Top Five Tuesday – Most Anticipated Books For 2020

A new Top Five Tuesday, the prompts are created by Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is the books published this year that I’m most looking forward to reading. There are lots to choose from but here are my favourites:

46346381. sy475 1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Publication date: May 2020

This is another book set in Panem but this story starts with the tenth Hunger Games. I had no idea this was happening and I’m so excited!



34020933. sy475 2. Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir

Publication date: May 2020

This will be the fifth book in Weir’s Tudor Queen series. The other books in the series are so detailed, I felt like I knew the queens so much better than before so I’m really looking forward to reading Kitty’s story.



44218347. sy475 3. Dark and Deepest Red by Anne-Marie McLemore

Publication date: January 2020

The book is set in the 1500s and surrounds the dancing fever that spread through Strasbourg. This phenomenon has fascinated me for ages ever since I listened to the Hysteria podcast and they did an episode on it. People literally danced until they collapsed or died, there was no music and the ‘fever’ spread rapidly. The book is fictional but I love historical fiction!

43557477. sy475 4. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Publication date: May 2020

This is based on a true story and set just after WWII, Jane Austen’s house is still owned by her remaining relatives but they are struggling to keep the estate going. A group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen’s home and her legacy. These people; a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others, could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. It sounds like such a wholesome book and Jane Austen’s house isn’t that far from where I live, it’s lovely there.

421215255. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Publication date: August 2020

Set in the future, this book follows the journey of some of the world’s last birds and the woman who is chasing them. Franny arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world’s last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. This sounds so beautiful and sad and the premise reminds me of one of my favourite childhood films Fly Away Home.

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