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Book Releases Delayed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Obviously it isn’t just the book world that has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for authors with books coming out in 2020, it has certainly changed the landscape. Authors with debuts amidst self-quarantine orders have had to find creative ways to host book release parties online and some bookish conventions have even gone digital. But for other authors, the pandemic has meant book releases being delayed due to COVID-19.

As the pandemic continues, more publishers may make the decision to push book releases, but with the help of authors over on Twitter and this extremely helpful running list of delayed books, I’ve put together a semi-comprehensive list new released dates. Be sure to support these authors by preordering their books, requesting copies from your local library, and hyping up their books on Instagram, Twitter, or however else you like to support your fave authors. We book lovers have to stick together right now!

Manipulated from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comManipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth by Theresa Payton

Original release: April 1, 2020

New release: April 22, 2020

Queen of Coin and WhispersQueen of Coin and Whispers from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Helen Corcoran

Original release: April 23, 2020

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New release: June 1, 2020

My Summer of Love and MisfortuneMy Summer of Love and Misfortune from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Lindsay Wong

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: June 2, 2020

The Invincible Summer of Juniper JonesThe Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Davin McQueen

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: June 16, 2020

The Dream WeaverThe Dream Weaver from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Reina Luz Alegre

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: June 23, 2020

The Kingdom of LiarsThe Kingdom of Liars from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Nick Martell

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: June 23, 2020

The ebook and audiobook will be available May 5, as originally intended, and the UK release for all versions is May 7.

The Sullivan SistersThe Sullivan Sisters from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kathryn Ormsbee

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: June 23, 2020

The DamnedThe Damned from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Renee Ahdieh

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: July 7, 2020

Girl, Serpent, ThornGirl, Serpent, Thorn from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Melissa Bashardoust

Original release: May 12, 2020

New release: July 7, 2020

One To WatchOne To Watch from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kate Stayman-London

Original release: June 23, 2020

New release: July 7, 2020

The Summer I DrownedThe Summer I Drowned from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Taylor Hale

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: July 7, 2020

The ExtraordinariesThe Extraordinaries from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by TJ Klune

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: July 14, 2020

Keep My Heart in San FranciscoKeep My Heart in San Francisco from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Amelia Diane Coombs

Original release: June 23, 2020

New release: July 14, 2020

Running by Natalia SylvesterRunning from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: July 14, 2020

Today Tonight Tomorrow from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comToday Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Original release: June 16, 2020

New release: July 14, 2020

Utopia AvenueUtopia Avenue from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by David Mitchell

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: July 14, 2020

10 Things I Hate About Pinky10 Things I Hate about Pinky from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Sandhya Menon

Original release: June 30, 2020

New release: July 21, 2020

More Than MaybeMore Than Maybe from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Erin Hahn

Original release: May 12, 2020

New release: July 21, 2020

If I Had Your Face from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comIf I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

Original release: April 23, 2020

New release: July 23, 2020

Deal with the DevilDeal with the Devil from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kit Rocha

Original release: May 12, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

Ever CursedEver Cursed from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Corey Ann Haydu

Original release: July 14, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

The Friend SchemeThe Friend Scheme from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Cale Dietrich

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

He Started ItHe Started It from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Samantha Downing

Original release: April 28, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

I Kissed AliceI Kissed Alice from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Anna Birch

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

True or False from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comTrue or False by Cindy Otis

Original release: May 19, 2020

New release: July 28, 2020

I Killed Zoe SpanosI Killed Zoe Spanos from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kit Frick

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: July 30, 2020

Endgame from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comEndgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump by Eric Swalwell

Original release: April 7, 2020

New release: August 4, 2020

Harrow the NinthHarrow the Ninth from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Tamsyn Muir

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: August 4, 2020

LobizonaLobizona from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Romina Garber

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: August 4, 2020

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comRowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventures by Jeff Kinney

Original release: April 7, 2020

New release: August 4, 2020

Death in Her Hands from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comDeath in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

Original release: April 21, 2020

New release: August 11, 2020

All Eyes on HerAll Eyes on Her from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by L.E. Flynn

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: August 18, 2020

RaybearerRaybearer from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Jordan Ifueko

Original release: April 14, 2020

New release: August 18, 2020

Six Angry GirlsSix Angry Girls from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Adrienne Kisner

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: August 18, 2020

Now That I’ve Found YouNow That I've Found You from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kristina Forest

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: August 25, 2020

Where Dreams DescendWhere Dreams Descend from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Janelle Angeles

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: August 25, 2020

A Ghost in the Throat from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comA Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Original release: April 16, 2020

New release: August 27, 2020

Cemetery Boys from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comCemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Original release: June 9, 2020

New release: September 1, 2020

We Are Not FreeWe Are Not Free from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Traci Chee

Original release: June 9, 2020

New release: September 1, 2020

No Rules Rules from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comNo Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

Original release: May 12, 2020

New release: September 14, 2020

God-Level Knowledge Darts from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comGod-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx by Desus and Mero

Original release: April 14, 2020

New release: September 22, 2020

Here We Are from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comHere We Are by Graham Swift

Original release: July 21, 2020

New release: September 22, 2020

Maya and the Rising DarkMaya and the Rising Dark from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Rena Barron

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: September 22, 2020

Finding BalanceFinding Balance from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Kati Gardner

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: September 29, 2020

I Think I Love YouI Think I Love You from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Auriane Desombre

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: September 2020

A Better Man from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comA Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter To My Son by Michael Ian Black

Original release: May 5, 2020

New release: September 15, 2020

Loud Black Girls by Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke

Original release: July 14, 2020

New release: October 1, 2020

Conditional Citizens from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comConditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami

Original release: April, 2020

New release: October 28, 2020

Bad Medicine from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comBad Medicine by Charlotte Bismuth

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: January 4, 2021

We Free The StarsWe Free the Stars from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Hafsah Faizal

Original release: July 7, 2020

New release: January 19, 2021

The Paris LibraryThe Paris Library from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Janet Skeslien Charles

Original release: June 2, 2020

New release: February 2, 2021

Of Silver and ShadowOf Silver and Shadow from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.com by Jennifer Gruenke

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: February 16, 2021

Fragile Remedy from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comFragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande London

Original release: June 16, 2020

New release: March 9, 2021

The Gilded Ones from Book Releases Delayed Due To Coronavirus | bookriot.comThe Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Original release: May 26, 2020

New release: Spring 2021

And of course book releases aren’t the only media affected by the pandemic. Movies—including some great literary ones—have been released to streaming early or delayed, as well.

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