Anticipated Reads of 2019

6 Books That Make Me Curious in the Latter Half of 2019! Top Ten Tuesday

June 17, 2019 Rissi JC 46 Comments

Welcome back to Finding Wonderland readers and friends – and happy Tuesday. The official Top Ten Tuesday June 18 topic is:

That Artsy Reader Girl | June 18: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019Top Ten Tuesday June 18

So… I’ve already talked quite a lot about anticipated reads for the second half of 2019. BUT since I did know this ‘Top Ten’ topic was coming, I tried really hard to find enough books to talk about all-new reads in each ‘part’ of this “books I’m excited for” group of publications. (Exhibit aka ‘part 1’ and exhibit b aka ‘part 2.’) However, this list isn’t maybe made up of my most anticipated reads (those are probably mostly found in Finding Wonderland’s latest video), but rather these are more books I’m curious about.

If you’ve read any of these, let me know which are worth a read. Without further ado, let’s have a look see at the six books on today’s list.

Top Ten Tuesday June 18

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1: Fake it Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen (June) | Why,  yes, this one is already out, but it sounds so darn cute. I haven it on my shelf, now I must read it. Amazon | Goodreads

2: Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason (August, Revell) | Way behind on Lynette’s more recent releases, but I’m SUPER excited to read this series. Its premise reminds me of a kind of Blue Bloods scenario because of its tight knit family unit. Amazon | Goodreads

3: Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano (August, Bethany House) | I’m not a historical aficionado (in fiction), but this one sounds interesting… so I’m curious. Amazon | Goodreads

4: American Royals by Katharine McGee (September, Random House) | This one is a kind of an American fairy-tale, and it sounds fun. Again, one I’m curious about. Katharine is also the author of The Thousandth Floor. Amazon | Goodreads

5: She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller (September, Simon and Schuster) | Only recently discovered this one, so I know next to nothing about it. But it does sound interesting…?? Amazon | Goodreads

6: Frankly in Love by David Yoon (September, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) | A fake dating trope? I’d give this one a chance – and its plot makes me wonder who will end up with whom? Amazon | Goodreads


*no video this week; channel linked above

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Your turn, friends. What books are you most excited about reading during 2019’s last six months (!!)? Do you have one or more that really stand out? Has your most anticipated already been released? Comment all the thoughts down below!

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  • Felicia June 17, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I really enjoyed Fake It Till You Break It! American Royals is one I’m really excited for as well!

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      I’m so glad to know this, Felicia. Hope you enjoy “American Royals,” too. :) Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Melanie Parker June 17, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I’m really interested in American Royals – I can’t wait to get a chance to finally read it! Hope you enjoy it too! Happy reading!

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      Same to you; hope “American Royals” ends up being a fun read. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Melanie.

  • Brooke Lorren June 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    There’s a preview of “Frankly in Love” on Bookish First this week and you can win a copy! I’ve had pretty good luck with them so far. In the last month-ish I won three ARCs and earned enough points for a fourth!

    Brooke Lorren recently posted: Read Around the World/US Challenge
    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

      SO FUN! I never win anything I enter. I think I’ve won once GR giveaway, and maybe a blog giveaway, both of which were years ago. ;) Still, it’s fun to enter. Hope your good luck continues, Brooke. Thanks for the visit!! :)

  • Alyssa June 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    I just got the She’s the Worst earc and I can’t wait to read it. Honestly had not heard much about it at first either, but it looks really great!

  • Greg June 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I never did read the Thousandth Floor but thought it looked good. Looks like maybe she’s writing something a little different with this one? Looks fun!

    Great list. :)

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Definitely; or it sounds like this is going to be quite different. Hopefully it’s fun. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Greg.

  • Mari @ Musings of a (Book) Girl June 18, 2019 at 12:19 am

    I have an ARC of She’s the Worst and I’m really looking forward to reading it! I loooove the cover.

    Mari @ Musings of a (Book) Girl recently posted: Ten of My Most Anticipated Releases from the Second Half of 2019
    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      I agree!! The cover for this one is so fun. Hope you enjoy – let me know what you think, Mari. :) Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Kay Wisteria @hammockofbooks June 18, 2019 at 12:24 am

    I’m so excited to read American Royals and Fake It Till You Break It!!

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      I’m REALLY excited about ‘Fake It’ because it sounds cuuute! “American Royals” I’m cautiously optimistic about. Sounds fun though. Hope we both enjoy – and thanks for the visit, Kay. :)

  • Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales June 18, 2019 at 3:15 am

    I like the sound of Finding Lady Enderly.
    My TTT this week.

