10 highly anticipated reads for the rest of 2019

Hi friends! I’m very happy to be writing blog posts again after my small break and holidays and even happier to be back to scream about books to the ones I know will understand my screaming.

It’s been a year, when it comes to new, exciting releases… as always. I feel like, as a book blogger, I’ve become more and more aware of new releases, new book deals and most of it all, I’ve started anticipating more and more books, making my to-be-read shelf on goodreads equally filled with books that have and books that haven’t even been released yet.

It’s both torture and endless excitment to wait for all of these books.

I did my best to narrow this list down to 10 books and, friends, it was SO damn hard. I didn’t realize just how many books I’m anticipating??? As always, I really hope to make you discover new books to add to your already endless TBRs. Fair warning, this has way more YA contemporary books than any book in other genres, because… well I’m sorry you can’t change this marshmallow contemporary lover okay. #oops

You can click on the covers to get to the goodreads page of the book!

๐Ÿ“š Anticipated YA contemporary books from July to December 2019

Permanent Record, Mary H. K. Choi

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž Most likely my most anticipated read for this rest of the year, friends. I’ve been screaming about my love for Emergency Contact, the author’s debut, forever now and I adored this book with ALL of my heart. Permanent Record sounds equally as incredible and I just. can’t. wait. to get my hands on a copy of it.


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž Look at that glorious cover??? Okay I’ll stop. Dear Haiti, Love Alaine has been on my radar for a very long time and it seems like such a stunning debut. Co-written by sisters, filled with a mix of media entries and about a main character exploring her family roots…. Honestly this sounds way too good.



When The Stars Lead To You, Ronnie Davis

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž This book is the kind of book that screams “this is a Marie book” and that’s reason enough. More seriously though, When The Stars Lead To You sounds like the kind of gorgeously heartbreaking contemporary and I’m all here for this.



The Places I’ve Cried in Public, Holly Bourne

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž I already mentioned this book more than once and I will do it again because… well, I can okay. I’ve been loving everything Holly Bourne writes and this new one sounds stunning, raw and emotional and I just can’t wait.


Our Year in Love and Parties, Karen Hattrup

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž This is a young adult contemporary where two teens meet over and over again at four different parties and this reminds me of the movie One Day with its concept a little bit and this makes me feel like it will be emotion and swoon and feelings packed all together and hello this is for me.



Color Me In, Natasha Diaz

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž This debut novel sounds fantastic and I can’t, can’t wait to devour it. It’s a coming of age story about a biracial teen trying to figure out who she is, where she stands in and understanding her own identity and self and it just sounds so poignant and SO good I’m already obsessed with it.



The Library of Lost Things, Laura Taylor Namey

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž A main character avoiding the world while reading books? Complex mother-daughter relationship? Romance? Having a hard time letting people in? IS THIS BOOK GREAT OR WHAT I’m just so pumped to read it, it sounds like it was made for me.


๐Ÿ“š Anticipated YA fantasy, science-fiction books from July to December 2019

The Light At The Bottom of The World, London Shah

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž I’m a teeny bit obsessed by this synopsis and the world the author created and I haven’t even read this yet. To be fair, set something in London and I’ll be happy, but this, this is something else. Underwater world, a badass main character trying to find her missing father?? This sounds amazing.


A Dress for the Wicked, Autumn Krause

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž I’m obsessed with the cover. Okay. That’s not a good enough reason, but… I love it. This book reminds me a little bit of The Luxe series and I was so obsessed with it back then. It has a design competition, a fictional 19th century Europe and this sounds like the kind of addictive read I can’t wait to read!


A River of Royal Blood, Amanda Joy

Why I’m anticipating it ๐Ÿ”Ž Another cover obsession right here. Okay, I’ll stop. Honestly this sounds both so good and so terrifying and I can’t wait to read it. This has sisters at its heart and you know how I live for these things. Two sisters fighting to death, an intriguing, dark and magical, North-African inspired world? I’m so curious about this one.



โ˜‚๏ธ You might also be interested in 20 YA books to make you travel.

Are you anticipating any of these books as well? What are some of your most anticipated reads for the rest of the year?

Do you also find yourself anticipating way too many books now??? Let me know in comments!





