The books we’re looking forward to in 2019!

by |January 9, 2019

Behold, the most anticipated fiction releases of 2019 (that we know about so far!) These are novels with so much buzz, we’re pretty sure everyone is going to be reading them this year.

We’ve got new novels coming from Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Graeme Simsion and Elizabeth Gilbert! Ben Okri, Marlon James, Erin Morgentsern, Melina Marchetta and so many more … there are some really amazing books due to hit shelves over the next 12 months.

Scroll down to take a peek at what 2019 will look like in the world of fiction – but remember it’s only January and there’s a lot we don’t know yet. We will be updating this post throughout the year as we receive the latest news about the most exciting new books to be published in 2019!


The Binding by Bridget Collins

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Two Girls Down by Louis Luna

Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare

The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden 

2019 books


The Rip by Mark Brandi

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri

You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

Zebra by Debra Adelaide

We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill

Adele by Leila Slimani

Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison

books 2019


The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminksy

Make Me A City by Jonathan Carr

Hare’s Fur by Trevor Shearston

Islands by Peggy Frew

The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson

The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow by Matt Howard

Hunter by Jack Heath

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly


Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

King of Kings by Wilbur Smith

The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta

Spring by Ali Smith

2016 BOOKS



Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons 

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

Hush Hush by Candice Fox and James Patterson

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

Untitled new novel by Thomas Harris


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Ditch by Herman Koch

Big Sky by Kate Atksinson

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung


Blood River by Tony Cavanaugh

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead


The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy


The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls


Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre

Girl by Edna O’Brien

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Blue Moon by Lee Child


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 


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Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Category Manager for Children's and Young Adult Books. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling

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