23 books I can’t wait to read in 2019

Over the past few weeks I’ve loved taking a look back at my favorite books of 2018. Now I’m ready to look ahead to the books being published in the coming year. This is nowhere close to an exhaustive list (and I keep finding great forthcoming titles every day: Elizabeth Gilbert! Chris Pavone! Elin Hilderbrand!) but a small sampling of the books I can’t wait to read this year.

I have high hopes for 2019’s new titles. I’ve already read and enjoyed a few of these, and I tell you which ones I have personal experience with below. I’m looking forward to the rest.

Please tell me what you are excited to read in the year to come in comments.

Books I can't wait to read in 2019: Winter releases


This Pride and Prejudice update is set in Pakistan, 2001, and features a modern-day version of the family you know and love: the Binat family includes a sharp-witted father, marriage-obsessed mother, and five daughters. Alysba teaches English, and in a fun opening scene she challenges her teenage students to reinterpret Austen's famous opening line. Kamal uses her heroine's profession—and accompanying love of reading—to explore themes of colonialism and identity; despite these weighty themes she keeps her tone light. This is, above all, a rom com—and it's a fun one. Publication date January 22. More info →
An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities

The much-anticipated second novel from the author of The Fishermen, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. This novel is also set in Nigeria; Shelf Awareness calls it "a dark look at the lengths people will go to achieve their dream." Publication date January 8. More info →
The Paragon Hotel

The Paragon Hotel

My previous experience with Faye's work is limited to Jane Steele, but Faye's new historical thriller seems like a whole other beast. The year is 1921, the setting Oregon. The KKK has arrived in Oregon with terrifying results, but the Paragon Hotel is a haven for African-Americans threatened by the Klan. Publishers Weekly says, "What starts as a bit of a Prohibition-era crime romp becomes increasingly relevant as issues of mental illness, race, and gender identity take on greater significance." Publication date January 8. More info →
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

I've read this already and haven't been able to resist recommending it on more than one episode of What Should I Read Next. This is Shapiro's story about how she very recently discovered a life-changing, identity-threatening secret about her family, and what happened next. If you've enjoyed Shapiro's work in the past, like her most recent memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, I recommend you avoid the spoiler-laden reviews (that specify what that family secret is) and dive right in. Publication date January 15. More info →
The Dreamers

The Dreamers

This was one of my 2018 favorites, since I read it early. I loved Walker's 2012 debut The Age of Miracles and have been impatiently waiting for a follow-up. It's finally (almost here): this one doesn't come out till 2019, but its release date is right around the corner. The story begins with a college student crawling into bed and falling asleep. Her roommate thinks she has the flu ... but she doesn't wake up. She's patient zero of a strange illness that plunges its victims into deep sleeps some never wake up from. The community is quarantined, but as the illness nevertheless spreads, so does the sense of panic. I flew through this unusual book: equal parts mystery, fantasy, and dystopian novel, all overlaid with a dream-like quality. Publication date January 15. More info →
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

From the author of the beloved Code Name Verity series, a nonfiction work for teens about the female combat pilots of World War II, who flew in the Soviet Union's women-only regiments. Kirkus says, "For readers invested in military and/or feminist history, this important book soars." Publication date January 22. More info →
The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris

I loved Jenoff's last book The Orphan's Tale and am excited about her new release, inspired by a real but little known network of WWII female operatives. Publishers Weekly calls this "a mesmerizing tale full of appealing characters, intrigue, suspense, and romance." Publication date January 29. More info →
On the Come Up

On the Come Up

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Hate U Give, a new novel that takes readers back to the neighborhood of Garden Heights, with a brand-new cast of characters including an aspiring young rapper named Brianna. Thomas says the book is about "what it means to be young, black in America when freedom of speech isn’t always free." Publication date February 5. More info →
I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations

I blurbed this forthcoming book from the hosts of Pantsuit Politics, one of my favorite podcasts, saying "For those overwhelmed and exhausted by the current [toxic] state of political discourse in America, you're right—there is a better way. Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience, they unpack what's gone wrong and outline how we can begin to fix it, both in our own hearts and in our communities. Their practical guide is full of exactly what long-time fans have come to expect, and new readers will quickly come to appreciate: no shouting, no insults, plenty of nuance." Publication date February 5. More info →
The Huntress

