Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: The Latest Shiny New Releases to Turn My Head

Despite the stacks of books and boxes of books and shelves of books I have ALL OVER my house, my head still turns for the shiny and new.  I'm always excited about the latest and greatest, so I love today's TTT topic:  My Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases During the Second Half of 2019.

Before we dive into that, though, I want to encourage you to join in the TTT fun.  It's a great way to spread the comment/follow love around the book blogosphere.  You can revisit favorite blogs, discover new ones, and, as always, pad your TBR list with even more amazing-sounding reads.  What's not to love?  All you have to do is click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl for some brief instructions, make your own list, and start hopping around the book blogosphere.  Easy peasey.

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases During the Second Half of 2019 (in chronological order by release date):


1.  The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall (June 4, 2019):  When Chloe marries Dan, a man who's not only handsome but also fun and kind, she thinks she's finally hit the jackpot.  While on their honeymoon on a remote island, however, Chloe becomes alarmed when Dan insists they leave their lives behind and stay there.  Forever.  I love me a good psychological thriller and this one definitely sounds intriguing.  Bonus:  the Kindle version of this book is only 99 cents on Amazon right now.


2.  The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (June 4, 2019):  I've enjoyed several of Sarah Dessen's YA novels and this us vs. them story sounds compelling.  It's about a young woman who goes to spend the summer with the family of her deceased mother and, in doing so, learns more about both her family and herself.


3.  The Birthday Girl by Melissa De la Cruz (August 6, 2019):  A woman who appears to have it all is throwing a glamorous party to celebrate her 40th birthday.  Much like her 16th birthday bash, this one will not go as planned.  In fact, it will reveal the truth behind the birthday girl's many convincing facades. 


4.  The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller (August 20, 2019):  This is the 8th volume in an Appalachian mystery series that I love.  In this installment, Bell Elkins makes a grisly discovery while searching for a missing teenager.  She finds a dead body with a wound that could only have come from murder on the grounds of an abandoned psychiatric hospital.  Bell vows to find out what happened.  Sounds like another compelling read in a series that keeps getting better and better!


5.  The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Matthieu (September 17, 2019):  This family drama, told from multiple points of view, sounds engrossing.


6.  The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (September 24, 2019):  This YA scare fest sounds fun.  It's about a teen gravedigger who's desperate to save both her family and their graveyard.  If only the dead would just stay dead!


7.  The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (September 24, 2019):  This one had me at "gothic psychological thriller."  It concerns an Argentine finishing school in an isolated, mysterious place and a young teacher who goes there looking for a new start only to discover all the creepy rumors about the place are true.  Sounds like a great Halloween read.


8.  Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia (October 1, 2019):  Billed as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Stranger Things, the newest novel by the author of Eliza and Her Monsters (which I've yet to read) sounds super fun.  It's about a teen who's trying to clear her name after being accused of a crime she didn't commit.


9.  I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson (October 8, 2019):  Set in Anchorage, Alaska, this novel centers around a missing woman.  As her childhood best friend searches for answers, she comes to realize that the girl she once knew has vanished in more ways than one.

 
10.  The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (November 5, 2019):  I know I'm not the only one who's eagerly awaiting a new book by the author of The Night Circus.  Her latest concerns a man who finds a book filled with incredible stories—including, he's shocked to discover, one of his own.  His search for answers leads him into a strange, mysterious world.  Tantalizing premise, no?

How about you?  What new releases are you looking forward to?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave me a comment on this post and I'll gladly return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

46 comments:

  1. Wow, so many good books. I have Now Entering Addamsville, The Tenth Girl and the Bone Houses already on my wishlist. I am also now curious about the de la Cruz book. I guess I always thought it was YA. Great list!

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    1. Nope, it's adult. It sounds really good, too!

      Thanks for coming by, Barb!

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  2. I didn't know Sarah Dessen had a new book coming out. Cool!

    My TTT.

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    1. Yep. I haven't read anything by her in years, so I'm excited to give this one a go.

      Thanks for stopping by, Lydia!

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  3. I forgot about The Starless Sea. It looks great!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? The premise sounds unique and intriguing.

      Thanks for coming by, Leah!

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  4. I've definitely got my eye on The Bone Houses, too! Wasn't able to get an ARC, so I suppose I'll have to wait with the rest of the peons. Shucks. :P I hadn't heard of The Starless Sea, but that sounds really good!

    Here's my TTT post.

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    1. Ha ha. It's always nice to get ARCs of books we really want, but disappointing when we can't get our hands on them :)

      Thanks for coming by, Sammie!

