September is Snatching my Check ~ My 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases

Hey y’all! August is really coming to an end so soon and I don’t know how to feel about that. Summer ended up being super long and incredibly short at the same time. What is time?

That being said, September is nearly here and my bank account is quaking. There are so many amazing books that I simply need in my hands immediately. Several authors that I absolutely love are releasing new novels and there are others who I think may become new favorites.

Even though I need to read a lot for my English classes, my nights will probably be spent clinging to these novels until my eyes are too heavy to continue. So… that’s where I’m at right now.

All this to say, these are the books that I’m looking forward to in September.

Punching the Air by Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi

Expected publication: September 1st 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I’m actually part of the blog tour that Karina @ Afire Pages is hosting for Punching the Air so I have an eARC of it right now. You can expect to see my post this Friday. *wink* *wink*

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Expected publication: September 1st 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I won an ARC copy of We Are Not Free from a giveaway that Colored Pages was hosting on Twitter and I’m really looking forward to reading it once it comes in.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Phillippe

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Expected publication: September 2, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I really need this book in my hands, like really need it. Charming as a Verb is by a Haitian author and it follows a first-generation Haitian-American main character. Do you hear me screaming?

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Expected publication: September 15, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

Tiffany D. Jackson had my mind blown with Monday’s Not Coming and I loved the antics of Let Me Hear a Rhyme. I’m so excited to get back into her writing with Grown. She really has a way with psychological thrillers, and I really want to read her first book Allegedly, at some point.

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

Expected publication: September 15th, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I really enjoyed The Education of Margot Sanchez a couple years back, but I haven’t read any of Lilliam Rivera’s other works. This one sounds more up my ally than Dealing in Dreams but I do want to get to that at some point, too.

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

Expected publication: September 22, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

After the way I can’t shut up about Opposite of Always, did you think this wouldn’t make the list? I love the way Justin A. Reynolds plays with these different elements in his storytelling and I can’t wait to get into this.

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Smash It! by Francina Simone

Expected publication: September 22, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I was actually sent an ARC of Smash It! from the publisher and I can’t wait to devour this. I’m hoping to start it this weekend, after getting through my library books.

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

Expected publication: September 22nd, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

I’m pretty sure I first saw this book on Bookstagram and it looked interesting, so I added it to my TBR. Lori also mentioned it in her anticipated releases post, which just made me want to read it even more.

Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

Expected publication: September 29th, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

This wasn’t originally on my list but I saw it on a Goodreads list and added it immediately. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis sounds so interesting.

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce (Dear Martin, #2) by Nic Stone

Expected publication: September 29, 2020 ~ Synopsis ~ Bookshop

Nic Stone is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love watching her and Angie Thomas do their IG lives. They are both such amazing people and I can’t wait to have another one of her works on my bookshelf. I’m planning on rereading Dear Martin beforehand though, since it is really short and I want to get a good grasp of where we left off.

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Me when all of my orders come in

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Are any of these books on your TBR?

Have you read any of these?

What are you looking forward to in September?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

18 thoughts on “September is Snatching my Check ~ My 10 Most Anticipated Book Releases”

  1. Charming as a Verb is one of my most anticipated reads of this year, especially after I read The Field Guide to the North American Teenager earlier in 2020 and really loved Ben Philippe’s writing style. If Goodreads didn’t mess up, he also has a book coming out in February 2021 and I LIVING for all this content.
    I also was super lucky to get an eARC for Dear Justyce, as Nic Stone is another author I adore and Dear Martin was such a powerful read and I didn’t expect the Penguin/Random House international blogger blast to include it in their mailing for fall.

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    1. You’re so lucky!!! I preordered a copy of Dear Justyce but I definitely want to reread Dear Martin first 😀 I’m planning on reading The Field Guide to the North American Teenager soon but my library has it checked out right now. I’ve only heard wonderful things about it and the fact that Ben Philippe is Haitian just makes me x1000 more excited 🙂

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      1. I know! I didn’t expect Dear Justyce to be one of the pre-approved titles for the blogger blast they sent out. I felt so incredibly lucky!!
        I hope you’ll like The Field Guide as much as me 😀

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