Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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Who else is surprised to realize that 2019 is almost half finished now? It feels like it began just a few weeks ago.

Here are ten books that will be released between now and the end of the year that I’m looking forward to reading.

1. Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence

Release date: July 25

Imagine needing to adjust to regular life after growing up in a cult! My childhood was unusual in certain ways, but it definitely wasn’t anything like this. I’m curious to see how the characters will deprogram themselves and learn how to enjoy their youth now that they’re safe.

2. They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez

Release date: August 1

Social class doesn’t get as much attention in fiction as I think it should, so I’m happy to see it being talked about here.  The intersectionality is wonderful, too. Social class and race both affect how someone is treated by society. I’m curious to see how these two things will affect this main character in particular.

3.  The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott

Release date: August 20

Imagine what the world would be like if one of the slave revolts in the United States had been successful. This anthology contains stories about the fictional community created by the people who won that revolt. I think it sounds like a great read.

4. I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays by Bassey Ikpi

Release date: August 20

Speaking of intersectionality, here’s another book that’s written about someone who is part of multiple minority groups. The fact that it’s nonfiction and about mental illness only piques my interest more.

5. Caster by Elsie Chapman

Release date: September 3

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6.  Stargazing by Jen Wang

Release date:  September 10

The friendship in this book was what appealed to me the second I read the blurb. We need more YA titles about platonic relationships. Honestly, we need more adult titles on that topic, too!

7. Slay by Brittney Morris

Release date: September 24

I love roleplaying games. As soon as I saw that the main character was into them, too, I knew I had to read this.

8. The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao

Release date: October 15

There’s an entire army of dragons in this story! I love dragons, so this is something I’ll have to keep an eye out for in October.

9. Color outside the Lines by Sangu Mandanna (Editor)

Release date: November 12

This is an anthology of stories about characters who are in interracial LGBTQ+ relationships. I don’t know much else about it yet, but I am curious to see what it will be like.

10. When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis

Release date: November 12

This sounds like such a sweet love story. The holiday season can be hard for me, so it’s exactly the sort of light, fluffy distraction I’ll need in five or six months.



  1. Color Outside the Lines made my list this week too. I’m surprised Edelweiss actually approved me for an ARC!

  2. I heard about Stargazing and it sounded super cool!

  3. Rose Interrupted is wonderful- it explores how hard it is to let go of the indoctrination and the struggles outside the group- from those who know it’s wrong but want to go back and those who go so far the other way to ‘prove’ they are deprogrammed.

  4. Great list! There a lot here that look really interesting. All these covers are amazing as well.

  5. They Could Have Named Her Anything looks so cool!

  6. Great list! Caster especially looks really interesting and intense! ?

  7. When the Stars Lead to You looks like a wonderful YA contemporary.

  8. I need to check out all of these but especially Slay and Rose, Interrupted. I’ve not read anything by Patrice Lawrence. But, honestly, you had me at having to characters having to deprogram themselves re: life after cult and I’m definitely intrigued. Consider my interest piqued.

  9. Don’t know much about ‘Stars,’ but I did see it on another Top Ten Tuesday list today. Sounds like it might be a good read – plus the cover is gorgeous! I’ve also seen some Youtubers talk about Jen’s graphic novel. Since I don’t read those, I probably wouldn’t pick it up, but it looks cute. 🙂

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

  10. I am really forward to Stephanie Jimenez’s debut as well. Hope you enjoy all these!

  11. Rose Interrupted! I so need to read that. I really like the author’s writing.

  12. Totally looking forward to Slay and Dragon Warrior!

  13. Rose, Interrupted definitely sounds intriguing to me.

  14. Stargazing looks so cute 🙂 And Rose, Interrupted sounds so intriguing!

  15. Great list. Rose, Interrupted and The World Doesn’t Require You sound fascinating.

  16. These are some amazing picks!! (Some of them I hadn’t heard of before, but I’m so glad I now know about them!! Thank you!! <3 )
    I too would read anything if there was so much as a mention of dragons XD I love them so much!
    Happy Reading! <3

  17. Oh The Dragon Warrior, yes! Stargazing looks really cool too and I love the cover of Rose, Interrupted.

  18. Rose, Interrupted seems really interesting. I haven’t heard of it yet but I’m definitely going to have to check it out

  19. Great list, & I love how you’ve got the covers up! Slay seems pretty intriguing.

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