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  5. I'm very eager for The Starless Sea! And The Tenth Girl sounds super good, too. :D

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    1. I agree! I'm especially excited for THE TENTH GIRL. I don't think I've ever read a book, let alone a horror novel, set in Argentina. Sounds super interesting.

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. They just keep coming, don't they? It's always hard to choose which ones I can't possibly find the time for, but it really becomes difficult to pick and choose in the summertime when publishers decide to produce so many interesting titles at once.

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    1. Right? We'll see if I actually end up reading all of these, but I do enjoy making the lists.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

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  7. Just give me all the thrillers! I just finished one and now I want to read all the thrillers all the time. The Honeymoon really caught my eye. Adding to my TBR.

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    1. Thrillers always catch my eye. I read tons of them, but I still just can't get enough!

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. I first heard about The Honeymoon this week. Some of these are new to me though.

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    1. Me, too. I saw it on someone's list before I made my own :) It sounds SO compelling. I bought it on Kindle, so hopefully I'll be able to read it soon.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I have a library hold for the new Dessen. I just love her books, and will always want to read them. I have copies of I Know You Remember and Addamsville. Both sound promising to me.

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    1. Lucky you! ADDAMSVILLE sounds especially intriguing to me. You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  10. I am not good at paying attention to new releases and thinking about which ones I want to read. But, I love it when other bloggers post about them so that I can expand my TBR list! So, thank you!

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    1. I'm not always good about it either. Usually when I put together these lists I have to Google "Books releasing in ---" in order to get 10.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Helen!

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  11. You better believe that the new Julia Keller book is on my list. Cannot wait!!!

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    1. Me neither! I adore the series and I really do think it gets better as it goes.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting, my friend!

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  12. Now Entering Addamsville is the only one on here that made my list but I also want to read The Rest of the Story, The Tenth Girl, and The Starless Sea! I hope you get to read all these books!

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    1. There are so many great-sounding books still to come in 2019! Super exciting :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I don't know how I forgot The Rest of the Story on my TTT. The Tenth Girl sounds so good.

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    1. I actually forgot TWO of the releases I'm most excited for, so I get you :)

      Thanks for coming by!

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  14. I can't wait to read The Bone Houses. I loved The Hearts We Sold.

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    1. I haven't read anything by the author. I'll have to check out her other books as well.

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  15. Wow! I love your list. There are some mystery/thriller which caught my attention. Adding them now on my tbr. Thamks. :)

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    1. Oh, good, I'm glad you found some titles that appeal to you. I hope we both love these.

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  16. Thanks so much for some new selections to look for! I did have my eye on The Honeymoon, but now I'm adding in The Birthday Girl and I Know You Remember. And for me, Julia Keller is a no-brainer auto-read. One of my very favorite series out there!

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    1. It's a great series, isn't it? I can't wait to see what happens to Bell next.

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  17. Some great books here Susan. I am off to goodreads to check a couple of them out.

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    1. Good! I'm glad some of them interested you. I look forward to hearing what you think of them.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

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  18. Ahhhh, I didn't realize that Francesca Zappia was releasing another book! And oooh, The Tenth Girl sounds interesting!

    And I'm also excited for The Starless Sea--tho I still haven't read The Night Circus yet, whoops.

    Hope ya love all these books when ya pick them up! :)

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    1. I haven't read ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS YET, even though I've had a copy since the book came out. I'll have to read it before ADDAMSVILLE comes out so I can compare and contrast.

      Thanks for coming by!

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    2. Do you have a blog, Keri? Can you give me the URL so I can check it out, pretty please??

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    3. Yesss, Eliza and Her Monsters is so good--I hope you enjoy it!

      And lol, I do, though you've def already checked it out. For some reason it didn't give me the option to link up my blog when I commented, so I had to go through google.

      Here's the link to my blog tho:
      www.areyoumybook.wordpress.com

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    4. Thanks! I just like to make sure I've commented back to everyone who comments on my blog :)

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  19. The Starless Sea made my list too. The Honeymoon and The Tenth Girl also sound fabulous.

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    1. I saw THE STARLESS SEA on lots of list today. Everyone's excited for it! I certainly hope it lives up to all the hype :)

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  20. Great list, Susan! I haven't heard much about The Rest of the Story until now, but I've heard great things about Sarah Dessen, so perhaps I'll have to check it out!

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    1. Dessen is super popular among YA readers. I've read a couple of her books and enjoyed them, so I'll pick up her newest at some point.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  21. I can't wait for the Starless Sea!

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    1. It sounds epic!

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