The Huntress

Publishers Weekly calls this follow-up to 2017's The Alice Network "a suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge." In this historical novel, the huntress is a female Nazi who committed atrocious war crimes, but three individuals are determined to track her down, each for their own reasons—an Englishman, an American, and a female Russian bomber pilot. In all the world, the pilot is the only one who can recognize the huntress on sight. Pair this with Elizabeth Wein's new release (below) for a fascinating book flight. Publication date February 26. More info →
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

I'm so ready for this. Here's Newport in his own words: "We have been too casual in adopting alluring new technologies, and as a result our quality of life is diminishing. To solve this problem I propose a philosophy of technology use called digital minimalism in which you radically reduce the time you spend staring at screens, focusing on a small number of digital activities that strongly support things you deeply value, and then happily ignoring the rest." Publication date February 5. More info →
Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

As someone who's typing this from a very messy desk, I'm intrigued by the promise of this new gift book-sized work. The publisher says, "Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives.... With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we want." Yes, please. Publication date March 5. More info →
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

From the author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, a new release about the mushrooming anxiety experienced by today's adolescent girls. While some stress is healthy, this widespread and increasing anxiety is new, and Damour promises to help by providing common-sense suggestions, professional insight, and real-life case studies documenting what we can do about it. Publication date February 12. More info →
Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna (An Auntie Poldi Adventure Book 2)

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna (An Auntie Poldi Adventure Book 2)

Last year's hit Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Liions was a delightful surprise (and a Summer Reading Guide pick!) I'm happy the series continues here, especially because early reviews say the second installment about the spirited Bavarian widow living by the Italian sea is every bit as good as the first. Publication date March 5. More info →
Books I can't wait to read in 2019: Spring releases
Only Ever Her

Only Ever Her

I've been eagerly tracking the progress of this novel for years, and can't wait to read the finished version. In a small Southern town, everyone is counting down to the wedding of the season. But just four days before the event, the bride disappears. The publisher says, "While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves." Publication date May 7. More info →
Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities

Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities

This new time management fable features a woman who should be primed for success, but she's over-worked, over-tired, and constantly frustrating others with her lack of focus. You can read this short, pithy book about the difference between busyness and true success in an afternoon, and put the core lesson to work in your own life for all the days to come: "Expectations are infinite. Time is finite. You are always choosing. Choose well." Publication date March 12. More info →
The Editor

The Editor

I loved Rowley's quirky debut Lily and the Octopus; this new novel turns that same charm to the world of publishing. In 1990s New York, a struggling writer gets his big break, selling his manuscript to a major publishing house—and the editor he'll be working with is none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The publisher calls this "a poignant, insightful novel of young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love." Publication date April 2. More info →
The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War

In the spirit of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a novel about the friendship that blooms between two young American girls interned at a Texas camp during World War II, and the force that reconnects them decades later. Fourteen-year-old Elise lived her whole life in Iowa; her parents had been in the States twenty years before the war. Mariko grew up in L.A., but was sent to the camp with her Japanese family. I've already read my early copy, and learned so much about this shameful period of American history. Publication date March 19. More info →
The Library of Lost and Found

The Library of Lost and Found

From the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, a new book about a librarian whose life is changed by a book of fairy tales that lands on her doorstep. Soon she's on the trail of buried family secrets, and the process of seeking them changes her life. Is it just me, or are books about bookstores and libraries everywhere these days? You know I'm not complaining. Publication date March 26. More info →
The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

I love Emily's podcast The Next Right Thing, and am excited to get the content in book format—and such a pretty book at that. Emily writes for the chronically hesitant, the second-guessers, and anyone who struggles with decision fatigue. If you love her podcast because of her voice, I think you'll find you enjoy her voice on the page as well. Publication date April 2. More info →
Books I can't wait to read in 2019: Summer releases
Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

I loved Kibler's 2013 debut Calling Me Home, a book club favorite whose popularity came from the enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations of readers like you. That's how I came to it. I'm excited for this, her first novel in six years. The publisher calls this "an emotionally raw and resonant story of love, loss, and the enduring power of friendship, following the lives of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls,” and inspired by historical events." Publication date July 30. More info →
If You Want to Make God Laugh

If You Want to Make God Laugh

South African writer Marais's first book Hum If You Don't Know the Words was a Summer Reading Guide pick upon its 2017 release. I loved its inventive storytelling, endearing characters, and distinctive voice, and look forward to more of the same in her summer release. The publisher calls this "a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries." Publication date July 16. More info →
Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

A new Joshilyn Jackson novel always shoots straight to the top of my TBR. Jackson describes her own work as "Weirdo Fiction with a Shot of Southern Gothic Influence for Smart People Who Can Catch the Nuances but Who Like Narrative Drive, and Who Have a Sense of Humor but Who Are Willing to Go Down to Dark Places." In her new book, the carefully-cultivated façade of a woman's seemingly ordinary life is threatened when a mysterious stranger from her past arrives in town and threatens to reveal all. The publisher calls this "a dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense." Publication date July 30. More info →

What books are you eagerly anticipating in 2019? Please tell us all about them in comments! 


