Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Top Ten Tuesday this week consists of my most anticipated reads of 2019!
1…Daisy Jones & The Six
Ever since I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo I was DONE FOR! I am forever in the mercy of anything that Taylor Jenkins Reid writes forever! Daisy Jones & the Six is a story about a rock band in the 1970s and I haven’t come across many historical fiction books about rock bands! Since I am a registered fangirl for many bands throughout my life (cough cough Hanson and No Doubt) and I am obsessed with the movie Almost Famous this book is right up my alley! Read my book review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo here.
2…King of Scars
I know nothing about this book and I don’t want to know ANYTHING about this book because I am just finishing the first book of the Grisha trilogy Shadow and Bone! I am already addicted to the series even though the writing is sub-par but the plot has me completely sucked in! This girl cannot resist the Darkling and the “hint of the smile that plays on his lips!” I am way behind in the Bardugo fandom and I am planning to meet her this Thursday in Miami! I know after meeting her I am going to be even more excited about reading King of Scars!
3…Again, but Better
I have been following Christine Riccio’s YouTube channel Polandbananas ever since I started to get into BookTube! I followed her journey through writing this novel and I am so excited to read this contemporary new adult novel that is set in college! Oh and London! Say what?! I haven’t read many novels in a college setting and I am pretty sure Riccio won’t disappoint me with this book!
4…With the Fire on High
I met Acevedo unexpectedly for a Tomi Adeyemi book signing and once I heard her speak I immediately bought her book The Poet X! This book is about a struggling teen mom trying to take care of her daughter and abuela while having aspirations to work as a chef. My excitement for this book is unreal and if it’s anything like The Poet X, it will probably become my top favorite reads of 2019! Read my book review on The Poet X here.
5…The Princess and the Fangirl
Geekerella was one of my favorite reads of 2017! I loved the quirky/geeky fandom of this Cinderella retelling! This is the second book to the Starfield fandom and I am ready to fangirl away with this book! Ashley Poston genuinely knows how to write about fandoms and I am ready to join the Starfield fandom fleet again when it comes out this April!
Before Dawson’s Creek and before Felicity, I was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And then I became a total freak over the will they won’t they relationship between Dawson and Joey and Felicity’s stalking tendencies for Ben that I got majorly distracted! I have been wanting to rewatch the Buffy series again for a long time but I never got around to it. I am very excited about the Slayer book and I hope it will reignite the love I had for Buffy when I was thirteen years old!
7…On the Come Up
The Hate U Give is a book I will never forget and one of my favorite reads of 2018! Angie Thomas wrote about the black lives matter movement in such a powerful way. I fell in love with the characters from The Hate U Give because they were so authentic. On the Come Up is about an aspiring rapper who is facing financial issues with her family and how she goes after her dreams of becoming a rapper. On the Come Up also discusses social issues with freedom of speech and I have a feeling this book will be one of the most inspirational books of 2019!
8…Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni
Sarah Enni’s podcast First Draft is one of my fave podcasts of all time! Her interviews are always fascinating, entertaining, and articulate. She interviews many authors but mostly YA authors in her podcasts! I am really excited about this book since I am curious about Sarah Enni’s writing since I love YA contemporaries and I love that the protagonist is an aspiring artist! Art is one of my favorite past times and if I am not in a book event I am usually frequenting an art event! I am beyond excited for Sarah Enni and can’t wait to pick up this book!
9…Girl Stop Apologizing
Girl, Wash Your Face was my ultimate self-help book of the year of 2018 and I have a feeling Girl, Stop Apologizing is going to be the “ultimate” self-help book of the year of 2019! I have written about Rachel Hollis NONSTOP on my blog and I will never stop raving about this woman! Rachel Hollis is my homegirl because her book makes you feel like your just hanging out with your wise girlfriend over a bottle of wine!
10…Don’t Date Rosa Santos
This book completely took me by surprise. I was perusing through YA releases and just found out about this book today! The protagonist of this book is Cuban and it is written by an own voices author! I just read Janelle Milanes’ book Analee, in Real Life and I am looking forward to reading this book too! I am all about supporting latinx authors especially if it is written by a Cuban American author because there isn’t a lot of Cuban rep in YA books! This book is described as a Gilmore Girls meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with a hint of magical realism! Nina Moreno’s book has all my favorite elements of a YA book and I am ready to gobble this up as soon as May approaches!
Chat with me and let me know what are your most anticipated reads of 2019?!