New Book Releases I Can’t Wait to Read in 2019

Since joining the blogging and Bookstagram communities, I’m much more aware of new book releases each year. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement when everyone’s talking about a new book! In the past, I’d wait a while to see which book releases are worth the time. This year though, I’m jumping on the new book release bandwagon! I’m sharing my most anticipated new book releases for Fall 2019.

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2019 New Book Releases

Young Adult New Books To Read:

american royals book coverAmerican Royals by Katherine McGee
Release Date: September 3, 2019

Imagine a United States where George Washington was offered and accepted a crown after the Revolutionary War. 250 years later, America’s own Royal Family is still the House of Washington. Princess Beatrice is the first in line to the throne, but is hesitant about accepting those responsibilities. Meanwhile, her sister Samantha hasn’t a care in the world as she constantly breaks the rules set for them. Rounding out the family is Samantha’s twin brother, Jefferson who captures the heart of every eligible girl.

If you love the British royal family, you should enjoy this alternate reality where the US gets its own version of royalty.



The Girl the sea gave back book coverThe Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Release Date: September 3, 2019

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. When the Svell turn to her to decide whether to keep peace or go to war, she sets into motion a series of events that change her future forever.

Young adult fantasy is often hit or miss with me, but I can’t deny I adore this cover and am curious whether the story lives up to it.



Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card
Release Date: September 10, 2019

Ezekial has a talent for finding things. Not stealing them, finding them. Although everyone just assumes he’s a thief when he returns those lost items. It seems like a useless power until he’s pulled into an investigation of the disappearance of a little girl.

I just read Ender’s Game this year and couldn’t put it down, so I’m hoping this book will be as enthralling.




the tenth girl book coverThe Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
Release Date: September 24, 2019

At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.

Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house, but one of Mavi’s ten students goes missing. When students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.



10 blind dates book cover10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Release Date: October 1, 2019

After Sophie’s boyfriend decides he wants time apart, she heads to her grandparent’s house to take refuge. However, her Nonna comes up with a fool-proof plan to help her heal! 10 family members will set Sophie up on 10 blind dates.

Families meddling in someone’s love life always make for a good story. Plus, this takes place over Christmas break so hopefully there’s an added element of holiday cheer!




the library of lost things book coverThe Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
Release Date: October 8, 2019

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

Books about people who love books. Gets me every time!




Modern Romance/Chick Lit New Books to Read:

No Judgments Book CoverNo Judgments by Meg Cabot
Release Date: September 24, 2019

When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island—as well as its connection to the mainland—twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn’t worried. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now, to save as many animals as possible, she’s going to need help—help she has no choice but to accept from her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Café’s most notorious heartbreaker.

I’m a forever fan of The Princess Diaries, so I’m willing to give anything Meg Cabot writes a try!



royal holiday book coverRoyal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Release Date: October 1, 2019

Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.

Admittedly, I didn’t think Guillory’s first novel, The Wedding Date, was particularly well-written, but this premise sounds adorable so I’m giving her another shot.



Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Release Date: October 15, 2019

Becky Brandon (Bloomwood) is back! This year she’s hosting her family for Christmas and is sure that all will go according to plan. How hard can it be?

I’m thrilled to see a new installment in the Shopaholic series. The perfect excuse to go back and reread them all 🙂





twice in a blue moonTwice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Release Date: October 22, 2019

Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak. Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and if “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

This is easily the new release I’m most excited to read!!



Fiction New Book Releases:

The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: August 6, 2019

Before she became a glamorous fashion designer, Ellie de Florent-Stinson was a trailer-park teen about to turn sixteen. But a night of birthday celebration doesn’t go exactly as planned and descends into a night she’ll never be able to forget. Now, on the cusp of her fortieth birthday, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted, except she’s keeping secrets. Hiding those skeletons has a cost, and it all comes to a head the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not.

This cover is super creepy and reminds me of IT!



Akin by Emma Donoghue
Release Date: September 10, 2019

A retired chemistry professor is about to leave on a trip to Nice to try to uncover his mother’s wartime secrets when he suddenly becomes the guardian of a 11-year old great-nephew. The man and the boy start out at odds, but slowly come to appreciate each other as they discover what their relatives endured during the Nazi rule.





The Institute by Stephen King
Release Date: September 10, 2019

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did.

Stephen King is one of my auto-buy authors, but this latest novel sounds particularly intriguing. He writes kids remarkably well, so I have high hopes!


The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Release Date: October 8, 2019

JoJo Moyes’ historical fiction novel is set during the Depression in America. Five women join together to deliver books throughout Kentucky as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. This is a novel of extraordinary circumstances, danger, and the value of female friendships.

The time period is the main reason I want to read this one, since The Depression isn’t an era I’ve read about often. I’m obviously drawn to the traveling library concept too!



Nonfiction New Book Releases:

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Release Date: September 10, 2019

In Gladwell’s latest he uses news stories and scandals to explore how we interact with and respond to strangers. Miscommunications and incorrect conclusions often abound since we don’t now how to interpret people we don’t know.

I’ve read a few of Gladwell’s other books and he has a talent for breaking down complicated topics in an easy to understand format. This one sounds like it will be another hit!



The Body by Bill Bryson
Release Date: October 15, 2019

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body–how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.

Simply put, I’ll read everything Bill Bryson writes! I started off with his travel memoirs, but now he’s expanding into other nonfiction topics and I’m all for it.




If you can’t wait for these Fall 2019 new book releases, you can check out my favorite books that I’ve read so far in 2019!



  1. My TBR list just got a bit longer…! Thanks for sharing. btw – from your comment re: Jojo Moyes’ new book, you might also be interested The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim MIchele Richardson which came out in May. I highly recommend.

    1. Oh I have heard of that one! I’ll add it to my TBR list so I remember to request a copy from the library.

  2. Ooh I’m glad you put some of these on my radar! I’m always a sucker for books about book people and about the royals too (that one sounds like such a fun twist), so those’ll go on the list for sure. Emma Donoghue and Bill Bryson are long-time favorites of mine, and I didn’t know about these new ones yet, so that’s exciting too 🙂

    1. Glad I could bring some new ones to your attention! It’s amazing how many books are published each year that I want to read!

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