Top Ten Tuesday | 7th January 2020

Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:

Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

This is a hard topic for me because I don’t really pay much attention to new releases, however I can think of a few authors who I really hope will be releasing new books in 2020.


1. ??? by Snorri Kristjansson – I have loved both Viking, murder-mysteries, Kin and Council, and I really hope that Kristjansson will release another Helga Finnsdottir mystery sometime this year.

2. Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir – Having also enjoyed the first two books from Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series, and having two more lined up on my Kindle, I hope it won’t be too long till she releases the 5th book about Katheryn Howard; as I like to have a series stacked up waiting for me.

3. ??? by Anne O’Brien – It can generally be relied upon for O’Brien, my go-to author for my historical fix, to regularly release new books, so here’s hoping there will another one this year. In the meantime I have her latest novel, Tapestry of Treason to read.

4. Weapon of Choice by Susanna Kearsley – As one of my favourite authors, I am always hoping for new books from Kearsley. Having only released Bellewether last year, it looks like she might not have another novel for a while. But it looks like a novella of hers will be in the soon-to-be-released, The Deadly Hours anthology.

5. Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King – The internet tells me the whopping 18th Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery is to be released later this year. I am only four books into the series, but as I said above I do like to have a series stacked up waiting for me. No chance of running-out anytime soon with this series!

6. Hidden by Linda Gillard – And finally, I was thrilled to learn another favourite of mine is working on a new, dual-narrative novel, and I hope we won’t have to wait long for its release.


I’m afraid I could only think of six for this week’s topic so that’s all folks!

Now over to you: What 2020 new releases are you most anticipating? Are you exciting about any of my choices? Also if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic, please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 7th January 2020

  1. This one can be tough, even because sometimes books aren’t announced until later in the year, but I did figure out some for this topic, and found it fun. Hope you enjoy ALL of these, Jessica; thanks so much for your visit to Finding Wonderland on this week, and my apologies for the late visit to your blog. 🙂

  2. I love your inclusion of another Snorri book – that would be awesome and given the way No.2 concluded I would like it sooner rather than later.
    Lynn 😀

  3. I finished reading the fourth book in Alison Weir’s Tudor Queens series over Christmas, so I’m looking forward to the Katheryn Howard one too. I’m also hoping there will be a new Anne O’Brien book soon!

    1. Helen, I really hope you enjoyed the fourth of Weir’s Tudor Queens books – I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. And yes, here’s hoping both Weir and O’Brien release new books! 😀

  4. I hope your favorite authors pull through and release some new ones for you to pick up!

    Happy Reading!

  5. I hope you love all of these books! It’s cool that you have some authors who can be counted on to release new books that you know you’ll like so regularly. 🙂

    My TTT . Thanks for saying hello earlier.

  6. I also enjoyed Cauldstane (thanks to you!), so I’ll be interested to know more about her new book when it comes out.

    1. Kelly, I am so pleased you enjoyed Cauldstane from my recommendation. If you want to read more by this author, I also highly recommend her books: Emotional Geology, House of Silence and Untying the Knot. 🙂

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