Books We’re Looking Forward To

Invested_Ivana_100Hello! How’s life treating you these days? I hope everyone is HEALTHY first and foremost and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. 🙂

Since we could all use something to look forward to right about now, I thought I’d share the list of upcoming books that I’m looking forward to.

Contemporary asshatTitle: A Contemporary Asshat at the Court of Henry VIII
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
US Pub Date: May 15, 2020

I stumbled upon this title when looking at audiobooks, and it looks fun. I’m a fan of Tudor England history, and MJD’s Queen Betsy series was highly amusing. So this play on An American Yankee in King Arthur’s Court looks to be a fun time.


AmericanDemonTitle: American Demon (The Hollows #14)
Author: Kim Harrison
US Pub Date: June 16, 2020

Whoop! Rachel Morgan is back! Harrison decided to return to the Hollows for one more tale, and I couldn’t be happier. What will Rachel, now married to her sometime enemy and ally, Trent Kalamack, and raising two daughters, have to deal with next?


AnyGivenDoomsdayTitle: The Phoenix Chronicles in Audio
Author: Lori Handeland
US Pub Date: Starting July 7, 2020

The four-book Phoenix Chronicles by Lori Handeland first came out in print in 2008. But the series was left incomplete after being dropped by the publisher. I think the publisher’s rights must have expired because I see Handeland has rereleased the ebooks and now is releasing audios! I’m super excited to see this series coming out again because I enjoyed it. I really hope that means we’ll get an end to the series now.


Peace talksTitle: Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16)
Author: Jim Butcher
US Pub Date: July 14, 2020

Finally! There is so much more to learn about the world of Dresden, and I can’t wait to get started. In preparation, Percy and I did a series reread, which I’ll write about very soon.


SpellsDeadTitle: Spells for the Dead (Soulwood #5)
Author: Faith Hunter
US Pub Date: July 28, 2020

Soulwood is set in the same world as Jane Yellowrock and follows a character named Nell who isn’t quite sure what kind of supernatural she is, other than she has a strong connection to Nature. It’s a great series, and I’m excited about a new installment.


InkSigilTitle: Ink & Sigil
Author: Kevin Hearne
US Pub Date: August 25, 2020

This is a new series by Kevin Hearn about a character that supposedly showed up in the Iron Druid Chronicles, Al MacBharrais, but whom neither my husband and I can recall, despite having reread the whole series not that long ago. But the description sounds good, and it’s set in a world I love written by an author I love, so I’m sure it will be fantastic.


KillingFrostTitle: A Killing Frost (October Daye #14)
Author: Seanan McGuire
US Pub Date: September 1, 2020

Another of my very favorite series. Toby’s story just keeps getting richer and richer, and each story connects to what has happened in the past. There’s no “monster of the week” here.


BattleGroundTitle: Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17)
Author: Jim Butcher
US Pub Date: September 29, 2020

I feel like my only comment about this book needs to be, “duh.” What urban fantasy fan ISN’T waiting for this installment? After a long drought without a new Dresden, we’re finally getting the firehose — two books in a row! Huzzah!



KittysMixTapeTitle: Kitty’s Mix Tape
Author: Carrie Vaughn
US Pub Date: October 16, 2020

I love the world of Kitty Norville. In fact, I just finished the Cormac/Amelia book and will be reviewing it soon, and I just picked up the book about Rick. So I can’t wait to see what the Mix Tape has in store.


fey_furiousTitle: Rivers of London Vol. 8: The Fey and the Furious
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
US Pub Date: November 10, 2020

I’ve really enjoyed these graphic novels in the world of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London/Peter Grant series. Along with the novels, they help create a rich world, and they bring some fun humor to the stories as well.


ForgedTitle: Forged (Alex Verus #11)
Author: Benedict Jacka
US Pub Date: November 24, 2020

I have really enjoyed the Alex Verus series. Alex is trying to be a good guy, but circumstances are forcing him to descend into darkness. I’m anxious to see what choices he makes next.


Dirty DeedsTitle: Dirty Deeds
AuthorsR.J. Blain,  Diana Pharoh Francis, Faith Hunter, Devon Monk
US Pub Date: January 12, 2021

This anthology has a great line-up of authors! And the description promises stories from the worlds of Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock and Monk’s Ordinary Magic. Urban fantasy with humor sounds like a good time to me.


There are a few more titles I’m looking forward to but don’t have links for, such as Diana Gabaldon’s Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, the newest Outlander book, and both the next SPI Files and a new series coming from Lisa Shearin. And, of course, I always want The Next Book in any of my favorite series. 🙂

What’s on your upcoming book list that you’re excited about? Drop me a comment on this post. I’d love to see what else we all have to look forward to.

About Invested Ivana

I'm an adult learning professional, a book blogger at One Book Two, and lifetime reader. I like geeky things. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employers, my clients, the other reviewers on this site, or this site as a whole.

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