One of my new favorite ways to ring in the bookish year is by choosing new releases that I believe will earn 5 stars upon reading them. In 2019, I was pretty accurate about the books that I predicted would be 5 star reads, and even the books that didn’t get a full 5 stars were mostly pretty close.
We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
Release Date: March 31
We Are the Wildcats is currently my most anticipated contemporary release of the year! I loved everything about Siobhan Vivian’s previous release, Stay Sweet. The book is told over 24 hours, following a high field hockey team’s sleepover/initiation.
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Release Date: May 5
I haven’t met a Jenn Bennett that I haven’t LOVED, so I’m sure Chasing Lucky will be no exception. I always love the character growth, relationships, and maturity in her books. Chasing Lucky also takes place in New England at a family-run BOOKSTORE.
House of Earth & Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: March 3
Sarah J.Maas is another favorite author of mine whose books I haven’t ever not loved. I’m so excited for her to enter the adult fantasy world with Crescent City. I’d read this book regardless of its synopsis, but I’m so intrigued by this one. I’m also excited to see SJM take on a contemporary fantasy setting, although Fae will of course be involved.
The Undercover Bromance (The Bromance Book Club #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Release Date: March 10
The Bromance Book Club stole my sports romance-loving heart in 2019. From the synopsis-men reading romance novels in order to help them with their relationships-, relationship development, and everything in between, I loved everything about it so much and I’m expecting a lot of the same elements to appear in the second book in the series, The Undercover Bromance.
10 Things I Hate About Pinky (Dimple & Rishi #3) by Sandhya Menon
Release Date: June 30
While I’ve really enjoyed Sandhya Menon’s previous books, There’s Something About Sweetie absolutely stole my heart in 2019. 10 Things I Hate About Pinky follows two characters from the Ashish and Sweetie world and sensing their chemistry in that book, I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops in their own story arc.
Untitled/American Royals #2 by Katherine McGee
American Royals is another book where I loved every single element and I’ve honestly fallen more in love with it since reading it. There are so many things left unsaid about the characters and relationships in book #1, and I think I’m really going to love what Katherine McGee has in store.
What books do you think will be 5 star reads for you this year? Any that I mentioned? Share in the comments!