20 YA books releasing in March, April, May 2020 to add to your TBRs

Hi friends! I hope you all are okay πŸ’›

Today I really wanted to shed a light on some books releasing in this and the next couple of months, books I’m really, really excited to read (or have read already and really enjoyed) and books you can support in these complicated times…so I put together this small list of ya books releasing in March, April and May 2020 for you. You know, for you to add to your TBRs and cry about because they just sound THAT GOOD.

I’d LOVE to hear about all of your most anticipated reads for these next three months and would love to have all of your recommendations, so feel free to send them along in the comments!

πŸ“š YA books releasing in March 2020

When You Were Everything, Ashley Woodfolk

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž I loved Ashley’s debut so, so much it made me cry and I just can’t wait to read this book. It’s about friendships and friendship break-ups and it’s such an important topic I can’t wait to see being more explored in young adult books!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Look, Zan Romanoff

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž Okay so we all know I’m ALL for a great book dealing with social media, internet fame, messy dramas like that and everything and LOOK sounds absolutely perfect. It’s about a video going viral, a main character with thousandths of followers and most likely a whole complicated mess. I’m here for it.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Most Likely, Sarah Watson

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž So, I LOVE The Bold Type so much and this is from the creator of this show so, I’m excited! It’s also about a group of friends, going through ups and downs in life and having each other’s back and I need these kind of books in my life!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Anna K., Jenny Lee

Why I want to read it πŸ”ŽΒ  I am SO pumped for this book! I know a couple friends have read it already and loved it, and… it feels like the kind of Manhattan-elite, drama-filled kind of book I’d really enjoy.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

 

πŸ“š Books I’ve already read and would definitely recommend

The Electric Heir, Victoria Lee

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž I love the Feverwake series so, so much. The world building is brilliant, the characters are AMAZING and it’s just one of the most incredibly relevant and compelling series. The Electric Heir is the second book, The Fever King the first one and… read this.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Only Mostly Devastated, Sophie Gonzales

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž If you want a contemporary book to laugh, swoon and cry, with adorable characters, family vibes, romance and friendships, I’d definitely recommend Only Mostly Devastated.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

πŸ“š YA books releasing in April 2020

What I Like About You, Marisa Kanter

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž Okay so this is about online best friends and people who love books and crushes and this sounds way too adorable and so like the kind of book I’d fall for. I can’t wait to read this.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

The Best Laid Plans, Cameron Lund

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž This book sounds adorable and the main character has the same name as my MC in my current WIP and this feels like destiny. OKAY out of topic here. ANYWAY. This sounds like the kind of sweet, sex positive contemporary I’d love, with a main character feeling like she “has” to lose her virginity and I’m spotting a best friends’ romance and SWOONING AND SCREAMING.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Late to the Party, Kelly Quindlen

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž So this is about wallflowers and people usually staying in to watch Netflix going out and this kind of speaks to my soul OKAY this book sounds very very very very great okay.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

πŸ“š Books I’ve already read and would definitely recommend

Time of Our Lives, Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž You all know my love for these two authors by now, and if you don’t… well, now you do. Time of Our Lives was easily my most anticipated read of the ENTIRE YEAR and I’m just still crying about having read it already. And crying about it because it was so good. If you love great contemporaries, stories about going off to college and the complex feelings of it all, family/siblings vibes and adorable romance and banter. READ THIS.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Clique Bait, Ann Valett

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž If you’re anything like me and enjoy a good contemporary drama, with the feels of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl, you should love this one. I had SO much fun with this thrilling, exciting read and loved the fake-dating trope so much!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

It Sounded Better in My Head, Nina Kenwood

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž This was an unexpected new favorite read. I fell in love with how relatable the main character was, how soft and sweet the blooming romance was and I just loved the friendships and I just LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH OKAY.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

πŸ“š YA books releasing in May 2020

I Kissed Alice, Anna Birch

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž This is a f/f hate to love romance with creative, persfectionist main characters talking on a fanfic website and if this doesn’t sound like the book of my dreams, then I don’t know what is????

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Parachutes, Kelly Yang

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž Okay so first of all, I LOVE this cover so much I want to frame it. Second of all, this sounds SO good. It’s about teenagers sent to study in the US while their parents remain in Asia, setting into this new life and its complications and I don’t know this just sounds SO very good.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

The Fascinators, Andrew Eliopulos

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž Small towns, magic, friendships and romance: this sounds like such a great read and I’m just very very excited to read this okay.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Goodbye from Nowhere, Sara Zarr

Why I want to read it πŸ”ŽΒ  This is a contemporary focusing on family and the consequences of a family being torn apart and I just am so here for these kind of books. I can’t WAIT to get to this one!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn

