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2019 Reads

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

2018 is winding down, even as the holidays are ramping up. I completed my Goodreads Challenge for 2018 and I'm taking a teeny break from reading. But, once we hit 2019, I have at least three books that I cannot wait to get my hands on!


The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden





The Winter of the Witch is the final book in the Winternight trilogy. In my day job, I’m a librarian and I remember when The Bear and the Nightingale came out. It was everywhere! I knew that I would enjoy it but ya know...life. I finally read the first book in September and finished the second book, The Girl in the Tower, shortly after. I love stories that have magical/mythical threads, fairy-tale elements, and fierce heroines. This trilogy ticks all the boxes for me. These books are set in 14th century Russia so they are a perfect read for blustery nights. I can’t wait to see what happens to Vasya!


Release Date (US): January 8, 2019


Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid





I first read Taylor Jenkins Reid a couple of years ago. I had a gift card to a bookstore (seriously, best gift ever!) and I was browsing. Maybe in Another Life, her third book, caught my eye. I won’t lay the plot bare but think Sliding Doors for millenials. I was hooked. I quickly devoured this and her other two books: Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. Her most recent release, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, was easily my favorite book of 2017.


When I heard of Daisy Jones & the Six, I was in! From the blurb, it sounds a little like Almost Famous and all those band documentaries I love. I cannot wait. And even before its official release date, it has been optioned by Reese Witherspoon to be made into a limited series. I’m counting down the minutes. Finally! A reason to look forward to March!


Release Date (US): March 5, 2019


The Hazel Wood #2 by Melissa Albert



Okay, okay. This is technically the first one. But the cover for Untitled Hazel Wood #2 will look similar. Right?

I love YA (Young Adult) books and I don’t care who knows it. And I’m not the only one! Series like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and arguable Harry Potter (technically considered a children’s series) were wildly popular outside of their intended demographic. Melissa Albert’s debut, The Hazel Wood, had all of the elements to make my Eternal List of Faves. Like the Winternight trilogy, it has magic and myth, a wildly ferocious heroine, and the added bonus of being meta. What do I mean by “meta?” The Hazel Wood is a story about storybook characters. So much fun for a book nerd! So, what story will this book follow? What will it be called? When will it be released? No idea! But you can bet that I’m excited!


Release Date: TBD 2019


What are you looking forward to reading? Or is there something you’re longing to publish? I’m a proofreader and I’d love to help you polish your work for publishing. Contact me today so we can get your book out into the world.

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