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Monday, January 7, 2019

TTT: Anticipated Releases in 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Book Releases in 2019

Note: I don't often pay attention to what is coming up because I have so many books on my TBR which are already published. But today I spent a little time looking ahead and here are some books I could be interested in reading in 2019.

1. Place of Gold: Coming of Age in South Africa by Trevor Noah. (Nonfiction, memoir): I will first need to read his first book, Born a Crime, but I've heard such good things about it I'm sure I'll like it. Expected publication date: August.

2. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (Poetic Memoir, YA): From the author of Speak, we'll learn about the author's own story of surviving a sexual assault. Publication date: March 12th.

3. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Science fiction): Squee! The sequel to the Handmaid's Tale. I will definitely read this one. Expected publication date: September 10th.

4. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (Fantasy): This is the last book in the Winternight Trilogy. I've read the first book, The Bear and the Nightingale, so I will first need to find and read the second book, The Girl in the Tower first. Publication date: tomorrow, January 8th. (Ha-ha. That cracks me up!)

5. 1919 by Eve Ewing (Poetry): I just read a nonfiction book about the Chicago Race Riots of 1919. So now I am curious to learn more. Why not do it through poetry? Publication date: June 14th.

6. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Young Adult) by the author of The Hate U Give. Feb 5th publication date.

7. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (Historical Fiction): I always enjoy Lisa See's novels and learn something at the same time. This one is about the Free-diving women of the the Korean island of Jeju. Publication date: March 5th.

8. The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Destination and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey (Nonfiction): I need this book. Publication date: March 26th.

9.  We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (YA Fantasy): I really know next to nothing about this book except it has already earned four starred reviews and it is compared to books by Anna-Marie McLemore, which I love. Publication date: Feb. 26th.

10. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Fiction): I am only aware of this book and the author because I saw this book on all the lists I looked at. Worth a peek! Publication date: June 4th.


32 comments:

  1. I can totally see why you'd be interested in these books. Good choices. My TTT

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  2. A Handmaid's sequel- wow that should be interesting!

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    1. Especially now that the TV show has been on the air for a few seasons.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'm also looking forward to The Winter of the Witch! I haven't read the first two yet though, since I've been waiting for the full trilogy to be released! So excited.

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    1. I didn't realize that The Bear and the Nightingale was part of a sequel. It can be read as a stand alone.

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  4. Yes! Im soo excited about the Winter of the Witch too. Does it come out today? I still need to finish the 1st book though. lol. Thanks for coming by Books In Bloom.

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  5. I hadn't heard about Shout and Speak yet, but I just added them on Goodreads. Pretty set on checking both of them out for myself. Being a survivor, I actually love reading - and most importantly: sharing - books about the subject. Thank you for getting those on my radar!

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    1. Speak has been around for twenty years, I think. A graphic novel was published this past year of it. I like Anderson's writing, so SHOUT should be good from that angle, too.

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  6. On the Come Up is something I can't wait to read, too!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  7. I'm so excited for "The Testaments." I've been a huge fan of "The Handmaid's Tale" for many years, so it's going to be awesome to see a continuation of that storyline in book form.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  8. It's always such a happy feeling to see all of the new books coming out. I'm particularly interested in new nonfiction this year.

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  9. I still need to read The Hate U Give. Great list here Anne and thanks for visiting my Most Anticipated Reads! :)

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  10. Shout and On the Come Up are both that I am looking forward too. Lovely TTT list this week!

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  11. I CANNOT wait for The Winter Witch to arrive in my mail today! I read the first two. I really liked the first one but the second one blew me away!!!! I am recommending this series to everyone who will listen. I love the cover art of your Winter Witch version btw.

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  12. I just got the Bear and the Nightingale so I'm glad book 3 is already coming out haha

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  13. I hadn't heard of most of these but I'm really intrigued by a few of them! Hope you have a chance to pick up and read everything on your list!

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  14. I had no idea Trevor Noah is writing a new book. I will definitely put in my tbr. I really enjoyed Born a Crime which was hilarious and also eye opening. I'm looking forward to reading it along with several others on your list.

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  15. I'm so excited about The Testaments, and I loved Lisa See's The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, so looking forward to checking out her new one too!

    - Megan @ The Hungry Bookworm
    My TTT: http://bit.ly/TTT2019books

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  16. There's a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale coming out? I had no idea! Awesome list! :)

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  17. ooo yes The Winter of the Witch! I still need to read the second one in that series!

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  18. On the Come Up sounds interesting. I'll have to try to read it this year.

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  19. Like you, I have too many on my TBR pile already!! :)

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  20. How had I not heard about The Testaments?! I'm adding that to my tbr right now! :)

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  21. All of these are SO exciting. 2019 is spoiling us!

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  22. I'm really looking forward to Angie Thomas's second novel as well. Hope you end up enjoying these!

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  23. Ok, there are a bunch of books I want to read on this list: On the Come Up; Shout; Island of Sea Women; and The Testaments (and maybe the Trevor Noah book as well). So exciting!

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  24. I forgot Oprah had a book coming out soon! I loved What I Know For Sure, so I will absolutely be putting that one on my TBR!

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  25. I've heard great things about The Bear and the Nightingale and We Set the Dark on Fire sounds super intriguing! On to the TBR it goes!

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  26. Hope you enjoy ALL Of these, Anne. I've seen Angie's on LOTS of peoples anticipated lists. Happy 2019 reading - and thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit! :)

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  27. I will definitely be needing the Handmaid's sequel- I can't believe it is going to be here so SOON though! Also looking forward to On the Come Up and We Set the Dark on Fire. Also, even though I haven't started the series, the cover for The Winter of the Witch is one of the most gorgeous ever, I do want to read them someday! Great choices, I hope you end up loving them all!

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  28. Oh, so many of these look fabulous. I've seen On the Come Up everywhere lately. You and I both have On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous on our lists. The cover for The Winter of the Witch is amazing. Hope you get to read all of the ones you're anticipating. Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

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  29. It is totally worth it to read books 2 and 3 of the Winternight trilogy back to back. I just did that. Book 2 is my favorite. <3

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