In the Spotlight: Future Best Sellers Coming in 2020

I have previously written about new books coming to us in 2020 (read my first feature on 2020 books!) and now I have a whole new batch to get excited about! I’m afraid that I will get even less done in the new year than this year because all I will want to do is read!

 

 

All I need to see was that people who enjoyed Ask Again Yes would love A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler and I was interested. I like books where I can get fully invested in the characters and this book offers that. Forget everything and let yourself lose track of time while reading, thats my favorite.

Here’s what you need to know about this book (which isn’t out until 2020 and already generating buzz!)

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door―an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter.

Thanks to his thriving local business, Brad Whitman is something of a celebrity around town, and he’s made a small fortune on his customer service and charm, while his wife, Julia, escaped her trailer park upbringing for the security of marriage and homemaking. Their new house is more than she ever imagined for herself, and who wouldn’t want to live in Oak Knoll? With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie’s yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

Told from multiple points of view, A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―What does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending star-crossed love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

This book will be out on Feb. 4, 2020. Pre-order here.

 

 

I haven’t read You Are Not Alone by Greer Henricks and Sarah Pekkanen– YET. I hope I get a sneak peek so I can read it and let you know how it is. I do have high expectations because I’ve enjoyed other books by these authors.

Here’s what you need to know:

Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she could end up in the same spiral. She is intrigued by a group of women who seem to have it all together, and they invite her with the promise: “You are not alone.” Why not align herself with the glamorous and seductive Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane? They seem to have beaten back their demons, and made a life on their own terms—a life most people can only ever envy. They are everything Shay aspires to be, and they seem to have the keys to getting exactly what they want.

As Shay is pulled deeper and deeper under the spell of the Moore sisters, she finds her life getting better and better. But what price does she have to pay? What do Cassandra and Jane want from her? And what secrets do they, and Shay, have that will come to a deadly confrontation? You are not alone: Is it a promise? Or a threat?

YES. This sounds creepy and mysterious and I’m totally into it!

Due out on March 3, 2020- you can pre-order here and also add to your Goodreads list. If you are not using Goodreads, I highly encourage you to do so. It makes keeping track of the books you have read and want to read so easy!

 

 

I knew I had to get my hands on Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel as soon as I read the synopsis. The story reminds me of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother, a true story that is worth your time to read about.

I read another book which was inspired by Gypsy’s life and I’m curious how the author will create another intriguing plot around this idea. I am looking forward to reading this one, the early reviews are glowing and I have a feeling I’m going to love it.

Here’s the synopsis: 

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling…And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

I’m all for writers being inspired by a true crime event and using that as a launching point for a novel. What do you think?

The book comes out on March 17, 2020 so you can celebrate St. Patricks Day by reading a book! It’s really how I celebrate every holiday- with a book in my hands!

 

I probably won’t read this book because I’m not into the dystopian genre but fans of Suzanne Collins will surely want to know this is coming out! It’s not yet titled, but mark your calendar for May 19, 2020 because this new Hunger Games novel will be available.

The details are kept under wraps for now, this is all I could find:

Untitled Panem Novel will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

You can pre-order it here and the first thing on May 19, have it delivered to your Kindle. I have pre-ordered books then forgot about them, what a nice surprise to find a new book waiting for me!

 

GET EXCITED for this Young Adult novel, One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus! I don’t often read YA books but I will occasionally pick it up if its a suspense and I loved One Of Us Is Lying so I will for sure read this!

Here’s what you can expect: 

Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.  A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now.  This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game. Truth or Dare.  Phoebe‘s the first target. If you choose not to play, it’s a truth. And hers is dark.
Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare.

But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it’s that they can’t count on the police for help. Or protection. Simon’s gone, but someone’s determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

I will not plan anything all day when this book comes out, I want to sit and read it in one afternoon as I did with One of Us Is Lying!

Due out on January 7,2020. Pre-order here!

 

I got a sneak peek of The Better Liar by Tanen Jones and loved the plot, I thought it was such a great idea and executed in a way that you want to keep reading!

Robin Voigt is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister’s cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: She and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together—or not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

When she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin—and has every reason to leave her past behind—the two make a reckless bargain: Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s half of the cash. But neither realizes how high the stakes will become when Mary takes a dead woman’s name. Even as Mary begins to suspect Leslie is hiding something, and Leslie realizes the stranger living in her house, babysitting her newborn son, and charming her husband has secrets of her own, Robin’s wild, troubled legacy threatens to eclipse them both.

An electric, twisted portrait of sisterhood and the ties that bind, The Better Liar is a stunning debut with a heart-stopping, twist-after-twist finale that will beg the question: How far would you go to get what’s yours?

I was completely sucked into this story and kept reading and reading to see how everything was going to play out.  Keep in mind there’s a real sister, a fake sister, and a dead sister! Pure craziness!

Read this when it’s published on January 14, 2020, pre-order here!

 

 

I loved this excellent suspense/thriller by Kathleen Barber! Follow Me will have you in its clutches from the first page. It’s one of those books that you start reading and don’t want to move until the end. I would put this in my Best of 2019 book list but it’s not coming out until 2020!

Here’s what you need to know:

Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. Having just moved to Washington, DC, Audrey busies herself impressing her new boss, interacting with her online fan base, and staving off a creepy upstairs neighbor with the help of the only two people she knows in town: an ex-boyfriend she can’t stay away from and a sorority sister with a high-powered job and a mysterious past.

But Audrey’s faulty door may be the least of her security concerns. Unbeknownst to her, her move has brought her within striking distance of someone who’s obsessively followed her social media presence for years—from her first WordPress blog to her most recent Instagram Story. No longer content to simply follow her carefully curated life from a distance, he consults the dark web for advice on how to make Audrey his and his alone. In his quest to win her heart, nothing is off-limits—and nothing is private.

I love how the author keeps turning up the suspense, the reader really questions everyone and everything, its done in a masterful way and Follow Me has definitely made me a fan of the author. I am eagerly awaiting her next book now.

February 25, 2020, pre-order here!

 

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