Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
I don’t normally read brand-new books, since my TBR back-log is so long. However, I want to read a mix of brand-new and older books this year, so I’ll be trying to keep up with new releases a bit better.
1. In Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire ~ expected publication 8 January 2019
Wayward Children #4! Yay! It comes out today and I’ve pre-ordered it. I’ll probably have finished reading it by tonight or tomorrow.
2. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden ~ expected publication 9 January 2019
I haven’t read the first book in this trilogy yet, but I want to. And I’m happy that book 3 is releasing soon so that if I like book 1 I don’t have to wait at all to be able to finish the trilogy.
3. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee ~ expected publication 15 January 2019
This is another of the Rick Riordan Presents books, and it sounds good. It’s a space opera with fox spirits. SIGN ME UP.
4. A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers ~ expected publication 5 February 2019
I have been enjoying short story compilations lately, and this one looks like a good premise with multiple award-winning authors contributing to it.
5. The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas ~expected publication 12 February 2019
I honestly hadn’t heard of this book until I went looking for books to add to this list, but this one sounds fascinating. I do like a good time travel story. Hopefully this falls into that category (read: hopefully this is good).
6. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders ~ expected publication 12 February 2019
This concept sounds amazing. And given that the author’s prior novel (All the Birds in the Sky) won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2017, I’m hopeful that this one will be well-written, too.
7. The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in this One by Amanda Lovelace ~ expected publication 5 March 2019
I haven’t read all the rest of this trilogy yet, but they’re all on my TBR.
8. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner ~ expected publication 19 March 2019
Maid Marion takes over as Robin Hood. Please don’t suck, please don’t suck, PLEASE DON’T SUCK.
9. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi ~ expected publication 16 April 2019
This is another sequel where I haven’t read the first book, but I do love starting to read a book and knowing that if I like it there are more in the series.
10. Nebula Award Winners for 2018
I’m not sure when in 2019 the 2018 Nebula Award winners will be chosen, and therefore I’m not sure when the “Best of” compilation will be published. But I’m trying to make a point of reading more award-winning stories, so I’m looking forward to this compilation when it is released.
Are any of my anticipated reads also on your list? Do you have others on your radar that you think I would also enjoy?