2019 Book Priorities

Books to read, cull, or forward (in the case of changed release dates) in 2019.

Progress: 22 of 26

  1. Earth – Emile Zola
  2. The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi – culled
  3. Early Riser – Jasper Fforde – culled
  4. City of Broken Magic – Mirah Bolender – read
  5. Ghostland – Colin Dickey – culled
  6. Poison Squad – Deborah Blum – culled
  7. Rosmersholm – Henrik Ibsen – read
  8. City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab – read
  9. Love a la Mode – Stephanie Kate Strohm – read
  10. Becoming – Michelle Obama – culled
  11. The Christmas Hirelings – Mary Elizabeth Braddon – read
  12. Aspergirls – Rudy Simone – abandoned
  13. The Girl in Times Square – Paullina Simons – culled
  14. Song of Blood and Stone – L. Penelope – read
  15. The Kingdom of Copper – SA Chakraborty (Jan) – culled
  16. The Vanishing Stair – Maureen Johnson (Jan)* – read
  17. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo (Jan) – read
  18. Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi (Dec)
  19. The True Queen – Zen Cho (March) – read
  20. Internment – Samira Ahmed (March) – culled
  21. The Bride Test – Helen Hoang (May) – read
  22. Better Than the Best Plan – Lauren Morrill (June) – read
  23. Grave Importance – Vivian Shaw (Sept)* – read
  24. The Dragon Republic – RF Kuang (Aug) – culled
  25. Starsight – Brandon Sanderson (Dec)*
  26. The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern (Nov)

* Guaranteed reads

Now that I’m halfway through the year, I’m adding my obligatory list of other reads that have come up over the last six months:

  1. Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater (Nov)*
  2. White Sand 3 – Brandon Sanderson (Sept)*
  3. Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo (Oct)
  4. The Art of Theft – Sherry Thomas (Oct)*
  5. Whispers of Shadow and Flame – L. Penelope
  6. An Enemy of the People – Henrik Ibsen
  7. Burnout – Emily and Amelia Nagoski
  8. The Witch of Painted Sorrows – MJ Rose
  9. Witchmark – CL Polk
  10. Monster of Elendhaven – Jennifer Giesbrecht
  11. Tunnel of Bones – Victoria Schwab
  12. Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour
  13. The Monstrous Citadel – Mirah Bolender (Nov)

2020 releases:

  1. The Rhythm of War – Brandon Sanderson (late fall)*
  2. Shorefall – Robert Jackson Bennett (Apr)
  3. The Hand on the Wall – Maureen Johnson (Jan)*
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins (May)
  5. The Heart Quotient – Helen Hoang (May)
  6. The Lantern Men – Elly Griffiths (June)*
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