HA! I’m drafting this bish on a Monday NIGHT! NOW who’s caught unawares, Top Ten Tuesday!?
I didn’t think I WAS excited about the latter half of 2019 until I reviewed its upcoming releases.
It feels wrong to anticipate new books when I’m watching the pile of unread books on my floor grow by the day.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
From the description, it sounds like Simon suffers from depression and PTSD after the events of Carry On.
I don’t blame him.
Baz and Penny try to cheer Simon up…with a road trip.
Yeah, okay, good luck.
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
RONAN LYNCH RETURNS IN HIS VERY OWN TRILOGY…SORT OF.
I DO think the promise of a “Ronan-centered trilogy” was somewhat undercut by the introduction of two new POV characters…
Qualms, I have them.
All the Better Part of Me by Molly Ringle
Something something bi male protagonist something something Pacific Northwest something Seattle.
The cover is a bi flag with male silhouettes.
Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan
My favorite YA books are the ones with bands of angry girls.
Burn down the barber shops. Riots not diets.
When news of the Alabama abortion bans hit, Elizabeth Keenan took the time to say, “THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT MY NEW BOOK IS ABOUT.”
Goodness, the protag’s name is Athena. I HAVE to read this.
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
Girls form a small business, protect the innocent, and save the world.
Circle back around to ESME STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS, BECOMING HER OWN BOSS, AND HIRING HER FRIENDS TO AVOID TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT.
(Unrelated: publishing is really killing it with these denim jacket covers.)
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
I refuse to mangle this book’s description again.
Just know I’m excited for it.
Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
Look at this description:
The Lunar Chronicles meets Rook in this queer #OwnVoices science-fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Sharon Cameron.
This seems relevant to my interests.
I’m a little annoyed by the term “science-fantasy,” but it’s FINE.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
An introvert is forced to bond with newfound family members.
This sounds a bit like the adult version of Geek Girl.
The character is a redhead? Here for it.
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
AAAAAAGH I could be setting myself up for failure again, but this book has:
- Weird birds
- Time travel
PLEASE don’t let me down, book.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
I arrived when I heard “queer girls” and “fake science.”
HOW DID YOU KNOW THOSE ARE MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS???
Let me know about your high, high book hopes for the rest of 2019.
And PLEASE alert me to any upcoming books with weird birds, fake science, and/or babysitters.