Happy 2019! It’s official. It’s here. I went through my TBR list on Goodreads and gently plucked 19 books I thought sounded the most promising to add to my list of 19 Books I Want To Read In 2019. I was never one for TBR’s, generally I just pick whatever book is currently available at my library. And while that still may be the case this year, I am really going to try to refer back to this monthly to know what to order next! Here we go, in no particular order…
Release Date: December 31, 2018
I loved Everless and I highly recommend giving it a read if you like stories about magic! I believe it was my first 5 star rating of 2018. Magical Realism is my new-found favorite genre, so reading the synopsis I knew it was right up my alley. I have no clue what Evermore is going to be about. It was one of those auto-sequel adds after I read Evermore.
Release Date: Feb. 26th 2019
This one is described as a fast-paced murder mystery, and I’ll admit, I added it because the title and cover art reminded me very much of Three Dark Crowns, which I loved. I also like a good mystery.
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Another mystery where the main characters try to unmask their stalker! *gasp* Idk, sounds intriguing to me.
Release Date: March 19th, 2019
There’s just something about books centering around boarding schools or academies that draw me in. Can’t really pinpoint it… There also seems an air of mystery, dare I say, cult-y, aspect about this one as well.
Release Date: July 2nd, 2019
I’ll admit, I was initially drawn to the vibrant cover art. I came across this one on Edelweiss and it’s not coming out for foreverrrrr. This one is described as a psychological thriller, Gone Girl meets Thelma & Louise. Um, yes please.
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
Another book found from Edelweiss. Gosh I love that site, but it’s such a tease because this one isn’t released until April! And what do you know, another mystery! In The Lost, two girls are kidnapped by…. grad students? interesting…. And it seems like they are forced to play a twisted game in order to be free. Reminds me of that movie Escape Room I’ve seen previews for.
Release Date: May 15th, 2018
I’ve been on the waitlist for this e-book at my library for months now. Months! I probably could’ve got the physical book faster, or ya know, bought it… but I’m already making my way up to the top of the list at this point. I loved Knoll’s ‘Luckiest Girl Alive‘, so I immediately added this to my TBR even though the reviews are meh. The reviews on Luckiest Girl are meh to, but I still liked it!
Release Date: June 19th, 2018
Another e-book where I’ve been on the waitlist for months!. Obvs, I loved ‘You‘ by Kepnes. The show on Lifetime was fantastic as well, and she has become one of my auto-add authors. Firstly, the setting of this one is in New Hampshire, and being from Massachusetts, I love close to home reads. The synopsis of Providence is kinda crazy… The love interests gets kidnapped by a teacher and then when he escapes, he has special “powers”. Very intriguing, though the Goodreads rating is just average.
Expected Release Date: September 3rd, 2019
No title and no synopsis, but you best believe I am reading #4 in this series as soon as it comes out! I really hope it sticks to the September release date and doesn’t get pushed. This should be the last book in the Three Dark Crowns series!
Release Date: November 6th, 2018
This will be my first full read of 2019. I’m currently about halfway through. This one is a fantasy where the main character, Lei, is kidnapped from her home and forced to be the king’s “concubine” aka forced to have sex with him whenever he wants. Yikes! In this world, being a Paper Girl to the King is an honor and almost a contest of the prettiest to be chosen. Lei is the only paper girl (maybe) that despises the king. So far so good!
Release Date: January 15th, 2019
This is one of the books I am probably most excited for. Dreamers is described as a science fiction novel where college kids start to fall asleep and never wake up. Scary! I love that this centers around college-age kids and I also find pandemic books so fascinating! (And pray every day that something like this doesn’t happen in my lifetime)
Release Date: January 8th, 2018
I was just notified that this one is officially released! Woot! Written by the same authors as ‘The Wife Between Us‘ which I enjoyed as well, this psychological thriller centers around a woman that signs up for a seemingly innocent study. She starts to grow increasingly paranoid and can no longer trust what is real or part of the experiment. Sounds like this one is going to suck me right in!
Release Date: October 8th, 2019
This one isn’t released until almost the end of 2019. Dang it! The first sentence, “New Orleans is ruled by the dead” is all it took for me to add this to my TBR. Also, I haven’t read about vampires in sooooo long! Since like Twilight and The Vampire Academy. I think the YA Fantasy genre got so over-saturated with vampires, I got sick of them. Really hope they make an excellent comeback in The Beautiful!
Expected Release Date: 2019
OMG, I cannot wait for the third book in the Scythe series! I read the first two back-to-back and loved them. The characters, the plot, the world, it’s all just so mesmerizing! Unfortunately, The Toll does not have a cover or release date yet…. really hope it doesn’t get pushed to 2020.
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Everyone raves about Leigh Bardugo and I have yet to read a single one of her books! Will Ninth House be the first? Probably. This book revolves around a criminal who is mysteriously offered a chance to attend Yale University. Another book centering around college kids. I’m in. But not until October. Boo.
Release Date: October 3, 2017
This has been sitting on my bookshelf for over a year now. I received the first book, Children of Eden, as a gift and loved it, so I immediately went out and bought the second book. But for some reason haven’t picked it up yet… Maybe the ending of the first book was satisfying? I can’t remember…
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Loved You, so obviously had to add the second book to my TBR. I can’t believe this has been out since 2016 and I haven’t read it yet!! Again, the tv series = awesome.
Release Date: Oct 30 2018
Jack of Hearts is described as Pretty Little Liars meets Dan Savage. I liked PLL, but who the heck is Dan Savage?? A quick google search shows he’s an author and LGBTQ community activist. I like the mystery the synopsis alludes to, and I also like that the main character writes a teen sex advice column. lol.
Release Date: Sept 1 2004
Seeing as this was released in 2004, I have no clue how I found it on Goodreads… In this story, everyone gets a bar code tattoo which supposedly makes your life easier, but the main character rebels against it, interesting. Kind of gives me Uglies vibes.
Holy heck this was one long blog post! Took me almost a full week to collect my 19 books and write this post. I’m glad I got through it though, and I will definitely be referencing this post throughout the year. Hopefully it will help me reach my goal of reading 35 books in 2019! 😱
Have you read any of these books? What are your reading goals for 2019?
Let me know in the comments!