To anyone who celebrates it, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s challenge was to focus on books we hope to find under our Christmas tree, but I thought this would be a good chance to talk about my 10 most anticipated 2019 releases—or, for the purpose of this post, “2019 Releases I WISH I Could Find Under My Christmas Tree”! (Or, in the case of the ones I have ARCs of, I wish I could put these books under all of YOUR Christmas trees!)
This is also my EIGHT post in the #Project14Lists series, hosted by Shealea at That Bookshelf Bitch! You can find more information here, as well as a thread of my posts for the event here.
Previous #Project14Lists Posts:
1. Winter TBR
2. #Short-a-Thon: Graphic Novel/Manga Goals
3. 2019’s General “Life” Resolutions & Goals
4. 2019’s Reading Resolutions & Goals
5. 10 TV Shows I Want to Watch in 2019
6. Random Bookish Facts About Me!
7. 10 Movies I Want to Finally See in 2019
1. King of Scars — Leigh Bardugo
I absolutely cannot wait to spend more time with sweet Nikolai—and I get to celebrate the release by meeting Leigh Bardugo on her release tour, which I am so excited and in disbelief over, honestly. ♥
releases january 29, 2019
2. The Priory of the Orange Tree — Samantha Shannon
Three of my favorite buzzwords: dragons, fantasy standalone, queendom. WOW, am I stoked for this one.
releases february 26, 2019
3. The Red Scrolls of Magic — Cassandra Clare
Have I read The Dark Artifices yet? Nope. Does it stop me from pre-ordering all of Cassie’s other 2019 releases? NOPE.
releases april 2, 2019
4. The Dark Game — Jonathan Janz
One of my favorite overly-specific horror themes is whenever a book features horror authors as the characters. One of my other favorite overly-specific horror themes is when the plot revolves around a contest or “game”. This has both. WIN. I’ve got an ARC of this one on its way to me and I am counting down the days.
releases april 11, 2019
5. The Bride Test — Helen Hoang
I loved The Kiss Quotient so much, and I NEED more of Helen’s incredible writing.
releases may 7, 2019
6. Aurora Rising — Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
My faves are writing another space series. I cry forever. 😭
releases may 7, 2019
7. Sorcery of Thorns — Margaret Rogerson
If you’re new here, or have been under a rock, you may have missed my endless screaming over this author’s debut novel An Enchantment of Ravens, but basically I adore Margaret forever and I literally SOBBED when she DMed me offering me one of her ARCs. Then I cried all over again when it got here and now I’m just waiting for the perfect timing (aka as soon as Short-a-thon is over, probably) to devour this.
releases june 4, 2019
8. Darkdawn — Jay Kristoff
I keep putting off Godsgrave because I hear it has the wildest cliffhanger ending, but every day that Darkdawn’s release draws nearer is another day that I consider just shooting myself in the leg and inhaling Godsgrave right then and there.
releases september 3, 2019
9. Capturing the Devil — Kerri Maniscalco (cover TBA)
I’m not even a little bit prepared to say goodbye to sweet Audrey and Thomas, but at the same time, I can’t possibly get this in my hands fast enough.
releases september 26, 2019
10. Crescent City — Sarah J. Maas (cover TBA)
Technically, I don’t know if we’re still getting this in 2019, as there hasn’t been much news on it lately, but I am so excited for Sarah’s new series.
??? (latest update is “late 2019”)
Here are my favorite 2019 releases that I’ve read so far (as ARCs):
Song of the Dead — review coming soon!