19 Books to Read in 2019

This post was highly requested and I AM STOKED. I may be the slowest reader in the world (no. seriously. I’ve been reading the same book since July 2018) BUT I still love reading. Will I get to read even half these books in 2019? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna try! (Side note: Some of these books I have read already and loved! Some of these are books I haven’t read but have been recommended to me and I plan to read this year).

A couple things before you dive-in to the list:

  1. I do have one request: If you read ANY of the books on the list. PLEASE let me know how you liked it! Like I said, I probably won’t be able to read all these books myself, but maybe we can start like a little mini bookclub, just me and you, and talk about them. LOL but seriously, send me a DM on Instagram so we can chat about the books.
  2. You can easily shop all of the books on the list by clicking on the image of the book. This will take you directly to Amazon where you can read more about the book and pick what form you want to order the book in (i.e. kindle, paperback, audio book, etc.). If you shop directly through these links, I may earn small commission as an Amazon Associate. THANK YOU for all your support if you do choose to shop directly through the link!!

Ok I’m done. Read away!

For the True Crime Detective (Suspense/Thriller):

A nosey neighbor, lots of wine and a mystery… (I basically just described myself…) This book was gifted to me last year, while I was already reading another book that is also on the list, and that I still haven’t finished. (HANDS UP IF YOU’RE A SLOW READER!) So I haven’t gotten to read this yet, but the person who gave it to me called it a great summer beach read.


I am so excited to read this book! Sadie goes missing and a serial podcast starts tracking clues in hopes of finding her. If you love serial podcasts like I do, you’ll definitely want to add this to your reading list for 2019.



I haven’t read this one yet, BUT I have heard words like “unputdownable,” “creepy,” and “keeps you guessing” to describe this novel. When I read the synopsis of the book, I got a very “You” on Netflix vibe from it… like creepy, obsessive, murder-y vibe… ya know?



Escape the Real World (Fantasy):

OK. GUYS. This is one of my favorite books! If you’re a sucker for dystopian books like me, or if you were totally into the whole Hunger Games series, you’ll definitely love this book. My sister gave me this book a few christmases ago and it was honestly one of the only books I have ever read that I really did not ever want to put down! P.S. This is book 1 in a trilogy, I am trying to finish up the book I’m reading now so I can read books 2 and 3 ASAP.


My sister gave me this book for Christmas this year, so I haven’t started reading it yet, BUT she has read it and said it was fantastic! Also, I’ve heard rumors that they are making this book into a Netflix show… so that’s got to mean it’s pretty dang good, right?



I’ve added this one to the list, because I thought the premise of the story sounds very interesting. The plot of the book is a town full of only men and one “boy” where all the women were killed off by some sort virus, and the same virus caused the boy to be able hear all the thoughts of the men in town. He learns horrible things about his town from all the thoughts and runaways, where he encounters a girl in the “outside world.” This book does have a LOT of mixed reviews, so I’m interested in reading it this year to see where I stand with it.

For the Love Lover (Romance): DISCLAIMER: I’m not a romance book kinda person, so I haven’t actually read any of these. They were all recommendations and/or had really good reviews. If you read any of these, let me know what you think!

Need a Laugh (Humor):

 I may be super bias towards this book due to my MAJOR LOVE for Aziz Ansari, but this book was way more informative than I expected, on top of being hilarious and insightful. He goes through his own dating/love experiences and even teams up with a sociologist to conduct research on love behaviors in different cultures. LOVED IT.


 Who doesn’t love Mindy Kaling?? She smart, hilarious and pretty dang relatable. This book may be a few years old now so if you’ve read it, sorry, but if you haven’t it’s not too late! Heck, I’m going to be reading it this year too. Also, where are my Office fans at???



I WAS SO HYPED FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT! Not only is Parks and Rec my all-time favorite show (hence my previously pronounced love for Aziz), but Nick and Megan are serious couple goals! This book is somewhat of a new release, end of 2018, so it’s high up on my list of books to read in 2019. I must add that after reading reviews of it, a good amount of  people mentioned it’s best to listen to as an audiobook. I am not an audiobook person and will still probably read the old fashion way, but if you DO happen to listen to the audiobook version… we should totally compare notes!

Wanting to Better Yourself (“Self-Help”):

Kind of a funny story behind this book… My boyfriend really wanted this book after the author was a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast (which my boyfriend listens to almost religiously). So he ordered the book and other than taken it out of the shipping package, he has not touched it. ONCE I picked it up and decided to read a chapter of it and actually found it to be pretty interesting. That is why I have added to the list to read in 2019, I mean we have it sitting here on our bookshelf so I might as well read the rest of it, right?

Have you watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix show? I feel like it’s all I’ve been talking about lately, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading her book. I thought the show was amazing, so I can’t even imagine what I’ll think of the book.



For a Trip Back in Time (Historical):

AHH, the book I am currently reading and have been since like July 2018… Like I said, I am the SLOWEST reader. I picked up this book after hearing about how good it was. Although it’s taking me forever and a day to read, I can say it’s been an awesome read so far and I’m always thrilled when I get the time to actually jump back in. It’s follows the architect, who is basically responsible for the Chicago skyline and the 1893 Chicago World Fair, and an infamous serial killer, dubbed “America’s First Serial Killer” during the same time period. It’s kind of like a 2-for-1 deal. Highly recommend if you’re into real history that super creepy and interesting.

If you don’t know who Virginia Hall is, you’re about to! While this isn’t a super thriller or anything like that, it’s definitely an interesting read and if you’re into badass women spies and WWII, this book should definitely be on your list for 2019!



The title of this book pretty much explains exactly what its about. This is another book that I’ve heard great things about. While it may not be the most exciting topic, it’s still super interesting and that’s why I plan to read it in 2019.



Real Life People Stories (Biography):

Ok so this book hasn’t been released yet. It comes out on May 28, 2019, but it’s definitely on my list of books to read this year. Click the picture to read all about it.



I’ve heard such great things about Michelle Obama’s new book. Personally, I think she is so inspiring and amazing, so this is definitely a must-read for 2019!



 If you know me personally and are reading this you’ll probably be shocked to hear that I haven’t read this book already. It has been stashed away in my Amazon wish list since before it came out, but I still just haven’t gotten around to ordering it….idk… BUT 2019 IS THE YEAR I WILL READ THIS BOOK. Amy Poehler is one of my idols so the fact that I haven’t read her book yet is beyond me. AND yes this is the THIRD book on this list by a Parks and Rec actor/actress, I’m not sorry.

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