The Best Books Coming Out in 2019 to Add to Your Reading List

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Well, 2019 is just around the corner and reading more should definitely be on your list of resolutions, because this year is blessing us with some truly fascinating reads — from historical fiction to chilling thrillers to pure romance. Here are a few books on our list.

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Random House
'The Dreamers'
$27.00
$17.70 (34% off)

Release date: January 15, 2019

Did you love ? Well, Karen Thompson Walker is back with The Dreamers, about a mysterious illness than strikes a California town and causes people to fall asleep ... and never wake up.

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Catapult
'To Keep the Sun Alive'
$25.00

Release date: January 15, 2019

To Keep the Sun Alive is a mesmerizing novel about a large family's time in their lush gated home as the Iranian Revolution brews in the background — infiltrating their pastoral life, and the community around them. 

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Grove Press
'The Far Field'
$27.00
$16.71 (38% off)

Release date: January 15, 2019

The Far Field comes courtesy of Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay, who tells the story of a woman who travels to India to confront her past after her mother's death. Let's just say she ends up finding a lot more than herself. 

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Ballantine Books
'That Churchill Woman'
$28.00
$18.30 (35% off)

Release date: January 22, 2019

The time has come to learn all about the fascinating life of Jennie Jerome, a.k.a. Winston Churchill's mother — who was a major player and controversial figure in Britain's society scene. She was known for being pretty scandalous, but Jennie was much more fierce and independent than history has given her credit for. 

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Random House Large Print
'More Than Words'
$27.00

Release date: February 5, 2019

From best-selling author Jill Santopolo, this romance novel follows a woman who learns a shocking secret when her father dies — causing her to reevaluate everything in her life ... including her relationship with her boyfriend ... and her boss.

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Little, Brown and Company
'The Age of Light'
$26.28

Release date: February 5, 2019

Taking place in 1930s Paris, The Age of Light is the debut novel from Whitney Scharer, and it's just as romantic as it is thought-provoking. The book explores the relationship between photographer Man Ray and his "muse" Lee Miller — and how that relationship became strained when Lee wanted to become an artist herself. 

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Riverhead Books
'Black Leopard, Red Wolf'
$30.00
$23.29 (22% off)

Release date: February 5, 2019

The first book in Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James' new Dark Star Trilogy, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is about a loner mercenary who's hired to find a missing boy. Author Neil Gaiman this book "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made," so that's all you really need to know.

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Ballantine Books
'Finding Dorothy'
$28.00
$16.27 (42% off)

Release date: February 12, 2019

Ever wanted to know the story behind The Wizard of Oz? Historical novel Finding Dorothy is told through the eyes of Maud Gage — wife of the book's author Frank Baum — who has a lot of secrets to share. 

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William Morrow Paperbacks
'American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt'
$26.99

Release date: February 26, 2019

Obsessed with the royal family, and particularly Meghan Markle? Then this book is for you. Turns out Heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt was a prominent suffragette and an all-around awesome woman — who, despite being forced to marry the Duke of Marlborough, fought for independence her whole life. 

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Thomas Dunne Books
'When All Is Said'
$24.56

Release date: March 5, 2019

Anne Griffin's debut novel is incredible, about an 84-year-old man who picks five people from his life and gives each of them a toast. The structure of this novel is a breath of fresh air, but the writing is the real star here. 

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William Morrow
'Before She Knew Him'
$26.99

Release date: March 5, 2019

Any psychological thriller fans out there? Before She Knew Him delivers and it is bone-chilling. No spoilers, but the book is about a suburban housewife who becomes convinced her next-door neighbor is a murderer. 

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Berkley
'American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt'
$16.00

Release date: March 12, 2019

If heiresses aren't your thing, you can always read American Princess, about Teddy Roosevelt's rambunctious and rebellious daughter Alice — a truly fascinating person who broke all the rules.

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Gallery/Scout Press
'Queenie'
$26.00

Release date: March 19, 2019

Meet Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman who works for a London newspaper, is struggling to fit in, is dealing with a breakup, and is making all kinds of questionable decisions. In other words, she's highly relatable. A must read for '19.

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Ballantine Books
'Lost Roses'
$28.00
$18.30 (35% off)

Release date: April 9, 2019

Lilac Girls was a New York Times best-seller for a reason — and now its protagonist Caroline Ferriday is back. Well, kinda. Lost Roses tells the story of Caroline's mother Eliza and her friends as World War I breaks out and dramatically impacts their lives. 

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Berkley
'When We Left Cuba'
$16.00

Release date: April 9, 2019

If you're a fan of Reese Witherspoon's book club, you'll love this. When We Left Cuba is set in the 1960s and follows a Cuban exile who works with the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro and his inner circle. And yes, she has a steamy affair while she's at it. 

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'The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters'

Ready for another read from Reese's book club? This novel follows three sisters who make a pilgrimage back to India to the Golden Temple in Amritsar as part of a last wish from their mother on her death bed. They end up learning way more about their mom on their trip than they anticipated.

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Celadon Books
'Cape May: A Novel'
$26.99

Release date: April 30, 2019

Another solid debut novel, Cape May is set in 1950s New England and introduces us to newlyweds Henry and Effie, who — over the course of one summer — have a sexual awakening. But, er, not just with each other. Intrigued? Join the club.

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Berkley
'The Bride Test'
$15.00

Release date: May 7, 2019

Helen Hoang's newest romance novel is about an autistic man who thinks he's defective and can't feel love — so his mom takes things into her own hands and heads to Vietnam to find him a wife. His bride-to-be falls fast, but him? Well, it's a complicated journey — but most definitely a heartfelt and romantic one. 

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Delacorte Press
'Mistress of the Ritz'
$28.00

Release date: May 21, 2019

This! Book! Is! Fascinating! Mistress of the Ritz is about a real-life woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II. Her cover? Hosting the enemy (and gathering information about them) at Paris' Ritz hotel, naturally. 

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Blink
'No Place Like Here'
$7.99

Release date: May 21, 2019

This modern take on Hansel and Gretel by author Christina June has it all: tales of friendships, romance, even parent-child relationships, which all take place during a young girl's summer away from boarding school. Grab this fun, easy read for your next beach vacation.

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