Today’s Topic: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Well, it’s that time again. Time to ignore reality, the constraints of time and budget and add to my TBR list all the new books I want to read while blithely ignoring all the lonely titles sitting on my shelf crying out for attention. But, hey, I believe in dreaming big people!
There are many books I can’t wait to read this year, but I’ve brutally cut my long list down for the sake of this top ten.
99 Percent Mine -Releases in January
I loved Thorne’s debut The Hating Game so much I read it several times last year. So I’m excited to see if her sophomore attempt is even better.
A Bound Heart -Releases in January
It’s really hard for me not to devour Frantz’ books as soon as they release. I love her portraits of early America and this story of star crossed lovers turned indentured servants sounds so good!
A Desperate Hope -Releases in February
As with most titles on this list, I have chosen it based on my previous experiences with the author. I’ve always loved Camden’s unique, progressive, but still feminine heroines.
The Seamstress – Releases in February
Early reviews for this historical set in Revolutionary France have been amazing! I’m always interested in reading stories outside of America and England and this sounds right up my alley. I’ve already pre-ordered this one.
One Thing I Know – Releases in February
Contemporary romances from this New Zealand author are always at the top of my must-read list. Especially with a premise like this one has.
What the Wind Knows -Releases in February
My obsession with Harmon’s books is well-documented on my site. I will read anything/everything she writes. I’m especially excited to read another one of her historical fiction tales, since her other historical novel From Sand and Ash is one of my all time favorites.
Daughters of Northern Shores – Releases in March
Few authors write stories as tender and lyrical as Bischof. They make me feel all the feelings. I can’t wait to read this follow up to last year’s Sons of Blackbird Mountain and catch up with all the Norgaard’s.
Far Side of the Sea – Releases in March
Kate Breslin’s historical novels are a rare treat, full of descriptive details and scenery, fleshed out characters and compelling plots. Her last release was in 2017. So I’m desperate to get my hands on something new from her.
A Modest Independence – Releases in March
I recently discovered Matthews books and devoured them in short order. I can’t wait to read this sequel to The Matrimonial Advertisement which was a personal favorite last year.
Sweet on You -Releases in April
Can’t wait to Wade’s conclusion to her Bradford Sisters series. And of course, I’m looking forward to reading about Britt, a heroine who shares my name and who makes chocolate!
The King’s Mercy -Releases in June
This has a similar premise as A Bound Heart, but having read both authors, I know each book will be unique. And I love how well-researched Benton’s stories are and how she interweaves the various early-American cultures into one big melting pot.
Are you looking forward to any of these titles? What are some of the books on your must-read list?