Can't Wait Books of 2020

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1,009 books · 2,749 voters · list created November 29th, 2018 by Leah (votes) .
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message 1: by Leah (new)

Leah Please remember this list is only for books with an original publication date in 2020.

If there is no set publication date yet, please do not add it to this list.

The following were removed:

To be published in 2019
The Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin
Instead, please add it to the 2019 list over here https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

No official publication date yet
Peace Talks (The Dresden Files #16) by Jim Butcher

Mirror, Mirror (The Dresden Files #17) by Jim Butcher

The Navigator's Children (The Last King of Osten Ard #3) by Tad Williams

Untitled (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray


message 2: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Suderman Queen of Nothing has just been moved up to November 2019


message 3: by Alba (new)

Alba 2019 releases:
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of Air #3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 4: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Alba wrote: "2019 releases:
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of Air #3)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2......"


These have been removed!
Thanks - Tracy


message 5: by Leah (new)

Leah Tracy wrote: "These have been removed!

Thank you for your help!


message 6: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Anytime I can help, just let me know!


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis 2 duplicates found and removed by the system.


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis 3 duplicates found and removed.


message 9: by Erica (new)

Erica page 5 # 340 Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine was published September 2019


message 10: by Elle (new)

Elle Already published this year (2019):
#53 - Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
#119 - The Institute by Stephen King

And FYI, these are still up, but with an updated ranking:
#129 - The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
#435 - Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine


message 11: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Elle wrote: "Already published this year (2019):
#53 - Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
#119 - The Institute by Stephen King

And FYI, these are still up, but with an updated ranking:
#129 - The..."


I see that they're all published in 2019, THANKS! I just removed them all from this list.


message 12: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Removed The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (pub 9/2019)


message 13: by Fiona (last edited Dec 17, 2019 02:56AM) (new)

Fiona Hurley The Iron Season by Helen Wecker now has an expected publication date of 2021.


message 14: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Fiona wrote: "The Iron Season by Helen Wecker now has an expected publication date of 2021."

Thanks for the update on this one. It's been removed from this list.


message 15: by Jenny Baker (last edited Jan 10, 2020 06:24AM) (new)

Jenny Baker These don't have a release date:


#3 - Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) - Sarah J. Maas
#6 - Untitled (Nikolai Duology, #2) - Leigh Bardugo

Publishing in 2021:

#9 - Untitled (An Ember in the Ashes, #4) - Sabaa Tahir
#36 - Untitled (Legacy of Orïsha, #3) - Tomi Adeyemi
#37 - Chain of Iron (The Last Hours #2) - Cassandra Clare


message 16: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Jenny Baker wrote: "These don't have a release date:


#3 - Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) - Sarah J. Maas
#6 - Untitled (Nikolai Duology, #2) - Leigh Bardugo

Publishing in 2021:

#9 - Untitled (An Ember i..."




I've removed these -- thank you for keeping the list clean!


message 17: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis 2 duplicates found and removed by the system.


message 18: by Leah (last edited Jan 17, 2020 10:23AM) (new)

Leah Currently at #83

Tales from the Hinterland (The Hazel Wood, #2.5)
by Melissa Albert has been pushed to January 2021

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 19: by Sammm (new)

Sammm I sincerely advise anyone and everyone to really pay attention to the actual first published date, which isn't necessarily the same date listed for the most shelved edition. Also suggest the 15 people (as I typed this) who voted for The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library #6) by Genevieve Cogman (#99; score: 1,316, and 15 people voted) to correctly relocate their votes to the 2019 list, for self-explanatory reasons. I mean, there's probably a lot more books like that, and I know the 2019 list have some weeding-out to do, but the sooner this is done, the sooner the book can accumulate votes on the list they actually belonged to. =D


message 20: by Summer (new)

Summer (speaking_bookish) Unfortunately, Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff won't be releasing until 2021. He released that info on his blog.. so sad! But I am so excited to read it... he said its the largest book he sever written.


message 21: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Summer wrote: "Unfortunately, Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff won't be releasing until 2021. He released that info on his blog.. so sad! But I am so excited to read it... he said its the largest book he sev..."

Thank you for your update. I removed the book from this list. Enjoy it when you finally can get your hands on it! =)


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Golden in Death by J D Robb is listed twice they could be combined to have a truer place on the list.Golden in Death


message 23: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Suderman Ember in the ashes #4 is now officially coming this December.


message 24: by Bożek (new)

Bożek The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk was originally published in 2014, so it's the translation that comes out shortly?


message 25: by Elle (last edited Apr 20, 2020 01:07PM) (new)

Elle #100 The Gilded Ones just had its pub date pushed back to 2021 due to the Coronavirus 💔


Bożek wrote: "The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk was originally published in 2014, so it's the translation that comes out shortly?"

I’m not sure the rules on translations, BUT the English translation won’t be out until March 2021, so it doesn’t belong on this list either way. (#294 for the librarians)


message 26: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Unfortunately The Bride Bet has been postponed till the end of February 2021... :-( It has therefore been removed.


message 27: by Laura (new)

Laura A warm heart in winter (The blackdagger brotherhood world) by J.R Ward Releasing on November 24, 2020


message 28: by Célia (new)

Célia Cross Witchshadow doesn't come out until 2021.


message 29: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Célia wrote: "Witchshadow doesn't come out until 2021."

Removed.


message 30: by ☽ Rhiannon ✭ (new)

☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ Please remove Highland Ever After (coming out in 2022, if at all), Munro (no publication date), and Shadow's Kiss (no publication date).


message 31: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 14, 2020 10:25PM) (new)

Booklovinglady ☽ Rhiannon ✭ wrote: "Please remove Highland Ever After (coming out in 2022, if at all), Munro (no publication date), and Shadow's Kiss (no publication date)."

Please, mention which numbers you found the books on... 11 pages is a bit too much to go searching 😊


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