Top Ten Tuesday

This is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Girl Reader.  This week’s theme is Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020. I’ve had a really busy day with online teaching work, planning next week’s English and a project for a child in my class, so this is being posted late – but I really wanted to do this one! I’ve been lucky enough to have early access to some amazing books coming out later this year, so I have only included those which I’m unlikely to get to read before publication – it was so hard to choose as there are SO MANY amazing books being published later this year.

These are my Most anticipated middle-grade books coming out in the second half of the year.

I adored Nevermoor and this might just be the kick I need to read Wundersmith.

The Land of Roar was the first book I read to my class this year, and they and I loved it, although my Crowky voice was very strange!

I absolutely adored I, Cosmo last year which was told from an elderly golden retriever’s viewpoint. I hoped the author would write a story from a cat’s viewpoint and she has – kind of!

I loved the world of The Midnight Hour which was recommended by a boy in my class last year.

This is set in Singapore, and might have a ghost! It sounds wonderful.

I adored I Girl Called Owl which I read as part of my 20 Books of Summer Challenge last year, so was really excited to see that the author is releasing another book in this world. Her writing is just gorgeous.

I loved Pog and have Tin on my TBR. This one sounds incredible – dark, creepy and monsters.

The first book in this series, The Ghosts of Howlfair was one of my favourite reads last year – brilliantly written and laugh-out-loud funny. I was very excited to see that there will be more adventures with Molly Thompson.

OMG, I was ridiculously excited to see that Sophie has written another story. She is an absolute must-buy author. This one has portal magic and I can’t wait …

Kiran is another must-buy author for me. I’ve read her middle-grade, young-adult and adult books. This one is a return to middle-grade, and sounds incredible – set in an Italy ravaged by plague, a mother goes missing and her children escape from an orphanage, in search of the truth. This is going to be SO good.

What books are you looking forward to?

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Mary, you are simply too excellent for words. Thanks so much for including MOLLY (I finally managed to persuade the publisher to put her name in the title!). And what a cracking list you have there. Hope you’re enjoying Louisiana’s Way Home BTW. The three Rancheros books are possibly my favourite MG books EVER x

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