Books I’m looking forward to in the second half of 2019

Back at it again with some great new novels. Can you believe it’s already June? I can’t. June is my birth month. So that means I’ve hit 27. I’ll probably make a post at the end of the month about birthday goals and if I feel old, but right now, I’m focused on books. Good books. New books. So many books.

I’ve read so many this year already and put out a few reviews. I hope you’ve found them helpful and I hope that you’ve found if I’m a similar reader to you. That way you’ll know if this list is going to be the one for you or not. Once again, it seems to be heavily focused on YA. What can I say? Sometimes I don’t want to wade through absurdly insightful books that are hard to read and just want to learn and feel the accomplishments of those in YA. It’s almost more satisfying when you read the triumphs.

But I digress. Without further adieu, here are the books I’m looking forward to for the rest of the year.

(June 4th) Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This one comes out tomorrow but I’ve already seeing some wicked good reviews. Even a few of my friends have marked it as a must read for them. It has evil sorcerers, grimoires, adventure, and a good old fashioned “don’t judge a book by its cover” sort of twist. I can’t wait to read this.

(June 13th) The Paper and Hearts Society: Book 1 by Lucy Powrie

The description of this novel was a total mood for me. The main character would rather snuggle up with her favorite book than go out and party. Like seriously, I am the main character.

(July 16th) This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

I’m a fan of this title. And the concept that the main characters are enemies both trying to win their war. “And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?” That question makes me think that there might be other options and I can’t wait to read that.

(August 13th) Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

The main character is a female firefighter which is fantastic. But it’s a story of her life not just that she’s a firefighter and it’s nice to see a novel of a strong woman going through tough situations and being this full, well-rounded character.

(August 20th) Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

So this story is based on the author. She’s a mixed-race Jewish girl facing coming-of-age issues. Sounds like a fantastic, different story. Also the cover is lovely.

(September 3rd) The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

I am a sucker for Juliet Marillier. She is my favorite fantasy writer. I fell into her writing during my formative years (a.k.a. I spent most of my middle school life begging the librarian to get her books). So whenever I see she’s written another novel, I’m overjoyed. I am a bit behind in her work…so look forward to a few reviews of her novels, but nonetheless, I’m excited.

(September 24th) Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack

Listen. The cover is pretty and has dragons. But not only that it’s about a Jewish girl and her family! A fantasy novel that has more punch to it. It’s middle grade so it’ll be an easy read but that also means young children are reading this and I’m so excited about that.

(October 15th) The New Bad Thing

Let me first admit that I found a lot of these books months ago. I had read a synopsis, saw the cover, and wrote it down. This book being one of them…but now there’s no synopsis. The link I have with one ran into a 404 page. The mystery just behind that is making me want to read the book. Is that weird? Probably.

(November 5th) The Starless Sea by Erin Morganstern

First, there is a masquerade and mystery and magic. Second, it looks cheesy as hell and I want it. I mean one of the characters has pink hair and there’s cults and secret realms. It’s giving me some Fallen London vibes which is a series of games that just have this air of the acolyte existing around you. I hope it stands up to the air of mystery it’s giving. This author also wrote The Night Circus so there’s a lot of hype behind it. I hope to get a review of that book to you soon.

(November 27th) Robot Army by Simon Curtis

You had me at Robot Army. No seriously, I love things that involve robots even if it means they go to war with humans. I have learned that this is a sequel to Boy Robot, so I’ll have to grab that before reading this one. I think I’ll accomplish that.

(December 3rd) To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman

The synopsis leads to so much mystery. So the main character can see how people die, yet one person in particular says something that changes everything! I have to know what it is. Is it I’m your father? I’m like you? I have so many questions which makes this a fantastic choice for this list.

And that, my friends, is the end of my list of books that I’m currently looking forward to for the rest of the year. There will be more that will pop up and of course I’m still trying to devour books from the past decade or two.

Let me know in the comments below of any books you’re looking forward to or if any of these catch your eye.

2 thoughts on “Books I’m looking forward to in the second half of 2019

  1. Jalynn @ diademreads says:

    The Starless Sea is a book that’s super high on my TBR for this half of the year! I really can’t wait for that to come out. Lots of these books in this post seem super interesting, I’m probably going to add them to my TBR as well!

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