anticipated book releases | January 2019

Hello my fellow book lovers! It’s time to discuss which January book releases I am looking forward to! As usual, I don’t including sequels of series I haven’t started yet, even when I’m looking forward to reading them someday.

These are in order of publication date. When you click on the book’s title, you will be brought to the Goodreads page.

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Oh My Gods, isn’t this cover adorable?! 😀 This YA fantasy seems like a lot of fun: Helen Thomas is a half-mortal teenager, whose family are ancient Greek gods! If you are a fan of Rick Riordan’s work, you should check this out!

release date: January 3rd

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I am always looking for more diverse anthologies and Black Enough sounds perfect! The synopsis says it “showcases diversity within diversity”, which I find a beautiful message. Staring authors such as Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds, I doubt this is going to disappoint!

release date: January 8th

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I don’t know anything about The Gilded Wolves, but everyone who has had the chance to read this yet, absolutely loved it! Though I have some of Roshani Chokshi’s work on my TBR, I haven’t read any of her books yet. Oh, and this one stars characters of colour, queer representation and a heist, so what’s not to love?!

release date: January 15th

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I have been meaning to read the Rick Riordan Presents books, but I haven’t got around to them. Dragon Pearl is a middle grade sci-fi novel inspired by Korean mythology.

release date: January 15th

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Though it’s not my favourite genre, I really enjoy diverse middle grade novels. Genesis Begins Again is a debut and stars Genesis, a girl who learns to love herself by overcoming her abusive family and internalised racism.

release date: January 15th

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I’ve wanted to read Solomon’s You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone ever since it was released a year ago, but I haven’t pick it up yet! I think I’m absolutely going to love it though, and my hopes for Our Year of Maybe are high as well. This novel stars Jewish characters and a bisexual protagonist!

release date: January 15th

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I don’t tend to like books with a heavy emphasis on romance, but 96 Words for Love sounds like it has lots of other elements to offer. It’s a modern retelling of an Indian legend and I love the splash of watercolour on the cover!

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Because I haven’t read the Shadow & Bone trilogy yet, I won’t be picking up King of Scars anytime soon. That said, the hype is going to be through the roof, so I know I’m going to pick it up someday. I’m excited to read more about Nina!

release date: January 29th

the love and lies of rukhsana ali

I already mentioned a few weeks ago The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali is one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Hard-hitting contemporaries are my favourite and the synopsis reminds me of the wonderful Written in the Stars, so my hopes are high!

A few days late, but here are books I’m looking forward to in January 2019! What are your most anticipated releases of the month? Are any of these on your list?

Thank you for reading,


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