Most Anticipated Releases of 2020: July to September

As June comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads I’m most excited about in the months of July to September. Not only do I enjoy making these lists, they also help me organize my reading by focusing my attention to the highly anticipated releases that I’d like to check out. This year, the pandemic has really done a number on book release dates, so hopefully most of these are accurate!

As always, I’m under no illusions that I’ll be able to read everything here all, but I will try – and hopefully I still got to put some new books on people’s radars.

So what are your most anticipated releases for the third quarter of 2020? Do you have any of these books on your list? What’s missing that I should be checking out?




July 7 – The Shadows by Alex North, The Damned by Renée Ahdieh, The Bright Lands by John Fram, Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay, Every Sky A Grave by Jay Posey, Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power, Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

July 14 – The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

July 21 – The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan, Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler, Malorie by Josh Malerman, The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson, He Started It by Samantha Downing, Savage Legion by Matt Wallace

July 28 – Afterland by Lauren Beukes, Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz, Deal With the Devil by Kit Rocha, The End of Her by Shari Lapena


August 4 – A Chorus of Fire by Brian D. Anderson, Harrow The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, The Night Swim by Megan Goldin, The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis, The Living Dead by George A. Romero & Daniel Kraus, Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May

August 11 – It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan, The Last Uncharted Sky by Curtis Craddock

August 14 – Driftwood by Marie Brennan

August 18 – Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

August 25 – Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare, Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne, The Woods by Vanessa Savage, Final Cut by S.J. Watson


September 1 – Fable by Adrienne Young, A Dance With Fate by Juliet Marillier, Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn, The Residence by Andrew Pyper, Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones

September 8 – The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry, The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

September 15 – The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie, They Threw Us Away by Daniel Kraus, To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini, The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

September 22 – The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

September 29 – Battle Ground by Jim Butcher, The Nesting by C.J. Cooke, The Cabin on Souder Hill by Lonnie Busch, A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

42 Comments on “Most Anticipated Releases of 2020: July to September”

  1. Wow! There are way too many here I’d love to try. So I’m looking forward to your reviews to help me narrow down the list. 🙂


  2. Ahhhh I forgot Fable! And I guess I was thinking that Doors of Eden already came out, but that was in the UK only (which we’ve been unable to get books out of and I just forgot about it). Sigh, I can’t be perfect, I suppose.

    Well, I’m looking forward to all your reviews of them! 😁 Especially the 19 in July and 16 in September! You certainly have your work cut out for you! Good luck!!


    • Yep, we here in the States have a few more months to wait for Doors of Eden to officially come out 😀 I could probably order from Book Depository, but it’s not like I have a shortage of books to keep me occupied in the meantime 😛


  3. Well, the most appealing title is Abercrombie’s The Trouble with Peace, but that’s just because I’m particularly invested with his world right now – there are a LOT of other intriguing titles here, and my TBR is going to suffer a bad case of indigestion soon… 😀 😀


  4. There are still so many exciting releases to come!
    I can’t wait for Burn our bodies down and Vicious spirits!



  5. So many amazing books! It’s going to be impossible to read everything I want to read, but like you, I’m going to try, lol. I’m glad I already have quite a few ARCs of these already😁


  6. I can’t believe I still haven’t read The Beautiful 🙈 I majorly hope to pick it up soon as it’s definitely one of the highest priority books on my TBR. I majorly can’t wait for Year Of The Witching & A Deadly Education. I adore the sound of Bone Shard Daughter too and definitely remember adding Driftwood to my TBR the other day too. I hope you enjoy all of these.


  7. Well, I’ll be saving this to refer back to because I am not that organized this year LOL. I’m so excited for Peace Talks! Also Unravel the Dusk and Unconquered Sun come out on the same day. July is killing it with new releases.


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