Hey Fam… Happy Thursday, Dreamers and Booklovers! I hope y’all are having a wonderful day!. — I have had this post pending in my drafts for MONTHS now and I totally forgot all about it mostly because I was hoping to up it. I’m so sorry this is coming late but hey, We still have about 2months+ left of 2019 right?? lol Better get on the reading train then, this list will amaze❤️you

I have decided to scour all the books that came/coming out this 2019 and narrow it down to give you my most exciting books so far this 2019 and my anticipated books that came out this Year. And then fret about how many I haven’t read yet and how they sound so ridiculously good and this list could have been double that and OH MY GOD I AM NEVER GOING TO HAVE TIME TO READ ALL THESE 2019 BOOKS!! I hope i can.

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So if you are also looking for a list of books that came out this 2019 and the ones yet to be release to add to your own 2019 reading list, you’ve come to the absolute right place, my friend.

Buckle up, I will warn you that my list is MASSIVE — 45 books. And this is only the must read 2019 books for THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR for adult fiction only.

1) I still have my YA list for the first half of the year (go check it out)

2) I still have MY SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR lists and will post that soon enough

3) there were totally some books that made THIS list but I had to cut them which was so hard.

My Most EXCITING Books So far This 2019

(January – mid-June)

Books To Read In 2019: If you love pyschological thrillers, check out An Anonyous Girl -- the story of a girl participating in a psycholgical study that takes a turn for the worst.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendriks & Sarah Pekkanen  — Published Jan 8

For extra cash Jessica responds to an ad to participate in a psychological study on ethics and morality. She thinks it will be quick and easy but soon it starts to become more invasive and intense and he starts controlling parts of her life. She really starts to distrust this study when she feels like he knows what she is thinking and is manipulating her — making her not to know what to believe in her own life.

This one has been hyped beyond BELIEF but the premise is fantastic and I really enjoyed The Wife Between Us! I’ve been really amped for thrillers and this one is definitely the top of my list of new thrillers for 2019.

 AMAZON // BARNES & NOBLE // FROM YOUR LOCAL INDIE

An Orchestra of Minorities is one of my most anticipated books for 2019 -- it's about about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma  — Published January 8

A Nigerian poultry farmers life is set off course when he sacrifices EVERYTHING and goes to extreme lengths to win the woman he loves…only to find out that things might not have been what he thought and now he’s so far from the life he dreamed of.

Apparently this one is a contemporary twist on the Odyssey! It sounds really good and want to know EVERYTHING about this woman and what she is up to.

The Au Pair by Emma Rous — Published January 8

Within hours of twins Seraphine and Danny being born, their mother threw herself of a cliff, the au pair fled and rumors flew in their town. Now an adult, Seraphine finds a shocking photo while cleaning out her now deceased dad’s belongings that shows her happy mom, her dad and ONE baby boy. The photo causes her to question everything and seek the one person who knows what happened.

WOO BOY. All sorts of things going through my head of where this book could go. I love a good earth-shattering revelation and family secrets (only in fiction of course…I don’t need any shocking family secrets in my life).

2019 Book Releases: Unmarriageable is a modern Pakastani retelling of Pride & Prejudice. This looks like a great romance to read in 2019!

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal — Published January 22

A retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in Pakistan.

I will always be a sucker for a modern day Pride & Prejudice retelling and you can bet it’s at the top of my list of new books in 2019 that I absolutely am going to devour.

2019 book releases have been getting me so excited -- especially in the historical fiction genre..like this book called The Wartime Sisters about two estranged sisters

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman — Published January 22

Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.

Estranged sisters! WW2! Secrets! (That’s an emphatic yes from me and why it’s on my must read book list for 2019)

Books To Read In 2019 -- if you love fantasy books this massive book should be on your 2019 must read books list!! DRAGONS, y'all!

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon — Published February 26th

A feminist epic fantasy about a divided world with a Queendom without an heir and an ancient enemy threatens them all.

It’s going to take me approximately 50 years to read this book because it is MAMMOTH but I’m still excited about it. When I read fantasy it’s normally YA fantasy (which I LOVE) so it’s pretty special to have an adult fantasy on my must read books coming out in 2019! I’m finally dipping my toes into more adult fantasy.

 

Most Anticipated Book Releases In 2019: The Huntress by Kate Quinn is one historical fiction lovers are going to want on their list of books to read in 2019!

The Huntress by Kate Quinn — Published February 26

“A historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.”

