Most Anticipated 2019 Releases // Aka I cry about how slowly time goes by

Hi everyone! 💓

Welcome back to my blog, where I’ll be screaming about five books that won’t be released until next year (otherwise known as my most anticipated 2019 releases)! 🙃 It’s never too early to start talking about 2019 releases, right? (2019 seems so far away now, because I want to read these books SO BADLY already. 😭)

By the way, if you haven’t already, you should check out my Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Releases post to see the last time I ranted about the passage of time. :’)

I became inspired to write this post after reading Lily’s #Novel19s Book Recommendations post! You should definitely check out Lily’s post if you haven’t already, because she does a wonderful job convincing you to add more books to your probably overflowing TBR. 😉 I hope I’ll do the same with this post. 👀

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 1. You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman


Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.

Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.

Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.

AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK Y’ALL, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. 😍 The synopsis makes it sound so good!! A book about a stressed-out student who strives for perfection, along with a m/m romance? I NEED THIS BOOK. it’s absolutely UNFAIR that this won’t be out until march 2019 

I’ve read some glowing reviews of You Asked for Perfect already, which has only increased my excitement to read it. This sounds like such an incredible, real, and relatable book for me, especially since it’s about a senior in high school applying to colleges. (I’m literally in the same boat right now, and it’s very, very stressful. 😩 lmao i love being both a procrastinator & perfectionist!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) As you should know, I absolutely adore relatable contemporaries, since I love seeing myself reflected in a book, so I just know that I’ll love this book. March 2019 has never seemed so far away!!

OMG I JUST REALIZED THE unintentional? CALCULUS PUN IN THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE SYNOPSIS 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ *ahem* anyways. carry on.

my constant mood as a high school senior rn :’)

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 2. Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills


For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for.

Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm’s length. Sophie in particular.

Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.


I LOVE EMMA MILLS. She’s literally the queen of contemporaries (lmao I say this even though I’ve only read one of her books, Foolish Hearts), but Foolish Hearts is honestly one of the best contemporaries I’ve ever read. It’s so delightful and real. It’s truly a ray of sunshine and gave me so much joy. Aahhh I’ll never stop screaming about how much I adored this book – the friendships, the romance, the characters, everything!! 💓 (If you want to continue reading about my love of this book, check out my review of Foolish Hearts here!)

I have no doubt in Emma Mills’ ability to create compelling, lovable characters; I can’t wait to see this in Famous in a Small Town. Friendships and romance seem like they’re going to be a large part of this book, which I LOVE. I don’t know how I can survive the two months until this book is released!! Can someone please do me a favor and fast forward time to January 15, 2019? It’d be greatly appreciated. ☺️

Also, how lovely is this cover?! Emma Mills’ book covers are honestly the cutest. 😍

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 3. The Toll by Neal Shusterman


Just realized that The Toll is the only non-contemporary book I’m talking about in this post, haha. (It’s sci-fi.) all the other books I’ve mentioned & will talk about are contemporaries. wow i love exposing myself as the contemporary trash i truly am : )

ANYWAY. The Toll is the third book in the Arc of a Scythe series, and if you haven’t read Scythe or Thunderhead yet (the first & second books), you’re missing out. In this thought-provoking series, Neal Shusterman has created and developed a “utopian” world that feels so realistic, it’s scary. The world-building is truly out of this world. please appreciate my lame puns

I absolutely loved Scythe and Thunderhead, and even though I finished Thunderhead way back in January, I’m still shook over the ending of Thunderhead. 🤯 Neal Shusterman really knows how to execute unexpected plot twists and cliffhangers. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. I hope we’ll get a synopsis for this book soon smh, we deserve that much at the very least

an accurate representation of me after reading the finale of thunderhead #shook

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4. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

39678923When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity. 

This book sounds incredible!! I Wish You All the Best is an ownvoices book with a nonbinary MC!! I’ve never read a book with an enby main character before, which is sad – that needs to change! We need more books with nonbinary, genderfluid, and non-cis characters. I’m so excited to read I Wish You All the Best and love & support it with all of my being. 💞

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5. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

30340865Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.

But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.

Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.


Doesn’t this book sound absolutely amazing??

I really enjoyed Rachel Lynn Solomon’s debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, so I’m very excited to read more of her work. Our Year of Maybe has bi rep, and according to the author, Peter identifies as bisexual from the very beginning! 😍 And even though there’s a love triangle, there’s no cheating. This sounds like such an intriguing, messy, and genuine contemporary, and I’m honestly so hyped to read this!!

