My Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2019

2019 has been a really great year for books so far. I’ve read some amazing new releases – two of which made my favorites list for the first half of the year – and there are even more on my TBR that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. But, because I will never ever catch up with my TBR, there are also a lot of books being released in the second half of the year that I want to read.

Here are the ten books being released later this year that I am most excited about:

Dark Age by Pierce Brown – July 30. I have been a fan of the Red Rising series since the first book was released (way back before this blog existed). While I will admit the original trilogy is my favorite, I am enjoying this part of the series, and can’t wait to see what happens next. Mostly because Iron Gold ended on a cliffhanger.

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan – August 20. This is a historical psychological thriller, and I can’t wait! I actually have an ARC of this one, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. I’m pretty excited about it.

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee – September 3. I’m not super into the whole Marvel YA series (though I do own a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman). But I am into Loki and Mackenzi Lee. So I’ll probably end up checking this one out.

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab – September 3. I really enjoyed City of Ghosts last year. I think it was a great, dark middle grade novel that was also very Victoria Schwab. I love her, and will read pretty much everything she comes out with. I’m especially glad I started this series, because I love having great books to recommend to younger readers.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca – September 3. If you’ve been reading any of my posts from the past month, you probably already know I’ve been on kind of a romance binge. And when I heard about this one, I knew I had to read it. It’s about a man and a woman who flirt with each other, but only when they’re in costume at a renaissance fair. Out of costume he seems to want nothing to do with her. Which just seems so fun.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – September 10. I’m sure I’m not the only one who cannot wait for The Handmaid’s Tale sequel! Even though I’m sure this book will destroy me.

Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs – October 1. Once upon a time, I was a huge fan of Augusten Burroughs. And I haven’t read any of his books in a while. This one sounds like so much fun, and I can’t wait to read it. I actually (somehow) got an ARC of this one, and will be reading it really soon. Because I’m not sure how much longer I can resist.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – October 8. I haven’t actually finished any of Leigh Bardugo’s series – don’t hate me! – but I do love her writing. This one sounds different than her usual and really great (plus, the cover is gorgeous). I need it.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – October 8. It seems like there’s been a lot of great feminist literature coming out lately, and this might just be the feminist book of the year. It’s about a world in which women are sent away during their sixteenth year, because it’s believed they have the power to emit a powerful aphrodisiac through their skin, and they have to release their magic into the wild lest they lure grown men and drive women mad with jealousy. But not all of them come back alive. I can’t wait! I have an ARC of this one as well, and I will likely be jumping in soon, because I’m excited.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – November 5. I have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up to The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite novels of ALL TIME. And it’s almost time. I honestly don’t even know what this is about, but I don’t care, because Erin Morgenstern is Magic.

That’s it for this post! I am so excited to read all of these books!

What new release are you most looking forward to this year?

P.S. I’ve previously mentioned The Seven Sisters by Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere #2) and The Iron Season by Helene Wecker (The Golem & the Jinni #2), but it looks like they’ve both been delayed. But The Iron Season currently has a release date of January 1, so hopefully we’ll still be getting it soon!


14 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2019

  1. The Starless Sea and Tunnel of Bones (even though I haven’t actually read City of Ghosts yet) are on my list. I love your list. Definitely bookmarking it for later reference xo

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    1. Wow, they archived it already? (I just had to go double check my Kindle app to make sure it was in there). I’ll definitely go check out your list. Because I clearly need more books to add to my TBR.


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