It’s the time of year! When we start talking about all the incredible books coming out in 2019, and I start adding more and more books to my already gigantic “To Be Read” list.
I really struggled making this list because there are SO MANY great ones coming. But I did my best to narrow it down to a reasonable number. And this is the only the first third of the year…
Take a look at what’s coming and get your pre-order button ready!
The Wicked King by Holly Black – January 8
The hotly anticipated sequel to The Cruel Prince is on everyone’s list. Can’t wait to see what kinds of trouble Jude and Cardan will get into… I hope there’s kissing.
The Au Pair by Emma Rous – January 8
A grand estate, a mysterious photograph, terrible secrets, a tragic suicide… And only one woman may know the truth of what happened. Chills.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – January 29
I am reading this just to see my waffle-loving favorite, Nina Zenik. I haven’t read the previous Grisha-verse novels though so hopefully I won’t be too lost.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – January 29
I am always down for a Beauty and the Beast retelling especially if it’s a little on the darker side. This is also a great #ownvoices pick!
The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin – January 29
Mean Girls meets The Tudors… Need I say more? It’s a retelling of Henry VIII and his six wives, full of snark and fun.
Enchantée by Gita Trelease – February 5
I love fantasies set in the real world, especially in historical PARIS! My explanation won’t even do it justice, just go read the description. It’s magical.
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – February 5
I adored LaFevers His Fair Assassins series, and I am pumped for another Sybella story. I’ll just say assassin nuns and swoony romance, and leave it at that.
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald – February 5
A domestic suspense in the vein of Big Little Lies, this story follows Abi who awakes to a call that her pregnant teenage daughter is has gone over the side of a bridge and is brain dead. But did she fall or was she pushed?
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons – February 5
EEEK Pretty Little Liars meets Ocean’s 11 in a novel about an elite academy for con artists. Stephanie Garber of Caraval recommended this one, and I will read whatever she says.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray – February 19
What happens with the matriarchal older sister is ripped from your life and your left to raise her two teenage daughters? A story about the power of women and family.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – March 5
“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.” What a great line!
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton – March 5
The first in this series was an instant hit for a reason. In a world where everyone is born gray, the Belles have the power to make people beautiful. But now Camille has made a great enemy and must go on the run.
Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare – March 5
Seventeen-year-old is being held against her will in a remote cabin, but it’s supposedly for her own protection after she committed a terrible crime. The thing is, she can’t remember it.
Moonlight & Whiskey by Tricia Lynne – March 12
Several of my friends are reading an ARC of this right now, and I could not be more jealous. I love quick-mouthed heroines, I love lead singers, I love New Orleans. I love it all!
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing – March 26
How do you spice up your marriage? How about murder? But don’t worry, they’re just a normal couple…
The Editor by Steven Rowley – April 2
Imagine being a struggling writer who finally has his first book accepted to publish by none other than Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Nope I can’t imagine it either, but at least we get to read about it!
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn – April 2
This is YA book unlike any I’ve ever seen before – like a YA A Star is Born in country music. I’ve heard wonderful things, and I can’t wait to read.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – April 2
From following Herman on Twitter, I know she really loves to torture her characters, and I am here for it! Add in a mysterious antagonist and creepily beautiful, atmospheric writing, and I’m sold!
New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind – April 23
Another New Orleans book! Yay! This one about a girl who drinks lemon drop martinis, keys the wrong man’s car and falls for her magician boss.
Fumbled by Alexa Martin – April 23
Gotta love a good football, second chance romance. And her first novel was stellar!
Did I miss any upcoming releases that you are super pumped about? Which of these are you most excited about reading? Let me know in the comments!