My Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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Hello 💜 This is where I share the books that I’m most excited to read this year. This was supposed to be a short post but I ended up listing almost every book that I want to read this first half of 2019. I will probably do another post like this around July/August. Hope you enjoy and get some ideas!

The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart – JANUARY

She’s a wonderful writer and the reviews for her new book are great so I’m sure I will enjoy this one as much as the others. I will probably read this one in a few weeks, as it comes out soon.

Forgiveness Road by Mandy Mikulencak – FEBRUARY

I really enjoyed Mandy’s last book The Last Suppers and I want to read her new novel set in 1970’s Mississippi. I’m sure it will touch fascinating themes, as her last book did.

The Border by Don Winslow – FEBRUARY

I’m a massive Don Winslow fan so of course I had to add the long awaited conclusion to his series about the war on drugs featuring Art Keller. It will surely be a thrilling ride.

Dead Memories (Kim Stone #10) by Angela Marsons – FEBRUARY

I’m always excited for a new Kim Stone book, but have you read the blurb of this one? It promises to be the best one yet. It probably won’t resurrect the dead, but I’m sure it’ll be amazing.

The Ringmaster (Sam Shepard #2) by Vanda Symon – FEBRUARY

I really enjoyed the first one in the series and it promises lots of changes given how it ended. Overkill was an entertaining and atmospheric read. The cover is just so beautiful.

Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond – FEBRUARY

This is a weird one for me, I know. But Stranger Things is my favorite show and I will read anything about Hawkins until the new season is released in July. I miss it so much! This one is YA, so we’ll see.

Until The Day I Die by Emily Carpenter – MARCH

Emily Carpenter’s books are always a priority for me. I’ve enjoyed all of them and while this one definitely sounds different, I will read anything she writes!

A Beautiful Corpse (Harper McClain #2) by Christi Daugherty – MARCH

I loved The Echo Killing so I will obviously read the new Harper McClain book. And I’m visiting Savannah this May, so it’ll be the perfect book to get in the mood for it!

The Last Act by Brad Parks – MARCH

I haven’t read a novel by this author yet, but as soon as I read the blurb, I knew I needed this book in my life. It looks just like a movie and I love how crazy it sounds.

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech – APRIL

You all know how much I love Louise Beech’s books. They’re unique and different from everything else. And now she’s written a thriller! I.CAN’T.WAIT.

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian – APRIL

After reading Evelyn Hugo, I wanted to read more books about Hollywood, and this one immediately caught my attention. I want to learn more about how movies were made!

City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay – APRIL

Another one about Hollywood that I’m excited to read. Hope to love it as much as I love its beautiful cover!

Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen – APRIL

I don’t know much about this one but I loved Good Girls Revolt and I love The Bold Type, so I’m hoping it’s similar to those. I want to read something lighter and fun!

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – APRIL

The previous book by this author, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is an all-time favorite of mine and this has wonderful reviews, so I can’t wait. I’ll probably read it around pub date. I love music, I love the 70s and I love female protagonists, so I’m really excited.

Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea – MAY

He’s one of my favorite writers nowadays and the new book looks so good that it’s probably my most anticipated book this year. I hope it’s as good as his last two thrillers! Read the blurb and tell me if you want to read it too!

Next Girl To Die by Dea Poirier – MAY

This is actually a debut, but it looks just like the kind of book I love, so I’m eagerly awaiting its release. I hope it’s as good as its blurb makes it sound. And it’s the start of a new series, which is always a great thing.

Untitled – Fawkes & Baxter #3 by Daniel Cole – MAY

After reading Hangman, I can’t wait for Daniel Cole’s new entry in the Fawkes and Baxter series. This is the perfect series for those who want a thrilling adventure that leaves you breathless!

Stone Cold Heart (Cat Kinsella #2) by Caz Frear – JUNE

Sweet Little Lies was a great book and although I totally thought it was a standalone, I’m going to read the next one in the series featuring Cat Kinsella. It was an intriguing mystery!

If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais – JULY

Hum If You Don’t Know The Words is another favorite of mine and I want to know if Bianca’s next book is another winner. Her books are set in South Africa during the apartheid and the titles are super unique.

Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin – JULY

It’s about a crime podcast and the case looks fascinating, so I’m really excited about this one. I read What Remains Of Me a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it.

The Stories You Tell (Roxanne Weary #3) by Kristen Lepionka – JULY

I’m a big fan of the Roxanne Weary series, she’s a PI and she’s badass. I can’t wait to read the new release and see what the author brings us next. So far, the blurb is super intriguing!

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager – JULY

After reading his last two books and absolutely loving his 2018 novel, I seriously can’t wait to read the new thriller by Riley Sager. It’s about a babysitter… I love how everything he writes is so 80s!

The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh – AUGUST

Arrowood was amazing and I recently bought Laura McHugh’s debut: The Weight of Blood. This one looks equally creepy and tense and I see that it’s being compared to Sharp Objects, so… Count me in!

What are your most anticipated releases of 2019? 💜

33 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated Books of 2019

  1. Renee (Itsbooktalk) says:

    What a great mix of books! I still need to read Hangman! I’m also very excited about If You Want to Make God Laugh. I’ll probably try The Border and hope it’s not as gory as The Cartel. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Daisy Jones


  2. Tina Woodbury says:

    Fantastic list of books! I cannot wait to read Emily Carpenter’s latest…I’m a huge fan!
    Park Avenue Summer, Some Choose Darkness, and Lock Every Door are all on my TBR. Some of these are on my anticipated reads that I will post on Tuesday, but I was trying to cap it at 20 books so they didn’t all make the cut, but I plan on reading them nonetheless.
    I am also really excited to read City of Flickering Light and wondered if you wanted to buddy read that one?


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