Top Ten Tuesdays was created by The Broke and Bookish, but is now hosted weekly by That Artsy Reader Girl and anyone is free to participate! This week’s topic is most anticipated books released in the second half of 2019. I’m really not as good as knowing all the release dates of books anymore; I don’t spend enough time in those Twitter spaces anymore. Further, I kind of like having a small TBR. It helps me keep track of what I really want to read and what I think I’ll like. Occasionally I’ll browse and just pick up a book; but more often than not I have a few authors/books I’m looking for and read those. Anyway, that’s for a discussion post later. But anyway, I digress. I do have a few releases on my radar that I am really excited about and I hopefully will actually read this year. Let’s go!

  1. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
    I am a converted to the writing duo that is Christina Lauren. I don’t think I’ll ever read their early stuff just because I’ve heard mixed signals, but ever since I started reading the stuff they released in the past few years I’ve adored quite a few things about their books. I can’t wait to read this because I’m a die hard fan of second chance romance, as we all are.
  2. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
    Because a sophomore nearly 10 years after a debut as good as The Night Circus demands a read.
  3. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
    But I mean that cliffhanger at the end of the Wicked King just made me wish I had waited until the entire trilogy was released before I started. The waiting has not been fun, but at least there have been tons of amazing books to distract me!
  4. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
    I was blown away by To Kill A Kingdom, Christo’s debut, it was dark and had a real cut-throat heroine. I wished I had more in the world of TKAK because it was so expansive and interesting to read about. I don’t know what Crooked Place is about, but I can tell you I’m already onboard.
  5. The Testaments by Magret Atwood
    I doubt there’s anyone in the book community who won’t be reading this come fall.
  6. The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
    Lee has continued to blow me away with her historical fiction books. It’s not often POC are featured in historical fiction books I love Lee for that. I really enjoyed Under A Painted Sky, and though I have yet to read Outrun the Moon, I know I’ll love The Downstairs Girl.
  7. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
    I mean Alisha Rai is one of my auto-buy romance authors, so of course I had to pre-order and highly anticipate her new book this summer.
  8. Fake it Till You Break It by Jenn Nguyen
    My library doesn’t have this book, but as soon as I had the budget for it, I’ll definitely be picking up this book by Nguyen. I’m just sold on the cover; it really does it for me.
  9. Well Met by Jen DeLuca
    I’ve seen this book around a little, but what really made me put it on my TBR is my friend who vouched for it and said it was good. Word of mouth really matters, publishers!