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    • Rebekah in SoCal says:

      I am so impressed that you did the digital declutter. I lasted 4 days. (January 2017 was not a good time for me to do something like that.)

      I loved Deep Work and am very much looking forward to Digital Minimalism.

        • Sarah Malcom says:

          Came here just to comment on this very phenomenon. So we’ve read Deep Work. (If we’re being honest I felt like a jerk b/c I didn’t even read it – I listened to it on my phone). We are excited for Digital Minimalism. Yet we are commenting on a blog (which we love) from our phones/iPad/computers. The irony of this will never be lost on me. In fact I’d love to hear an honest conversation about it. At what point do we keep reading about/listening to/soaking up these ideas and actually LIVE THEM. It’s a fascinating phenomenon. I’m not hating, I just think the growing interest in reducing screen time (which we read about and post about *from our screens*) is most fascinating. Signed from my iPad 😉

          • Gina says:

            I think it would be ironic if we were reading about abstaining from all things digital. I think most of the material out there on this subject is dedicated more to finding a balance. It’s one thing to listen to a helpful audiobook and another thing to spend hours scrolling through Pinterest, Instagram, etc. I think it’s more about choices than demonizing digital.

          • True! I know for me a yearly sabbatical from social media and blogging is a must. I’ve read with interest (and concern) books like DEEP WORK and THE SHALLOWS (which I read when it came out maybe 5-6 years ago and which led to my yearly break).

            I have an uneasy relationship with the whole social media thing and have just recently left FB after not really connecting there for over a year (the digital declutter was a huge piece of this). But here’s the complication: (one many relate to) It felt like I had to stay because of relational connections and because as an author I’m supposed to be visible (whatever that means). When I left, so many people were fascinated. THEY wanted to do the same but felt they couldn’t. So that’s the thing for me (and I felt like that was the lesson behind the digital declutter.) I’m the one ultimately in charge of my digital life. I’m not beholden to the device or the website. I’m not trapped in someone else’s system of communication. If I take a hit workwise, oh well. I get to steer the ship. I get to pay attention to how I feel when engaged with the online world, and I get to choose how I respond.

    • Andrea says:

      How awesome, Caroline! I just received an advanced copy today of his book for our website betterscreentime.com. I can’t wait to read it and share with our community! I’d love to hear about your experience. 🙂

  1. Sara Gentry says:

    I’m also eagerly anticipating Rubin’s Outer Order, Inner Calm, and after reading this list, I can’t wait to read I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening). I’m also looking forward to Julie Bogart’s release of The Brave Learner.

  2. Donna H. says:

    So exciting-I want to read so many of these! I’m most interested in Gretchen Rubin’s take on a topic that seems to have been covered by a lot of people (I’m loving the new Marie Kondo show on Netflix). Looking out pretty far in 2019 I’m excited for Kate Atkinson’s latest in the Jackson Brodie series (Big Sky-June) and Elizabeth Strout’s follow-up (Olive, Again – Sep).

  3. Kacie says:

    I have pre-ordered On the Come Up on audio, and Trevor Noah is supposed to have a new book this year that I’m excited about.

    Really want to read Inheritance, but not sure if book or audio would be best. Thoughts?

    • Rachel says:

      Ooooh I didn’t know that about Trevor Noah!! Born a Crime is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. Very excited to hear that we’re getting more from him.

      (And oh those dimples!)

  4. Leanne says:

    The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. The Night Circus is my favorite book ever and I’ve been anxiously awaiting her next book. November can’t come soon enough!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    The book I am most excited about comes out in a few days – the final book in Katherine Arden’s Winternight trilogy. Also curious about Beatriz Williams and Ruth Ware’s new ones both coming out this summer.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Oh! And I’m crossing my fingers and hoping Diana Gabaldon finishes the next Outlander book this summer. It’s been way too long without Jamie and Claire.

