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15 Books Coming Out in 2019 to Bring to Your Book Club

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Even if all the books you planned to read in 2018 continue to sit quietly in an unkempt pile in the corner of your bedroom, it’s time to put the past behind you and set your game plan for 2019. Don’t worry, I’ve got you. From murder mysteries to psychological thrillers to corny-as-hell love stories you want to hate but simply can’t, here are all the books you can look forward to cracking open after the holiday season ends and the new year begins. Now, all you have to do is *actually* read them.

‘The Dreamers’ by Karen Thompson Walker

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A strange illness in this Southern California college town begins plaguing its citizens in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author (Walker wrote 2012’s The Age of Miracles.) People begin falling into a deep state of sleep from which they can’t be woken up but are dreaming intensely as loved ones try to solve the mystery.

Release date: January 15

‘We Cast a Shadow’ by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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In what Roxane Gay called, ‘an incisive and necessary work of brilliant satire,’ Ruffin’s new novel tells the story of a futuristic southern town where violent racism still persists in America, as told by a father and his biracial son.

Release date: January 29

‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ by Pam Jenoff

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In 1946 Manhattan, one woman discovers the secrets of a ring of female spies during the time of World War II. Jenoff, bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale, brings serious girl power to this story of brave women and the war.

Release date: February 5

‘You’d Be Mine’ by Erin Hahn

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If you’re still obsessing over A Star Is Born (because, same) you’ll love this new romance novel by Erin Hahn. Hahn tells the story of Annie Mathers, an heir to a country music fortune being pursued by bad-boy musician Clay Coolidge. When Annie joins him on tour, fans begin to obsess over a potential relationship, but Annie has her doubts about Clay’s past.

Release date: April 2

‘The Au Pair’ by Emma Rous

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Rous’s new thriller follows Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, as they attempt to solve the mystery of their mother’s alleged suicide. Seraphine finds a photo of her mother taken on the day of their birth, but only one baby is present, causing confusion and leading to a family investigation.

Release date: January 8

’99 Percent Mine’ by Sally Thorne

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From the bestselling author of The Hating Game, Thorne brings us 99 Percent Mine, a comedic love story about Darcy and her secret infatuation with her twin brother’s best friend. Darcy attempts to navigate her feelings for the extremely-off-limits Tom while they work together to renovate her newly inherited cottage.

Release date: January 29

‘The Bride Test’ by Helen Hoang

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The sequel to 2018’s The Kiss Quotientis *finally* here…almost. Hoang continues the story of the arranged relationship between Khai and Esme. As Esme attempts to teach Khai—who is autistic—how to love, she finds herself falling for him, all while knowing he could potentially never love her back.

Release date: May 7

‘On the Come Up’ by Angie Thomas

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Thomas’s last novel, The Hate U Give, became a bestseller and a star-packed film (Issa Rae AND Common, we’re here for it.) Her highly anticipated next novel tells the story of Bri, a 16-year-old whose rap goes viral for the wrong reasons, leading to trouble for her family and an eviction notice.

Release date: February 5

‘I Owe You One’ by Sophie Kinsella

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Romance author Kinsella has returned to tell the story of a fate-driven meet-cute. Fixie Farr saves an investment manager’s laptop from being destroyed, meaning he owes her a favor. She cashes in to get her friend a job—all while Fixie and investment hottie Sebastian’s relationship begins to evolve.

Release date: February 5

10 ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Reid—author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo—is back with a new novel and oral history of the fictional rock band Daisy Jones and the Six. Read on as the band rises, falls, and does basically what every other real-life rock band in the 60s and 70s was doing.

Release date: March 5

11 ‘An Anonymous Girl’ by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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The writer duo who gave the world The Wife Between Us is sending another psychological thriller our way. Jessica Farris volunteers for a seemingly innocent psychology study with the very secretive Dr. Shields. The study escalates from a few personal questions to a manipulative charade, leaving Jessica more paranoid than ever and trying to escape.

Release date: January 8

12 ‘The Suspect’ by Fiona Barton

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Bestselling author Barton weaves together the story of two 18-year-old girls who disappear on a trip to Thailand and Kate Waters, the journalist who attempts to find them. While working to solve the mystery of their kidnappings, Waters begins to unravel a few other unsolved mysteries in her own life.

Release date: January 22

13 ‘The Lost Man’ by Jane Harper

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Harper, author of bestseller, The Dry, is back to tell the story of loner brothers Nahan and Xander. The pair discover that their middle sibling has been pronounced dead, alone in the middle of nowhere. The men leave to solve the cause of his death but realize the source could be closer than they previously thought.

14 ‘Under the Table’ by Stephanie Evanovich

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Evanovich has created a 2019 version of the classic My Fair Lady. Girl meets millionaire man. Girl hates millionaire man. Girl falls in love with millionaire man (I wish all love stories could be this simple.)

Release date: February 5

15 ‘The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls’ by Anissa Gray

AMAZON

In Gray’s debut novel, two sisters join forces to fight back when their oldest sister and her husband are arrested. Viola and Lillian are forced to defend their family’s honor when they are disgraced by their small town because of their sister’s arrest—the details of which remain a mystery.

Release date: February 19

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