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I’m about to go film, but as soon as I’m done I have uhhhhh 130+ books on my anticipated of 2019 shelf to talk about and I’m ready to be excited
We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
-Sci-fi set in a post-post racial future south
-getting alllll the early hype…
2. The Woman at the Tower by Rachel Swirsky
-Retelling of Rapunzel
-feminist and super queer
-Rapunzel's "witch" is actually her lover, a female professor of anthropology…
3. The Poison Within by Rachel Marie Pearcy
-I've already read this as an editor IT'S GREAT
-Redemption storyline for an evil queen
-Royal ladies falling for each other…
4. The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess
-Woman who wants to get into publishing goes to a literary masquerade party
-Set in 1987…
5. I Knew Him by Abigail de Niverville
-almost no specifics yet lol
-bisexual protags and a production of Hamlet?? sold…
6. She's the Worst by Lauren Spieller
-About two sisters
-comps to 10 Things I Hate About You and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
-Basically gimme…
7. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
-About a missing cook and a massive ponzi scheme??…
8. Hotel Dare by Terry Blas & Claudia Aguirre
-Three siblings visit their abuela at her haunted hotel
-Turns out there are saper magical portals behind every door…
9. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
-"The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing." HELLO WHAT…
10. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States by Samantha Allen
-Written by a trans woman (now married to another woman) who grew up as a Mormon, collecting stories of queer people in red states
11. The Choice Between by James Brandon
-Set in the 1970s
-About a queer boy who loves sci-fi
-Romance and identity! Yes!…
12. American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
-Set in the Cold War
-About a black woman who can't move through the ranks of the FBI
-Joins a task force to take down a revolutionary she secretly admires…
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
-Retelling of Lord of the Flies with lots of creepy body horror and queer girls
14. The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
-Sci-fi set in the Virgin Islands
-Islanders and aliens have lived peacefully together for years
-Follows three families at the center of the collapse of this peace…
15. Walking on the Ceiling by Aysegül Savas
-Set in Paris and Instanbul
-A girl mourning her mother
-Finding friendship and connection with an older British writer she has always admired…
16. The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
-Sci-fi horror
-Cave expedition on a foreign planet
17. A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
-Set in Brooklyn
-Follows three generations of Palestinian women…
18. Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
-Description is vague (?) but I will read anything Mark writes
-Seems like a contemporary about a girl with bits of magical realism…
19. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
-Set in medieval Whales
-A historical fantasy about two teens trying to prevent the dead from rising every night…
20. Mable & Audre's Existential Transcendental Journey Through Black Universe by Junauda Petrus
-"the story of two young women, one from the Caribbean, one Black American, who fall in love and create magic."
-also sad probably but i'm excitED…
21. Mayhem by Estelle Laure
-Set int he 80s
-Lost Boys meets The Craft?? Apparently??…
22. The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Monique Bonneau
-A girl from the past comes waltzing back into the MC's life
-queer girls
-Honestly the blurb is confusing as hell but I want queer girls with fascinating setting and style soooo…
23. The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa
-Items start going missing from a small town
-People who remember the things that go missing become Memory Police
-Literature as a way of preserving the past?
-Sounds spooky and fabulous…
24. Last Night in Nuuk by Niviaq Korneliussen
-About young life in Greenland
-Being translated to English in 2019…
25. War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
-Follows two sisters
-Set in a future, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria
-I'm sorry, go read that last sentence again and tell me you don't want to read this…
26. A Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin
-Short story collection
-Being translated in 2019
-Sounds like horror with a lot of weird and all the wonderful
27. Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
-Released in American 2019
-Short story collection
-A collection about immigrants and identity at home and abroad…
28. Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
-"A queer outlaw mechanic must team up with her worst enemies to save her village and the planet"
-that's the good shit right there…
29. Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore
-A mysterious band releases one song per day for ten days in a row
-A blogger investigates the impossible mystery…
30. The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
-Generational mystery about the women who invented time travel
-Also about the psychological impacts of people who have traveled through time and changed the past/present…
31. Semper Augustus by Mackenzi Lee
-Set in Holland in 1637
-f/f romance
-A girl possibly lying to her father to sell a fake version of the most valuable tulip of her time and save herself and her brother…
32. The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia
-Being translated in 2019
-About a small village that discovers an abandoned baby covered in a blanket of bees…
33. Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
-about “a gay Texas teen’s heart-wrenching quest to rescue her beloved after both girls have been sent away from their small town to be ‘fixed.’ ”
-I am prepared to CRY…
34. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
-Series getting hardcover releases in 2019
-Part 1 of Murderbot Diaries
-Scientific missions are now monitored by androids, this one is being monitored by one that calls itself "murderbot"…
35. In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
-Part 4 of Wayward Children series!!!!
-Set in the Goblin Market
-One of my fave series I can't wait to read this wow…
36. Rise as One by Ashok K. Banker
-A group of diverse teens get tasked with pulling a heist
-The biggest Six of Crows vibes, but I'm hoping this one stands out as its own thing…
37. Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
-I don't have anything else to say this looks fucking beautiful…
38. Children of the River Ghost by Alexandra Aceves
-YA horror
-About a girl who moves to Mexico and falls for a mysterious girl who may be the ghost of La Llorona
39. The Virgin Charge by Virginia Schwartz
-Set in 1857
-Charles Dickens on a mission to save "fallen women"
-Orpha is saved from prison by Dickens, tries to make her own way while possibly forming an attraction for another woman…
40. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
-This has necromancy and sword fighting AND queer girls?