I mean, hunting down elusive Nazis sounds like an intriguing premise to me! I always find myself reading many WWII books and I’ve been gravitating to ones that happen just after the war lately!

 

Books To Read In 2019: If you want something new in the fantasy genre, don't miss Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James — Published February 5th

Set in Ancient Africa, a hunter named Tracker follows the scent of a lost boy and ends up working with a group of mysterious and secret individuals to try to find him — including a shapeshifting man/animal named Leopard. Their journey becomes fraught with danger when creatures have set out to kill them making Tracker wonder who this boy is and why does it seem people are intent on having him not find him.

I love fantasy and have been craving something just wildly DIFFERENT. This looks to fit the bill. Definitely one of the most intriguing of all the books in 2019 that I looked at.

2019 Book Releases Not To Miss: The Night Olivia Fell is a book to read if you love mystery novels

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald — Out February 5th

In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant.

WOO boy I have a tough time reading about parents losing children. I’m eager to know what happened to the daughter! I still haven’t read it

 

New Books For 2019: The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is a must-read for fans of family dramas.

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin — Published February 5th

A sweeping family saga exploring the lives of four siblings and their bond throughout the period of time when their father died and their mother slipped into her grief leaving them to fend for themselves and then in the future, as adults, when another family crisis occurs and they have to confront their relationships.

I LOVE family saga type novels but then I saw reason to believe there is some small dystopian part of the setting so now I’m even MORE intrigued — seriously the books that came out in first half of 2019 sound so ridiculously good and they all lived up to my hopes and dreams for them.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray — published February 19th

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.”

I know comparison titles are always risky but I like the sounds of this and I can’t resist stories about mothers and daughters and families coming together during hard times. I also lowkey need to know what the eldest sister and her husband did to get their butts landed in jail and disgrace the family name.

New Books To Read In 2019: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins -- a girl tries to unravel the mystery of her sister's unsolved murder

The Winter Sister by Megan Collins — Published February 5

“A young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder.”

I was once OBSESSED with Unsolved Mysteries –especially the unsolved murder ones (okay and the UFO ones lol). I feel like any time there is a long-running unsolved murder in a summary I’m always interested.

2019 Book Releases To Add To Your Reading List: The Lost Girls of Paris is From the author of the r2019 Book Releases To Add to Your Reading List: a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff — Published February 5th

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

A RING OF FEMALE SPIES? Hook, line and sinker. Plus if you’ve been around these parts for a while you know that stories of friendship are always a draw to me! I never read The Orphan’s Tale (I know, I know, I will) but I’m so excited for this book.

Most Anticipated Books For 2019: When You Read This -- a romcom (with a sliver of bittersweet) about a woman who dies, the snippets she leaves behind and the two who are to piece them together and start anew amidst grief

When You Read This by Mary Adkins — Published February 5th

An epistolary novel about a woman who leaves behind a blog that she makes her boss (and friend) promise to turn into a book — a promise he intends to keep. He has to get approval from Iris’s sister and, even though they disagree on the manuscript, their grief brings them closer together via email.

Oh this one is going to be a tearjearker I can tell. One with fun moments and romance but I know I’m going to cry. I also love a good epistolary novel — having a change in format is always a good idea to reach for when I’m in a reading slump or something.

New Science Fiction Books To Read -- The Test is a twisty immigration dystopian you'll want on your must read list for 2019

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel— Published February 12

“Britain, the not-too-distant future.
Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.
He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.
When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.
How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?”

WOW WOW WOW. This book sounds so good and messed up. I heard someone say it reminded them of an episode of Black Mirror which TOTALLYYYY is a show I love and I’m down for that.

Must Read Books For 2019: Taylor Jenkins Reid is back with a new book called Daisy Jones & The six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid — Published March 5

The story takes the format of an oral history of a (fictitious) band called Daisy Jones & The Six that tells the story of the group and exposes the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity.

I worship at the alter of Taylor Jenkins Reid. Seriously go read all her books. I’ll wait. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE — probably more than all the other 2019 books  —

1) because it’s a new one from her  

2) music is a huge part of this + the 70’s  3) it seems like such an interesting concept of telling the story of this band like its an oral history. SO HERE FOR THIS. ( somehow, I still haven’t read it) lol

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Looking for a new book to read in 2019 that will keep you turning the pages? Check out My Lovely Wife -- a thriller billed as Dexter meets Mr. & Mrs Smith

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing — Published March 26

“Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting.”

