Another year has come and gone but we are looking forward to 2019 because… there are so many amazing books coming out! We could spend the next three days talking about our most anticipated books for 2019 but instead, we kept our list to the 15 most exciting releases heading your way. These are our most anticipated books of 2019.
We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop
Andrea Dunlop is back in the new year with her latest female lead, Katie Cleary. Katie has always dreamed of being the best skier, working with the best coaches and training with talented skiers. But when tragedy strikes, Katie leaves her home and travels to Buenos Aires where she restarts her life and finds new friends, lovers and secrets.
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
Jacob Tobia has always understood the impact the word ‘male’ had on their everyday life. In this debut memoir, Jacob takes readers into their journey of growing up queer and the way they took back power from the people who tried to put them down for being authentic. Sissy invites readers to change their ways of thinking about gender and join Jacob’s fight to abolish the gender-based prejudice that so many people endure in our present-day society. This captivating and emotional memoir is a sure fire way to start out 2019 on the right foot.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
If this isn’t the most anticipated book of 2019, we don’t know what is. Daisy loves adventure and all aspects of rock and roll, spending her days as a teen and young adult with some of her favorite musicians. As her own music career starts to bud, she meets Billy Dunne, the lead singer of The Six and a soon-to-be father, which takes her down a path she hadn’t anticipated. Making music magic together, the two form a connection and relationship that’s unlike anything the world of rock and roll has ever seen.
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
After Fixie Farr’s father passes away, she takes on a bigger role at the family’s housewares store. When she meets Sebastian, a successful investment manager, and saves his computer from an uncertain death, he offers Fixie an IOU for saving the day. But Fixie doesn’t want anything for herself and instead asks Sebastian to help her old crush, Ryan, get a job. Her IOU paid off, Fixie and Sebastian become friends and more IOUs are exchanged. Soon, Fixie is helping everyone else reach their goals, but should she start concentrating on making her own life a priority?
More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
Nina Gregory has always put family first because she knows that’s what matters most. But when her father dies and she discovers a secret he has kept, she begins to question everything and everyone in her life, including her boyfriend Tim and her boss Rafael. As she evaluates her life and discovers a new passion, she must decide which path to take to find happiness.
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Abi Knight has just received news that her daughter Olivia has fallen from a bridge, leaving her brain dead. Even more challenging? Olivia was pregnant when she fell and now needs to be kept alive in order to save the baby. As Abi struggles with the terrible loss, she grapples with the thought that Olivia’s fall may not have been an accident and that someone intentionally hurt her daughter.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
In this thrilling story, reminiscent of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Dexter, one married couple keeps their marriage alive by doing something together that’s completely unheard of… killing people. This debut novel is a chilling and surprising take on what would be an average 15-year marriage. The suburbs are anything but boring in My Lovely Wife.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
In this elegant and thrilling historical young adult novel, 1889’s Paris is brought to life in all of its glittering glamour. Séverin Montagnet-Alarie is one of the best when it comes to treasure hunting and when he promises the Order of Babel that he’ll find him the ancient artifact he so desperately needs, he begins his most important adventure yet. Meeting a cast of unique characters along the way, Séverin and his crew will see the true depths of Paris – both the good and the evil.
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
When Kailyn ends up in the arms of former actor Dax Hughes, she fangirls all over him and professes her undying love. Surprisingly, he doesn’t run from her and the two become friends, until Dax betrays her in an unforgiving way. But now, Dax needs Kailyn’s help with a family issue. Casual meetings soon turn into flirty moments and Kailyn has to wonder if she’s bound once more for heartbreak?
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
When middle brother Cam is found dead in the isolating land of their family’s Australian cattle ranch, suspicions take hold. The two other brothers come together to keep the ranch alive, but will the isolation and grief that is bearing down on them all be too much to handle?
The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Twins Seraphine and Danny’s mother committed suicide the day they were born and their nanny ran away. Years later, after the twins’ father has died, Seraphine comes across a photo of her mother holding just one baby, taken on the day the twins were born. Who is this child, and what secrets have been kept about her life for all of these years?
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Althea, the oldest of three sisters, has always been the one in charge. When she and her husband are arrested, the previously respected family becomes a disgrace in their community. Not exactly sure what has happened with their sister, Lillian and Viola take charge of Althea’s teenage daughters in their mother’s absence. This story of family and justice is the perfect book for anyone who loved An American Marriage.
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Kate Waters is a determined journalist who will do anything to get to the truth of a story. When two teenage girls go missing in Thailand, the story hits a bit too close to home. As Kate and the parents of the missing girls get closer to the truth, they’ll find that danger lives at home as well as far away. This twisty thriller is high up on our #TBR pile.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
When Hedy marries an Austrian arms dealer to avoid the Nazi party, she flees to Hollywood to reinvent herself, although she kept a bigger secret than her marriage and heritage. She was a scientist who overheard the enemy’s plans and she had a big idea to help defeat the Nazis. If only the men would take a woman seriously.
The Editor by Steven Rowley
The author of Lily and the Octopus is back in 2019 with a riveting new novel about a writer’s big break. When James Smale’s manuscript is picked up by a top publishing house, he worries that his tell-all autobiography may disband his family indefinitely… but his editor thinks otherwise. As she pushes James to release the book, he’ll realize that his editor’s intentions may not be as pure as he thought.
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Everyone fell in love with the breakout hit How to Walk Away in 2018 and this upcoming August, Katherine Center brings readers another important women’s fiction novel. Cassie Hanwell has always been a strong woman, working as a firefighter in Texas. But when her mother needs her to move to Boston to take care of her, Cassie’s entire world is turned upside down. Having to adapt to a new firehouse, a new crew and potential new love, she’ll have to figure out what she really wants from this new start.
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I’m obsessed with this list! Well done!!