Books We're Looking Forward To in 2019

We can't wait for the new releases 2019 will bring! There are many undiscovered treasures to be read, but in the meantime, here are a few 2019 books we just can't wait to share!

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

This new memoir from Shapiro is part detective novel and part family history. It's all about finding a place where you belong after your life is turned upside down.


The Remainder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566895507
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

A road trip of two young friends, Felipe and Iquela, in modern-day Chile that casts light on the past generations and the dictatorship. Darkly comic, sad and profound. With a brilliant translation by Sophie Hughes.


Sweety Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525580003
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 26th, 2019

In picture books, I can hardly wait for SWEETY by Andrea Zuill, the quirky and delightfully charming story of an awkward but lovable naked mole rat who is looking for her people and finding out that she is awesome.


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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

Two professional archivists/sound recorders -- a documentarist and a documentarian -- set out on a road trip across the US with their two kids. This book is a meditation on loss, family, borders, and human rights that only Valeria Luiselli could accomplish.


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Sea Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936787869
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Published: Catapult - February 5th, 2019

A stunning and lyrical coming-of-age novel Mexico City, the 1980's, a young girl runs away from home with another boy to find a group of Ukrainian dwarves who have escaped a Russian circus. As strange as the plot may sound, this novel is moving and urgent and my favorite of Aridjis' three novels in English. Ideal for fans of Guadalupe Nettel and Roberto Bolaño.


On the Come Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Angie Thomas' second book comes out in February, and I cannot wait to see what she's got in store for us next!


Lot: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

Finally, we have a seminal work of contemporary Houston literature! This is the book I can put into people's hands when they want to know what it's like to live in our city. What's more, it is a stunning story collection heralding a big new talent from Texas.


Figuring Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524748135
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Published: Pantheon - February 5th, 2019

I am beyond excited for Figuring by Maria Popova, which comes out in February. With the same boundless curiosity that makes her website and newsletter Brainpickings so fascinating, Popova examines the wildly different lives of several artists, writers, and scientists, from Emily Dickinson to Rachel Carson. From the lives of these fascinating people come questions about the universe, the search for knowledge, and what it means to live a meaningful life.

-Laura M

Song for a Whale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524770235
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

I'm really excited for the middle grade novel, SONG FOR A WHALE, by Lynne Kelly, coming on 2/5/19 from Delacorte. It's a luminous and triumphant story of a deaf girl's fascination with Blue 55, the loneliest whale in the world and her journey to find a way to communicate with him.


Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170996
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

The first book ended on such a cliffhanger; I need to know what happens next!!


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