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      It does sound interesting, right!? I’m hopeful it’ll be a grand read. :) Thanks for the visit, Louise.

  • Jess @ Jessticulates June 18, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Great list! She’s the Worst sounds interesting – I love stories about sisters.

    Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipated 2019 Releases (Part Two)
    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Doesn’t it? I too am always curious about a good sister relationship story. Hope we find it with this one. :) Thanks for the visit, Jess.

  • Lydia June 18, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I’m curious about Vow of Justice as well!

    My TTT.

  • Kathy Garza June 18, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Finding Lady Enderly is now on my TBR list. It sounds like a rewrite of My Fair Lady ~ with suspense.

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      I didn’t even notice any “My Fair Lady” connection, Kathy. But now you mention it, I can see that. Gotta’ love a bit of suspense thrown in too!! :) Thanks for the visit.

  • Candyce @ The Book Dutchesses June 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Fake it Till You Break it is really cute. The perfect summer read. I’m also really looking forward to American Royals.

    Here’s my TTT:

    Candyce @ The Book Dutchesses recently posted: TTT #84 | Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019
    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      YES! I’m so glad to hear this, Candyce. I was hoping it’d be just this. :) Enjoy “American Royals”!! Thanks so much for the visit today.

  • Nicole @ Nicole's Novel Reads June 18, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Frankly in Love is on my TTT list too. I am curious about American Royals and Fake It Till You Break It. Those are on my TBR list too. There are so many books out there to read but such little time.

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Doesn’t it sound so fun, Nicole!? I’m curious about it, especially since I like Nicola’s book “Everything, Everything.” Hope you enjoy the other two on your TBR – and I agree. Too little time to read all the amazing books in this world. How shall we manage it!? Thanks for visiting today. :)

  • Cholla June 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

    American Royals looks like it’ll be really cute.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      I hope so. I’m “cautiously optimistic” about it. Plus, I do love Royal Romances. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Cholla.

  • Caitlyn Santi June 18, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I haven’t read Vow of Justice yet, but it’s on my list today! I have been loving the Blue Justice series so far and I totally get Blue Bloods feels from it! I think you’d really enjoy it, Rissi! 🙂

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      I haven’t read any of this series (yet), but knowing it’s by Lynette Eason means I’m sure to enjoy – and that’s the impression I have too! That it’s got some “Blue Bloods” feels, which makes me like it more. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Caitlyn.

  • Leah June 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I’m very excited for Frankly in Love. It looks so cute!

    • Rissi JC June 18, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      SAME! It sounds like my kind of read, and I’m SO excited to give it a chance. :) Thanks so much for the visit, Leah.

  • Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense June 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve got my eye on Fake It as well. I love the fake dating trope. Hope we both enjoy!

  • Jessica at Booked J June 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    TASTE, you have it. Also, I’m so ecstatic to see you’ve included American Royals AND Fake it Till You Break It. I am beyond stoked to read both. I keep hoping my library will get Fake it Till You Break It in already but nooooooooope! Sigh, sad face, etc etc.

    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      HOORAY! Hope we both enjoy the two you mention, Jessica. :) Keeping my fingers crossed your library adds ‘Fake it’ to their shelves. Thanks so much for stopping in!

  • Chrissi Reads June 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I hope you enjoy these books when you get around to them! They do look great.

    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you, Chrissi. Me too. Appreciate you dropping by.

  • Angela June 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    American Royals sounds like such a fun “alternate history” type read. Also, I just love anything to do with royalty!

    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      It does sound fun – and I’m with you! Love all the royal romances. :) Thanks for the visit, Angela.

  • Cora @ Tea Party Princess June 19, 2019 at 10:35 am

    I am definitely interested in American Royals, mostly because I quite enjoyed The Thousandth Floor.
    Cora |

    Cora @ Tea Party Princess recently posted: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019
    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Cool. Hope you enjoy ‘Royals,’ Cora. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  • Elise @abookandacup June 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I must confess I don’t know any of these haha!

    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      That’s ok. Hope you have lots you’re looking forward to, Elise. Thanks for the visit!

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads June 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I quite enjoyed Fake It Till You Break It, so hope you will too! And American Royals sounds intriguing, I’ll have to check it out.

    • Rissi JC June 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks, Lindsey – I’m glad to know you enjoyed ‘Fake it’!! I hope to enjoy it as well. Hope you enjoy ‘Royals.’ :) Thanks bunches for visiting.

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