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138 thoughts on “10 highly anticipated reads for the rest of 2019

  1. I never heard of these books before but they sound really nice. I just found your blog and i would say, youยดre really good.
    I think I will work this list down in 2019.

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  2. ooh YES I am excited for these! I actually hadn’t heard of a few so off to Goodreads I go…like I have no self-control. I just wanna add and read everything. ๐Ÿ˜‚I’m dying for Queen of Nothing and Call Down the Hawk, obviously, haha. But also Ziggy Stardust and Me and Jade War!

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    1. Ohh I so get that, I have no self control when it comes to adding books to my TBR as well and… it’s slowly becoming an issue ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      AH YES Call Down The Hawk!!! Thank you for reminding me of it, I NEED IT!
      Thank you so much, Cait โค


  3. Wow I didn’t have any of these on my list, and some are new to me. I am particularly interested in The Library of Lost Things now… I mean duh ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am anticipating Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, The Testaments (The Handmaidโ€™s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow, Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, and The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White.

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    1. Oh yay! I’m so happy I could make your TBR grow ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’m very curious about The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Starless Sea as well, both sound so good! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you, Amanda โค


  4. I haven’t heard any of these and honestly, I thought I’d find one in particular on here since I’m anticipating it as well and hope I hear good things from other readers when it comes out: Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Awesome list nonetheless, Marie! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I knooow I’m such a disappointment for NOT mentioning Ninth House haha. It’s probably the most hyped book for this end of the year and… well, if I’m curious about it, it’s not a most anticipated of mine haha ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. I knooow I’m such a disappointment for NOT mentioning Ninth House haha. It’s probably the most hyped book for this end of the year and… well, if I’m curious about it, it’s not a most anticipated of mine haha ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. a huge YES to Permanent Record! I know for a fact that I’m going LOVE this book just after reading the excerpt but omg, the WAIT is killing me ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    thank you for putting The Library Of Lost Things on my radar b/c woohoo it sounds like exactly something I’d be interested in

    I’ve never read Holly Bourne tho, you got ant recs for me? (I’m guessing you’re a fan ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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    1. ahh I’m so happy I could make you add this book to your TBR, it sounds so great!!
      I am a Holly Bourne fan indeed, my favorite so far has been Am I Normal Yet ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. I can totally relate to the struggle of picking just a few books on this type of list. I’ve actually cheated on my September & October lists and decided to pick ten as there are just so many that I’m desperate to read ๐Ÿ˜… plus I already know that sticking to 25 for a 2020 list will be challenging.

    I’ve got to agree with you about the cover for A Dress For The Wicked, it’s gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ I’ve also really got to start reading more contemporary YA. I’m quite intrigued by the ones here though and love reading your lists (:

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    1. I will never, EVER be able to stick to 25 for the next year, my TBR is already screaming with all the incredible books. We just need way more time (and money) to read them all ๐Ÿ˜ญ

      AHHH this makes me SO happy, please feel free to come to me if you ever need contemporary recommendations, it’s my favorite genre EVER. โค

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      1. Omg that’s so, so true. I have way too many on mine too. I’d never be able to pick just 25 that I could read. Picking my absolute top 25 is hard enough (and that’s without adding in sequels :L). Still I think it’ll be a fun list to do. Although 25 is hardly anything over a year really; it’s basically two books a month.

        Yay that’s wonderful ๐Ÿ˜€ I already have a few recommendations from your post but I’m always happy to hear of more. If there are any you think that I should particularly read just let me know.

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      2. OH YES sequels, we should not include sequels anyway, our lists are ten times bigger with these haha.

        Oh god I might have too many recommendations haha. I adore all of Alice Oseman, Laura Silverman, Morgan Matson’s books, Sarah Ockler is fantastic as well, Nothing Left To Burn by Heather Ezell is THE BOOK I adore it, I also love Sara Barnard’s books, I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios is heartbreakingly beautiful…. I should stop for now hahaha.

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      3. Yes that’s true ๐Ÿ˜‚

        You can never have too many recommendations ๐Ÿ˜‚ thank you (: I actually have two Morgan Matson books (Since You’ve Been Gone and Save The Date) on my Kindle, I just need to get on and read them. I have a few by most of the other authors on my TBR but I’m not sure about two of them so I’ll look them up (: I also have Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios on my list but not I’ll meet you there so I’ll look that up as well. Thank you so much for the recommendations.

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