Why I want to read it πŸ”Ž I fell in love with Erin Hahn’s debut You’d Be Mine and I’m so, SO excited to get to her sophomore novel. It’s about music and a love song going viral, I’m certain it has the incredibly well crafted Hahn’s characters and I’m just so, so pumped to get to it!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

The Henna Wars, Adiba Jaigirdar

Why I want to read it πŸ”ŽΒ  This is one of my favorite book covers of all times okay and this book sounds SO good. It’s about two girls falling in love, childhood friends, it has a competition and from what I understood also great and complex family vibes and I don’t know I JUST NEED THIS RIGHT NOW.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

πŸ“š Books I’ve already read and would definitely recommend

Chasing Lucky, Jenn Bennett

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž I’m cheating, because I’m currently reading this one, but I KNOW I will recommend it anyway. Jenn Bennett’s books always make me the happiest, her characters are so relatable, the romances are always so soft and this small town vibes and bookshop and everything makes me SO happy.

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

Girl, Serpent, Thorn, Melissa Bashardoust

Why I recommend it πŸ”Ž I loved Girls Made of Snow and Glass, the author’s debut, so much and am so grateful to have had a chance to read this one early. It has the author’s signature writing that feels like you’re reading a fairytale, amazing character development and Persian mythology and I really enjoyed it!

πŸ“– find it on goodreads

 

Do you want to read any of these books? Did you read them already?

What are some of your most anticipated reads for these three months? Let me know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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87 thoughts on “20 YA books releasing in March, April, May 2020 to add to your TBRs

  1. yesss, i’ve been wanting to read The Henna Wars ever since i saw the stunning cover on Goodreads, and i’m so excited for it!! Only Mostly Devastated has also been on my TBR for a while, i neeeed to read it. πŸ˜‰ More Than Maybe, When You Were Everything, and I Kissed Alice also sound like books i’d love! thanks for this post ❀ ❀

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  2. I read Katja’s review of Anna K. and it sounds like an addictive cup of tea. I definitely plan on giving that book a shot. Girl, Serpent, Thorn has got to be one of my most anticipated of the year. The cover alone looks so elegantly deadly, and I love that it weaves in elements from Persian mythology.

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    1. Agree! I also read her review and it had me all the more excited to get a copy of the book! πŸ˜€
      I’m curious to hear what you think of Girl, Serpent, Thorn, it was such a good read πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Lois πŸ™‚

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  3. A few of this are on my TBR- so, so excited for Time of Our Lives, Anna K, & More Than Maybe! I also have read Chasing Lucky and What I Like About You, definitely two of my favorite 2020 reads!!

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  4. Thank you so much for all of these recommendations, Marie! I’m so grateful to you for making this post.πŸ’›My life has been severely lacking YA contemporaries lately, but this just refueled me and made me remember why I love them so much and I added a lot to my TBR. I still haven’t read anything by Jenn Bennett but her books honestly seem to have the perfect aesthetic and I’m dying over the fact that there’s a soft romance and small towns and a bookshop in Chasing Lucky?? Also, I can’t wait to read Time of Our Lives because the authors have never disappointed me yet.
    Amazing post!! I hope you’re doing well.☺️

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Olivia, I’m so happy I could give you a lot of recomendations here ❀
      AND WHAT you haven't read Jenn Bennett's books? OLIVIA. I feel like you'd love everything she writes, really. I'm excited for you to discover her stories now! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! ❀ I hope you're doing okay ❀

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  5. it makes me so happy seeing all these contemporaries on this list πŸ˜ŽπŸ’– i am super excited for the henna wars and girl, serpent, thorn! i’m glad to hear the latter has your recommendation — that makes me 10x more sure that i’ll like it πŸ˜‰ anna k and i kissed alice also sound super good as well (i just really love their covers too okay)

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    1. Ahah you know me, I can’t resist ALL the contemporary reads ❀
      I can't wait for us to read these books and right? I LOVE Anna K. and I Kissed Alice's book covers so, so much and the books sound amazing! πŸ™‚

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  6. I went into this post scared, because posts like this from you usually means my TBR is growing A LOT. Luckily this time, I already had most of these books on my list πŸ˜€
    This is a great list, I can’t wait to hear what you think about the other books you haven’t read!

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  7. I’m always so surprised when I see these lists and realize that a lot of the books I see around the blogosphere are still upcoming releases πŸ˜…. Basically, I forget ARCs are a thing hahaha.
    I’m really looking forward to reading Anna K and Time Of Our Lives! That latter one has stayed in my mind because of the way you gush about it every once in a while haha. Fantastic post as always, Marie πŸ™‚.

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    1. RIGHT? There are so many books we often talk about that aren’t even released yet…. the life of a book blogger is VERY strange, isn’t it πŸ˜…
      Ahhh this makes me so, so happy. I really hope you’ll love Time of Our Lives when you can read it! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much, Belle ❀

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  8. Ohmygosh I love this list so much – what a great selection of really diverse reads! I pretty much just added all of them to my TBR, so thank you for the recommendations 😍Also I’ve been so totally out of the loop recently that I didn’t even realise Jenn Bennett, one of my auto-buy authors, is releasing a book in the coming months! 😱 So thank you thank you thank you!

