Top 5 Wednesday: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

Hi, all! Today we are doing another Top 5 Wednesday, which comes from a GoodReads group that creates “Top 5” topics for bloggers to write about.

This week the topic is my most anticipated 2019 releases. But here’s the thing… I don’t ever really track releases. So I had to look up what books were being released next year, and I pulled five (in no particular order) from that list based on:

  • if I knew the author and have liked their previous work
  • the synopsis looked intriguing enough to check out
  • I have heard of the novel through one of my platforms and am interested in reading it

So, let’s get started.

We Told Six LiesWe Told Six Lies– Victoria Scott 

Release Date: Feb. 5th, 2019

I actually heard about this one on NetGalley, though my request is still pending. From what I can gather from the short synopsis, this is a mystery book about a girl named Molly either disappearing or dying, and someone who was in love with her trying to solve what happened. I mean, I could be wrong, but that’s my take. This is definitely my kind of story so I’ll keep a look out for it.


Again, but BetterAgain, but Better– Christine Riccio

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

I hadn’t heard of this before finding it on the list, but it looks really up my alley. It seems to be about a college girl named Shane who is struggling to find her footing. She has great grades, but no friends and no love interests. She signs up for a semester abroad in London, and I’m going to guess that adventures ensue. I shall let you all know.


Two Can Keep a SecretTwo Can Keep a Secret– Karen M. McManus 

Release Date: Jan. 8th, 2019

I honestly didn’t even realize that Karen McManus was coming out with another young adult thriller but as soon as I saw this cover, I knew it was one of her books. Talk about consistency, am I right? I neither loved nor hated her book One of Us is Lying, but I am always up for a young adult thriller book. Seriously. Always.


Nick and June Were HereNick and June Were Here– Shalanda Stanley 

Release Date: Feb. 12th, 2019

I think that out of all five of these, this is the one I am most excited for when it releases. I hadn’t heard of this before finding it on the list, but it has mental health representation and one of the main characters is an artist. I’m unsure if there is any romantic kindling between the two MCs, but they are labeled as best friends. It’s got great reviews so far, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint.


The Similars (The Similars, #1)The Similars– Rebecca Hanover 

Release Date: Jan. 1st, 2019

think I saw this book on NetGalley, but I’m not entirely sure. I do know that I recognized the cover immediately, so I’ve heard about this book somewhere. Anyways, I have decided to dedicate a nice chunk of 2019 to reading series (if you have any recommendations, please comment them below! I need some help) and this is the first installment of the Similars Series. That fact, added with the very intriguing synopsis that makes me think that maybe I’ll enjoy this one, has got me ready to tackle it in 2019. Thankfully it releases the very first day, so I shouldn’t have a long wait.


What book releases are you looking forward to in the new year? Talk to me (:

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

    1. I know some people pay a lot more attention to release dates and what not but I basically just notice if I find a book in the bookstore or on Kindle. Otherwise… I’m honestly pretty clueless about whether or not a book is even out yet!

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  1. How about “The Water Cure” by Sophie Mackintosh. –
    In this debut, three sisters sequestered for life from the toxic world of men are catapulted into emotional turmoil when three men wash ashore on their isolated island. Part fable, part feminist dystopia, Mackintosh’s taut novel turns a keen, unsparing eye on violence, patriarchy, and desire. Women’s Dystopia novels are running hot. I’m down for this one.
    It releases January 9th, 2019

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