletic success to leave farm life behind her. This novel is perfect for anyone who loves untold stories of strong women in history.


I cannot wait for each of these books to come out and look forward to reviewing them. For more of my recommendations and reviews, visit me on Instagram (@read.with.rach)!


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