2019 Books We Can’t Wait For

Yeah, yeah, I know we still have five months of 2018 left, and I know there are still a ton of great books coming our way this year, but it’s never too early to start looking forward, is it? (The answer I’m looking for is no, for anyone wondering.) Get your Goodreads and 50 Book Pledge accounts ready – we have a feeling your TBR pile is about to grow quite a bit!

Okay, technically we’re cheating with these first two titles, BUT we’re *so* excited to read them that we decided we couldn’t not lump them in with this list!

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The Gown by Jennifer Robson (December 31, 2018)

From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere In France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it. Cover coming soon!

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The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton (December 31, 2018)

Juliette loves Nate. She’ll do whatever she can to stay in his life. They are meant to be, after all… despite the fact that they broke up six months ago. You’ve never read a love story as twisted as this one.

Now, onto 2019 proper!


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Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (January 22, 2019)

Bestselling author Matt Haig is back with a follow-up to his beloved memoir Reasons to Stay Alive. Tackling sleep, work, social media, the news, and everything in between, Notes on a Nervous Planet discusses Matt’s journey back to happiness and the lessons he learned along the way.

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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (January 22, 2019)

A contemporary, own voices debut about cranky, clever, and ultimately endearing Norris Kaplan, as he moves from his native Montreal to Austin, Texas and experiences the cliches and joys of the American high school experience – most notable of which is falling in love.

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Detailing a year in the life of a self-help junkie, Help Me is a hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care.

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (January 29, 2019)

Bestselling author Sally Thorne, known best for her smash hit debut novel The Hating Game, is back with an unforgettable romantic comedy about a twin sister and brother struggling over an inheritance—and the sexy best friend who comes between them.


A Serial Killer’s Daughter by Kerri Rawson (January 29, 2019)

What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson, the daughter of the notorious serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), tells the nightmarish story of that discovery and of her long journey of faith and healing.


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The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff (February 5, 2019)

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

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The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin (February 19, 2019)

In the vein of Commonwealth, Little Fires Everywhere and The Nest, this is a panoramic, tenderly insightful novel about one devoted, imperfect family. The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the responsibilities we bear both gracefully and unwillingly, and the all-important, ever-complex definition of love.

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn (February 26, 2019)

Kate Quinn, the bestselling novel of the widely beloved novel The Alice Network, is back with another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.


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The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood (March 5, 2019)

In Shelley Wood’s fiction debut, readers are taken inside the devastating true story of the Dionne Quintuplets, told from the perspective of one young woman who meets them at the moment of their birth.


A Good Wife by Samra Zafar (March 5, 2019)

She faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, but nothing could stop Samra Zafar from pursuing her dreams. From the author of the most read Toronto Life article of all time, A Good Wife is the harrowing and inspiring story of a young girl with big dreams who found the strength in the face of oppression to battle through to empowerment.

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Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (March 12, 2019)

In this wonderfully inspiring book, Rachel Hollis, bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and host of the Rise podcast, builds on the lessons she’s taught her followers and urges women to stop apologizing for their desires, hopes, and dreams, and instead to go after them with passion and confidence.

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Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward (March 19, 2019)

In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Windowa perfect love story leads to the perfect crime. From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

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Cemetery Road by Greg Iles (March 19, 2019)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.


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The Better Sister by Alafair Burke (April 2, 2019)

From Alafair Burke, author of the wonderfully twisted, bestselling novel The Wifecomes another twisty tale of domestic noir. When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex—must set aside mistrust and old resentments . . . but can they escape their past?

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (April 30, 2019)

What would you do if someone took your children? How far would you go to protect the ones you love the most? Little Darlings is a gripping novel that gets to the heart of a mother’s worst fears, and how often they are ignored.

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What books are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading!


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