Hello again! How are you all? Hope you’re good and enjoying 2019 so far – gosh, its already the 10th of January! So here I am with my first Thursday post! It’s a little bit strange keeping to a posting schedule, but I’m actually kind of enjoying it – let’s hope it keeps this way!
So, for this Thursday post I’m going to be doing 7 YA books on my TBR list for 2019. *I see you sighing there – I promise this will be the last ‘2019’ type post, just hang in there! 😂* I absolutely love to read in my free time, it’s so liberating to be put in someone else’s shoes for a while & explore their world (I have a big imagination so I love to be taken on bookish adventures, as such 💫 ). I think it also helps with your empathy too, as you’re able to place yourself in someone else’s place more easily, especially if you’ve read a book with a protagonist going through the same/ similar things. Books really do help with learning about other people’s emotions.
I hope you enjoy, and sorry for the lack of cover images, I’m not sure where I can & can’t take cover images from (it’s confusing!), and I don’t want to be sued, so yeah! No images…
+ On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Yessss! That’s right, I cannot wait for Angie’s second book to come out, after reading her OUTSTANDING debut novel The Hate U Give (THUG). I’m sure her second book will be just as amazing, and hopefully they’ll be many more to come! 💙
+ The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord
Okayyyy, so I have been an Emery Lord fan for AGES now, and of course I can’t wait to read her fifth book (that’s a lot of books now)! The expected publication of this book is October 2019, so I’ve got a long time to wait to finally read this book, but on the plus side, I believe it’s the sequel to The Start of Me and You (one of her amazing books ⚡️) so yay, more adventures for Paige!
+ The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
I recently read the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, and oh my goshhhh! It was amazing! *sighs* – I wish I was Lara Jean 😂. Anyway, I loved the style that Jenny wrote in, so of course I was delighted to see that she’s written other books. Hopefully I’ll be able to read this series soon!
+ Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
I received ‘One of Us is Lying’ for Christmas from my parents, and read it within a couple of days! I love mystery/ thriller books, so it was right up my street, and although I don’t rate it as much as I thought I would, I want to read Karen’s next book! 🌟 ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’ sounds like a great book, seriously read the synopsis on Goodreads NOW! 😂
+ That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
I haven’t actually read a book by Kody Keplinger before, however I saw this in Waterstones (a bookshop we have in the UK – I don’t know if you have it in the US/ Australia/ etc) and was like I WANT TO READ THAT BOOK! 😂 So yeah, it’s been on my TBR for a few weeks & I would like to try and read it soon!
+ Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
I really enjoyed reading Brigid’s novel ‘More Than We Can Tell’, so was pleased to discover that she’s written another book that seems to be my kind of genre (I sound really critical using the word ‘pleased’…. oops! 😬). My favourite books tend to be either thriller or contemporary novels so yeah…
(I’m running out of things to say here – can you tell?)
+ The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews
Oh my goshhhh! ❤️ I absolutely cannot WAIT to read this book, after Drews’ debut novel, A Thousand Perfect Notes was absolutely incredible (and also heartbreaking at times)! I predict another amazing book that will probably make me cry a lot, so make sure you grab your tissue box when you settle down in April to read this! 🎉
So that’s that! 7 books that I literally cannot wait to read in 2019 (there’s probably more, but I can’t think of any at this precise moment! Plus, I don’t want to keep you here all day! 😂)
What books do you want to read this year? Any of the same books as me? Have you read any of the published ones yet – what are they like? Any other book recommendations?