Last week, I fangirled about my favorite contemporary reads this year, and this week, I gushed about my most highly anticipated Asian fantasy reads. Today, I’m bringing you the best of both worlds and screaming all about my most highly anticipated contemporary reads for 2019! 🎉 Truthfully, I was never the biggest fan of contemporary books, but this year, I started finding the most fluffy, heart-warming reads, and it’s safe to say that it’s become one of my favorite genres. 💞 Therefore, I present to you my most highly anticipated 2019 contemporary releases AKA books that I know will melt my heart:
I absolutely loved Always Never Yours beyond words, so I cannot wait for this release! Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka always write the most fun protagonists, and they do a fantastic job modernizing a classic Shakespearean tale. The cover for this book is incredibly gorgeous (it’s pink!!), and I love that it’s set in Los Angeles (SoCal represent ☀). The plotline also sounds somewhat similar to an enemies-to-lovers situation which we all know is a trope I love with all my heart.
In addition to reading and blogging, I’m also a huge fan of K-Pop music (ft. My K-Pop Reading Playlist), so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Maurene Goo would be writing a story a K-pop star protagonist!! Much like her other books’ covers, this cover is super adorable, and the synopsis already has my heart fluttering. 🎵
I haven’t even read this book, but I already know that I will love Ariel as a character, or at least I’ll be able to relate to him. ☁ You Asked For Perfect discusses academic pressure, and as someone who struggles with a lot of anxiety around school and grades, I know that this is a book that will touch my heart. Laura Silverman is an author I’ve been meaning to read from for a long time, so this is definite must-read next year!
When I first heard of this book, I had to wonder if it was inspired by this viral tweet. Hot Dog Girl is a coming-of-age queer romance, and it’s set in one of the most fun summer locations possible—an amusement park! I honestly love the concept of this book so much, and I just can’t wait to read it. 🌭
Geekerella was definitely one of my favorite contemporary reads this year, so I’m super excited to read another one of Ashley Poston’s books! 💫 The Princess and the Fangirl is a retelling of The Prince and the Pauper, and I can’t wait to see how Ashley Poston’s adds her creatives twists and be reunited with the Starfield franchise and fandom. I’m also suspecting there will be cameos from Elle and Damian, and it’ll be nice to see them as side characters in this story.
A summer romance with a coffee shop aesthetic featuring pies and lattes?? Your girl is onboard. ☕
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