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If you want to see the rest of my anticipated 2019 releases, click here to see my 2019 releases shelf on Goodreads! I’m continuously adding more and more books to that shelf, because I love to make myself suffer. :’)

Also, Hannah @ Hannah’s Bookshelf has been doing a lovely blogger feature, posting about different bloggers every day this month! On November 18th, I was featured on her blog. If you want to learn more about me, why I’m a book blogger, and more books that I love, you should check out her blog post here! 😊 you know you want to

And if you celebrate it, happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you’ll have a wonderful day with your family and friends. 💖

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What are your most anticipated 2019 releases? Doesn’t 2019 seem so close, yet so far?

Let me know if you’re excited for any of these books as well!! I’d love to scream about them with you. 😉 Did I convince you to add these books to your TBR?

Are you a stressed-out student or procrastinating perfectionist like me? 🙃 And do you love Emma Mills as much as I do?

I hope the rest of November will go well for you! 💓 (There are only nine days left, HOW.)



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47 thoughts on “Most Anticipated 2019 Releases // Aka I cry about how slowly time goes by

  1. Famous in a Small Town yessssss!!!! I’ve only read one Emma Mills book so far (This Adventure Ends) but I loved it and keep meaning to read other stuff by her. Plus, her covers are so pretty! I hope you enjoy all of these 🙂

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  2. YESSS omg Dezzy I love this post! I see so many books I’m also hyped for and discovered some to add to my TBR☺️
    You Asked For Perfect sounds amazing, right?? Eeee I can’t wait to read it. Also I really cannot contain my excitement for I Wish You All The Best. That cover! And the rep!! 💖 It’s going to be so good😍

    And all your hype for Emma Mills has been making me want to read her SO BADLY. I didn’t know she had a new book coming out! I’ll definitely have to get around to Foolish Hearts soon so we can yell about it together hehe.

    great post & I hope you end up absolutely loving all of these, Dezzy!!💕

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    • Awww that makes me SO happy, Brianna!! I’m glad you added some of these books to your TBR; that means I did my job right, hehe. 😌

      YES I’m so very excited for You Asked for Perfect and I Wish You all the Best!! Can’t wait for us to read and fall in love with both books ❤️ And oh my gosh, yes, do it!! I adore Foolish Hearts and I just know (hope) that you’ll love it as much as I do, hehe.

      Thank you so much for this amazing comment!! You’re so kind & sweet as always ☺️

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  3. I haven’t been keeping up with 2019 releases yet, but You Asked for Perfect sounds so good! (And relatable for a lot of us teen student book bloggers out there)! I can’t believe that 2019 is so close yet so far away. We have a lot of great reads to look forward to next year!

    claire @ clairefy

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    • Ahh ikr!! I honestly can’t wait to read You Asked for Perfect; I know that all of us teen student bloggers will find it so relatable and real. 💓 And agreed, 2019 seems like it’ll be another great year for amazing books, and I can’t wait. Thank you so much for commenting! ☺️


  4. I MAY have added all of these books to my TBR… because they all sound so good!
    The Toll is definitely one of my most anticipated releases!! I STILL haven’t gotten over that ending (I cried. A LOT.) and I can’t wait to read the next book!! Alas, if only a synopsis would be released soon…
    However, my new most anticipated release is now You Asked For Perfect!! Not only is the cover gorgeous, it’s about a perfectionist who pulls too many all nighters like me?!?! Also, I got the calculus pun. 😂
    I haven’t read Emma Mills yet… but I’m trying to read one of her books soon!
    Overall, this is a FABULOUS post, and I’m definitely checking out Hannah’s post! 🙂

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    • OMG SAPPHIRE you don’t know how happy that makes me, hehe. That means I did my job well 😌 Yes omg The Toll!! I can’t wait to see what Neal Shusterman has in store for us next; I know it’s going to be great (and probably painful). And YES, I’m so happy that I got you excited about You Asked for Perfect!! 😍 I love the cover as well and I’m so glad we’ll both find the book relatable (hopefully).

      Ahh I hope you can read one of Emma Mills’ books soon (*cough* you should start with Foolish Hearts, but I’m biased 😉) because she’s honestly the best at writing contemporary. Aww thank you so much for this wonderful comment, Sapphire!! You’re so kind and supportive as always, and I appreciate it a lot 💓

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  5. Ahhh this is a great post, great choices, Dezzy! I loved Girl Out of Water, Laura Silverman’s debut and have been anticipating You Asked For Perfect for a little while now, it sounds SO good! I just read one Emma Mills book for now, but I’m looking forward to reading more for sure, that one sounds amazing! 😀

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    I've read You Asked For Perfect and Our Year of Maybe already and adored both of them, they were both 5 stars, I hope you love them as much as I did once you get to them!
    I can't wait to read Famous in a Small Town as Emma Mills is a star, I've loved all of her books so far. I Wish You All The Best looks soooo good, I want to get my hands on it soon!

