• Natasha Hart

Five Most Anticipated Releases of 2020

And it's finally here! It's the year 2020, and it's January. Christmas is over, and it's time to get cracking with this brand New Year. All your friends and family are talking about what New Years' Resolutions they're setting themselves, and all you know is that you want to read more this year, but how? You're sitting there, listening, with great intentions, but feeling overwhelmed. There are just so many books out there, where do you begin? Well, never fear, for The Book Nook is here to help you with all your bookish needs.

2020 already seems to be a great year of new releases. With new books coming out in all genres, this list would be pages and pages long if we included all of them. Therefore, we've compiled a list of our top five favourite new releases of 2020 that are coming out in the first three months, so as to make it easier for you to start your reading now, and to get a head-start on your New Years' Resolution to read more.

We're hoping this list gets you in the New Years' reading mood. Pop into The Book Nook for more titles, and of course, a slice of cake! Let us know if there's any new releases in 2020 that you're excited about, we'd love to hear from you!

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Never before has the terrifying, illegal journey from Mexico to the US been documented in fiction in such a vivid, emotionally-gripping way. Lydia's life is perfect. She has her huband, her son, and she runs her own, small, independent business. But that's all in the past, now. Now, she has to run. She has to run to save her son. To save herself. Not many books are described as life-changing, but this is one of them.

Release date: 21st January 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Earlier this year, Lucy Foley's The Hunting Party took the literary world by storm. A best-seller and universally-loved by thriller enthusiasts and others alike, it's no wonder there's such a buzz around Foley's next release: The Guest List. A wedding gone wrong. Close friend's entwined in a murder-mystery plot. All on an isolated island. It's like The Hunting Party, but with more cake. There's always a murder, and there's always a secret. We can't wait for this to be released.

Release date: 20th February 2020

A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry

A piece of beautiful lyrical fiction, Sebastian Barry's A Thousand Moons builds upon his previous work Days Without End. It's the tale of one woman's life, the love and danger inflicted on it, and her attempts to write it all down. Set against the back-drop of 1870s Tennessee, Barry transports you back to the past, when the world was, quite frankly, a different place. Read for the history, stay for the characters.

Release date: 17th March 2020

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Rich men, glass walls. Wild British Columbia, the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Emily St. John Mandel crafts relationships between her character's on thin ice. The Glass Hotel is like walking into a 1920s mystery novel, with greed, fantasy and delusion hiding behind every corner. Read if you like delving into the unhealthy secrets of others.

Release date: 24th March 2020

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Since reading Maggie O'Farrell's memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, I have been enthralled by her writing. Her newest release, Hamnet, is the fictional story behind Shakespear's play. Set in 1596, it's the story of one boy's life history forgot. It's the story of twins, of marriage, of a flea on a boat. A book that will keep you gripped, Hamnet is sure not to disappoint.

Release date: 31st March 2020

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