Can't Wait Books of 2019

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*** Please do NOT add books without a release date.*** If the planned year of release cannot be confirmed, do not add the book to this list.

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message 1: by Leah (new)

Leah The following were deleted because their original publication date was not 2019.

Published in 2017
Pawns of Warby Elizabeth May https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Published in 2018
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Published in 2020
Jokes About Dead Girls by Richard Denney https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 2: by Sammm (last edited Aug 23, 2018 09:18PM) (new)

Sammm I'm a GR librarian myself, but I don't want to remove some of these in case they were later changed to actually belong on this list, especially the ones that are scheduled to be published in late 2018; for who knows, they might just actually get delayed to be in 2019. That being said, #108 and the two #136s def. have been published already, so after posting this message for say, a week, I'll be removing those three.

#1 Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4)
publication displaying 2020

#20 Evermore (Everless #2)
US editions currently have the publication date as Dec. 31 2018

#55 Navigating the Stars
currently has the publication date as Nov. 19 2018

#108 Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4) [removed]
THIS BOOK IS ALREADY AVAILABLE; people really need to learn to look beyond the unfortunate default edition. Literally only the US paperback (the said unfortunate default edition) is set to publish in 2019; the rest are all out there available to be purchased since July 3 2018.

#110 Harley Quinn: Mad Love
The hardcover edition currently has the publication date as Nov. 13 2018

#136 The Smiling Man (Aidan Waits Thriller #2) [removed]
UK editions have the publication date as Mar. 8 2018

#136 White Stag [removed]
A little hesitant about this one; it was first published as a free-online-read on wattpad; which is in fact completed at least in 2018 (not sure if it was finished updating before that.) St Martin's Press/Wednesday Books' edition is set to release in Jan. 8 2019; that shouldn't change the fact the first available edition is out there in 2018 though.

#181 The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries #1)
currently has the publication date as Dec. 1 2018


message 3: by Alba (new)

Alba Someone needs to change ACOTAR 4 cause its been pushed to 2020


message 4: by KP (new)

KP For the first time, I don't see Winds of Winter. Has even the GR community given up on ever getting it...?


message 5: by Lea (new)

Lea Vickery Can you add Good Night by L.R.W. Lee? It comes out next year. On the 14th of January


message 6: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 2 duplicates.


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Lea wrote: "Can you add Good Night by L.R.W. Lee? It comes out next year. On the 14th of January"

If you want this title on the list, and if you are not the author, you can add it yourself. Go to the top of the list, and there's a tab on the right hand side above it.


message 8: by Leah (new)

Leah The following was deleted because its original publication date was not 2019.

Published in 2018

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 9: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis From page 4, The Liar's Room, 2018:
https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


message 10: by Donna (last edited Dec 07, 2018 12:36AM) (new)

Donna Davis From page 2, 2016 original pub date, In Paris With You, removed:
https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...

And Navigating the Stars, 2018 pub date:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

From page 4: Sixty Seconds, by Jesse Blackadder, 2017:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Pro tip: If it's been published in another country but is new to the place you live, it isn't newly published. This can be frustrating, and of course anyone that wants a list for books newly published in the UK, or new in Australia, or in the US, or wherever, can start one, but this list isn't that. We have to work with the title and the subtext specified by the listmaker.


message 11: by Leah (new)

Leah Donna wrote: "Pro tip: If it's been published in another country but is new to the place you live, it isn't newly published."

Thank you, Donna, for pointing that out. :-) And thank you for helping scrub the list!


message 12: by Rosa (new)

Rosa I can’t wait for Anthem, the final book of the Sixties Trilogy by Deborah Wiles. It’s supposed to come out in Fall 2019, but there’s no record here yet.
Also, Time of the Dapper Men was supposed to have come out this summer, but it didn’t. It would be wonderful if it came out next year.


message 13: by Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (last edited Dec 22, 2018 02:49PM) (new)

Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon Leigh Bardugo said that Six of Crows #3 is many years down the line, not next year.


message 14: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 3 duplicates.


message 15: by Leah (new)

Leah Removed The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab as it is set for 2020 publication. Please see the Can't Wait Books of 2020 list to vote for it.


message 16: by Jade (new)

Jade Duong Alba wrote: "Someone needs to change ACOTAR 4 cause its been pushed to 2020"
Isn't it A Court of Frost and Starlight? or is that a not the ACOTAR 4?


message 17: by Jade (new)

Jade Duong Alba wrote: "Someone needs to change ACOTAR 4 cause its been pushed to 2020"
Isn't it A Court of Frost and Starlight? or is that a not the ACOTAR 4?


message 18: by Alba (last edited Feb 26, 2019 03:16AM) (new)

Alba ACOTAR 4 and An Ember in the Ashes #4 for should be taken down as they are slated for 2020.


message 19: by Leah (last edited Mar 27, 2019 01:48PM) (new)

Leah Publication for The Night Country has been moved to January 7, 2020 for all editions. See the publisher's page at https://us.macmillan.com/books/978125...

