How many of my most anticipated books of 2019 have I actually read? (Part 1)

Okay so I got the idea for this post from Naty’s blog and I am having fun looking at my old posts.

I’ve been posting four “Most anticipated releases” posts a year since 2018 (with releases from each trimester) and I always know I’m not going to read all of those and that after my post has been published I will inevitably discover something else that I will want to read coming out in those months. But now I want to do some math and see how many books I’ve read and how many I’ve even kept on my TBR.



✅ = read

❌ = not read, still on TBR

🚫 = not read, removed from TBR

😔 = DNF’d


First trimester

(original post here)

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole – ✅

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – ✅

Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh – 🚫

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – ✅

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas – ❌

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau – 🚫

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson – ✅

The Fever King by Victoria Lee – ✅

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl – 🚫

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman – 🚫

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – ✅

The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore – ✅

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett – 🚫

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Second trimester

(original post here)

➣ The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – 🚫

➣ Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – 🚫

➣ Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi – ❌

➣ The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – ✅

➣ Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner – ❌

➣ King of Fools by Amanda Foody – ✅

➣ A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole – ❌

➣ Belly Up by Eva Darrows – 🚫

➣ Chosen Champion by Elise Kova – ✅

➣ Reverb by Anna Zabo – 😔

➣ Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – ❌

➣ Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – ✅

➣ Kings, Queens and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju – 🚫

➣ We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – ❌

➣ Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – ✅

➣ I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver – ❌

➣ Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde – ❌

➣ A Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – ✅

➣ Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas – 🚫

➣ Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi – 🚫

➣ All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – 🚫



✅ = 13

❌ = 8

🚫 = 12

😔 = 1

So that was…interesting to see. Also from my part not really unexpected at all! I really go through phases of wanting to read something but then realizing I don’t care enough and there are way too many books to read anyway.

I will also say that I finally admitted to myself that I am a little bit over YA as a whole and I think this has impacted the way I saw some of my most anticipated (especially of the first part of the year).

Earlier this year I also did a massive removal of more than two hundred (!!) books from my digital shelf. I went from 414 to 182 in one evening, and by now I have removed a few more, getting down to 172.

It was only thanks to some internal work (admitting genres I don’t like anymore etc) that I managed to do such a massive removal, so I’m not really counting this post and the fact that I didn’t really read most of my anticipated releases as a negative thing, on the contrary! I am now more in touch with my likes and dislikes, and that’s always a good thing.

I divided this post in two parts because there were just too many books, the next part will come out sometime in the future (read: when I’m out of ideas on what to post fsdhjsh).

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Do you always manage to read your most anticipated releases? 



5 thoughts on “How many of my most anticipated books of 2019 have I actually read? (Part 1)

  1. No time for the fear of missing out! I should probably do the same with most of the YA contemporaries on my TBR. 90% of it is just not for me anymore.

    Looking at my two “most anticipated of 2019” posts, I think my lists weren’t that off in terms of what I actually managed to read (20 out of 31 with 1 removal is not that bad) but not necessarily in terms of what I liked (…half of those 20 were three stars and under). My interests are also changing and that’s fine.


    1. my early TBR (in terms of when i started reviewing books) has been almost entirely dictated by FOMO and i’m CHANGING that!!

      i haven’t shared if i liked them in the post, but out of all the ones i’ve actually read i liked all of them (!!) and I think only one is a three stars! i’m sorry you didn’t like a lot of your anticipated books, but yeah, changing tastes/interests will do that to you. hopefully this year will be better for you!

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