The 10 Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2019

Goodreads members can't wait to get their hands on these books due out in coming months. Big trends include debuts in the fiction category, authors from Australia, and new books from beloved authors. Which ones are you planning to read?


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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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Author: Candice Carty-Williams

Goodreads synopsis: After a messy breakup with her longtime white boyfriend, Queenie, a Jamaican British woman living in London, seeks comfort in all of the wrong places in this "Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah" debut.

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Normal People

Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Author: Sally Rooney

Goodreads synopsis: The electricity of first love clashes with the subtleties of class as young Connell and Marianne confront the limits of their connection over the years in this thought-provoking novel from the author of Conversations with Friends.

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Lost Roses

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

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Author: Martha Hall Kell

Goodreads synopsis: Set a generation before The Lilac Girls, this novel focuses on Eliza Ferriday as she embarks on a trip of a lifetime to the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and the avenues of Paris under the shadow of World War I.

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City of Girls

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Author: Elizabeth Gilbert 

Goodreads synopsis: The author of Eat, Pray, Love returns to fiction with a tale of glamour and adventure set in New York during the 1940s. Here, a young woman meets the eccentric characters of the Lily Playhouse theater and makes a mistake that leads to a scandal.

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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

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Authors: Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Goodreads synopsis: From the hosts of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder comes this frank, funny, and illuminating reflection on true-crime, formative life events, and the importance of valuing personal safety over being "nice" or "helpful." 

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The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

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Author: Sally Hepworth

Goodreads synopsis: A lot of people have complicated relationships with their in-laws. Most of them don't end in murder. A perplexing autopsy report and a last-minute will change are only the beginning in this book from The Family Next Door author.

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Recursion

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Author: Blake Crouch

Goodreads synopsis: From the author of Dark Matter comes a sci-fi thriller about a mysterious disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived. But are the memories really false—or is someone trying to rewrite history? 

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Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

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Author: Trent Dalton

Goodreads synopsis: Set in Brisbane, Australia, this debut follows a young man named Eli who tries to learn what it means to be a good man. His potential role models: a lost father; a heroin-dealer stepdad; and Slim, his most steadfast guardian—and a notorious felon.

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With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

Goodreads synopsis: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago has had to set aside her dreams, including becoming a chef once she graduates. What follows is a journey of faith and resilience from the National Book Award-winning author of The Poet X.

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The Bride Test

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Author: Helen Hoang

Goodreads synopsis: Hoang follows up The Kiss Quotient with another tale of modern love. When Khai's mother worries his autism is hindering his relationships, she goes to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. Instead she comes back with Esme.

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