Doorstep sized hibernation reads, breezy beach bestsellers, and weekend belters that make you cancel all plans to flop on the sofa with a good page-turner– we never miss an opportunity to add to your burgeoning book list. Here are the most anticipated books of the year that will keep you knee-deep in words well into the new year.
The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
The eagerly awaited follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale hits the shelves come September. Atwood picks up the story 15 years after we left Offred. Whether the story will head in the same direction as the show is yet to be seen, but one thing’s for sure, we cannot wait to sink our teeth into this return to Gilead.
Find Me – Andre Aciman
If you were one of the millions who fell head over heels with the gorgeous Call Me By Your Name then Find Me should be top of your reading list. Expected to be published in October 2019, we plunge back into the story of Elio and Oliver to find out how the complexities of that Italian summer love plays out many years later.
Three Women – Lisa Taddeo
The blazing book has been hitting all the bestseller lists as curious readers eagerly dive into the pages that follow three American women and reports on their stories of love, sex and desire. While all three women in this true-life tale are straight and white, this hasn’t stopped the book becoming one of the most anticipated reads of the year thanks to its ‘courage’ to de-stigmatize female desire in the public eye.
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
For those who adored The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern is a name that will send a flutter down your reading spine. The Starless Sea is her second novel and has all the makings of magic – a love story infused with pirates, painters, lovers, and liars. For those who love a dose of magic realism, fairytales, and homages to the art of storytelling and mythology, be sure to mark November on your calendar.
Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered – Karen Kilgariff / Georgia Hardstack
From the creators of one of the worlds most popular podcasts, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack have come together to create this dazzling dual memoir. Their hit podcast My Favorite Murder gets beneath the skin of true crime to speak about women’s safety and other societal issues at large. Their memoir takes a bite from the same apple delivering all the smarts and more.
On the Come Up – Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas made her name with the YA bestseller, The Hate U Give. Her newest novel follows the story of a sixteen-year-old rapper hoping to follow in her father's footsteps and make it as an underground hip-hop legend. Sure enough, Thomas doesn’t shy away from tackling issues of class, racism, and what it means to be an adolescent in the contemporary climate.
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is the story of a fictional band from the 1970s, told over a series of collected interviews and as fascinating as any Rolling Stones article. It's glorious, gossipy, and brimming with realistic characters and a truly immersive plot. There’s been a ton of hype around Daisy Jones & The Six and as a fun rollicking rock and roll ride it certainly lives up to it.
Which books are you ear-marking this year? Share your reading lists in the comments.