Bookmas Day 9: The 2019 releases I Can’t Wait to Get My Mitts On

One of the things I look forward to the most at the start of the new year are the amazing new books that are due to be released over the course of the year. Knowing that an author you love is having a brand new book published. Putting together a list of 2019 releases brings about so much excitement for me- it reminds me to preorder the best of the best and think about what kinds of review I’m going to be writing over the course of the year! I’ve put together a list of 6 books that I’m excited to read in the first half of 2019:

The 2019 Releases I Can't Wait To Get My Mitts On | Hollie in Wanderlust


I am lucky enough to be on the blog tour for this one on the 16th of this month and I’m proud to report that it’s arguably the best book I’ve read in 2018 – I do always leave the best for last. Written by the screenwriter of the Danish thriller The Killing, The Chestnut Man sends you on twists and turns through an intriguing case that has much more to it than meets the eye. Of all the 2019 releases, this is the one that I have a feeling will be a bestseller.

TBR 10th January, 2019.


If you’re yet to read The Hate U Give then you need to get a move on because it’s a book worth reading. Author Angie Thomas returns in 2019 with her second novel, On the Come Up. Following on from The Hate U Give is a tough ask, but On the Come Up combines freedom of speech, hip hop and not letting go of your dreams. My expectations are high but I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed. One of the 2019 releases of the year for lovers of excellent writing and YA fiction.

TBR 5th February 2019.


An author that I have held in high esteem for quite a while now. I’ve read both of Jane Harper’s books so far and they have both been absolutely fantastic reads that left me gasping for more. The Lost Man sounds equally as good- two brothers, separated by distance, meet at the border where their properties meet in light of the death of their middle brother, Cameron. Questions are raised as to whether Cameron’s death is without suspicious circumstances.

TBR 7th February, 2019.


I absolutely love C. L. Taylor and her books always bring about a certain degree of excitement to my otherwise uneventful life. Anna suffers from both insomnia and night terrors and takes a job at a hotel to rectify the situation, all is well. Until the day when seven guests join her on the remote island of Rum, in Scotland, each carrying a secret. One of the guests is lying about who they are – and there’s also a murderer mixed in with the crowd. But who? What? Where? And, most importantly, why? I’m excited.

TBR 21st March 2019.


When Ilya arrives in the United States for his year abroad from Russia, everything should be simple. He moves in with a host family who are thoughtful and cheery and everything looks positive for him. Except it’s not- he’s deep in grief for his older brother Vladimir, who fell into trouble with the underground drug network, got linked to the murder of three women and was consequently imprisoned. Ilya embarks on a mission to prove his brother’s innocence but I imagine he will find out a lot more on the journey.

TBR 2nd April 2019.


Billie James’ father dies unexpectedly when she was a child – she was there when it happened and she hasn’t been back to the house, or the town, where he lived since the fateful day. When she returns, 30 years down the line, she hears a strange rumour about the day her father died: that she herself went missing on the same day. She sets on her own personal mission to discover the truth about her past- even if it ends with her putting herself in mortal danger.

TBR 25th June 2019.

Which 2019 releases are you looking forward to? Any I’ve missed off for the first half of the year that I simply can’t miss? Let me know!