Books to Watch for in 2019

With a new year comes an exciting update to your TBR list. So what books are coming in 2019 that you should watch for? After dutifully doing a lot of research, these are the books that I’m most excited to read in 2019. This list contains some well-known authors along with several authors and their debut novels.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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Entering the world in 2019 will be a new series by the author of the series The Star-Touched Queen. The Gilded Wolves is set in Paris 1889 when the world is bursting with new inventions. You follow the main character’s journey as he goes on a treasure hunt through the streets of Paris with a ragtag crew. Each crew member brings their own baggage with them as they go on this journey.

From the author’s website:
“Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on January 15, 2019

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar

This is the debut novel of Laskar and draws on the experience the she had growing up as a second generation American. The story follows the unnamed main character as she experiences and witnesses racism and abuse of power.

From the publisher’s website:
“When a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer—Here—is never enough.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on February 5, 2019

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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This is the next contemporary story from New York Times Bestselling Author, Sophie Kinsella.

From the author’s website:
“An irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything”

Watch for this to hit shelves on February 5, 2019

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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This title is mentioned on several other lists so there must be something about this book that is catching everyone’s attention.

From the author’s website:
“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on March 5, 2019

When All is Said by Anne Griffin

From the author’s website:
“If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said?

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on March 5, 2019

The Farm by Joanne Ramos

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Here is another highly anticipated debut novel. This book is also found on Oprah Magazine’s 25 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019.

From the publisher’s website:
“Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds; your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on May 7, 2019

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is known for some amazing psychological thrillers such as The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is on our list.

From the publisher’s website:
“When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.”

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Watch for this to hit shelves on August 6, 2019

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Here comes the highly anticipated sequel to Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

From the publisher’s website:
“When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her – freedom, prison or death.”

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.”

Watch for this to hit shelves on September 10, 2019

That wraps up our list of books I am excited to get my hands on in 2019. What books are you looking forward to reading this year?

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