STOP IT. You cannot say Dexter meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith because I will take that very seriously and obviously it was one of my must read books of 2019. The last part of the full summary kills me —

” we all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.” I need it. I need this in my hands now.

Looking for new historical fiction books to read in 2019? Check out The Last Year of the War -- set in the US during WWII and explores internment camps here.

The Last Year Of The War by Susan Meissner — Published March 19

Two young girls meet and build a friendship when their families are brought to an internment camp in the US during WW2.

I feel like I rarely read WWII related books set in the US and have never even really seen any that seem to explore internment camps here during that time.

New Books To Read In 2019: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and is Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams — Published March 19

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

This one looks really charming and funny from what I’ve seen! I’m excited to meet Queenie! Plus I always love books with characters in their 20’s because my 20’s have been such a wildly life-changing decade and one I wouldn’t change. So much soul searching and trying to figure out what you want your life to be like and I have a feeling that’s going to play a big part in this book!

Most Anticipated Books For 2019: In Another Time by Jillian Cantor -- A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany, England, and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading up to World War II—and the family secret that may prove to be the means for survival.

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor — Published March 5

“A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany, England, and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading up to World War II—and the family secret that may prove to be the means for survival.”

THERE IS A MEMORY LOSS ELEMENT which I am always drawn to. The main character seems to wake up in a field outside of Berlin without memory of the last 10 years or about the man she fell in love with. AND WELP NOW I AM JUST TOO INTRIGUED SO MORE WW2 NOVELS FOR ME.

Must-Read Books Of 2019: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See — Published March 19

A novel, spanning many decades, about two young girls from very different backgrounds who become part of the all-female diving collective of their village. Their friendship is tested by their different backgrounds and forces much bigger themselves as the island is caught up in wars and modernization and politics.

Oh my goodness, thank you dear gods of 2019 books — female friendship and family secrets and LADY DIVERS set on a small island in Korea. Count me in! 

Most Anticipated Reads Of 2019: The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley -- In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller's pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley — Published March 12

In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

I LOVE books where the main character does something wrong that they think is the right thing to do, and YOU might be a bit conflicted, and it sounds like we might get a little of that here with the main character “rescuing” these children from their broken home.

Must Reads Of 2019: If, Then By Kate Hope Day is about the residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality.

If, Then by Kate Hope Day — Published March 12

“The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family-driven suspense of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists.”

This sounds FANTASTIC and different. Why are they having this visions of alternate realities of their life?? Why do they become more frightening after a while? I NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS.

New book releases for 2019: If you like family secrets and reading about different cultures, check out this book!

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum — Published March 5

“In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her fragile community.”

FAMILY SECRETS. You know I’m there if you’ve learned anything thus far about my most anticipated books for 2019 leanings.

New Fiction Releases In 2019: Love friendship stories and bucket lists? Check outo this new read about story of a young woman who reconnects with her estranged best friend to complete their teenage bucket list, but the man who came between them years ago reappears to challenge their bond once again.

Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard by Jamie Raintree — Published March 26

” The story of a young woman who reconnects with her estranged best friend to complete their teenage bucket list, but the man who came between them years ago reappears to challenge their bond once again.

I love complicated friendship books AND bucket lists so obviously this is one of the must-reads of 2019 for me!! Also hope they both take whatever man came in between them to TAKE A HIKE.

Must-Read Books For 2019: Save Me from dangerous men is a thriller that fans of Jessica Jones, Lisbeth Salander and Jack reacher will love!

Save Me From Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk  — Published March 19

“Nikki Griffin is a private investigator unlike any other — she tracks down dangerous men who hurt women they claim to love and teaches them a lesson. During a regular PI job, she has to break cover to help intervene when the woman she is tracking is suddenly in danger. As she becomes entangled she finds herself fighting to stay alive.”

Okay the blurb says Nikki Griffin is “part Lisbeth Salander, part Jack Reacher, part Jessica Jones” sooo yeah I’m very much into this.  

New Books To Read In 2019: Helen Oyeyemi's Gingerbread is one to put on your reading list

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi — Published March 5

Perdita and Harriet Lee might look like your typical British mother and daughter but that’s not at all the case. They live with talking plants and the smell of gingerbread they always have. The Gingerbread they make is a mystical food that connects Harriet to her own fantastical childhood in a faraway land and  to her childhood friend Gretel. Years later Perdita sets out to find her mom’s long lost friend Gretel and understand her family heritage.

