20 Priority Titles In 2019

First of all: Happy Holidays to all of you!! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful time so far. ❤ ❤ It’s not my favorite season in the world and I still can’t get used to the whole Christmas in the middle of the summer thing even after eight years, but at least the food sort of makes up for it. 😉

With the year almost being over it’s not just time to think about all the books I did read, but also about all those books I wasn’t able to get to in 2018. I’ve decided to put together a list of 20 titles I will be giving a priority in the first months of 2019. I’m sure I will end up mixing it up with other titles as well and there are a ton more I also want to read, but I guess I’ll have to start somewhere right?

So what has been high on my radar, but I wasn’t able to read in 2018? Find out below…

# Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (448 pages). I’m a huge fan of his work and have enjoyed every single story so far. While Beartown wasn’t one of my absolute favorites, I’m still looking forward to read the sequel soon.
# Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (514 pages). Strange The Dreamer is one of the few full 5 star reads I had in 2018, so I’m still not sure how I slipped up and didn’t read the sequel yet. I guess the good thing is that I have something to look forward to in 2019 now…
# Smoke In The Sun by Renee Ahdie (408 pages). Again, I loved the first book, so I’m not sure why I haven’t read the sequel yet… I’m definitely reading this one soon.
# Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton (361 pages). I like historical fiction set in foreign countries, and there is just something about this title that makes me want to read it soon.
# Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (384 pages). I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this title that I just haven’t got another option but try and find time for it. I’m looking forward to this one!


# The Death Of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (368 pages). I have been meaning to read another of her books for months now… I have more than one still pending, but I’ve decided to pick up her newest first.
# I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara (352 pages). I enjoy reading non fiction and true crime, and I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one. Looking forward to it!
# Exquisite by Sarah Stovell (300 pages). I have been meaning to read this one for a long time, so I’m excited to be finally doing so soon!
# The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn (449 pages). There has been a lot of hype around this one, so I’m curious what I will make of it now almost a year has passed.
# The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (384 pages). His first book Final Girls suffered from the hype for me, so I decided to stay away from his second book for a while and wait until the hype died down a bit. I’m curious to see what I will make of it now!


# The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (406 pages). I’ve been meaning to read one of her books for a long time, and I’ve decided to start with this one.
# Circe by Madeline Miller (393 pages). I still can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet! I loved The Song Of Achilles and I’ve been wanting to try more of her work ever since.
# Fruit Of The Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (304 pages). The cover, the blurb, the setting… Everything just screams at me to be read, and I’m definitely doing so soon.
# What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (437 pages). Of course I have to read this story written by two of my favorite YA authors… Hopefully some time soon.
# I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (327 pages). I’ve been meaning to read this memoir ever since it came out, so hopefully I can remedy this in 2019.


# Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (359 pages). I have been meaning to read more of her books and this one is next on the list.
# More Than This by Patrick Ness (480 pages). I’ve been saying I was going to read this one for ages! I need to do so in 2019.
# A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (282 pages). I was going to read this debut by one of our fellow book bloggers in 2018, but time got away… I’m doing so in 2019 though.
# The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (392 pages). Melanie is one of my all time favorite characters, so I’m still not sure why I haven’t picked up the sequel yet.
# VOX by Christina Dalcher (336 pages). I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one, so I’m looking forward to discover what I make of it.


Have you read any of these titles yourself or do you want to? Any titles I should give extra priority to?


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23 thoughts on “20 Priority Titles In 2019

    • That definitely helps! I would be completely lost without my ARC deadline Excel spreadsheet. 😉 I’ve been meaning to read Thirteen as well! So many books, so little time… Fingers crossed I will be able to control my ARC pile better next year so I can read more backlist titles. xD

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    • You are not the only one haha. I did one of those before (I think in 2016) and I haven’t read even half of those yet. xD But fingers crossed this new list will help. Which reading challenge did you join? I’m doing the Beat The Backlist one again with a similar goal.

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    • I can’t wait to finally read Circe! I’ve been meaning to, but time just got in the way… Fingers crossed I will be able to next month. I’m really curious about Muse Of Nightmares now!

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  1. I spy lots of favorites on this list! In particular Muse Of Nightmares and The Thirteenth Tale! Muse of Nightmares was JUST as good as the first book, which is crazy since there was a lot of new characters and side plot added to the story…. I don’t know how Taylor did it. The Thirteenth Tale is a personal favorite of mine! Make sure to be in the mood for a darker & more gothic book.

    I listened to Next Year In Havana a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I was embarrassed about how much I DIDN’T know about Cuba…. very interesting read.

    I read Smoke In The Sun this year too, but unfortunately was very disappointed with it. I hope you have a better go with it than I did!

    Where The Crawdads Sing and Circe are both high on my TBR list too 🙂

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    • I’m so freaking excited about Muse Of Nightmares! I’m still not sure how that one escaped me this year, because Strange The Dreamer was one of my absolute favorite reads of 2018. Good to hear it lives up to the first book! And I still can’t believe I’ve never read The Thirteenth Tale or anything by the author in general… I’m looking forward to remedy that.

      I’m looking forward to learn more about Cuba in Next Year In Havana as well; I read another book set in Cuba during the Revolution a few months back and I’ve been wanting to learn more.

      A shame about Smoke In The Sun though! I’ll be making sure to go in with low expectations…

      I hope we will both enjoy Where The Crawdads Sing and Circe! 🙂

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  2. Absolutely loved A Thousand Perfect Notes! I was a bit nervous since I love Cait’s blog and thus really wanted to love her book as well, but there was nothing to be nervous about 🙂 Hopefully you’ll enjoy it along with all the other books on your list!

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    • It’s actually one of the reasons I’ve been posponing it this long! I know I would feel devastated if I don’t like a story written by a fellow book blogger… But looking at all those raving reviews, I’m probably safe. 😉

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