It’s that time of year again! It’s finally starting to feel more like spring where I live and as a person who is not the biggest fan of winter, I am super excited.
I’m also super excited about a ton of books that are being published this season! I talked about a few of these in my post about anticipated books for the first half of 2019, but as today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is about spring releases, I’m going to be returning to the topic of anticipated releases, as there are just so many exciting books coming out this season!
It was super hard to narrow this list down—my original goal was 10 books, but 12 was the smallest I could get with so many fantastic-sounding books being published soon.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.
Internment | Samira Ahmed | March 19th | Samira Ahmed’s hotly anticipated sophomore novel, Internment, imagines a possible future where America creates internment camps for Muslims—a scary future that is perhaps not too far from reality, considering that it’s already happening in other parts of the world (just google ‘Muslim detention camps China’). Internment actually releases today, so I’m super excited to get my hands on it (hopefully) soon!
Small Town Hearts | Lillie Vale | March 19th | I’m on the blog tour for Small Town Hearts (keep an eye out for my post soon!) and though I’ve only just started reading it, it’s been super enjoyable so far. It seems like such a picturesque summer novel about friends and cake and romance.
White Rose | Kip Wilson | April 2nd | White Rose is based on the true story of a girl who helped form a nonviolent resistance movement in Nazi Germany. My class went on a trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. earlier this year (a difficult but absolutely rewarding experience, btw—highly recommend visiting the museum if you ever get a chance) and one of the rooms included information about the White Rose, so I’m very interested to learn more about it from this book.
The Boy Who Steals Houses | C.G. Drews | April 4th | GAH I’m so psyched to read Cait’s newest book! This is a Goldilocks retelling and it sounds amazing. I was able to interview Cait about this book recently, so be sure to check out this post if you want some insider info!
In the Neighborhood of True | Susan Kaplan Carlton | April 9th | This is another book that I’m on the blog tour for and am super excited about! In the Neighborhood of True follows a Jewish girl named Ruth in 1958 as she moves to Atlanta and struggles with antisemitism and hiding her religion.
Love from A to Z | S.K. Ali | May 7th | I really enjoyed S.K. Ali’s first novel, Saints and Misfits, so I can’t wait to dive into this really fantastic-sounding romance featuring Muslim protagonists. (And possibly a meet-cute in an airport? I’m just judging from the cover though, so maybe not.)
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo | May 7th | The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut was absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait for With the Fire on High, another verse novel that sounds like it has lots of delicious food in it. (Also a totally gorgeous cover.)
There’s Something About Sweetie | Sandhya Menon | May 14th | Ahh I’m so excited for this spin-off about Rishi’s brother from When Dimple Met Rishi! And I’ll also take this space to mention that, while technically not a full-length book that’s releasing, Sandya Menon is also publishing a short story about Dimple and Rishi, As Kismet Would Have It, on April 30th. (You’ll also be able to read it for free during the month of April on Riveted Lit!)
I Wish You All the Best | Mason Deaver | May 14th | I Wish You All the Best, which sounds both sweet and heartbreaking, is about a nonbinary teen and their life after getting kicked out of their house. All of the reviews I’ve read have said fantastic things and I’m super excited to read this—both because it sounds like an amazing book and because I unfortunately have not read a whole lot of books about nonbinary people.
We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal | May 14th | I don’t actually know too much about We Hunt the Flame, but I know that it’s an Arabian-inspired fantasy with a badass female protagonist and killer world-building, and everyone on the book internet has hyped it up a ton. (Yes, I am definitely a bandwagoner. Seriously, this does sound super good though!)
Don’t Date Rosa Santos | Nina Moreno | May 14th | Don’t Date Rosa Santos sounds so aesthetic and magical and unusual and romantic. I’m really excited to read this magical realism novel! (Also, I love the typography, and the cover in general. I totally want a romper like the one the model’s wearing.)
Going Off-Script | Jen Wilde | May 21st | I’m really mad at myself for still not having read Jen Wilde’s most recent book, The Brightsiders, but will that stop me from being psyched about her upcoming one? Absolutely not, especially since it’s about a tv internship and LGBTQ+ representation in media.
Okay, thank you for sticking with me through this probably-rambly and incoherent compilation of virtual squealing! Let’s chat in the comments: what books are releasing soon that you’re super excited about?