Grey’s Shelves // 18 Books on My Radar! – 2020 Releases

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I have never been someone that’s good at keeping up with new releases.

Sure sometimes I’ll give in to the hype and go out and buy them as soon as they’re released but do I read them immediately??? No. Absolutely not.

I am a human reader with many many flaws. But also I’m just not very good at keeping up with what’s coming out either.

I usually like to wait things out, watch for reviews to come in and then make a decision because I hate being disappointed.

I’m probably still going to wait for reviews on these books to come out before I pick them up but I wanted to make a list of ones I might be interested so I can at least put them on my unreleased shelf so they can stay on my radar and not be lost forever.

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Grey’s Shelves

๐Ÿƒ Bookish Bits // Iโ€™m Finally Participating in A Readathon and Challenge! โ€“ Late-A-Thon + January Jam Jar

๐Ÿƒ Greyโ€™s Shelves // Iโ€™m Joining Pondathon! โ€“ Readathon Sign Up

๐Ÿƒ Grey Shelves // Iโ€™m Joining StartOnYourShelfathon โ€“ Readathon Sign Up

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we used to be friends scavenge the stars you too

โ”‚We Used to be Friendsโ”‚Amy Spaldingโ”‚7/1/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

There are breakup tunes and lovesick ballads and celebrating-that-he-was-gone anthems. It was easy to believe that romance was the only heartache out there.

I have had my fair share of bad friend breakups and they are one of the most heartbreaking things.

And narratives about complex female friendships are some of my favourites when they are done right.

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โ”‚Scavenge the Starsโ”‚Scavenge the Stars #1โ”‚Tara Simโ”‚7/1/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒนโ”‚

This book was a total cover add, but also Melanie @ Meltotheany shared the aesthetic boards Sim posted on twitter and I AM INTO IT!

Also, I’m a sucker for gender-swapped anything.

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โ”‚You Too?โ”‚Janet Gurtlerโ”‚7/1/20โ”‚๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ”ฅโ”‚

I will always support and listen to women telling their #MeToo experiences.

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dark and deepest red foul is fair when we were magic

โ”‚Dark and Deepest Redโ”‚Anna-Marie McLemoreโ”‚14/1/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธโ”‚

I am still yet to read a single book my McLemore and yet I still add almost every single one of their books to my TBR as soon as I hear about it.

I know I’ll love their books so why the fuck haven’t I read one yet??? Nobody knows, least of all me but god this cover is gorgeous so maybe this will be the one.

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โ”‚Foul is Fairโ”‚Foul is Fair #1โ”‚Hannah Capinโ”‚18/2/20โ”‚๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ”ฅโ”‚

Sweet sixteen is when the claws come out.

I am here for the revenge fantasies of girls getting vengeance on the boys who’ve hurt them.

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โ”‚When We Were Magicโ”‚Sarah Gaileyโ”‚3/3/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

Queer witches, strong female friendships, murder.

What’s not to love????

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when you were everything queen of coin and whispers little universes

โ”‚When You Were Everythingโ”‚Ashley Woodfolkโ”‚10/3/20โ”‚โ˜€๏ธโ”‚

Another book about friendship breakups?


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โ”‚Queen of Coin and Whispersโ”‚Helen Corcoranโ”‚6/4/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

She loved me as I loved her, fierce as a bloodied blade.

Honestly, it was that quote that got me for this book.


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โ”‚Little Universesโ”‚Heather Demetriosโ”‚7/4/20โ”‚๐ŸŒนโ”‚

Demetrios’s Bad Romance just about killed me so I’m so excited for her to murder me with Little Universes.

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girl, serpent, thorn the scapegracers cemetery boys

โ”‚Girl, Serpent, Thornโ”‚Melissa Bashardoustโ”‚12/5/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

Girls Made of Snow and Glass was such an amazing retelling and I’m incredibly excited to read another one from Bashardoust!

And the cover is so pretty!

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โ”‚The Scapegracersโ”‚The Scapegracers #1โ”‚Hannah Abigail Clarkeโ”‚12/5/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

Rich with the urgency of feral youth,ย The Scapegracersย explores growing up and complex female friendship with all the rage of a teenage girl. It subverts the trope of competitive mean girls and instead portrays a mercilessly supportive clique of diverse and vivid characters.

I was already on board for a book about a lesbian witch but this quote from the synopsis on Goodreads is really what has made me excited about this one!

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โ”‚Cemetery Boysโ”‚Aiden Thomasโ”‚9/6/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธโ”‚

I saw the cover for this book on twitter and fell in love!

But also a trans bruja fucking around with ghosts sounds amazing!

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we are not free the falling in love montage loveless

โ”‚We Are Not Freeโ”‚Traci Cheeโ”‚9/6/20โ”‚โ˜€๏ธโ”‚

All around me, my friends are talking, joking, laughing. Outside is the camp, the barbed wire, the guard towers, the city, the country that hates us.
We are not free.
But we are not alone.

Up until a couple of years ago, I had no knowledge about the concentration camps filled with Japanese Americans during World War II.

I’m really looking forward to reading a book about it and learning more but I’m fully ready to get emotional af.

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โ”‚The Falling in Love Montageโ”‚Ciara Smythโ”‚9/6/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

My gay heart is not ready for this cute shit.

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โ”‚Lovelessโ”‚Alice Osemanโ”‚9/7/20โ”‚๐ŸŒˆโ”‚

#OwnVoices Ace/Aro book by the author that gave us the Heartsopper graphic novels which make me so warm and fuzzy so I’m super excited!

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bridge of souls cassidy blake CB horrid

โ”‚Bridge of Soulsโ”‚Cassidy Blake #3โ”‚Victoria Schwabโ”‚1/9/20โ”‚

I can’t make a list of anticipated releases without including my Queen Schwab. Plus that woman is pumping out books at an alarming rate.

I haven’t read the second book in the series but I really enjoyed reading the first book last year and this one is set in New Orleans which is a place I have always wanted to visit!

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โ”‚Horridโ”‚Katrina Lenoโ”‚15/9/20โ”‚

I love a good YA horror. I want creepy and unnerving. I want to be kept awake at night I’m so scared and this book sounds like it’ll deliver.

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โ”‚The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueโ”‚V.E. Schwabโ”‚6/10/20โ”‚

Like I said, Schwab is pumping out books at an alarming rate and oh look, here’s another one!

And this one is probably the book I am most excited for because it’s about a French girl and the devil falling in love and HELLO!!!!!!! That’s sounds brilliant!!!!

Grey Reads

๐Ÿƒ Grey Reads // Itโ€™s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas โ€“ My True Love Gave To Me

๐Ÿƒ Grey Reads // I Paid $12 for Disappointment โ€“ Let It Snow

๐Ÿƒ Grey Reads // Showing the Cyclical Nightmare of Abuse โ€“ Bad Romance

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2020 is really bringing it with the cover art!

What new releases are you looking forward to?
Are there any sequels you’re excited for?
What’s your book mood for 2020?


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