2018 was a great year for books. And it looks like 2019 is going to be even better! There are so many books coming out this year that I have been eagerly anticipating, including new books by Erin Morgenstern, Margaret Atwood, and Helene Wecker. I have been waiting for these for years (no exaggeration).
There are a few other books I am eagerly anticipating (hello, Doors of Stone), but I kept this list to the books that have set release dates in 2019. Keep your fingers crossed none of them get delayed (again).
Here are the ten releases I am most excited for this year:
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. That’s right! We are finally getting a new Erin Morgenstern book! I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. Until then, I’ll just be over here, rereading The Night Circus for the hundredth time.
Dark Age by Pierce Brown. No surprise Iron Gold ended on a cliffhanger, but that just means I can hardly wait for the next book in the series. It was delayed – which is fine, I’d rather have a better book later than an unfinished book now – so I know it’s going to be amazing. And brutal.
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. I don’t read a lot of romance, but I absolutely loved The Hating Game. And I am really looking forward to what I am sure will be a fun read. It comes out at the end of the month, so I don’t have long to wait!
The Iron Season by Helene Wecker. This is a sequel to one of my all-time favorite books: The Golem and the Jinni. It’s been a while since I read the first one, so I’m planning on a reread before this comes out in the fall. But I am so, so excited to get more of these characters!
The Women’s War by Jenna Glass. I would really like to read more fantasy, and I am all here for some feminist fantasy. This is a debut novel, and it sounds absolutely epic. I actually got an ARC of this one, so I’m planning on reading it sometime in the next month, and I can’t wait!
The Philosopher’s War by Tom Miller. This is the sequel to a feminist fantasy debut I loved last year. This takes place during WWI, but with magic. I really enjoyed the story and all of the characters, so I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next.
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. This is a book set in the near future, when racism is (even) more prevalent than it is now. It’s about how far a father will go to protect his child, even if that means turning him white. This is coming out in a few weeks, and I actually have an ARC, so I will be reading it very soon.
The Girl King by Mimi Yu. This might just be the year of feminist fantasy, and I’m really happy about it. I’ve been gravitating away from YA fantasy lately, but I can’t resist an epic war story with female main characters.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. After reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I want to read everything Taylor Jenkins Reid writes. I haven’t gotten to any of her other books yet, but I am looking forward to her newest novel, out this year. Again, I have an ARC, so I’ll be reading this very soon.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t wait to read the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. And no, the show didn’t spoil anything – this one picks up fifteen years after the original, with three female narrators from Gilead. I’m both excited and terrified to read an Atwood story that’s inspired by the world we live in.
What 2019 release are you most looking forward to? Any books I should include in my list? I’m looking for more diverse reads this year! Let me know in the comments!