      • Laura says:

        Me too! Read them all starting 10(20?) yrs ago. Re-read them all last year. Watch the tv series religiously. And follow Diana Gabaldon on FB. Fingers crossed for “Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone” in 2019!

    • Karen Jankowski says:

      I too am anxiously awaiting the last book—I listened to the other ones and loved the storyline. I’m in line already on Overdrive.

  6. Jan says:

    I am excited about Big Sky (Jackson Brodie returns!) by Kate Atkinson, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, and the final installment of Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley The Golden Tresses of the Dead.

    • Shelly says:

      I have read all of Kate Atkinson’s other books but never the series? In your opinion, what makes them so good? Asking because I might start them. Thanks!

      • Jan says:

        I like the Jackson Brodie series best of all Kate Atkinson’s books! Jackson Brodie is such a likeable character, and she has written him with human issues, flaws and understanding. He is a tough guy private detective but really a softie with a big heart, who wants to help, come to the rescue, and bring resolution to the families. The cases are all some unexplained mystery that come together in the end, always with a twist or surprise or coincidence. The stories touch me and her writing beautifully weaves these very interesting story lines. The books can each be read as a stand alone, but I suggest that you read them in order. There are some recurring characters that make his life and love life interesting. For us Jackson Brodie fans, there has not been an addition to the series in 9 years, so that is why we are excited about the upcoming Big Sky book in June 2019. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I do if you decide to start in!

  7. LuAnn Braley says:

    I’d love to read them all,k but the two I’m most excited for are:
    Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
    An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma (actually on my TBR already!)

  8. Jenni says:

    Well, the only one I HAD on my list so far was On the Come Up, but since reading your list I’ve added 6 more. Haha! I can always count on you Anne to help my TBR get even bigger 😉 And now to narrow it down and begin reading!!

  9. Amy says:

    I’m most excited about The Winter of the Witch, the final book in Katherine Arden’s Winternight trilogy. Can’t wait to see how it ends! And also, The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. Her first book, The Age of Miracles, was one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. I hope this one lives up!

  10. Linda says:

    How do you, Anne, do it — and some of the rest of you seem to read as much as Anne does, so the question is for you, too. I love to read – but find it hard to have the time I want – or need (looking at to-be-read lists.) So…. how do you fit in all of the parts of your lives, including a lot of time for reading, in 24 hour days?

    • Michelle says:

      There are seasons for everything. For years I longed for the day I could read uninterrupted. Now I can and miss terribly those interruptions. That said, I think I’ve learned to incorporate reading into pockets where I didn’t before. The very way we read, the way we get and consume books is completely different. Audiobooks are a huge add on for me driving, exersizing, doing housework, etc. I’m not a tv person (absolutely no judgement, I’m just not) so I read with noise cancelling headphones on evenings my husband watches tv (or he watches with the headphones). I have a kindle that makes it easier to travel with my current book anywhere, sneaking in 10-15 min waiting in a Drs office, etc. Yes, I could always do that with physical books but somehow I didn’t. The kindle is an automatic grab like my keys and phone. I have also learned through blogs like Anne’s where to source both free and low cost ebooks and audiobooks (library, prime benefits, deep discounts, etc), making my selection very broad, not to mention amazing podcasts that help to broaden my reading.

  11. Lissa says:

    Love your list! I always find something I need to add to my TBR. Personally, I am really looking forward to Blake Crouch’s new book coming in June – Recursion. So excited for it!

  12. Brenda Stafford says:

    Listened to Mastich interview. Had never heard of Jane Jacobs. Watched The Amazing Mrs. Mauser that night and there was an actor portraying Jacobs. It’s a sign. Will read her book.

  13. Rachel says:

    I’m really excited for City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her nonfiction (yes, even Eat, Pray, Love) rubs me the wrong way, but girl can tell a story, and it’s been way too long since we’ve gotten a new novel from her. Also excited for the new Taylor Jenkins Reid coming out this year, and – of course – can’t wait to see what Auntie Poldi is up to!!!

    • Tiffany L says:

      I just finished One True Loves so now I am excited to know Taylor has another book coming out!! I literally couldn’t put it down.

  14. Claire says:

    Jacqueline Winspear has a new Maisie Dobbs book out in March, The American Agent. Lauren Willig’s The Summer Country. If you like intrepid Victorian women solving mysteries and studying butterflies, the fourth Veronica Speedwell book from Deanna Raybourn is also out in March, I think. Really curious about the sequel to Handmaid’s Tale as well.

