Top Ten Tuesday – most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019


New year, the same fun TTT time! As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info). Today’s theme is about my most anticipated January through June 2019 releases. I compiled my list by looking through the monthly Goodreads lists and seeing which one I had already marked as tbr. I also checked on series I knew should be coming to an end/should continue and authors whose ARCs I reviewed previously.


I’ve been feverishly waiting for book three to come out in the Winternight Trilogy. I had the pleasure to receive ARCs for the first two and thus it has been excruciatingly long for me. I’m also a fan of journaling and a little magick, so a 365-day magical journey sounds right up my alley.

The Winter Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden

The Severed Moon by Leigh Bargudgo (a magical journal with prompts!)


Once in a while, I love me a good psychological thriller. The Silent Patient seems to fit that bill perfectly. I like the idea of diving into the psyche of a murderer. I’ve always loved the story of Anastasia, so I’m looking forward to this novel inspired by it. I reviewed the first book in the Wild Magic Trilogy and it was a rather dark middle-grade book. I don’t come across those often, so I’m curious about the second one.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

The Little Grey Girl (Wild Magic Trilogy #2) by Celine Kiernan


I devoured the Shades of Magic trilogy so seeing this story continue in graphic novel form is definitely a must for me.


Shades of Magic, Vol 1 (Shades of Magic Universe, graphic novel series) by V.E. Schwab


I reviewed the first book of The Inventors series and enjoyed the steampunk aspects. I also loved how the author incorporated actual historical scientists. Middle-grade literature needs more of that. I’ve heard some buzz about The Greystone Secrets and thus want to check out the first book in the series.

The Inventors and the Lost Island (The Inventors #2) by A.M. Morgen

The Strangers (The Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix


I have yet to read any of the Caraval books but probably will wait now until the third one is out so I can binge all three. I only recently discovered Katherine Applegate and immediately fell in love with her books so I definitely want to read more of them.

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber

The First (Endling #2) by Katherine Applegate


Whomp, whomp. I have no books marked (yet) for that month.

There are also a few books I want to be released ASAP but their actual dates for 2019 haven’t been announced, yet.


Guardians of Dawn (Guardians of Dawn #1) by S. Jae-Jones

The War of the Givens (Silvers #3) by Daniel Price

Untitled (Six of Crows #3) by Leigh Bardugo

Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg

What books are you looking forward to this year?

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019”

  1. The Winter of the Witch is on my list, too. One good thing about doing this activity, now I am really excited about a few upcoming books. Since I usually don’t pay attention to releases this is a new position for me. Hope you get to read a few of your anticipated books. My Anticipated Releases

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  2. The Silent Patient is *excellent* – I just finished it last week. The cover for The Strangers is GORGEOUS. I’ve definitely added a couple of these to my TBR.

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  3. Oooh, I still need to start the Winternight trilogy! I actually have the first two books sitting on my shelf, whoops…
    Hope you enjoy all these books when you pick them up! 🙂

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