This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the 10 books you’re most excited for in the first half of 2019. I’ve got a lot of long-awaited sequels and follow-ups on my list, as well as a few books that just sound really cool! So without further ado, here’s my list of
ten eight books I’m really looking forward to in the first half of this year:
- Katherine Arden, The Winter of the Witch (1/8) — After loving both The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, of course I can’t wait to read the final book in this trilogy! If you like lush, descriptive fantasy and/or Russian folktales, I highly recommend these books.
- Alan Bradley, The Golden Tresses of the Dead (1/22) — More Flavia is always fun, and I’m especially optimistic because I thought the last book was a return to form for the series.
- Sally Thorne, 99 Percent Mine (1/29) — I adored The Hating Game so much that I put Sally Thorne on my list of auto-buy authors immediately. I’ve already preordered my copy of 99 Percent Mine, and I’m really hoping it will meet my high expectations!
- Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars (1/29) — When I read the original Grisha trilogy, I mentioned that I’d love a book featuring the secondary character of Nikolai…and the book gods must have been listening, because now it’s here!
- Jessica Khoury, Last of Her Name (2/26) — Look, if there’s a retelling of Anastasia set in space, I’m going to read it!
- Zen Cho, The True Queen (3/12) — Ever since I read and loved Sorcerer to the Crown, I’ve been dying for the sequel. I’m so excited that it’s finally (almost) here!
- Megan Whalen Turner, Return of the Thief (3/19) — Apparently this is the last book in one of my very favorite series. I can’t wait to see how it all ends, and I’m excited to go back and reread the previous books in preparation for the finale.
- Lucy Parker, The Austen Playbook (4/22) — I’ve loved all Lucy Parker’s books so far, so I’m super excited for this one…it involves a very grumpy hero and a Jane Austen connection, which is basically all my catnip!
Are you also looking forward to any of these books? What should I be adding to my list?
2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: First half of 2019”
The Anastasia story is so interesting. I haven’t read any of the retellings that have been coming out lately, but I definitely want to.
I keep umming and aahing about King of Scars – I’ve logged on to preorder it twice now and then decided not to! It’s just that I liked Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom a LOT more than the original Grisha trilogy, and it looks like this book will be more heavily inspired by the first books. I think I’ll wait for the reviews to roll in first 🙂