Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Okay y'all, I did a lot of cheating in today's post. 1) There are more than ten books on my list, and 2) three of them (or maybe four) are being released in the last half of this year. I couldn't help it, there are TOO MANY good books coming out this year.

So here are 25 books I am most looking forward to reading this year! I'll be checking in on all my monthly recaps to track my progress—the goal is to complete all of these by the end of the year 😊

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (January 15th)
I'm not quite sure why I'm drawn to this one, maybe because it's a sci-fi about dreams? Either way, I'm interested!

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills (January 15th)
I've pre-ordered this one (which is saying a lot, because I rarely buy books anymore!) and I love everything Emma Mills writes. A few bloggers I follow have expressed that it isn't as good as her previous novels, which I am a little nervous about, but I'm still so excited and ready.

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (January 15th)
The last chapter in Unearthed left off on such a big cliffhanger, I know I will pick this up as soon as it comes out. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ...

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (February 5th)
I loved The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas' debut novel, and how her writing was so easy to read.

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason (February 19th)
Okay, I'm cheating with this one because I've already read it, but it was on this list before that happened. I loved this book so so much, and I can't believe it's Lizzy Mason's DEBUT novel. Girl can write an excellent story! Please add this to your must-read list.

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury (February 26th)
A space story inspired by the historical legend of Anastasia ... need I say more?! I want to do a side-by-side review of this one and Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston since they sound similar, but I'm sure they're not!

Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin (March 5th)
I love anything Gretchen Rubin talks about. She's very goal-oriented and talks a lot about self-improvement, which inspires me!

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren (March 12th)
I don't care about watching sports, but I *love* it as a subject in books! And movies/TV shows, too ... basically, any form of fiction entertainment 😂

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (April 2nd)
I enjoyed Geekerella a lot, but I was still hesitant about putting this sequel (or companion novel?) on this list ... not sure why! I ended up adding it because I can't resist a contemporary fairy tale retelling.

You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn (April 2nd)
This is another one I'm not 100% sure about because it sounds a lot like Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, which I loved, but I am still going to read it. Mostly because I'm curious to see how it compares ... 🤔

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio (May 7th)
LOOK AT THAT COVER! I've been watching Christine's booktube channel for ages now, and I'm so happy for her. I would have included this even if I didn't know what it was about, but Shane (the main character) goes to LONDON. I LOVE LONDON.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (May 7th)
I *love* this duo's collaborations. Illuminae is one of my favorite books, period, so I'm excited to read another series from them!!!

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (May 7th)
Not sure what this one's about, to be honest, but it's Maurene Goo and I really liked I Believe in a Thing Called Love!

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (May 7th)
As you can tell, a lot of the books on this list are by authors I've read from. This one surprises me the most because I don't read poetry, but The Poet X was so good and it definitely deserved the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenburg (May 28th)
I saw The Kingdom compared to Westworld. That's it. That's all I need.

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (June 4th)
No clue what this book is about, but I've been reading Sarah Dessen since middle/high school and will not stop now.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power (July 9th)
I didn't know of this book until I started doing research for this post, and this sounds perfect for the fall/darker months. ALSO, LOOK AT THAT COVER.

The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney (August 6th)
J.P. Delaney writes some pretty disturbing and twisted books, but they're so captivating and thoughtfully plotted. I'm sure this one will be no different.

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (September 3rd)
This is the sequel to City of Ghosts, which I loved. So I will read the next book. As one does.

The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord 
This doesn't have a release date yet, but I'm pretty sure it's coming out this year. And if you're new here, I will read anything Emery Lord writes. ANYTHING.


If you're looking for more lists detailing 2019 releases, please check out Jen's, from Pop! Goes the Reader, and this one from Goodreads. It's lookin' like an excellent year for reading 😏

What are some of your most anticipated releases this year?

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