-Also possibly enemies to lovers f/f…
41. The Binding by Bridgette Collins
-Historical fiction
-Feelings and memories can be removed
-Bookbinding is a magical, mysterious art that involves sealing memories into the pages of books…
42. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
-1950s San Francisco
-About the overlap between the city's Chinese-American and queer communities…
43. Only Mostly Devastated by S. Gonzales
-Inspired by Grease
-About a boy who starts at a new school and discovers the boy he had a summer fling with now refuses to even look at him
44. Slayer by Kiersten White
-Set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
-About a girl raised as a Watcher
-She is the newest Chosen One, but also the last Slayer. Ever.…
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
-“The Handmaid’s Tale meets Thelma and Louise in an alternate Wild West setting.”
-This looks fabulous…
Borderland by Graham Akhurst
-"A coming-of-age, YA eco-thriller about Indigenous land rights with sci-fi elements."
-I am dying to get more information about this book…
47. The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
-After getting caught kissing her girlfriend, Rukhsana is sent to Bangladesh and thrust into the world of arranged marriage
-Queer Muslim girl book!!! ahhh!!…
48. Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
-"pitched as Aegon Targaryen and Hermione Granger with dragons"
-Inspired by Plato's Republic
-I have no idea what any of this means but I'm still excited…
49. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
-Set in a small college town
-A freshman falls asleep and cannot be roused by anyone, it turns out to be a sickness that spreads rapidly
-Comps to Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go and looks BRILLIANT…
50. Guardians of the Dawn by S. Jae-Jones
-Four girls must combine their elemental magic to defeat a growing evil
-Inspired by magical girl stories like Sailor Moon
-Hi, hey, hello, fabulous concept you got there wow…
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
-Set on a planet where the government controls the environment, alternating between bitter darkness and stark, unending daylight…
52. The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
-"The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability."
-The full description of this sounds heartbreaking and a+…
53. When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
-"A group of high school girls face up to the consequences of a disastrous magical accident resulting in a dead boy on prom night."
-*cups hands around mouth* QUEER LADY WITCHES ALL DAY EVERY DAY…
54. The Gilded Wolves by Roshanki Chokshi
-Set in Paris 1889
-Another heist book bless up 2019
-Features lots of POC and queer mains…
55. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
-"A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia"
-This cover.... is too good... I cry…
56. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
-5 teens hack the account of one of their billionaire dad's in order to pay for college
-Also one of the protags is aro/ace woooo!…
57. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
-You KNOW I'm excited about anything Angie writes from now on
-Daughter of an underground rap legend who wants to be one of the next greatest rappers of all time…
58. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
-Sophie donates a kidney to her best friend (also secret crush)
-Post-transplant Peter is dealing with feeling indebted while also wanting to be his own person and falling for a guy…
59. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
-Overlapping stories of a young boy searching for his dead master's finger and a dressmaker who moonlights as a dancer to pay for her mother's debts…
60. Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
-Meet cute between a boy who doesn't want to work at his family's bakery anymore and the boy who is interviewing to take over the job
-This graphic novel looks bEAUTIFUL…
61. The Black Coats by Coleen Oakes
-Follows a group called The Black Coats who exact vengeance on men who hurt women and girls
-Thea is a new recruit, eager to punish her cousin's killer, a man who walked free…
62. Tarot by Marissa Kennerson
-Set in a fantasy world inspired by Tarot cards
-Anna discovers she was lied to about her lineage, that she is actually the daughter of a powerful magician, and the kind lives in fear of her magic developing…
63. Cherokee America by Margaret Verble
-Set in 1875
-Follows Check: a singer, a mother of 5, and a wealthy farmer
-When five people go missing all at once, Check sets off to solve the mystery…
64. The Afterward by E.K. Johnston
-Epic fantasy about an apprentice Knight and a not-so reformed thief trying to live their lives after accidentally being heroes
-But they're both GIRLS
-And this is GAY
65. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
-About former best friends after one of them dies... and then comes back to life
-Has comps to Pushing Daisies so I'll be screaming forever if you need me
66. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
-A mystery about Yale secret society's
-20-year-old protag is a second chance Freshman monitoring possible occult activity
67. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
-Set in the 70s
-Follows two loners who cross paths, a commune, and scary magical occurances
-One of the MCs has Tourette's!…
68. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
-Set in an alternate version of Cairo
-Follows two agents from the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities as they investigate a haunted tram car…
69. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
-Four crooks set out to take down their criminal leader after finding out the plot behind his dangerous magic
-Described as a gangster fantasy ahhhHHHHHH YES…
70. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
-Althea and Proctor are shining members of their community until they are caught embezzling
-Althea's sisters are left to pick up the pieces of their family during the trial…
71. Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
-Two best friends host a TV show about campy creature films
-They start to grow apart during their senior year of high school…
72. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
-A new Erin Morgenstern book AHHHHHHHHHHH
-A grad student finds a weird and magical book that somehow has a story from his own life among the rest…
73. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
-MASSIVE epic fantasy
-A queendom without an heir, a lady-in-waiting hiding loyalty to a secret society, a dragon rider in training, all in a world divided
-Apparently the queerest of the queer…
74. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
-A world split in two and ruled by goddesses
-Twins separated at birth must cross a divide and rule together…
75. The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
-8 teens come together and declare themselves the Last Teens on Earth after aliens destroy the planet
-MC is an bisexual aromantic Latina pilot CAN WE GET A HELL YEAH…
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