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message 1: by Rox (new)

Rox Would it be possible to have a separate list for YA titles (starting with this 2020 list and going forward)? I've just gone through the 2019 list, and at nearly 600 titles it got a little cumbersome to navigate, and as far as I gathered, at least half were YA titles. (My apologies if this has been brought up before.)


message 2: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Wow, someone added a bunch of books that don't belong here.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (#66) was released in 2008.

Where the Crawdads Sing (#64) isn't sci fi or fantasy and was released in 2018

Nevernight (#63) was released in 2016

Wonder Woman (#61) was released in 2017

Scythe (#60) was released in 2016

Verity (#58) was released in 2018 and isn't sci fi or fantasy

Of Ice and Shadows (#55) was released in 2019


message 3: by Betsy (new)

Betsy OK, I just went through and deleted all the ones from my previous comment.


message 4: by Liz H (new)

Liz H {Redd's Reads} Deleted Queen of Nothing as it was bumped up to a 2019 release!


message 5: by Brian (new)

Brian Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer and Burning White by Brent Weeks are 2019 releases


message 6: by Rachel Adiyah (new)

Rachel Adiyah The Never Tilting World has already been published in 2019.


message 7: by Abendstern (new)

Abendstern why even bother to list the next GOT books, or the gentleman bastards next book, for that matter.


message 8: by Nicki (last edited Dec 27, 2019 03:51AM) (new)

Nicki Please, please take Doors of stone off the list, why do people do this to themselves when there's so many great books coming out and i can't find anything to suggest it's out in 2020?
I haven't added as they are cross genre but shouldn't A Longer Fall and Alpha Night and maybe even Wicked Bite be in here too, they all have release dates


myfortressofbooks Please take off The Never Tilting World as it has already been released in October of 2019


message 10: by Taiwo (new)

Taiwo Madison The Burning White came out in 2019


message 11: by WillowRaven (new)

WillowRaven "To Sleep in a Sea of Stars" by Christopher Paolini is listed twice ( #105 and #281 ).


message 12: by Kistopher (new)

Kistopher Langdon Missing out on The Black Shade of White - Justice by the polish author Renata Cattleya Levy


message 13: by Janet (new)

Janet Martin While you're removing things, Fire & Blood II, #49, isn't even scheduled yet. Since Martin has at least 6 other things coming out in some edition or another in 2020, I think it's a way off. And most of the "untitled" entries don't belong here either--nearly always these end up with duplicate entries when someone else enters them when a title is announced.


message 14: by Janet (new)

Janet Martin I wonder why #112, "A Murderous Relation," is on this list. None of the previous books in this series of "historical" mysteries had any supernatural or scifi elements. I like this series a lot, but it's not fantasy other than in the sense that all fiction is.


message 15: by Janet (last edited May 16, 2020 08:39AM) (new)

Janet Martin #382, The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks, isn't fantasy, nor is#231, Carrie Vaughn's The Ghosts of Sherwood--no ghosts at all in that one, just a lurking outlaw. #31, A Desolation Called Peace has a scheduled date of March 2, 2021


message 16: by Mari (last edited Jun 20, 2020 07:52AM) (new)

Mari There are literally NO good fantasy/sci fi books being written today. The writing quality is on a par with Wattpad. The storytelling is just gone. No, I don't care about some modern thinking chick in a Medieval/Renaissance or something world which has magic tarot cards, and can sword fight, and because of the recent news, the must have physical description so we know she isn't fair skinned. Just NO. Oh, yeah. Forgot the evil father in my description.


message 17: by Janet (last edited Jun 22, 2020 07:26AM) (new)

Janet Martin Mari wrote: "There are literally NO good fantasy/sci fi books being written today. The writing quality is on a par with Wattpad. The storytelling is just gone. No, I don't care about some modern thinking chick ..."

I very much disagree--there actually are writers producing genre novels that are all about terrific characters and strong stories. I will agree that most of the stuff that publishers are pushing are exactly as you describe, and I find myself slogging through all too many of them, particularly in "epic" fantasy. Some of the very bestnew stuff is published as "horror," although I would have to say horror light--there're dark elements in Lord of the Rings, etc, and these books aren't any more horror than those. Try Christine Henry, T Kingfisher, Stephen Hopstaken. In scifi, Lois McMasters Bujold (also fantasy) keeps on producing great stories as do Martha Wells, Peter Clines, Jack Campbell, and Elizabeth Moon. These are just a few of the many examples of both new and older writers who continue to put out great stories year after year.


message 18: by Janet (last edited Jun 23, 2020 01:57PM) (new)

Janet Martin The Witness for the Dead, #48 on this list, by Katherine Addison, is probably not a real book. There is no sequel to The Goblin Empire that anyone knows about, but Addison does have a book scheduled this year titled "The Angel of the Crows." I am very excited to read it!


message 19: by Ezgi (new)

Ezgi Tülü Empire of the Vampire says Fall 2021 on its cover.


message 20: by Lukas K (last edited Jul 08, 2020 11:51PM) (new)

Lukas K Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
Expected publication: November 24th 2020

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 21: by Janet (new)

Janet Martin Someone is doing it again--The Unkindness of Ghosts, #398, was published in 2017! Please delete.


message 22: by Janet (last edited Aug 26, 2020 06:36AM) (new)

Janet Martin #88, A History of What Comes Next, won't be out until Feb 2021


message 23: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ I accidentally added An Illusion of Thieves to this list instead of the 2019 list. Can you remove it?


message 24: by Elaine (new)

Elaine I feel like it would be helpful if the list description clarified that "can't wait 2020" means can't-wait-for-these-books-to-be-published in 2020. You can be in a state of anticipation for 2020 for books coming out at much later dates (if ever), which would mean the ASOIaF or KC titles or anything 2021+ would suit. So, which is it intended to be? "Published 2020" or "still excited in 2020"?


message 25: by A.M. (new)

A.M. Hi, could someone move these 5 books since they are not 2020 releases? Thanks!
Doing Time (The Time Police #1) - 2019
The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry - 2021
A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan, #2) - 2021
The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Montague Siblings, #3) - 2021
The Seven Sisters (London Below, #2) - no publication date yet


message 26: by Viscious (new)

Viscious Shouldn't "The Thorn of Emberlain" be removed from the list too? Now that it is moved to 2021)


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