2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

This year isn’t even over and I’m already woefully behind on new releases.

I’ve actually been fairly good about keeping up with the 2019 releases that I was initially excited about. But the thing about being active in the book community is that you inevitably hear about tons of new releases as they come out and get caught up in the hype machine. Even though I’ve been reading lots of 2019 releases, there are still lots that I still want to get to.

This post isn’t so much a TBR as a list of books that have caught my eye and that I hope to get to sooner than later. It isn’t even the full list of 2019 books that are on my TBR, but these fifteen are the priorities.

Now let’s get into these books!


The Fever King by Victoria Lee


Post-apocalyptic fantasy involving electricity magic, commentary on immigration, and a great romance? Sign me up! I’ve been hearing incredible things about this book all year, and with the sequel coming out soon(ish?), I need to get myself caught up.

The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

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Wow, weirdly similar cover to the last one. And even more similarities, because from what I can tell, this book is also post-apocalyptic with a wonderful romance. I’ve been meaning to pick up a Lauren James book for a while, and this sounds like it could be a great place to start.

Dig by A.S. King

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Everything I hear about this book makes me more confused…and more curious to figure out what the heck it’s even about. From what I can tell, it’s a magical realism story involving a family in a small town, which in itself is enough to capture my interest.

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby


I actually own this middle grade book, and I have the feeling I’ll love it when I actually pick it up – which will hopefully be soon! It seems to be about a young girl’s relationship with her father, art, and mental health, and I can’t wait.

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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I haven’t been blown away by what I’ve read by Seanan McGuire in the past, but I’m willing to give her another chance, especially considering the buzz around this book. I think it’s about twins who are…robots? Cyborgs? Something. And I’m eager to find out more!

Birthday by Meredith Russo


I mean, the tagline for this book is “a love story eighteen years in the making” – I’m already hooked. This book is about two best friends (one of whom is trans) who were born on the same day, following them through their birthdays every year.

Magic for Liars

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This adult fantasy book is about a PI hired to investigate a murder at a magic school. Say no more, I’m sold. It sounds like lots of fun, and I absolutely love the cover!

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


I still haven’t read Margaret Rogerson’s first book, and yes, that’s still on my TBR, but now I also really want to read this book! It involves magical library and enemies-to-lovers romance, so I’m in.

Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin


I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, I Hate Everyone But You, and now the sequel has been out for several months and I still haven’t read it. I gotta fix that ASAP.

Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

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Once again with the series that I need to catch up on. This is the last book in the Three Dark Crowns series and I am admittedly terrified to see how things wrap up.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow


This book sounds like Jane, Unlimited and The Starless Sea combined, and I need it. A character finding a book that leads her to discover secret doors to other worlds? I mean, that basically sounds like my life.

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi


This is another book that I own and have yet to pick up, but it sounds soooo interesting! From what I can tell, it’s set in a future where no one believes that monsters exist, following a girl who finds a monster.

Crier’s War by Nina Varela

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No one on Twitter will shut up about this book, so I guess I’m giving in to the peer pressure. But, like, it’s a f/f enemies-to-lovers YA fantasy involving androids and revenge, so I was already gonna read it anyway.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco


The description for this book – Frozen meets Mad Max – is what initially caught my interest, and along with the stunning cover, it’s quickly risen to become one of the books I need most in my life. Involving sisterhood and elemental magic, it sounds absolutely fantastic!

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan


This sequel to Girls of Paper and Fire has only been out in the world for a short while, so I can forgive myself for not getting to it yet. But that needs to change soon! I need to find out what happens next with Lei and Wren!!


What 2019 releases do you still need to read? Have you read any of the books on my list?

x Margaret 

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35 thoughts on “2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

  1. Dig really showcased King’s genius. Loved it! I also really liked The Hurricane Season. It was quite a touching story. I liked Five Dark Fates, though I was slightly frustrated with the very end of the book. I was also hoping for a bit of a different outcome, but it was still good. Hope you get to read some of these.

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  2. The Ten Thousand Doors of January was really good. It felt to me a bit like a cross between Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Clive Barkers’s Imajica.

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    1. I keep seeing the cover of Magic for Liars but I never knew what it was about – it sounds amazing! 😄 I’ve also heard some good things about Pet, it seems very interesting. I still need to get through 2019 releases Aurora Rising and Darkdawn. I preordered both of them and haven’t read either yet, which is a sin, honestly. 😅

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      1. Yes, the premise for Magic for Liars sounds fantastic! 😀 Ooh, Aurora Rising is also on my TBR, gotta get to that one too. Haha I completely understand the feeling of putting off books that you’ve preordered 😅 Hope you’re able to get to those ones soon!


  3. I hope you like The Fever King and Pet! They’re two of my favorite YA books of the year. Middlegame was also really good, especially if one likes really unusual stories. I’ve never read anything similar.
    And I need to get to Crier’s War as well, I hope it’s as good as it sounds.

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  4. I’m so behind on new releases too!!😂 There are so many I want to get to!! Including The Fever King, I hear people say that the characters are amazing which means I will probably love it!!
    I’ve heard good things about Birthday, Magic for Liars and Crier’s War so I would love to read them too!!
    I’ve actually read Sorcery of Thorns, the cover sucked me in and I did enjoy it!! The characters were fun and I loved the library setting but I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as everyone else unfortunately!! 😊
    I hope you get to read all of these soon!! 💛

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  5. Omg there are too many to name that I need to read. Sorcery of Thorns is definitely there, but also Call Down the Hawk and The Starless Sea!!! I’m so excited to read all of them I just need more time lol 😀

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  6. I’m currently halfway through Sorcery of Thorns and absolutely LOVING it. Definitely recommend, and I also now terribly want to read her debut!

    I just bought Ten Thousand Doors of January the other day because a) that cover and b) damn that premise. It sounds absolutely amazing, but alas, it’s probably going to collect dust on my shelf. And Five Dark Fates! I preordered it, and have just been hiding from it ever since. I really need to get around to it.

    The worst is Girls of Storm and Shadow, though–I own, but still haven’t read the first one!

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  7. I started off 2019 good with new releases and then just…failed 😂 It’s ok though because I got through a lot of back log books & I found some golden oldies so it’s all good! *smiles through the pain of not having read all the shiny new books*

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  8. I love this post!! 🥰 I definitely need to reflect on what 2019 releases I haven’t read yet as the Goodreads Choice Awards made me aware of how many I hadn’t read 😅 Sorcery of Thorns is amazing though!! I loved it so much, it has so many books and the romance really stole my heart 💕

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  9. Ahh this is such a good list, I really hope you’ll be able to get to all of these books soon ❤ I loved both The Fever King and the Quiet at the end of the world, I hope you will too 😀

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  10. The Ten Thousand Doors of January and Magic for Liars both sound really good – I will definitely be adding them to my TBR! I also loved the cover of Magic for Liars, there is something about books with bold, colourful graphics on the cover that always draws me in.

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