My most anticipated reads of 2019! These are books from some of my favorite authors, some auto-buy authors, who happen to have books coming out next year. Some are sophomore authors who had really strong debuts and others are some old favorites. Now this is mainly for the first half of the year. Maybe I’ll do another post highlighting the second half of the year in a few months. Hope you enjoy!
Even If I Fall – Abigail Johnson (January 8th):
Our Year of Maybe – Rachel Lynn Solomon (January 15th):
Famous in a Small Town – Emma Mills (January 15th):
On the Come Up – Angie Thomas (February 5th):
Fierce Fragile Hearts – Sara Barnard (February 7th):
I mean, who isn’t pumped On the Come Up? Angie Thomas is a total queen. I absolutely adored Rachel Lynn Solomon debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, that came out a year ago, so I’m really pumped for her next book. I read all three of Sara Barnard’s books this year and I absolutely love her writing. I’ve always been a really big fan of UK authors and just anything having to do with England.
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee – Jeff Zentner (February 26th)
A Question of Holmes: (Charlotte Holmes #4) – Brittany Cavallaro (March 5th)
Field Notes on Love – Jennifer E. Smith (March 5th)
You Asked for Perfect – Laura Silverman (March 5th)
How to Make Friends With the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow (April 9th)
Jeff Zentner makes absolutely incredible pieces of work, I openly sobbed through his first two books. Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee looks to be a little more upbeat, but with Jeff Zentner, you never know. I read what I thought was the entire Charlotte Holmes trilogy earlier this year, then we were surprised with a fourth book! After Kathleen Glasgow’s intense debut,Girl in Pieces, I’ve been eagerly awaiting her next book. How to Make Friends with the Dark can’t come soon enough!
Serious Moonlight – Jennifer Bennett (April 19th)
Hope and Other Punchlines – Julie Buxbaum (May 7th)
The Rest of the Story – Sarah Dessen (June 4th)
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph – Brandy Colbert (August 20th)
The Map from Here to There – Emery Lord (October)
Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell
Ummmm, books from my three favorite authors in 2019? Is this a dream? They don’t have final covers but of course I had to include books by Sarah Dessen, Emery Lord, and Rainbow Rowell. Wayward Sonis a sequel to Carry On, continuing the journey of Simon Snow and Baz, whileThe Map from Here to There is a sequel to The Start of Me to You—both books I didn’t know I needed until they fell into my lap! I think Brandy Colbert is a genius so anything from her is going to be awesome, especially with a kick-ass cover likeThe Revolution of Birdie Randolph.