Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week I’ll be writing about the books I’m bubbling over with excitement for that are being released in the second half of 2019!
Honestly, it’s a bookworm’s curse. Just as we think we’re conquering our sky high tbr piles (to be read piles), more extremely exciting books are released and the pile increases until it touches the edges of the universe.
So here are the amazing books that will soon feed my all-devouring tbr pile (in order of release date):
(1) Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (9 July):
Spin the Dawn is based on Chinese culture and inspired by various fairy tales and it’s about a girl who has to sew three dresses: one from the sun, one from the moon and one from the stars. The premise seems so whimsically magical and it sounds exactly like the sort of story I enjoy.
(2) Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (3 September):
I LOVE The Nevernight Chronicle and I can’t wait to read the conclusion. Actually, I was lucky enough to receive an arc but I still haven’t gotten round to reading it yet. I think it’s partly because I’m terrified that once I read it, it’s going to be over forever and that’s really upsetting.
(3) The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (24 September):
It’s about struggle of slavery, it’s a story about a boy born into bondage with mysterious powers. Slavery was and is a massive problem and it’s one of the biggest crimes rife in our world today. Any book that speaks out about the suffering slavery already has and still does cause has a place on my tbr.
(4) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (1 October):
Leigh Bardugo is an amazing writer. I would read anything that she writes. She could publish her grocery list and I’d still read it.
(5) DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff (3 October UK):
I really enjoyed LIFEL1K3 and my favourite character was definitely the fabulous Lemon Fresh so I can’t wait to read more about her!
(6) Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo (8 October):
I loved Christo’s first book, To Kill a Kingdom, and the premise of this book sounds intriguing too. When I read the blurb I got lots of Six of Crows and A Darker Shade of Magic vibes which is always a good sign!
(7) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (5 November):
I completely and utterly fell in love with The Night Circus. I was bewitched by the loveable characters, the enchanting writing style and all of the magical brilliance of the circus. When I heard that she was writing a second book I knew I had to read it. When I read the blurb I knew that it was the type of book I’d been waiting for my entire life. Also, Waterstones are making a beautiful exclusive cover of this too and I really want to get it!
(8) The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (5 November):
Here are three fundamental truths: it’s a retelling of the Arthurian legend about Guinevere. It’s by Kiersten White. I need it in my life.
(9) The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (19 November):
After the heart-rending ending of The Wicked King I don’t know what to do with myself! I’m so, so glad that this is being released in 2019 instead of 2020- it’s the best piece of news I’ve received this year so far!
(10) Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (3 December):
I enjoyed Children of Blood and Bone so much and I am very interested to know what will happen next to all of my favourite characters!
Which books are you most looking forward to in the remainder of this year? Let me know in the comments!