  15. I’m so excited for the new Joshilyn Jackson book! I love anything she writes. I’m also pretty excited for Helen Hoang’s new book, The Bride Test. I really enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, but I know it wasn’t for everyone. I also am looking forward to Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest, Daisy Jones and the Six. It comes out in March.

  16. Trisha says:

    The Joshilyn Jackson comment describes my ideal read so perfectly it’s scary… “Weirdo Fiction with a Shot of Southern Gothic Influence for Smart People Who Can Catch the Nuances but Who Like Narrative Drive, and Who Have a Sense of Humor but Who Are Willing to Go Down to Dark Places.” . I have yet to read her but have one of her books on my shelf. It’s going to the top of my TBR pile after reading that description alone!

  17. Hannah says:

    I rarely read brand-new releases since my reading goals focus more on the classics and I usually like to give a new book a few years to see if people are still talking about it after a while, but I’ve added BOTH the Bianca Marais books to my wishlist after reading this post!

    I’ll be reading the Harry Potter books for the first time ever this year so I’m looking forward to finally joining the rest of the world with that. LOL I’m excited to participate in your challenge for the first time this year as well! I posted my list a few days ago. 🙂


    • Chris says:

      You might try listening to the Harry Potter books read by Jim Dale. We actually preferred listening to him rather than reading them.

  18. Jessica says:

    These books look amazing! Thank you for compiling and sharing. I’m also eager to read Maid: Hard work, Low pay, and a Mother’s Will to survive by Stephanie Land

  19. Michelle says:

    Sarah Addison Allen mentioned on her website in October she’s almost finished with a new book (working title The Truth in Stories). Whoop, happy dance! I’m hoping this means a 2019 release. Anne, knowing the publishing process you’d know more about this, but I have fingers crossed. I’m not sure if this is a new stand alone or the mythical third installment to the Waverley series. I love all her books so honestly don’t care.

  20. Kathy says:

    Oh my goodness! So many great reads for 2019. I thought I would list my faves from your list but there are too many. I listened to The Alice Network on audible and loved hearing it with the different accents. I’ll have to go thru your list most slowly to add to my #tbr pile and see what I can pre-order. Thanks for sharing! @cozybooksandtea

  21. Kathy Clark says:

    Oh my goodness! There are so many books to look forward to this year! I thought I’d list my faves but there are a whole bunch. I’m excited to see what Kate Quinn has in store in her new book. I listened to “The Alice Network” on Audible and loved it. The narrator was great and I loved her various accents. Thanks for the list. I’ll have to go thru more slowly to add to my #tbr pile. @cozybooksandtea

  22. Nicole Real says:

    Two follow ups that I’m excited for this year are Chanel Cleetons When We Left Cuba (following Next Year in Havana) and Toni Adeyemi’s Children of Virtue and Vengeance (sequel to Children of Blood and Bones).

  23. Phaedra Patrick says:

    I feel super-honoured to be on your list. I hope you enjoy The Library of Lost and Found! Best wishes, Phaedra

  24. Kelly Lang says:

    I, too, am eagerly awaiting Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. Her story parallels mine and her book comes out on my birthday. Another book I am eagerly looking forward to is Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury and Reinventing Marriage by Abby Maslin.

  25. Victoria says:

    I can’t wait for the second Auntie Poldi novel and The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey (the second Wildows of Malabar Hill novel)!

  26. Sarah Robinson says:

    Such a great list! I just added 7 titles to my to-read list and honestly had trouble choosing and not just adding them all. I’m also looking forward to Meagan Spooner’s Sherwood. She mostly has written sci-fi, ya dystopian novels but I loved her 2017 book Hunted. Both are fairytale retellings with powerful female lead characters. Sherwood is based on Robinhood – except that Robin of Loxsley is dead and maid Marion dons his cloak and becomes Robinhood herself.

  27. Stacie says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting the release of The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley. It’s the latest installment in The Seven Sisters series.

  28. Suzanne says:

    I’m really looking forward to the Joshilyn Jackson. There’s a new Charles Todd release in January – one of the Inspector Rutledges that I have pre-ordered. And of course our girl Flavia!

    • Rose Ann Moon says:

      Thanks! I think the Ian Rutledge series is one of the best out there, and I have several authors I read diligently…. Victoria Thompson, James Lee Burke, Alex Grecian, Lauri King, Will Thomas to name a few.

  29. Kristina Campos Davis says:

    “Only Ever Her” is available for FREE right now from Amazon, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Thought this group would appreciate it!

