Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipation! 2019 Books I’m Excited About!

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Hello, fellow Top Ten Tuesday-ers, and friends! Here we are, a week into 2019, so of course, it’s time to talk anticipated 2019 reads with a Top Ten Tuesday January 8 topic. PS: am I the only one who thinks it’s weird to write ‘2019’??

That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday January 8: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday January 8

I have a booktube video all about this topic coming, so because of this, I am going to try not to talk about books in said video. But if that doesn’t happen then, they’ll be some crossover; and really that’s okay. When you anticipate a book that much, it means you have to share all the time. For obvious legit bookworm reasons.

I’m excited about a few 2019 releases, but not an overload. Or at least I don’t feel like there is. Still, since the yearly publication schedule picks up the further we get into any new year, who knows what I might think 3 months from now.

For today, I share a select few that I’m excited about.

Top Ten Tuesday January 8 | Anticipation! 2019 Books I’m Excited About!


1: Serious Moonlight (April) by Jenn Bennet | I’ve not yet read (I know, where have I been!?) anything by Jenn, but this one sounds old-fashioned. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the cover art is divine! Goodreads

2: Somewhere Only We Know (May) by Maurene Goo | This past year I read Maurene’s The Way You Make Me Feel and thought it was really cuuute. Hopefully this one will follow in its footsteps. Goodreads

3: No Place Like Here (May) by Christine June | A modern Hansel and Gretel twist? I’m in for that! Christina has actually written a handful of contemporary fairy tales, and though I do have ARCs of them, I haven’t yet had the time to read them – yes, I’m quite bookworm ashamed about this. Goodreads

4: Brunch at Bittersweet Café by Carla Laureano | Since I so enjoyed book one last year, reading this one is a must on my early-2019-reading-plans list! Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday January 8

5: Fake it Till You Break It (June) by Jenn P. Nguyen | This one looks darling, and I’m all about a good contemporary. This one is a pretend-to-date love story that I hope entertains. Goodreads

6: To Best the Boys (March) by Mary Weber | Mary always writes a unique story that paints a unique world no matter its genre. Her upcoming novel (which features a girl who completes for an all-boys scholarship) sounds like it will follow this same pattern.  Goodreads

I’m also sort of curious about Sally Thorne’s upcoming novel (January) because I’ve seen so many gush-y things about her first book; and Joanne Bichof’s Daughters of the Northern Shores (March) as well as Rachel McMillan’s Murder in the City (May); plus the start of a new mystery series in Never Let Go (February) by Elizabeth Goddard! If you’re surprised that certain books didn’t make this list, they may show up in Thursday’s booktube video!

Tell me, fellow readers and friends; what books do you most anticipate for the first half of 2019? I’d love to know all about the books that are high on your must-read yearly TBR! Share all of your thoughts below. 

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

50 comments

    1. Much to my bookworm disappointment, I haven’t read any of Christina’s books yet, but someday I hope to remedy this. I agree! Maurene’s looks SO cuute. Thanks for the visit, Amanda. :)

  1. It DOES feel weird to write 2019! Where did 2018 go?? Anyway I’m also looking forward to trying Jenn Bennett this year, ever since seeing Starry eyes everywhere last year!

    1. I’m glad I’m not alone in my wonderment over this being 2019!! Where does time escape to?

      Glad to know Jenn is an author on your must-try-TBR, too, Greg – and thanks so much for the visit. :)

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has yet to read something from Jenn! Here’s hoping we both remedy this in 2019. Thanks so much for the visit, Chrissi. :)

  2. I’ve only read one of Jenn Bennett’s books – Starry Eyes – but it was good enough that I couldn’t resist putting Serious Moonlight on my list. At least I’ve got a couple of her backlist titles to keep me going until it’s released!

  3. Yikes, I’m REALLY behind on 2019 releases! I really want to read Mary Weber’s books this year: I’ve heard they’re really good, and her new release has been on several of my upcoming release posts, so I’m going to make an extra effort to read them this year!

    1. Me too, Shannon – and I’m sure there’s lots others that I neglected, too. I know the feeling. Sometimes I’m really excited about a book, too, but if I’m being a good bookworm, I have to talk myself away from the “buy” button so I can read some reviews first. Sometimes it’s been those reviews that teach me a book isn’t going to be right for my reading preferences. :)

      Thanks so much for the visit!

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