Summertime is one of the best times of year to get caught up on the latest book releases.
A lot of people have some downtime during summer vacations. Plus, because the sunlight lasts longer, it’s nice to pick up a book after dinner and escape into a world of fiction.
Each year, hundreds of titles are released. Which ones are trending in 2019? Here’s a list of new book releases that should be on everyone’s “must read” list this year.
New Book Releases: Don’t Miss Out on These 2019 Trending Books
Check out these 2019 new book releases that everyone is talking about.
1. The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Thrillers are always a great choice and this one has been highly anticipated. The Au Pair is a story of twins, Seraphine and Danny Meyers, who are investigating the death of their mother. The death was ruled a suicide but the twins don’t believe it.
During the investigation, Serephine finds a picture of her mother, but instead of holding two babies, she’s just holding one.
Why is there only one child? Are Seraphine and Danny really related? Was their mother’s death really a suicide?
2. Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden
Fans of science fiction and fantasy will get lost in Escaping Exodus, the story of a woman, Seske Kaleigh, who has just become heir to a command starship. But this isn’t just any starship – it is housed in the body of a spacefaring beast.
For centuries, Seske Kaleigh’s people have inhabited a beast, excavated its insides enough to house their community, while leaving it barely alive so that it can continue its journey through space.
Over time, they will use the beast’s resources before escaping just as the beast dies, which as known as the exodus back to stasis.
Not only is this story both interesting and horrifying on its own, the fact that everything goes terribly wrong makes it one of those books that’s impossible to put down.
3. The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
The Revisioners is a story that spans a century.
It starts off with an unlikely and uneasy friendship between an African American woman, Josephine, who freed herself from slavery as a child and her next-door neighbor, a white woman. The neighbor has also become friends with members of the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that endangers Josephine.
Fast forward 100 years and the story follows the descendant of Josephine, a young woman who cares for her white grandmother.
The story is about survival and healing, and it explores female relationships, as well as the bonds between mothers and daughters.
The Revisioners is a powerful story that’s been one of the most highly anticipated new book releases of the year.
4. Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
Everyone loves a good love triangle, right? What about a love triangle with a robot?
One of the most intriguing new book releases of 2019 is this story of a robot purchased by a man named Charlie. Charlie and the woman of his dreams work together to give the robot a personality. Little did they know that they’d give the robot the personality of the ideal male. The love triangle then ensues, with extra tension thrown in due to the robot’s higher intellect.
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5. The Editor by Steven Rowley
Imagine being a writer and being given the biggest break by one of the most influential women in history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
That’s the premise of The Editor, a story of a New York writer named James, who, in the 1990s sells his novel to an editor who just happens to be Mrs. Onassis. What a break! The only problem is that this book is semi-autobiographical and exposes the dysfunction of his family. Publishing the book could end many, if not all, of his familial relationships.
The Editor is a story of friendship and authenticity, which has been described as funny and poignant.
6. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Another thriller on this list of new book releases, An Anonymous Girl is one that will leave readers questioning everything.
Struggling to make ends meet, makeup artist Jessica decides to take part in a study done by a psychiatrist. The study will provide Jessica with the money she needs. The only problem is that she’s not a candidate for it and, therefore, must lie to get herself into it. That lie could be the worst mistake of her life.
She gets on well with the doctor but soon finds herself partaking in increasingly dangerous assignments. Jessica soon learns about the doctor’s shady past, including the mysterious fate of the doctor’s protégé.
Told in dual narratives (Jessica’s first person and the doctor’s second person accounts), this story is fast-paced and will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
7. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Stories of everyday people attending an Ivy League school are a dime a dozen. Ninth House takes this premise and turns it on its head. There’s never quite been a character like “Alex” Stern who has attended Yale.
Her background includes a hippie mother, dead-end jobs, drug-dealing boyfriends, and being the sole survivor of a multiple homicide, which is unsolved, by the way.
While in the hospital, Alex is offered a full scholarship to Yale. Her benefactors have a condition, though. Alex must monitor the secret societies hiding within the walls of Yale.
Investigating these societies can be dangerous, as their members practice occult activities and will one day become the rich and powerful rule-makers of the world.
What goes on behind closed doors, and will Alex survive it?
Fall and Winter Will Be Here Shortly – Enjoy These New Book Releases All Year Long
Another ideal time of year for reading is during the colder fall and winter months. There’s just nothing like curling up with a good book, some hot tea or cocoa and listening to the rainfall. It’s incredibly relaxing and a great way to destress after a long day at work.
The books on this list can be enjoyed any time of the year, and because they are available in audiobook format, they can be enjoyed at home, in the car, or during a workout. Be sure to check these titles out and avoid missing out on some of the best storytelling experienced in years. Looking for a bestseller to take to the beach or to listen to on your way to the office? Check out some of our best sellers. You’re sure to find something there that will transport you out of reality.