  30. Julie Free says:

    I’ve just started reading the Clockmakers Daughter by Kate Morton, so far so good. I think it might be the book I’ve been waiting for.

    • Suzanne says:

      Julie, I just started this book today too. As much as I love Kate Morton, though, I’m really disappointed so far. For the first time, I’m having to force myself to continue reading one of her books. We must not be ‘book twins’, lol.

      • Julie says:

        That’s funny Suzanne and there is nothing wrong in not enjoying the same book, that’s what makes them better. I’m still enjoying it, ask me in about a week (I’m not a really fast reader).

  31. Charlynn Greene says:

    Thanks for this list, Anne. A few years ago I bought the Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini for my grandson, which he absolutely tore through and has re-read a few times since. I also read them and enjoyed them too. Now we are excited to read Paolini’s latest addition to this series called The Fork, The Witch, And the Worm: Tales from Alagaesia. This was released on December 31, 2018, so it is brand new and we are very anxious to get it.

  32. Fiona says:

    The second Auntie Poldi is fantastic! The third book is available in German because I saw it in a book shop in Vienna. Translation pending!

  33. Erin Cogburn says:

    I read an advanced copy of The Lost Girls of Paris and it was incredible! It takes a couple chapters to really get going but then once you’re introduced to all the characters it is such a beautiful story.
    Many of these other titles are already on my list to read as well!

    • Katherine says:

      I’m hoping for Hilary Mantel’s sequel to Wolf Hall & Bring up the Bodies. The publisher says it’s coming in 2019 but no release date so far.

  34. Amy says:

    I added many of your picks to my growing TBR list! My pick for 2019 is “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel. I devoured her books one summer and can’t wait for her follow up!

  35. Emily says:

    I’ve got the second Auntie Poldi on my TBR, and I preordered I Think You’re Wrong But I’m Listening today (looking forward to hearing you you on Pantsuit Politics next week Anne). Also Jasmine Guillery has a new one coming out in July, The Wedding Party, that pairs off another set of characters introduced in her first book. Looking forward to that one!

  36. Jennifer Anderson says:

    Added several to my list of “want to read” books. Really enjoy these lists! Thanks for all the recommendations

  37. czai says:

    I’m really interested to read both The Huntress and Inheritance. Adding The Library of Lost and Found on my wishlist as well just because it’s one of those ‘books about books’
    The books I’m highly anticipating are Dark Age by Pierce Brown and The Toll by Neal Shusterman 🙂

  38. Teresa says:

    I’m not sure there is room for all the books I want to read…but if I had to list a few:
    The Huntress
    The Lost Girls of Paris
    Only Ever Her
    The Last Year of the War
    The Library of Lost and Found
    Finding Dorothy
    The Unwinding of a Miracle

  39. I Think You’re Wrong looks like a great book to read, it’s definitely something I struggle with! On The Come Up is another I can’t wait to read, I loved THUG and hopefully this one will be just as good!

    Great post!

  40. Gina says:

    Love your list! Definitely bookmarking this page so I can come back to it when I’m choosing my next book. Are you hosting a reading challenge this year?

  41. Christine says:

    I am excited about the Pride and Prejudice update set in Pakistan. I love reading anything that deals with that story. Always looking for something new with it. Thanks for the list!!

  42. Lauren S says:

    I heard your podcast on Read Aloud Revival and I love your site! I also wanted to encourage you with Wuthering Heights 🙂 I struggled through the very beginning (possibly a few chapters in…), but once you get past the intro of characters and start delving into the past it starts picking up. Plus, since the characters all have similar names I had to re-read a few sections in the beginning to really make sure I knew who was who!!!

  43. Taylor says:

    You just added plenty of my books to my reading list. I am most excited for Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. It’s been a long wait for that one! The audiobook for the first book (Carry On) is amazing and of course I just had to listen to it after listening to her book Fangirl where the Carry On characters are mentioned.

  44. Kara Middleton says:

    I have been anticipating The Huntress ever since I learned about it a few weeks ago. It is right up my alley, and I knew I had to have it the minute I saw the cover!

    The Pam Jenhoff book is also a perfect fit for me.

  45. I’ve read some coming-in-2019 books that I’d recommend: Out East by John Glynn (May), The Gone Dead, Chanelle Benz (June??), The Tenth Muse (June or July), Mary Laura Philpott’s highly recommended essay collection, I Miss You When I Blink (April). So much to anticipate

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