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.