    πŸ’› Ngoc

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  9. Marie!! All of these look so good πŸ˜€ I’m definitely leaning towards Most Likely by Sarah Watson because I am a HUGEEE fan of The Bold Type. It is one of my favorite shows and after I watch it I always feel so empowered like I can do anything. It’s an important show for these times and proving that girls aren’t submissive and are confident, ambitious and clever and can and will come out on top. Gahhh I just love the show so much!!

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    1. AHH yay I’m so glad to hear you like these πŸ™‚
      I love The Bold Type so much! It’s such an incredible show and I’m so excited to read Most likely because of it, too. Hoping to get all of the same feels with it! πŸ˜€

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  10. yay for supporting new releases!!! honestly i come to your blog KNOWING i’m going to be getting the very best recommendations every time! also i just LOVE all the illustrated covers, they make me so happy πŸ₯Ί

    When you Were Everything sounds like it has the potential to break my heart, so it’s definitely going on my tbr!! ANNA K HAS BEEN GETTING SO MUCH HYPE I CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT!! Only Mostly Devastated looks absolutely brilliant and the cover is too cute for words

    i can’t wait to hear your thoughts on “time of our lives” the authors previous books have gotten such strong buzz and i hope this turns out to be everything you want it to beee

    Jenn Bennett’s book releases are the highlight of my YEAR! i’m so DESPERATELY WANTING chasing luck yand i cannot waitttttt until may to read it

    thank you for flooding my tbr lol this was an excellent post!!

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    1. OH this means so much😭😭 thank you so, so much ahh 😭

      I’m so, so excited to read when you were everything, yes, we need more books about friendships even the painful ones. and ahh ANNA K has been getting hype, yes and I’m so here for ALL THE DRAMA ahah I can’t wait πŸ™‚

      Time of our Lives was AMAZING. It was everything I wanted it to be and more and I’m so excited for it to release and for everyone to love it ❀

      Thank you so, so, so much!! ❀

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  11. hoohoo!
    there are so many books on this list that I’d like to read as well πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll like Anna K., it was really, really good even though I didn’t think so at first πŸ˜€ and I’m especially looking forward to Chasing Lucky since Jenn Bennett is one of my all time favourite authors πŸ™‚
    happy reading ❀

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    1. Ahh I’m so happy you liked Anna K, I’m so excited to read it πŸ˜€
      Jenn Bennett is one of the BEST authors out there,I really adore her books ❀
      Thank you so much, Kat! πŸ™‚

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    1. Right? So many books to get excited for ahh I can’t wait 😍😍
      I hope you can read all of Austin & Emily’s books soon, they’re incredible!
      Thank you so much! ❀

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  12. I’m super excited for Anna K and Time of Our Lives too! Especially the latter, because reading about the transition period of senior year of high school and first year of uni is just something I always love. It’s one of the first major decisions everyone has to take so that time period are usually filled with emotions and a lot of poignant stories πŸ™‚

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    1. AH YAY! I can’t wait for you to read Time of Our Lives, it’s one of my favorite reads, really, and it captured this transition period so perfectly.
      Thank you so much! ❀ ❀

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  13. I just recently finished Anna K, and it was surprisingly good!! It’s so filled with rich people drama πŸ₯Ί I’m so happy that you weren’t disappointed by Time of Our Lives!! I’ve been saying this forever, but I need to read a Wibbroka book, haha. Also, I’m so excited to read The Electric Heir! The Fever King was one of my few 5-star reads from last year, and I’m so excited to continue Noam and Dara’s journey πŸ₯Ί

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    1. AH YAY! I’m so thrilled you love Anna K., I’m very very excited to read that one πŸ˜€
      I hope you’ll get to read a Wibbroka book soonish, they write the beeeeeeeeeeeest kind of books, really. ❀
      Thank you so much Caitlin πŸ™‚

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  14. What a great list! I feel like this spring a lot of fluffy/swoony contemporary books with relatable characters are coming out, so that has me intrigued πŸ₯° I’d not heard of Goodbye from Nowhere but it sounds very intriguing and I honestly love the title! I’m also excited for The Fascinators as I’m all here for magic in books and the cover makes it seem extra whimsical ✨

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  15. omg my tbr didn’t need this BUT I thank you anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I loved The Henna Wars and I really want Late To The Party! Also I’m seeing Anna K everywhere and it’s making me super intrigued.

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  16. Okay but Marie you always have the best book recommendations and I shall refrain from adding all these to my TBR (I wish I had the time to read them all), the one I’d heard of before is Anna K; I’m actually reading Anna Karenina at the moment haha and I’d really like to read Anna K if I can get my hands on a copy.

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