18 Books @kate.olson.reads can’t wait to read in 2019

A new year means a whole new crop of books and I am ready! I mean, I haven’t finished even half of the 2018 titles I wanted to read, but that’s totally fine. They’ll wait. This list of January – March 2019 titles is full of books I want in my hands ASAP. I’ll be stalking the library catalog so I can be first in line to read them. Get ready to stack that 2019 #TBR!

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Khai Diep has never felt true emotions but in The Bride Test, his mother is determined to change that. Finding him a bride in Vietnam, the girl will do everything in her power to teach him the ways of love.


Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Alys is a confident woman who spends her time teaching other women about classic literature. When she attends a special event and meets Valentine Darsee, she finds herself in her own Jane Austen story, falling for a man she never thought she would.


The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar

This is the story about a second generation American woman known as Mother who is put in a precarious situationWhen she is shot during a senseless police raid, Mother begins to bleed out while reminiscing over all of the defining moments of her life.


The Lost Man by Jane Harper

When Cameron is found dead in the seemingly endless Australian outback, his family wonders what really led to his demise. But as they dig deeper into the case, the loneliness they have become accustomed to might be the real danger.


Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by Elise Hooper

Dorothea Lange is unable to ignore the economic crisis of the 1930s in Learning to See, taking her voice and using it to bring to light the stories of hurting families and others who are struggling. Taking her camera with her and documenting the entire experience, this novel tells the story of a brilliant woman who wasn’t afraid to get to the bottom of a story.


Tiny Americans by Devin Murphy

Terrance Thurber was always committed to his children and family… until his addiction to alcohol became too much, forcing him to leave his family behind and seek help. But years later, the three children he walked away from are all struggling with their own problems and Terrance has one last chance to reconnect with his kids and change their lives for the better.


The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

When Raina agrees to let her grandmother play matchmaker for her, she doesn’t anticipate the adventure that comes from the decision. Going along with the arrangement, Raina must find a way to please her grandmother while finding true happiness for herself.


An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Putting a twist on the classic story of Homer’s OdysseyAn Orchestra of Minorities follows the tortured love story of Chinonso and Ndali – two people from two very different backgrounds. As Chinonso does everything he can to please Ndali’s family, certain roadblocks will get in the way of returning home to the woman he loves.


Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones is just beginning to make a name for herself in the rock-and-roll scene when she meets Billy Dunne, a troublesome rockstar and soon-to-be father. When the two meet, the spark is immediate and they’re soon making history as one of music’s most iconic duos.


The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

In 1929 Paris, Lee Miller finds herself transitioning from the woman in front of the camera to the woman behind it. When she takes on an assistant position with a famous photographer, the two will form a bond that will change both of their lives forever.


Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman

Daphne held onto her mother’s high school annotated yearbook for years – it had pages of personal observations and notes. When Daphne moves to New York, she tosses the yearbook into the recycle bin. When someone else discovers it, and the wealth of knowledge within its pages, it may force Daphne to revisit her mother’s past once again.


The Object of Your Affections by Falguni Kothari

Paris and her husband accepted the fact that they couldn’t have children years ago but when Paris’s best friend, Naira, moves back to the states as a widow, the two will enter an arrangement like no other: Naira will be a surrogate for Paris and her husband.


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Althea has always taken care of her sisters but when she and her husband are arrested, her sisters will have to return the favor and step up to take care of Althea’s teenage daughters. With many questions surrounding the arrest, nobody knows what the future holds for this family.


The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

Katya and Sasha move to America after a tragic incident occurs, one that impacts their lives and their son’s life. When they enlist the help of a tutor who has her own share of problems, the boy and his teacher will forge a connection like no other.


The Military Wife by Laura Trentham

Harper Lee Wilcox is unsure of how to move on with her life after the death of her husband but when she finds an opportunity to help fellow military wives, she gains new purpose and even has a chance at a new possibility at love.


More than Words by Jill Santopolo

Nina has always believed that her direction in life was the right one but after her father passes and a catastrophic secret is exposed, she’ll begin to question all the men in her life. Will Nina continue to be the woman everyone expects her to be or will she finally go after the dreams she truly wants?


I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

After saving a stranger’s laptop in a coffee shop one morning, Fixie begins a new friendship with the man based on favors. As their relationship develops into something neither of them was expecting, Fixie will finally begin to follow her heart.


Otherwise Engaged by Lindsey J. Palmer

Molly is delighted when her fiancé’s novel gets published but when it leads to a high level of fame and the reappearance of his ex-girlfriend, she begins to second-guess everything. Molly will have to fight for her relationship or forge a new path of her own.

Kate Olson

Kate Olson is a reader, blogger, librarian, wife and mother in Wisconsin. When not reading, she is buying books, taking pictures of books for Instagram, sorting and shelving books or writing about books. She is the founder of Kid Lit Exchange and blogs about lots of bookish things over at theloudlibrarylady.com

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