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34 Books I’m Excited for in 2019

In light of my 2019 pre-order giveaway (which you can enter on Twitter), I made up a list of 34 books I am looking forward to in 2019. And I thought I would share these with you because I just can’t wait. About 25 I have read already, so I can tell you that they are worth all the hype. And 3 I will be reading in January. Can you guess which ones I don’t have yet? I let you know the ones I will be reading in January!

  • Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden. I cannot wait for this stunning finale. I have read it and it is as beautiful as the entire series has been!
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. I think this was described to me as Game of Thrones meets Chinese Fantasy and I am all here for it. I’m going to be reading it in January
  • Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan. This book is dark and brutal, glittery and blood soaked.
  • The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh. Talk about a YA about sex positivity that I think every teen should have.
  • Beware the Night by Jessika Flek which had all sorts of really intriguing world building between the Sun and Night, as well as the classes within society on the island.
  • Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
  • The Last Eight by Laura Pohl because aliens and Latina pillots will hook me every time and I would recommend to anyone who loves alien stories
  • The Art of Losing my Lizzy Mason was so emotional and moving. A great portrayal of guilt, sisterhood, and second chances
  • Going Off Script by Jen Wilde. I have loved every single one of Wilde’s books even more than the last. So I have no doubt I’m going to love this one.
  • Ruse by Cindy Pon. This book was everything I could have ever hoped for. I’m so glad I managed to read it in December because it made such an impact on me. Giving me hope again.
  • Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera. I really enjoyed The Education of Margot Sanchez and I’m excited to read this dystopian take from Rivera. I’m going to read this in January and I’m so pumped!
  • The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Every Lee book I have adored and cannot wait for another historical fiction gem.
  • The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos. This is one of my most anticipated from one of my favorite humans ever. I have this arc and will read it in January!
  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. I meant to read Reflection and now I have the chance to read this Mulan meets project runway book!
  • You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman. This book is high school me meets now me.
  • We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Key Mejia. This book was fantastic. It features a f/f romance, the importance of desire and ambition, and rebellion.
  • Soul of Stars by Ash Poston. I read Heart of Iron and absolutely fell in love. So you know I need to find out what happens next.
  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling. Let’s talk witches, high school, and mystery all day long.
  • Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao. Because I need to read every Anastasia retelling!
  • Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum. This book is beautiful and tender. Talk about a book that made me cry.
  • All is Fair by Dee Garretson. I knew I had to read this WWII meets lady spies and romance.
  • Crown of Feathers by Nikki Pau Pereto. This book made me want to have a phoenix all over again.
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. I adored this gang of misfits more than I can even say.
  • The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf. This book was intense, emotional, and definitely a recommendation to everyone.
  • Internment by Samira Ahmed. Timely, poignant, and emotional Internment is a book that should be on everyone’s TBR
  • Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi. I want there to be an Asian American teen anthology like this one. Powerful and absolutely necessary.
  • Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh because you know I had to read all about my favorite necromancers
  • Enchantee by Gita Trelease which is all glittering chandeliers and magic that comes at a cost
  • Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen which brought me back to my first ever Doctor Who Episode
  • Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale which makes you swoon and hungry at the same time
  • Firestarter by Tara Sim. This finale is emotional and I cried tons.


What 2019 releases are you excited about?

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8 thoughts on “34 Books I’m Excited for in 2019

  1. wait that’s an anastasia retelling? never would’ve thought that just from looking at the cover. but i’m in. i’m weak for anastasia retellings too. also, i can’t believe you’ve read most of these book already. i’m jealous. but also grateful for now knowing that these book are good lol

  2. Awesome list!! I’m SO pumped for The Winter of the Witch. I’m also looking forward to No Mercy by Joanna Schaffhausen, The Lost Man by Jane Harper, The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor, Inspection by Josh Malerman, Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear, and Lock Every Door by Riley Sager!

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