Happy New Year! 2018 was a great year for me but I’m hoping 2019 is just as good, if not better. And I hope the year to come is a great one for everyone!
For this post I want to share the ten books that are due out in 2019 that I’m most excited for. These all sound SO good and I’m looking forward to picking up each and every one of them. In a range of genres from cozy mystery to Nordic Noir and domestic suspense to fantasy, hopefully there’s something on this list that will spark your interest as well.
Ready to see my choices?
Past Due for Murder is the third book in the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries series. These are cozy mysteries with some depth and I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, A Murder for the Books and Shelved Under Murder. This one takes place in springtime, centering around a May Day celebration, and I’m looking forward to revisiting these characters again!
Expected publication date: February 12, 2019
The Island is the second book in the Hidden Iceland series. I read the first book, The Darkness, this year, and the ending left me extremely curious to see where the series would go next. This one jumps back in time to follow Detective Inspector Hulda as she tries to solve a case some years before the events in The Darkness. Not only am I interested in a new mystery, but I’m also hoping to find out more about Hulda’s backstory.
Expected publication date: March 7, 2019
The Mother-in-Law is the story of one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law. The mother-in-law is found dead with a suicide note claiming she no longer wanted to live with her battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. So what really happened? Well, I for one, am excited to find out; this sounds like a domestic suspense that will be right up my alley!
Expected publication date: April 23, 2019
In Little Darlings, new mother Lauren knows someone is watching her and wants her twin baby boys. It starts with an incident at the hospital and an emergency call in the middle of the night, and one day in the park everything changes. Lauren is convinced her children are not her own. This sounds dark and creepy and I am here for it.
Expected publication date: April 30, 2019
Sword and Pen is the fifth and final installment in The Great Library series. Ever since reading Ink and Bone, I’ve been enthralled with this alternate history in which the Library of Alexandria survived the test of time and have been eagerly anticipating this book for months! How will the future of the Great Library pan out? I cannot wait to see!
Expected publication date: July 9, 2019
The Night Before is the story of two sisters, Rosie and Laura, who couldn’t be more different. Laura disappears after going on a blind date and as Rosie begins to search for her, her fears and doubts begin to surface. Not only is the premise of this psychological thriller intriguing, but after having read Walker’s previous novel, Emma in the Night, I think the execution will be there as well.
Expected publication date: May 14, 2019
In The Escape Room, four members of a Wall Street finance team are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, and things wind up going horribly wrong. This locked room mystery thriller sounds right up my alley and I’m eager to see how it all pans out.
Expected publication date: August 6, 2019
Keeping Lucy is a historical fiction novel in which Ginny gives birth to a baby girl, Lucy, with Down Syndrome. Ginny is pressured to give Lucy up to a special school for the “feeble-minded.” Two years later she discovers the school is not at all what it appeared to be and goes to check on it and her baby girl. This sounds like an intense tale of a mother’s love that will make me feel all the feels.
Expected publication date: August 6, 2019
After having finally read and loved The Night Circus, when I saw Erin Morgenstern was coming out with The Starless Sea, I knew it had to go on this list. Not only that, this is a book about books, magic, and fantasy, and that’s really all I needed to know.
Expected publication date: November 5, 2019Survive is the fourth and final book in The Atlantis Grail series. I’d found the first book, Qualify, as a nook freebie, decided to give it a shot, and was quickly hooked. In this series, an extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help, but they can only take a tiny percent of the Earth’s population back to the colony planet Atlantis. After devouring the first three books, I cannot wait to see how the series finds resolution in Survive!
Expected publication date: not known, author currently writing
There you have my top 10 new releases I’m anticipating most for 2019! Do you want to read any of these? What books are you most excited for in the upcoming year? Share them with me in the comments!