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January 9, 2019


top ten upcoming releases i’m looking forward to
posted by soe 1:37 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday asks us to share our most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019:

  1. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde. He’s coming to Politics and Prose the week of my birthday next month, so no one ask me to do anything on Feb. 18 because I am busy! (I know someone on Twitter who has read an ARC and she says it’s less thrillerish than it sounds, which is good because I was very nervous about the description.)
  2. Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up. Her The Hate U Give was the best book I read in 2017, so I’m definitely on board for her sophomore effort.
  3. Deanna Raybourn’s latest Veronica Speedwell mystery, A Dangerous Collaboration. Something INTERESTING happened at the end of the last novel, so I’m excited to see where it goes.
  4. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. They have a new series!!!!!
  5. Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High. I’m loving The Poet X (so much so that I nominated it for a Cybil without having finished it) and look forward to Elizabeth’s next book.
  6. Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, edited by Ibi Zoboi and Tracey Baptiste. I want to like short story collections more than I actually do and I’m a sucker for this kind that features a bunch of authors whose novels I like.
  7. Local author Kosoko Jackson has a queer historical fiction novel, A Place for Wolves, coming out this spring and even though describing anything as “[X] meets Code Name Verity” sounds like it’s going to be desperately sad and therefore not my cup of tea, I want to want to read it, but this could be a game-time decision.
  8. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Okay, so I hadn’t heard of this until I started looking at publication dates, but I am all in for a romance between the First Son (his mom is President) and the Prince of Wales.
  9. Watch Us Rise by RenĂ©e Watson and Ellen Hagan. I enjoyed Watson’s last book and this sounds like it will carry on the themes of some of my favorite books from 2018.
  10. Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner. This YA novel sounds like it should be a wild ride.

Rainbow Rowell’s graphic novel, Pumpkinheads, isn’t due out until the end of August, but the release date for her latest regular novel, Wayward Son, hasn’t been announced yet, other than sometime this year. If it’s sooner, I will definitely be reading it, too.

Category: books. There is/are 2 Comments.



I’m excited for On the Come Up, too.

This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

Comment by Lydia 01.09.19 @ 7:42 am

@Lydia: Fingers crossed! Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by soe 01.10.19 @ 4:52 am