This sounds so strange and fairytale like and I’m not so much into that sort of thing plus I’m so curious to see how gingerbread plays a factor in a fantastical way. One of the most unique new books in 2019 that I came across!

Most Anticipated Books of 2019: Chanel Cleeton's followup to Next Year In Havana follows Beatriz Perez this time!!

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton — Published April 9

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life–and heart–to take back her countryby helping the CIA to infiltrate Castro’s inner circle and get back at the man who was the reason for her family losing everything and having to leave Cuba.

One of the best books I read in 2018 was Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year In Havana so OBVIOUSLY I’m stoked about this one. I’m excited to see more of Beatriz’s story! It can be read without reading Next Year in Havana but that one was so good soooo why would you do that to yourself?? go get the first book FAM. LOL

Fans of Sarah Waters and Jessie Burton should add The Binding to their must read book list for 2019!

The Binding by Bridget Collins — Published April 16

A historical fantasy about a poor farmer’s son who becomes a newly bookbinder apprentice, and the nephew of a wealthy aristocrat who are doomed to be starcrossed lovers in a world where books are not stories but the repository of individual lives and things in your life can be erased or forgotten with the help of a binder.

THIS SOUNDS MAGICAL. Also very interested in this world where books are a feared, dangerous and forbidden thing.

Looking for a romcom on your must read book list of 2019? Check out Meet Cute by Helena Hunting -- a Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl in this sexy standalone romantic comedy.

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting — Published April 9

“A Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl in this sexy standalone romantic comedy.”

I need cute romcoms in my life and this one has a fave trope — famous person falls for a ~normal~ person.

New Books To Read In 2019 -- check out Melina Marchetta's latest novel called The Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta — Published April 2

“When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie’s mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb’s dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie’s life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he’s now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own.”

VERY IMPORTANT PSA: If you haven’t read the wonder that is Melina Marchetta, do it. This book was at the top of my most anticipated books of 2019 list because it features a character, many years later, who was in one of her other novels that I loved. She’s a powerhouse writer that has written so many different types of books I’m just astounded by her talent.

Books To Read in 2019: The Lost History of Dreams -- Wuthering Heights meets The Thirteenth Tale

The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr — Out April 9

“A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale.”

I’m a huge lover of gothic fiction and The Thirteenth Tale is one of my favorite books ever so this was obviously going to be on a list of must read books for 2019! This sounds fascinating —

Upcoming Books To Read In 2019: Normal People by Sally Rooney - -a coming of age love story

Normal People by Sally Rooney — Published April 16

In high school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other despite their unlikely connection. A year later they both end up studying at Trinity College — always circling one another but also exploring new possibilities.  

There are not enough books, in my opinion, set in college! This one sounds so good and I can’t wait to read the ins and outs of their relationship because I don’t know about you but I totally had this sort of person in my life for a while.

Upcoming Book Releases For 2019 -- need a new book for your reading list? Check out The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters -- a story about three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their mother to rest.

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal — Published April 30

 “Three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their mother to rest.”

I just love when I see SISTERS in a title — it’s like a blinking neon sign for me! I love books about sister and families just in general so this one piqued my interest because it’s about 3 sisters who aren’t particularly close but who are forced to travel together to lay their mother to rest in India as she requested on her deathbed. Definitely on my must read books of 2019 list!

New Books Coming Out In 2019 For Rom Com fans -- check out The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang — Published May 7

A love story about a man who thinks he can’t love and the woman who he meets after his mom goes to Vietnam to find him a bride.

As of the time I’m writing this I have NOT yet read The Kiss Quotient but it’s most definitely going to be read by the time 2019 is over. This totally looks like a romance I would like plus everyone raved about The Kiss Quotient thus it’s gotta be one of my must read books for 2019.

Most Anticipated Books For 2019: The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary - a romcom not to be missed!

The Flatmate by Beth O’Leary — Published May 28

After a bad breakup Tiffy needs a new place to live so she answers an ad about a flat in which the other tenant, a night-shift worker, will take the apartment during the day and she’ll have it on nights and weekends making it so they will never see each other. They start writing out notes to each other about things regarding the flat until it turns into more.

I LOVE the premise of this novel!! How fun to see a love story unfold through notes from two people who share the same space but have never met! And it caused a lot of rave on INSTAGRAM.

