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Recommend Me Some New Releases! Get Me Back In The Loop

Hey everyone! This is going to be a short post, but you might enjoy it, because I’m totally giving this one up for you all to be the stars of it. Because I have a, um, sort of a problem and I think you can all help me out!

Long story short:

  1. I have been busy, ill and all sorts of things
  2. I have also been working my hardest not to go on NetGalley and request books, concentrating on my old ARCs with my State of the ARC meme and all that
  3. I have been traveling through the entirety of August, then overworking myself till November, and then there came the holidays


I have 0% of an idea of what’s coming out right now.

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So I need your help.

Obviously a lot of you know what’s going on. Cause you’ve stayed in the loop, and somehow you’re awesome like that!ย Would you be my good pals and tell me what new releases you’d recommend for me to look into? Maybe steer clear of YA, fantasy, horror, thriller or mystery, cause those are not my favorite kinds of stories, but I’ll want to hear about anything new that’s exciting in scifi, general lit, literary, women’s, nonfiction and anything else I might have missed mentioning. Would you please leave the most exciting new releases I can still request (coming out in 2-6 months) in the comments?ย If I get a lot of awesome recommendations, I might even do a follow-up post with a list of all of the books you’re really looking forward to and why you are recommending them!

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So what new releases would you absolutely recommend to me and others? And why? Please tell me in the comments and share the post!

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Paul Liadis

I have this one pre-ordered Internment::

“Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.”


Fear not, I have a list of recommendations for you that are my personal upcoming favorites: Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1) by Katharyn Blair Descendant of the Crane by Joan He The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) by Swati Teerdhala The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery #1) by Django Wexler… Read more ยป

J R Lynn

There’s Blessing in Disguise coming out in May, I think:

And Forever My Hero coming out at the end of February:

B&N has a nice list that you can check out here:

Hope you enjoy! (And I know the links look messy, but I wasn’t sure if HTML would work in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Elizabeth Tabler

I just reviewed Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett. It was an insane book, but really well written.

Jack Shelton
Jack Shelton

If you like fnatasy, The Gutter Prayer came out earlier this week is getting overwhelming positive reviews! I’m excited to get it this weekend.

Along the same vein, I am also looking forward to The Wolf in the Whale which is a historical fantasy involving Inuits and Vikings asbtheyndiscovered North America

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

hm I mostly read YA fantasy (and some contemporary), but if youโ€™re interested in poetry Amanda Lovelaceโ€™s new collection โ€“ The Mermaidโ€™s Voice Returns In This One โ€“ is available to download on Netgalley. Iโ€™m also super behind on ARCs so I donโ€™t really have personal recs for upcoming releases, sorry :/

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Science fiction I am excited to read in 2019: – Margaret Atwood’s writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale called The Testaments: (Sept 10) – Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor is a sci-fi debut coming out in October: – Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir comes out in September: – Immunity by Erin Bowman is the sequel to Contagion, one of my top 5 reads of 2018, and comes out in July: – Firefly has a new series of books set in the universe, book 2 comes out in March… Read more ยป


I’m really looking forward to Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff (which comes out in May), but maybe that’s more YA?

Nicola Niemc

The mermaid’s voice returns in this one comes out some time in spring, I believe. I’m just catching up on Amanda Lovelace’s first two books, and I’m super excited for this third one!


Pretty much everything I read falls into your “steer clear” genres, so I don’t have a lot to recommend haha Most of the books I am looking forward to are YA Fantasy but Aurora Rising is YA Sci-Fi, so it might be something you would like?


I have ARCs of The Sisterhood by Daisy Buchanan (March) and Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor (May), which I am looking forward to reading. I need to get to them very soon so I will feedback to you! If you like the look of them you should be able to get review copies.

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I read it a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it!


You said you werenโ€™t into YA but like Scifi so you might enjoy Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Thatโ€™s a big maybe tho. If youโ€™re into historical fiction at all Taylor Jenkins Reidโ€™s new book Daisy Jones & The Six comes out in March. Also, Alison Weir has been working on the series Six Tudor Queens involving the six wives of Henry VIII. Her latest installment Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait comes out in May. For a non-fiction read check out The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywoodโ€™s Chateau… Read more ยป

Ara @ Open Pages

Ahh, okay so most of my TBR is YA, and while The Weight In The Sky by Hanna Alkaf is also YA, it is also set during the Malaysian riots in 1969 and has a protagonist with OCD. The reviews have been AMAZING. I have it pre-ordered already.

More details here if you’re interested:

CG @ Paper Fury

I’m so so useless to you right now sorrrry. I have monumental lists of YA coming out, but that’s really all I focus on. Although I do keep an eyeball out for some good adult epic fantasy that piques my interest. Like I have the Gutter Prayer on my list but I’m pretty sure that’s actual adult. But yeah!! Although I am excited for The Wedding Test by Helen Huang this year!! I think that’s out nearer April or May?

(So sorry you’ve been sick *sends soup and hugs*)

Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

No YA, fantasy, horror, thriller or mystery…. That really narrows it down lol I will tell you the new releases that I currently have on hold at my local library: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield – this one might be too mystery for you? and Daisy and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – who wrote The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Other than that mine are all fantasy ๐Ÿ™‚

Tanya P

I donโ€™t have much outside of YA or fantasy lol but here is what I have off the top of my head.

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Roise Result by Graeme Simsion
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation
Well-Read Black Girl


I finished a women’s lit book yesterday, which was very good – Dear Rosie Hughes. Sorry hear you are not feeling well. I hope you are back in good health soon!


Ahem , Ahem, Ahem. THERE ARE SO MANY but given your reading preferences, I’ll lower them to a few: > Stay Sexy And Don’t Get Murdered – it’s a motivational read to teach one about personal safety through true crime stories and also talks about societal and cultural themes. > Thick and Other Essays – a feminist read about body image through essays by different writers. > There are Girls Like Lions Your question just made me realize I have majority of YA titles in my TBR and I think I should start reading the other demographics just as much… Read more ยป

Charlotte @ Engrossed in a Good Book
Charlotte @ Engrossed in a Good Book

Sorry to hear that you have been ill and overworked, not a good combination.
It has been a good reading year for me so far with two five star reads. Firstly Once upon a River by Diane Setterfield which came out last week and Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel which is due out in a couple of weeks, and is still available on Netgalley.
Both adult books, the first historical with a touch of magical realism and the second a contemporary one with a mental health bent. Both made me cry a little bit.

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

Awwww, that Kitten!! Sooo cute ๐Ÿ™‚
Bookwise, don’t know if it’s one for you but I picked up a Lithuanian book this week. Finally found one in English! It’s called Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkeviciute and it’s on 99p sale on Amazon UK ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sarah J.

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker! I also have to recommend Lang Leav’s new poetry collection. It is the best collection I’ve read so far.


A Curse So Dark and Lonely comes out in a couple of days, and my review has life in approx. 9-ish hours. Maybe 9.5? I forget how overnight works. But it was SO GOOOOOOOOOD!!! Highly recommend.


Check out anything by Hannah Orenstein, such as Playing with Matches. Her new book comes out soon.


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Well Evelina as we don’t have the same taste in books at all I don’t think my recommendation would do you much good! If I had to recommend one that you might like and that I loved (I got the ARC) it would be What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon! Historical/fantasy with an Outlander vibe and fantastic!

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

For the nonfiction genre, I recently got Becoming by Michelle Obama and from the reviews it is getting, I would recommend checking it out. If you know something about Indian mythology or interested in reading it, then there is a new book which is quite popular right now- The Forest of Enchantments. You try these out ๐Ÿ™‚