Publication for The City We Became has been moved to March 31, 2020 for all editions. See the publisher's page at https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/tit...

I've added both to the Can't Wait 2020 list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 20: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Leah wrote: "Publication for The Night Country has been moved to January 7, 2020 for all editions. See the publisher's page at https://us.macmillan.com/books/978125...

Publication for [book..."


Both of the above titles have been deleted; the system found and removed 2 duplicates.


message 21: by Leah (last edited Mar 28, 2019 05:31AM) (new)

Leah Donna wrote: "Both of the above titles have been deleted; the system found and removed 2 duplicates."

Thanks, Donna! Are you able to edit those 2 book pages so they reflect the new pub dates? (Trying to avoid someone adding them back on this list b/c they see the original PLANNED dates versus the new publisher dates.)

Would you also be able to remove the following 3 as well? They're also set for 2020 publication:

Untitled (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... - currently #3 on the Can't Wait 2019 list

Untitled (An Ember in the Ashes #4) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... -
currently #7 on the Can't Wait 2019 list

Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... - currently #23 on the Can't Wait 2019 list


message 22: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Leah wrote: "Donna wrote: "Both of the above titles have been deleted; the system found and removed 2 duplicates."

Thanks, Donna! Are you able to edit those 2 book pages so they reflect the new pub dates? (Try..."


I have removed them. Their 2020 release dates were already in the system when I arrived.


message 23: by Leah (new)

Leah Donna wrote: "I have removed them. Their 2020 release dates were already in the system when I arrived."

Many thanks!


message 24: by Alba (new)

Alba Crescent City needs to be deleted to as it's slated for a 2020 release.


message 25: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Suderman The third Six of Crows book @ #19 has no release date, even accepting that it's going to be a third in the current series and not a new series/duology/trilogy.


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Every Note Played was first published in 2018.

I'll be removing this one (position 598) unless someone has a reason for it to stay.


message 27: by Alba (new)

Alba Chain of Gold and House of Earth and Blood need to go down too as they come out in 2020.


message 28: by Leah (new)

Leah Publication for Deathless Divide has been moved to February 4, 2020 for all editions. See the publisher's page at https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062...

I've added it to the Can't Wait 2020 list https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 29: by Leah (new)

Leah I've submitted a request to librarian to remove the following which have 2020 (or later) publication dates:

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare currently on page 1 at #3 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas currently on page 1 at #4 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Untitled (Six of Crows #3) by Leigh Bardugo currently on page 1 at #17 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... - no publication date and the author and her publisher have both commented that it will be years until its release. Per list description, books must have at least a set year of release to be included on this Can't Wait list.

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland currently on page 3 at #281 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 30: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Leah wrote: "I've submitted a request to librarian to remove the following which have 2020 (or later) publication dates:

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare currently on page 1 at #3 https://w..."


All of these have been removed. thank you!


message 31: by Leah (new)

Leah Tracy wrote: "All of these have been removed."

Many thanks!


message 32: by Loriidae (last edited Jun 15, 2019 09:21PM) (new)

Loriidae #485 How to Live an Undead Lie published 2018
#1206 Lord of the Fading Lands published 2007


message 33: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Loriidae wrote: "#485 How to Live an Undead Lie published 2018
#1206 Lord of the Fading Lands published 2007"


Both have been removed.


message 34: by Janet (last edited Jun 25, 2019 05:21AM) (new)

Janet Martin Every year George RR Martin's new GoT title, The Winds of Winter shows up on these most anticipated lists. No hope for 2019, but there is apparently an announcement about 2020--https://www.express.co.uk/entertainme...

So please delete this from the 2019 list.


message 35: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Janet wrote: "Every year George RR Martin's new GoT title, The Winds of Winter shows up on these most anticipated lists. No hope for 2019, but there is apparently an announcement about 2020--https://www.express...."

What number in this list is this book? I'm happy to remove it from the list but am struggling to locate it in this long list. Thanks


message 36: by Janet (last edited Jun 26, 2019 05:58AM) (new)

Janet Martin So sorry--I think it was on the first page, and if so, you already got it. i'll keep an eye out as I browse. I did come across some books that caught my eye because I've already read them. All very good, but not eligible for this list--

#748-Uprooted, 2015
#1122-The Sentence is Death, 2018
#1307-Closer Than You Think


message 37: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla Janet wrote: " I did come across some books that caught my eye because I've already read them. All very..."

THANKS -- these 3 are removed! =)


message 38: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Fleming-Swehla https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

If Only You Knew is now slated for 2/2020 publication. I've removed this from this list.


message 39: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy I cleared one duplicate and deleted (again?) The Winds of Winter.


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