Upcoming Book Releases
Am I the only one who gets excited about upcoming book releases?
My to be read list is super long, it’s almost a mountain. My poor bookshelf is overflowing with books to read. I still can’t resist the urge to shop around for more upcoming book releases.
I’m no longer trying to fight my urge to read all the new books. Instead, I’m giving in.
If you’re like me and love upcoming book releases, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this list of all the most anticipated new book releases. I am constantly updating it to keep you as informed as possible. Make sure you come back every now and then to keep up to date.
Just to make things more interesting, I’ll leave up the lists for the previous months in the year. I’ll keep you informed on the latest book releases in 2020 and 2021 plus the ones you may have missed from earlier in 2020.
My goal is to keep up to date with the latest upcoming books of 2020 and into 2021. I’ll share with you books from across all genres. Pretty Mess Reading will be your one-stop shop for all things books. Take a look ahead at all the upcoming book releases this year. Find out what the most-anticipated upcoming book releases are in the coming months.
Release dates are subject to change. If you are an author and have an upcoming release, please send me an email here and I will add it to the list.
Upcoming Book Releases
Emmanuel Acho, the former NFL player, has opened up his heart to share his experiences in American as a black man. He is answering questions that many white Americans are afraid to ask – even the difficult ones. He takes his time and breaks down concepts such as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” This book is for any white person who has ever had questions for black Americans that may have been considered taboo or insensitive. Release date: November 10, 2020
Our beloved forever President Barack Obama shares his political journey with the world. Highlighting the grassroots movements that helped him when the presidency and fighting for equality for minorities. He details the pushback he received from his colleagues who were sent to Washington D.C. to help fight for those they represented. He thoughtful ponder the reach and most importantly, the limits of a president’s power while in office. Release date: November 17, 2020
This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.
New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black dives deep into the breathtaking life of Elfhame’s narcissistic king, Cardan. The new installment in the Folk of the Air series will take the reader on a dramatic journey filled with romance, danger, laughter, and drama. Release date: November 24, 2020
This coming-of-age romance is just the book you didn’t know you needed. Josie Saint-Martin has only known life on the road, moving from city to city with her single mother. After her mother decides to move back to their hometown, she runs into her form best friend, Lucky Karras. Too bad Lucky doesn’t want anything to do with her. That is until that find themselves in connected after a disastrous pool party where their old friendship becomes something they both need to survive. Release date: November 10, 2020
Prudence Daniels has never had much patience in life, especially with those she deems as rude, lazy, and arrogant. According to Prudence, her entire hometown is filled with people like that. To her surprise, she gains the powers to punish those around her with the karma she feels they deserve. Things are going well until she’s paired with Quint Erickson, her new lab partner. That’s with the power she loves becomes a huge problem. Even more so because she finds Quint absolutely adorable. Release date: November 3, 2020
Nora Robes is giving us life with a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magic. In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword―representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own. Release date: November 24, 2020
Everyone has been waiting for the sequel to the worldwide phenomenon, Ready Player One. Well, folks, it’s almost here. This time there are two worlds at stake. We’re given a front seat, all-access seat into an imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through this beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future one again. Release date: November 24, 2020
With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride & Prejudice, this debut is a delightful #ownvoices queer rom-com about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve—with results, not even the stars could predict! Release date: November 10, 2020
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow is a mix between Love & Gelato and Don’t Date Rosa Santos. This book follows a beautiful Cuban girl who lives in Miami but finds herself in a little town in England. There she is surprised by finding unexpected love and all the drama that comes with it. Release date: November 10, 2020
David Sedaris uses humor to share his most beloved stories in a collection of essays showcasing his unbelievable funny nature. He address his difficulty to finding in love and when he does, how hard it is to keep it. You will be grabbing the nearest box of tissue reading about him losing a parent and trying to cope with life without a parent. Release date: November 3, 2020
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December 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
How To Catch A Queen by Alyssa Cole
An arranged marriage leads to unexpected desires. When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction. December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each other, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley
Having been raised in isolation at Heavenly Shepherd, her family’s trailer-dealership-turned-survival compound, Ami Miles knows that she was lucky to be born into a place of safety after the old world ended and the chaos began. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley
Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley has something for everyone: backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love. Release date December 1, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
Layla by Colleen Hoover
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. Release date December 8, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano
A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who–after getting grounded for the whole summer–joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing, perfect for fans of Dumplin’, Fangirl, and Harry Potter. Release date December 15, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Release date December 29, 2020 Amazon | Goodreads
October 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
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Eve Prince is done with college, with her mom, with guys, and with her dream of fashion design. But when her best friend goes MIA, Eve must gather the broken threads of her life to search for her. Amazon | Goodreads | Read More
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Upcoming Book Releases
September 2020 – Upcoming Book Releases
The Last Story of Ming Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
After her mother’s suspicious death, Margot Lee begins learning more about her mother’s life a Korean War orphan and undocumented immigrant.
Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan 9/1
I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.
Anxious People by Fredrick Backman 9/8
Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson 9/15
Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era.
Flirting With 40 by K. Bromberg 9/15
When Blakely meets Slade Henderson, she’s left wondering why an early-thirties, hotter than hell, cardiothoracic surgeon would take an interest in her.
Watch Me by Stacey Kennedy 9/15
When Rhys discovers Zoey’s secret, he shocks her by offering his protection… and a no-strings-attached relationship. But Zoey knows there will be more on the line than just her pleasure. Because Rhys’ sizzling touch doesn’t only capture her body, it also commands her heart.
The Fallen Saint by J. Kenner 9/15
Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer
Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely 9/16
We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a “friendsdate.”
Stories of September by Fiona Cole 9/22
Stories of September is a collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love. All new. All standalones. Guaranteed to make you swoon.
Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey 9/22
Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It’s a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 9/22
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind.
Well Played by Jen DeLuca 9/22
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
Not Just Friends by T. Gephart 9/25
A little harmless flirting never hurt anyone. Unless you cross the line and have a one-night stand with your best friend’s sister. And if that didn’t complicate things enough her crazy ex-boyfriend is stalking her as well.
Last Beautiful Girl by Samantha Chase 9/28
When Kyle Jones let Sydney Albright walk out of his life, he gave up on the idea of settling down. How could he when he broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved?
Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo 9/29
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone 9/29
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.
Just Like You by Nick Hornby 9/29
Just Like You is a brilliantly observed, tender, but also brutally funny new novel that gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person–someone you didn’t see coming.
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