Ten Eighteen Books on My 2019 TBR (First Half of the Year)
I know everyone else already did this topic last week, but I… didn’t. And I felt like doing it now. I’m also not featuring ten, but instead I’m featuring three from each month. Because I want to. And there are no rules to blogging. So, yeah.
1. Slayer by Kiersten White
I’m such a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan that I’m both excited and terrified to read this book. This is the only January pick I don’t already own, even though it’s already out. But I did request the graphic novels from my library so I can catch up on Season 8 and then read this.
2. Firestarter by Tara Sim
I can’t begin to explain the love I have for the first book in this series. I really enjoyed the second one too, but the first is seared into my memory as an absolute favorite. I can’t wait for book three!
3. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
All I can say is that I was a Kemmerer fan first (since her little-known Elemental Series days). So, na-na-na-na-boo-boo. (Yep, I’m the adult here. Remember that.)
4. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas has a new book, so I must read it.
5. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Everything about this book makes me happy. Literally just looking at the cover sparks joy (yep, I’m Marie Kondoing over here).
6. Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
LaFevers is a favorite author. This book is pre-ordered. And she’s coming to Anderson’s Bookshop, so I’ll probably end up going and getting another copy of the book so I can do the signing line. I have no regrets.
7. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
Mary Weber is another favorite author. I just love her writing style. I got denied on NetGalley for this book, but I’m not bitter or anything (at least not much).
8. The Revenge of Magic by James Riley
My kids and I loved Riley’s Half Upon a Time Series, so I’m excited for this one. Plus, that title—how awesome is the concept of magic seeking revenge?
9. Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
Okay, I’ll confess that my excitement for this book started because HMH sent it to me in a pretty box with an (awesome) enamel pin. I’m shallow like that. But just read the description on Goodreads and I think you’ll agree this sounds pretty darn amazing!
10. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
I mean, this book just sounds incredible. Do I need to say anything else?
11. The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
Cait’s newest book is coming!!! (I’m hoping for a cover reveal SOON!)
12. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
I cannot sing the first book’s praises enough. Book 2, here I come!!
13. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
What sort of sorcery is this? An adult book on my list? I really enjoyed the first book, so I’m looking forward to this one.
14. Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo
Goo is one of those feelgood authors whose books always make me happy.
15. Birthday by Meredith Russo
I have to confess that I haven’t read Russo’s first book yet (though I own a copy), but I really need to fix that. A trans book by an #OwnVoices author, this one is a must-read.
15. War of the Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
I adore this series, so I can’t wait for the third (final?) book in the series to come out!
15. Rage by Cora Carmack
Another sequel I’m excited about! Apparently June is the month for series.
16. Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
This is a middle grade retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and it sounds adorable!
What books have you been overlooking for far too long? Are there any of these that I absolutely MUST read? I want to know!