Bookish Item | Most Anticipated Reads of 2019: Did I Read Them?

At the start of January Candyce and I did our Top Ten Tuesdays with the most anticipated releases for 2020. And I thought by myself, what books did I put on that list last year? And did I actually read them? I read 57 2019 releases, so you’d think I read all of the books on that TTT list. Let’s take a look!

1. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo

I’m happy to start this list of good! After rereading the original Grisha trilogy I read this one pretty much as soon as I got it. I love this world and Nikolai is one of my favorite characters ever. So I’m extremely happy I read this one. And I truly hope we get a release date or any information about the sequel soon. Because after that story I need MORE!

2. Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi

Yay, another one read. Unfortunately this made it to my most disappointing reads of the year. I was really looking forward to this sequel after being surprised how much I enjoyed Restore Me in 2018. The conclusion to this series will release this year and I will read that but my expectations lowered a lot after reading this one.

3. The Vanishing Stair – Maureen Johnson

As soon as this one releases I listened to the audiobook! I was very enjoyable and I was surprised by the amount of answers we got in this middle book. There were also quite some questions left unanswered and we even got a new mystery. This week I actually read the conclusion to this series, I’m pretty proud I finished a series this early in the year πŸ˜‰

4. The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

I’m pretty sad I haven’t read this one yet! It sounds amazing and from what I gathered from the reviews, I think I will really like it. But it is also super big and I have quite some big books on my TBR already. It’s also pretty pricey so it will be awhile before I get this one. Maybe I’ll put it on a wishlist!

5. The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

A new installment in the Shadowhunters universe means I need to read it! I have read all the main books and I think all of the novella’s. This was a great start to a new series and I loved being back with these characters. I just hate the original cover but the paperback was just announced with this cover and I like it so much more. Can’t wait to add it to my collection and to get my hands on the sequel.

6. Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard

What?! I haven’t read this yet?! The Witchlands series is a favorite of mine and I can’t believe I still haven’t read this yet. I really adored the first two books and I have heard so many great things about this sequel. Unfortunately I can’t find that much about book 4 yet and since Bloodwitch supposedly ends on a cliffhanger, I might wait to pick it up just a bit longer haha.

7. Courting Darkness – Robin LaFevers

I still have to finish the original His Fair Assassins series before I can start on this new duology. It was definitely my plan to finish that series in 2019 but it somehow didn’t happen. For 2020 I put the book on my TBR again, hopefully I will accomplish it this year. I really like the first two books in the series and I have high hopes for this new duology!

8. We Set the Dark on Fire – Tehlor Kay Mejia

This one has such a gorgeous cover! And the sequel is equally stunning. This book seems pretty underrated, but all of my friends who read it seem to love it. I quickly looked at the synopsis again and it really does sound good! It’s going straight on my wishlist haha.

9. King of Fools – Amanda Foody

I was pleasantly surprised by Ace of Shades in 2018 and I was really looking forward to the sequel. The ending especially had me craving the next book right away. I’m blaming my audiobook service for me not reading this. The first book was on Storytel and I was hoping to listen to King of Fools there as well. It is currently on there so I might pick it up soonish!

10. The Lovely and the Lost – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I have read quite a lot of her books. However, I somehow didn’t own any of them! I the sale I finally got a JLB book but I haven’t read it yet. The Lovely and the Lost doesn’t exactly sound like my kind of book but I liked what I saw in the reviews. Hopefully Jennifer can surprise me again!

Read: 4/10 – 40%
Unread: 6/10 – 60%

I can’t believe I did so awful! They were all books I was really looking forward to and and I still want to read all of these. Since I already own two of the unread ones I hope to read at least those this year. Have you read any of these? Which one should I pick up first?

10 thoughts on “Bookish Item | Most Anticipated Reads of 2019: Did I Read Them?

    1. Thank you! I keep hearing that, this might be the year I’m tackling big books <3

    1. Haha, I’ll be interested to see how you like it once you do get to it πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha that is so true! There are just so many amazing new releases every single month

  1. Those percents are pretty spot on for me too, I think. Ah well. Haha. I will say though, Priory is awesome and you should definitely read that one!

  2. You need to read We Unleash the Storm and King of Fools! Honestly, my list would be exactly the same if not worse haha. I am constantly raving about books I wanna read but never actually getting to them.

    1. Haha happy to hear I’m not the only one!! I hope to pick up King of Fools in the coming months πŸ˜€

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