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    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad you enjoyed both You Asked for Perfect and Our Year of Maybe; I’m even more excited to read them now 😍 Yes I love Emma Mills and I’m so excited to read her other books, First & Then and This Adventure Ends!

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment!! I really appreciate it 💓


  7. basically im a mess and a whole mess so im still drowning in 2018 releases that i havent even STARTED to consider 2019 releases but MY QUEEN SAVED THE DAY WITH THIS POST!!!

    you mentioned ‘famous in a small town’ and i just turned into an actual heart eye emoji. this love for emma mills’s books perhaps maybe be getting out of hand (no it IS NOT!!!) i never heard of ‘our year of maybe’ but my goodness that synopsis, it SOUNDS amazing, dezzy i need it now!!!

    but excuse me now, i need to add all these books to my tbr and scream about the FACT THAT 2018 IS ALMOST DONE WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN??!!

    amazing post as always ❤

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    • YOU DON’T KNOW HOW WIDELY I SMILED AS SOON AS I SAW THAT QUEEN MAY COMMENTED ON MY POST, you’re so kind & i live for ur comments 😭💞

      i agree, NO IT IS NOT!! it’s impossible for our love for emma mills’ books to ever get out of hand, bc emma mills is INCREDIBLE and i’ll never stop loving her adorable, genuine, and relatable contemporaries

      omg yes IKR!! our year of maybe sounds absolutely AMAZING and i honestly cannot wait to read it. i’m so happy i got you excited about it too 💖 and RIGHT I CAN’T BELIEVE 2019 IS ALMOST UPON US, where has time gone?! i’m shook

      aahhh thank you so much for commenting!! ilysm 💓 (oh and you’re very welcome for expanding your tbr, i did my job right 😌)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I hadn’t even started thinking about 2019 releases yet, but NOW I AM VERY EXCITED. (and also just realized 2019 isn’t even that far away?!)

    Famous in a Small Town looks really good! I just checked out Foolish Hearts from the library, and I’m so happy to hear all the wonderful things you had to say about it, that makes me realllllly excited to start reading it. 🙂

    All the others look so good too, wow, I’m just pumped for 2019 after reading this. XD Great post!

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    • Ahhh ikr!! 2019 is honestly so close and I can’t believe it. 2018 literally flew by!!

      Omg I’m so excited for you to read Foolish Hearts!! It’s such an adorable & genuine contemporary (it kinda reminds me of The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls – the relatable characters and cute relationships) so I hope you’ll love it as much as I did 💖

      Haha same!! Ahh thank you so much for this lovely comment, Olivia; it made my day 💞

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  9. I LOVE Emma Mills! I can’t wait for Famous in a Small Town! And I know I Wish You All The Best is going to be so good. There are some amazing 2019 releases coming up, I’m going to cry so much next year!


  10. I AM SO WEAK FOR EMMA MILLS + i feel so flustered just thinking about how deeply i love her. she’s profoundly great in every single way, no one fulfills my friendship requirements like ////////emma millls/////////

    also i cannot wait for you to read You Asked for Perfect, i have never felt more represented as a student in my entire life,,,,I literally broke down and cried over my poetry textbook yesterday sldkf slkdjflsdkjflkdsjflk

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    • YES that’s a mood!! i ADORE emma mills and will never stop loving her & her books

      omg aahhh malanie, knowing that you loved and felt represented by You Asked for Perfect MAKES ME WANT TO READ THIS EVEN MORE!! omg i just know i’m gonna love it with all of my being. and ahhh that’s honestly my daily mood rn :’) school is so freaking stressful i can’t even asldkjfldaskjd (but anyways, GOOD LUCK!! you got this & i believe in you 💓)

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  11. Well this post has successfully added some books to my TBR list. 😀 I already had The Toll on there, after the way Thunderhead ended I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book in the series, I need to know what happens next, but I will definitely be adding You Asked for Perfect to my to-read list. It sounds like my kind of contemporary!
    Great post, and happy reading. 🙂 ❤️

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  12. Amazing post! I’m also excited for Our Year of Maybe!

    All the books you mentioned sound great, so now I need to go check them out!! *starts obsessively searching through goodreads*

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  13. OMG all of these are so exciting this is an awesome TBR!!! these lists are so hard to make because there are so many awesome books to choose from, but you’ve narrowed it down to a few of my most anticipated!!!

    I hope you end up loving them all, Dezzy!!! ❤ this was wonderful!

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  14. This is an amazing list!! I’m SO excited for You Asked For Perfect because it gives me some real Radio Silence vibes. (How excited am I?? The limit does not exist!) I also can’t wait for I Wish You All the Best because I’ve been hearing nothing but wonderful things about it!!! 2019 is going to be a year of amazing releases, I can already tell.


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