This year I started paying way more attention to new releases than I have ever done before; bookblogging does that for you. As I have done quite well with actually reading the books I am excited about (you can see my blogpost about that here) I wanted to write about some of the books I am most excited about in 2019.
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Graywolf Press, February 4th 2019
I have been excited about this memoir for months now. It’s about the author’s struggle with chronic illness and mental health and I need more of these kinds of books in my life.
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Tor Books, February 12th 2019
I adore adore Charlie Jane Anders – and her first novel is one of my all-time favourite books. “Excited” does not even cover it – I am ecstatic beyond measure to get a new book by her.
Mother Winter by Sophia Shalmiyev
Simon & Schuster, February 12th 2019
There are few things I adore more than unconventionally written memoirs by women and this one sounds right up my alley.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Hamish Hamilton, February 28th 2019
I have been excited about this book for so very long. I thankfully got an ARC for this book and should have read this by the end of the year. This sounds like everything I could ever want – literary fantasy is one of my favourite things.
Long Live The Tribe Of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
Bloomsbury Publishing, March 19th 2019
The title alone would have me hooked – and the following part of the blurb makes it impossible for me to not pick this up: “With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawai’i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It’s a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.”
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Saga Press, April 23rd 2019
I seriously adored the first book in the series and it ended in such a way that I am dying to know what happens next.
What My Mother And I Don’t About ed. by Michele Filgate
Simon & Schuster, April 30th 2019
This essay collection sounds incredible – it features essay written by Lidia Yuknavitch (my hero), Kiese Laymon, Carmen Mario Machado, and many other incredible writers. I cannot wait to get my hands on this.
The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
Hachette Books, May 7th 2019
I seriously adored Lindy West’s Shrill and might have squealed a little when I realized the had a new book coming out next year. Her voice is something extraordinary.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
Bloomsbury Publishing, May 14th 2019
This books sets out to give a comprehensive overview on domestic violence. While this is a topic I have been interested in for some time, I haven’t read a non-fiction book that grapples with the topic broadly and I think it is much needed.
The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang
Harper Voyager, August 6th 2019
The first book the series surprised me in how much I adored it and the ending scares me very much for what is still to come in this duology. Still, I cannot wait to read it.
What are your most anticipated books on the coming year?