Most Anticipated Releases | September 2020

There are so many amazing books coming out next month! The one I’m the most excited about is «To Sleep in a Sea of Stars» by Christopher Paolini. I was lucky to receive an excerpt from NetGalley (and when I say excerpt, it’s probably almost 200 pages long, because this book is a BEAST!). 

I read it in July and loved it! The excerpt ended quite well, actually. It felt more like the first book in a series rather than a part of a bigger novel, so I’m feeling satisfied but very curious to find out what happens next. I’m actually going to break my “no pre-order” rule and purchase this book right now so I can receive it as soon as it is released!

Now that we got that out of the way, these are the September releases I’m the most excited about:



During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human… more

the bone shard daughter by andrea stewart

The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands. Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic… more

piranesi by susanna clarke

Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house… more

anxious people by fredrik backman

This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths… more

one by one by ruth ware

Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers…and you can’t trust any of them? When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits… more

the unraveling of cassidy holmes by elissa r. sloan

Cassidy Holmes isn’t just a celebrity. She is “Sassy Gloss,” the fourth member of the hottest pop group America has ever seen. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, hotter than Christina getting dirrty, Gloss was the pop act that everyone idolized. Fans couldn’t get enough of them, their music, and the drama that followed them like moths to a flame—until the group’s sudden implosion in 2002. And at the center of it all was Sassy Cassy, the Texan with a signature smirk that had everyone falling for her… more

just like you by nick hornby

The person you are with is just like you: same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is a disaster. Then, when and where you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right. Nick Hornby’s brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person – someone who is not just like you at all… more


a deadly education by naomi novik

Lesson One of the Scholomance. Learning has never been this deadly. A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! more

blood and honey (#2 serpent & dove) by shelby mahurin

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony… more

the silvered serpents (#2 the gilded wolves) by roshani chokshi

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance… more

majesty by katharine mcgee

Is America ready for its first queen? Power is intoxicating. Like first love, it can leave you breathless. Princess Beatrice was born with it. Princess Samantha was born with less. Some, like Nina Gonzalez, are pulled into it. And a few will claw their way in. Ahem, we’re looking at you Daphne Deighton… more


escaping ordinary (#2 Talespinners) by scott reintgen

Side characters can be heroes too! Indira has been a character-in-waiting her entire life. So she can’t believe her luck when she’s finally chosen to travel to Fable and study at the renowned Protagonist Preparatory, a school known for producing the best heroes. But Indira’s dreams of achieving hero status don’t exactly go as planned. A failed audition lands her in the school’s side… more

What ARE your most anticipated bookS of SEPTEMBER 2020?

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26 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Releases | September 2020

  1. I’m excited to read One by One by Ruth Ware. So far I’ve only read The Turn of the Key by her. How about you? Also, that Fredrik Backman books sounds like quite a ride! Might have to check that one out. I’ve heard amazing things about his other books.

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    1. I haven’t read any Ruth Ware yet. The Turn of the Key is on my TBR though. I thought I’d had time to read it by now, but nope… still on my shelves 😀 One by One is actually going to be either October or November pick for the Literally Dead Book Club. I’m currently reading their August pick – Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. Enjoying it so far 🙂

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      1. The Turn of the Key is such a weird book for me. I had a really hard time trying to figure out my rating. On one side I liked it, it had some really fun elements. But on the other side I had some mixed feelings and it felt kind of like a 3 star book. But it’s been a year since I read it and it’s still quite vivid in my mind, so maybe I liked it more than I thought. 😂

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  2. My reaction to this is one big fat YAAAAAAAAS because honestly, So. Many. Great. Titles! I’m SO EXCITED, Alex!!! 😍 I can’t wait for A Deadly Education and ever since I saw that cover for To Sleep In A Sea of Stars, I have been itching to get my hands no it 😀 I hope we enjoy all these reads!

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  3. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars just sounds soooo good to me! I’ve never read anything by the author before but this I feel like I need in my life 😅

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  4. I have a digital ARC of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars but will probably wait until I can hold a physical copy – it’s a BIG book. The Bone Shard Daughter is definitely on my TBR and I didn’t realize Piranesi was coming out so soon – on the TBR it goes!

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  5. Okay but To Sleep in a Sea of Stars looks AMAZING! I’ve never read like a full adult fantasy space opera, but this one looks so intriguing and I think I might just have to do it. Also planning to read my first Fredrik Backman book next month – I have Beartown sitting on my shelves! I hope you love all of these releases! ♥

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  6. So many great books coming next month! I’m also excited for Anxious People, but I doubt I’ll get to it soon since I didn’t get an ARC. I have 7 ARCs for September so I’ll be busy. I think I might have overextended myself. 😉 Happy Reading!

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    1. Good luck! 🙂 I’m actually all set with my September arcs (feels good to be ahead for once! lol) I have a couple of October and November ones, but I also plan to read only one specific genre in September, so hopefully, I’ll be able to read some ARCs but also some of my physical TBR, which keeps growing and growing… 😀

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  7. I’ve been hearing a lot about The Bone Shard Daughter and it looks very interesting 👀 Also, Majesty!!! I got an arc from Netgalley and I can’t wait to read it!! ❤

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    1. The Bone Shard Daughter was VERY good! If you have a chance to pick it up, highly recommend it. And I’m very excited to read Majesty as well. American Royals was a lot of fun, I expect Majesty to be the same (maybe even better?) 😀

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