New Books To Read In 2019: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek -- a story inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson— Published May 7

The story of nineteen-year-old Cussy “Bluet” Mary Carter — thought to be the last female of the blue mountainfolk. An avid book lover, Cussy Mary joins the Kentucky Pack Horse Library program — a group of librarians who travel by horse, mule, and sometimes by foot to reach the remotest and poorest areas and homes no matter the weather.

I love books about book-related things. Like badass women who get books to people!! So into this! Seems like a love letter to books and librarians.

Books To Read In 2019 -- The Confessions of Frannie Langton - -a historical thriller you must add to your reading list

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins — Published May 21

“A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this astonishing historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London.”

This historical thriller sounds so up my alley. And again it looks like there is some amnesia element where Frannie can’t recall what happened but she is pretty sure she didn’t kill them.

One of my most anticipated books of 2019 is this rom-com about two childhood sweethearts who reconnect as adults.

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke — Published May 21

Childhood sweethearts Justine and Nick reconnect when they, as adults, accidentally meet in the city and Justine is certain it means they are destined to be together. She finds out Nick is an astrology devotee who makes his decisions and she just happens to have gotten a job in the astrology department of the magazine he reads. Justine decides to take the Fates (aka Nick’s horoscope as long as every other Aquarius) into her own hands.

I was granted access to this ARC on netgalley and was super fun! I’ve been making an effort to add more fun books in my book diet because I typically gravitate towards things that will make me weep and when I read happy books I realize that’s an amazing experience too. So I’m doing better at seeking them out and this one is perfect (though i hope she realizes manipulating someone to choose you is a bad idea lol)

Science fiction fans looking for new books to read in 2019 should check out Blake Crouch's latest book called Recursion!

Recursion by Blake Crouch — Published June 11

After a woman tells Barry Sutton, right before falling to her death, that her son has been erased he investigates and learns that all across the country people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to. His investigation leads him to a neuroscientist who has developed a technology that will help us preserve and relive moments in our life but, as he learns, can also be used to remake them.

This is SO AMAZING. Also apparently Shonda Rhimes (my fave!) is adapting this for Netflix so THAT is exciting.

Most Anticipated Books Of 2019: A new book from Elizabeth Gilbert called City of Girls which is a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert — Published June 4th

“A unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.”

I know it’s beginning to sound like I mention this book alot but I guess you know why by now… Don’t judge me

New Book Releases In 2019 -- Home For Erring & Outcast Girls -- following the lives of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls,” and inspired by historical events.

Home For Erring & Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler — Published June 4

“Tells the story of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls” where they meet and become friends and the reclusive university librarian, a century later, who uncovers (and feels drawn to) the hidden histories of the two troubled women as she stumbles upon the cemetery on the home’s former grounds and begins to comb through its archives in her library to learn more about their stories.

I love love love books where stories are somehow entertwined or just unearthed but felt a connection to many, many years apart. This sounds so good and YAY another friendship book on my must read book list for 2019! I’m also very curious if somehow the librarian is connected to them like I’ve read in some books lately or if it’s just a feeling of kinship in some parallel way.

Must Read Books For 2019: A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge

Searching For Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok — Published June 4

“A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.”

FAMILY DRAMA & SECRETS. MOMS AND DAUGHTERS AND SISTERS. MISSING PERSON. It’s all there for me.

2019 Book releases to be excited about if you love women's fiction type novels -- Summer hours by Amy Mason Doan

Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan — Published June 4

“Commencement meets The Graduate in this sparkling novel about a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman’s happy ending or her biggest mistake.”

Out of all the books on my must read books of 2019 list, THIS one is the one that surprises me the most because I don’t always LOVE secret affair novels. They have to be JUUUUST right for me and this one Intrigued me so much. Looks like a great poolside read which is perfect since it came out in the beginning of June!

Most Anticipated Books Of 2019 -- One Night At The Lake by the incredible Bethany Chase!!

One Night At The Lake by Bethany Chase — Published June 18

A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends—and the man they both love.

This is a must read book in 2019 for me because I have read and LOVED this author’s other books. It technically should make the cut for my second half of the year list but I refuse to leave it off because I am SO HYPED. And you guys…go read the full summary because HOW DOES THIS NOT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR MUST READ BOOK LIST FOR 2019?!

 P.S. For more reading inspiration, be sure to come back and  check out this list of 2019 book to movie adaptations! 

How many have you read on my list?? Know any good ones I ommited? Suggest below in the comments section

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