Well hey there. How’s it going? Right now I’m in a bit of a reading slump. I’ve been trying to get out of it but I haven’t found a book that has really stuck with me so far. So, I thought maybe I could look through my TBR piles and look up some books that are set to be released this year so that I could put together a 2019 reading list. Hopefully this list will give me some ideas and inspiration for books to try and hopefully it can do the same for you.
Also if you have any books you are excited to read this year please let me know!
My 2019 Reading List
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Detective Fiction
Short Description: “The elegant train of the 1930s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall, with many passengers. A murder is discovered, and Poirot’s trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the murder.”
*Listen, I know I’m late but better late than never, right?
It by Stephen King
Genre: Horror Fiction
Short Description: “The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ to attract its preferred prey of young children.”
*Again, late. But it’s a long book – it’s a lot to commit to.
Elevation by Stephen King
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Short Description: “The story takes place in the town of Castle Rock located in Maine. The main character, Scott Carey, faces a mysterious illness causing bizarre effects on his body and making him rapidly lose weight, even if he appears healthy on the outside.”
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
Short Description: “Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness.”
*I’m always a fan of a good biography!
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – out Sept. 10, 2019
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction
Short Description: “The Testaments is a novel by Margaret Atwood, slated for publication in 2019. A sequel to her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the novel will take place 15 years after Offred’s final scene in the original novel, and will be narrated by three female characters.”
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell – (2nd in the Simon Snow series – coming out Sept. 24, 2019)
Short Description: “Wayward Son is the forthcoming book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and the sequel to Carry On.”
*Read Carry On first!!
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Genre: Biography, True Crime
Short Description: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer is a true crime book by Michelle McNamara about the Golden State Killer. The book was released posthumously on February 27, 2018, nearly two years after McNamara’s death.”
We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
“Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root
Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir.”
*Who doesn’t love Gabrielle Union?
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction
Short Description: “In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors’ lives.”
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Short Description: “Fire & Blood is a fantasy book by American writer George R. R. Martin. It is a complete history of House Targaryen, a family from his series A Song of Ice and Fire.”
*Of course I had to throw in some Game of Thrones.
There you have it!
What’s on your TBR list for 2019? Anything I absolutely need to add?
— a twenty something