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2019 Books That I Still Need To Read

We’re almost at the end of 2019 and I still have hundreds (probably literally) of releases from this year to read. As it’s the end of the year – and in an effort to motivate myself – I’ve decided to share ten of the books that were released this year that I’m most desperate to read. They’re even in a sort of order to be honest although, as I’m definitely a mood reader, this isn’t exactly set in stone.

The Queen Of Nothing by Holly Black

How have I not read this book yet? Seriously how? I absolutely adored the first two books in the series and need to find out how it ends. I better prepare to be left breathless…and get my heart trampled on numerous times though.

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Once again how haven’t I read this yet? It was probably the book that I was most excited for in 2019. It’s vampires in New Orleans and involves murder, mystery and sounds phenomenal. It’s definitely one of the first books that I plan to pick up in 2020.

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

How could I resist reading the backstory of Dracula’s brides? I NEED to read this as soon as possible. The gorgeous cover helps too admittedly. But still this book sounds like it’s written for me.

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Another stunning cover and mesmerizing sounding book. This ones also had fantastic reviews and has a really intriguing start. Plus it contains magicians. So yes this is another that I need to get read in the early portion of the year.

House Of Salt And Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Once again this book has spectacular reviews and sounds utterly haunting. A fairytale retelling that follows a family whose daughters keep dying. What’s really going on? I need to know! And soon I surely will as I may have recently treated myself to a copy of this one.

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Yet another one that I was itching to pick up but never did. In 2020 I 100% will as I absolutely adore the sound of this one. Witches, witch hunters, an unexpected wedding and this quote from the blurb ‘For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife and a wicked scar.’ What more could I ask for in a book?

Blood Countess by Lana Popović

Wow this one sounds incredible too. Countess Elizabeth Báthory takes a liking to Anna Darvulia, a new scullery maid of hers and gives her the dream job of Chambermaid instead. Of course not everything is quite as it seems. I hope to read this soon but, to be fair, it has literally just come out so I’m not exactly behind in this case. It sounds amazing enough that I need to pick this up immediately though.

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

A Camelot retelling where Guinevere is a changeling whose given up everything to protect Camelot? Yes please! Seriously I need this already. Plus I loved And I Darken which gives me even higher hopes for this one.

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

I honestly don’t know how I haven’t read this yet as it sounds amazing. A world where bones are the source of all power and the central character has to live two potential paths at once? It sounds 100% for me so I need to pick this up as soon as possible too.

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

How haven’t I read this yet? Seriously how? I still even need to read book one of this series but I adore His Dark Materials so I definitely want to pick it up soon. I have a feeling this will become an instant favourite. Touch wood.

So those are ten of the 2019 books that I still need to read but it’s definitely not anywhere near all of them! What are some releases from this year that you’re still desperate to get on with?

Please note I’m currently on a semi-hiatus but I’ll be back sometime in January. After doing a lot of blog post planning I needed a bit of a break. But I’ll try to check in with comments a couple of times a week (probably after the first week in January as I would like a total blogging break over Christmas) and try to read other people’s posts fairly regularly so that I don’t totally fall behind.


9 thoughts on “2019 Books That I Still Need To Read

  1. Oh I feel like this list is so long for me haha! I loved House of salt and sorrow! And I also still need to pick up Spin the dawn!


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    1. Mines a lot longer too but I was determined to stock to ten 😅 I’ll probably do another list of more sometime next year. I hope we both enjoy that one then (: and I really look forward to House Of Salt & Sorrows, it sounds so good!!

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  2. Eek, I’ve only read four of these myself, with a bunch more still on my TBR! I really enjoyed Spin the Dawn and Queen of Nothing. The Beautiful was good too, though I think that one will depend heavily on what you expect to get out of it! And The Guinevere Deception was okay, not as good as I wanted it to be, but hope you’ll enjoy it a lot more!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the rest that you want to read whenever you get to them (: I’m hoping I’ll enjoy those three too as I have such high hopes for all of them. Thank you, fingers crossed. I know I’ve loved one book by the author before but another I was let down by so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how I find that one. I did think about being good and just borrowing it as I wasn’t uncertain but the pretty cover drew me in 😂


  3. Well I haven’t read a single book on this list either haha 😂 I’m behind on many 2019 releases. I hope you get to read them all and that you love them!!
    The Deathless Girls sounds so interesting but I don’t think I’ve heard that much at it from many people. But the backstory to Dracula’s brides sounds amazing!!
    I need to read Serpent and Dove too because I’ve heard a lot of praise and I feel like fans of Sarah J Maas will like it!!
    There are probably so many 2019 releases I need to get to and I can’t remember any of them at the minute! 😂

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    1. I’m glad I’m not alone :L and I hope that you manage to catch up on 2019 releases sometime as well. Thank you!!
      Yes I don’t think I’ve seen anything about it either tbh besides someone else saying that they wanted to read it. I have the authors 2020 release on my TBR too as it sounds interesting so hopefully I’ll end up enjoying them both. Especially The Deathless Girls as the cover is divine.
      Yeah it definitely sounds like my kind of story and I’ve seen a lot of fantastic things too.
      Oh no really? I easily came up with a top ten :L I’m sure you’ll remember, and read, them all one day.

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      1. Thank you!!
        I know because I feel like the concept would actually be really popular!! The cover is amazing!! *heart eyes*
        Same I have and the cover for the sequel is being released soon so that is exciting!!
        Haha it is just my memory I think because there is loads I want to get to. I have written it down somewhere!! haha! That’s the plan 😉

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