Monday, January 14, 2019

Books that I'm anticipating reading in 2019

Now that my Cybils Awards reading has all wrapped up its time to start looking at the books on my TBR list for 2019.  Books that I'm anticipating reading, have purchased, or are very curious about.  

Middle-Grade Books:  

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (releasing January 15th)
This book is from Rick Riordan Presents, with each book inspired by mythology and written by authors from those cultures.  This one has fox spirits and sounds like a fun adventure.  


38251234The Girl with the Whispering Shadow (Book 2 of The Crowns of Croswald) by D.E. Night  (releasing January 23rd)  I read the first book in March of last year and instantly fell in love with it.  It had all the elements I so enjoy, an enchanting magical world reminiscent of Harry Potter, Cinderella and a smidge of Alice and Wonderland.  Can't wait to read this next book.  

 A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
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This is a sequel to A Dash of Trouble which I read and really enjoyed.  It has baking, Bruja magic, and lovely sister relationships. 

40221339The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (releasing February 5th)  I'll admit the cover and that the story is set in India really drew me to this book.  I love to read stories set in different places than my own and again this is written by an own voices author.  

 The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu  (releasing February 12th)
This one involves twin girls who are separated for the first time into different classrooms for fifth grade.  

Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd (releasing March 26th)  Natalie Lloyd's books are a must read for me.  I so loved A Snicker of Magic, The Key to Extraordinary and The Problim Children.  Can't wait to read this next one about a mining town called Coal Top and the young girl who is going to train flying horses. 

The next four books aren't out until later in the year, so I'll highlight more about them at a later date.  


And not to be forgotten are the three YA books on my TBR for 2019:

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What's on your list for 2019??  Feel free to comment or suggest a book that I shouldn't miss out on.  


  1. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to bookmark this and save it for books to read and to add to my monthly book giveaways. Thanks so much, Brenda!

    1. Aww, you're so sweet Natalie. Hope you found some books you or your readers might enjoy.

  2. I have to read the Natalie Lloyd one too- love her and her books. Also- I am a huge fan of Anne Ursu's so that will be a must read for me too. Hope you enjoy all your books. Happy reading!

    1. I always knew we were kindred reading spirits. :)

  3. On the Come Up, A Sprinkle of Spirits, and The Bridge Home are on my TBR. I wasn't a huge fan of A Snicker of Magic so I haven't read any of Lloyd's other books, but I might have to check out Over the Moon. A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison is one February release I'm looking forward to.

    1. What a lovely cover, adding it to my TBR to keep a look out for. Thanks!!

  4. I've had a copy of Wicked King sitting on my shelf since I brought it home from the library conference last April. I need to get busy!

    1. So many books, so little time or at least sometimes it feels that way. Hope you and I both get a chance to read it soon.

  5. I didn't love The Cruel Prince, but The Wicked King's cover is too beautiful to resist. I'm hoping to read it this year.

    Happy readings! :)

    Amy @ A Magical World of Words