New Books: January 2020

New year, new decade, and new books! If your 2020 New Year's Resolution is to read more books (it is, right?), this list of January young adult new releases will start your year off right! With the highly anticipated sequels to One of Us Is Lying and The Kissing Booth, a new David Levithan, and much more, 2020 is already shaping up to be an amazing year in YA!

One of Us Is Next

One of Us Is Next

By Karen M. McManus

The highly anticipated, #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to One of Us Is Lying! There's a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there's a whole new set of rules.

Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one's been able to fill the gossip void...



The Kissing Booth #2: Going the Distance

The Kissing Booth #2: Going the Distance

By Beth Reekles

THE SIZZLING SEQUEL TO THE KISSING BOOTH THAT INSPIRED THE NETFLIX FILM STARRING JOEY KING, JACOB ELORADI AND MOLLY RINGWALD! 

Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they're facing a new challenge. Noah's 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they're officially a long-distance couple - and it's tough. After all, there's only so much texts and calls can do- and when Elle sees a post...

19 Love Songs

19 Love Songs

By David Levithan

On Sale 12.08.20

The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection about love--perfect for Valentine's Day or year-round reading!

A resentful member of a high school Quiz Bowl team with an unrequited crush.

A Valentine's Day in the life of Every Day's protagonist "A."

A return to the characters of Two Boys Kissing.




Nameless Queen

Nameless Queen

By Rebecca McLaughlin

One girl must make a name for herself--or die trying--in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn't be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of cit...



Hope in the Mail

Hope in the Mail

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers.

Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. W...

145th Street: Short Stories

145th Street: Short Stories

By Walter Dean Myers

From the award-winning author of Monster, this collection of powerful and poignant stories about 145th Streetan unforgettable block in the heart of Harlem—celebrates African-American life in all of its glory.

“Myers is a master.” —The New York Times Book Review


On Harlem’s 145th Street, things happen that don’t happen anywhere else in the world.

Get to kn...





Ashlords

Ashlords

By Scott Reintgen

Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.

Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode...

What I Carry

What I Carry

By Jennifer Longo

"A deeply touching story about survival, hope, and love." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.


Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a...



Wildfire

Wildfire

By Carrie Mac

Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods.

Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on more adventures than they can count--they even have a notebook filled with all the times they've almost died. But they always survive, because...

What will be the first book you read in 2020? Tell us in the comments! 

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