September at Last!
All the changes this past spring with lock-downs and social distancing and online learning threw me for a loop. It also delayed a lot of the books I’d been looking forward to reading, which meant I spent the summer scrambling to catch up on the ARCs that publishers had sent me. I’m finally seeing a light at the end of the reading tunnel so to speak, and it’s just in time to jump into the amazing line-up of YA books coming out in September 2020.
Happy Book Birthday to September 1st Releases!
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam
What you need to know: Written by award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five. Tells the story of a Black Muslim teen wrongfully convicted of a crime and his desperate fight for truth and freedom.
Available September 1, 2020 | My Review
More Great YA Books Coming September 2020
These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin
What you need to know: A secret society that can deal out favors or social ruin and one girl determined to take them down. Looks deliciously suspenseful.
Available September 8, 2020 | My Review
Smash It! by Francina Simone
What you need to know: A hot mess heroine who’s ready to stand up instead of back. I’ve heard some conflicting response to this book and mentions of problematic content.
Available September 22, 2020 | My Review
Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan
What you need to know: Inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad. Drama, fencing, bad dates, and adventure. I’m a huge fan of Sarah Rees Brennan, so I’m really excited about this one.
Available September 29, 2020
What are you reading this September?
Have you read any of the books on this list? What new releases are you most excited to check out?