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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Anticipated Reads for the 2nd Half of 2019

These Top Ten Tuesday list come from the blogger The Artsy Reader - and they are a lot of fun!

This week's Top Ten is about Anticipated Reads for the Second Half of 2019.  Here is what I am looking forward too.  Even though I remain deeply involved in a Read The World challenge, I am still looking forward to these releases and reading them when the challenge is done.

1. Rebel Born
      - This book has just recently come out in the Kindle edition (and if you have Kindleunlimited - it is FREE), but comes out in paperback in August.  So I put it on the list.
        - this is the 3rd book in the SecondBorn Dystopian Trilogy.  I have read the first two books this year, and did enjoy them (although the second one was a bit of a let down). I am anxious to read the third one and see how it turns out.
        - the jist of this trilogy is that all children who are born Second are bound to a life of service.  First borns get to inherit their parents lands, titles, wealth, etc, and second born children are made to join the army, or other forms of service.  The main character is Roselle St. Sismode who is the second born to one of the most powerful families in the fates.  And both the Fates leaders (except her mother) and the rebels want to use Roselle to change the world.
        - if you want to read my reviews of the first two - go HERE and HERE

2. Mrs. Everything
         -  This one just came out, but I am putting it on this list as well because it is new for the summer.
         - I love Jennifer Weiner's books.  It has been awhile since I have read something of hers, so I am looking forward to this one.  Seems like a great summer read.  Maybe I will find a way to fit it in.
       - If you are interested in reading what it is about, you can see the Amazon Review HERE

3. The Institute
           - This Stephen King novel comes out in September.  I read at least one Stephen King novel a year.  His big, thick, crazy novels are something I take when we go on our week long vacation to Lake Norman, North Carolina every other summer.  This one won't be out in time, so it will be something I pull out over our Christmas vacation.
         - I have read all of his books, and find them hit or miss.  Yet, because one of my favorite books of all time was "The Stand", I keep coming back to him.
        - if you want to read what the book is about, you can read the Amazon review HERE

4. Wayward Son
           - I have read most of Rainbow Rowell's books.  I still need to read Carry On.  This book, Wayward Son, comes out in September.  So it will go on the TBR pile.  I think I need to read Carry On before I read this one because it seems like it is the 2nd book in the series.
          - if you want to read the review, you can read Amazon's review HERE

5. The Giver of Stars
         - This Jojo Moyes book comes out in October.  So many author's I like are putting books out this year - it is very exciting.  I have read all of Moyes' books, and have enjoyed them all.  I have high hopes for this one as well.
         - if you want to read what this one is about, read Amazon's review HERE

6. The Toll
         - This Neil Shusterman book comes out in November and I can't wait.  It is the 3rd book in the Arc of Scythe trilogy.  I read the first two books at the end of last year, and have been anticipating the wrap up.  Shusterman is a talented writer, and I loved his Unwind series as well.
        - you can read my reviews of Scythe and Thunderhead (the first two books) - HERE and HERE
        - if you want to read what Toll will be about - the Amazon review is

7. Things You Save in a Fire
          - This Katherine Center book comes out in August.  The title was the first thing to draw me in - because this isn't an author I know.  It takes place in Boston (where we lived before our move to Switzerland).  And this is something I am always thinking about.  If we had a fire - what would I want to make sure we took if we could?  We have a strong box in our house - but what all would we grab?  Should we practice?  Should it all be kept in one place?
         - I am looking forward to this read.  If you want to see what it is about, read Amazon's review HERE

8. Recursion
        - This novel by Blake Crouch has just come out, but I added it because I am interested in reading it and won't get to it until the second half of this year. counts.
        - I have seen it all over my bookstagram pages I follow and it has drawn me in.  It sounds like it is right up my alley.
       - If you want to read what it is about, read Amazon's review HERE

9. The Testaments
          - This Magaret Atwood follow up to Handmaid's Tale is coming out in September.  I read Handmaid's Tale years ago, and didn't love it.  I think I didn't love it though, not for the writing, but for the conent.  It made me so mad.  And things I see happening in the United States right now - well - this book hits a little too close to home.  BUT - I am curious about the follow up book.  I have been watching the Mini Series on Hulu.  We will see.
          - if you want to read what it is about, read Amazon's review HERE

10. The End and Another Beginings
        - This Veronica Roth book of short stories comes out in October.  I did read Roth's Divergent series, and liked it okay.  I have high praise for her because she wrote that trilogy at only 24 years of age - something I could never do.
       - I haven't read anything else of hers, so I am looking forward to trying this.  I read the review and the stories sound interesting, so we shall see.
      - if you want to read what it is about, read Amazon's review HERE

That's the list!  What are you looking forward to?


  1. I'm so excited for The Testaments and I'm happy that I've got another dystopia trilogy on my radar thanks to you, I hope next month to pick up the Secondborn books, also my friend who is a pretty critical book review absolutely loved Recursion so fingers crossed it's good!

    1. Agreed! I have been seeing Recursion all over instagram, and it sounds good, so I hope.