Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2019. I don't have 10 for this list. But I can get close.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood - This is set for release on September 10th and is a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. My book club just read that, so I'm freshly reminded what happens and I'm ready to carry on.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern - This comes out the day before my birthday. Squee! I think the first cover is the American edition and the second is the UK edition. I like the bee, but I don't love the colors on the UK. Anyway, this is the long-awaited second work by the author of The Night Circus. I don't even care what this is about. I just want to read it.
Naturally Tan by Tan France - Tan France is the member of Queer Eye that is the fashion and style expert. He was born in England to a Pakistani Muslim family. He has had an interesting life and I am stoked to read about it.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett - This is published September 24. Like most Ann Patchett novels, it's about a family falling apart.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - July 9th. This one tells of Nina Hill, the only child of a single mother she is painfully shy and would prefer to read a book than interact with people. The father she never knew dies and suddenly she is surrounded by sisters, brothers, cousins, etc who all want to get to know her. This sounds like a terrible idea to her. This promises to be both funny and heartwarming.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - This comes out October 1 and appears to be a perfectly creepy read for Halloween. Alex is a bit of a thug. She grew up in a rough part of L.A. and dropped out of school to deal drugs. After she unexpectedly survives a multiple homicide, she is offered entrance to Yale University. When she gets there, she finds out she is expected to spy on the secret societies active on campus.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White - Kiersten White wrote the Dracula retelling I'm obsessed with as well as the retelling of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I read earlier this year. I have enjoyed her work, so I'm excited to see how she changes up Guinevere. Apparently, she is a changeling. This also comes out November 5.
The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner - Coming out July 10, this is a novel about the last Tsar's mother. You know I'm trash for all things Romanov, so I'll be looking longingly at this one.
So there are 8 books I'm pretty excited for coming up this year. What are some books you're looking forward to?