39 Fiction Books Coming Out In 2019 To Add To Your Reading List For The New Year

There are many things you cannot predict about the future, but there is one thing I know for sure about the coming year: the new fiction books of 2019 will be extraordinary.

If you love romance, you're in luck. In 2019, Helen Hoang, Jasmine Guillory, Sally Thorne, and Jill Santopolo will all release new books. But if you're more inclined towards fantasy, that's OK, too: sci-fi star Ann Leckie has a new fantasy book coming out, and G. Willow Wilson and The Tiger's Wife author Téa Obreht are both out with new books that blend history with magic. There are plenty of speculation fiction books in the works, too — including a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale!

And, of course, it's shaping up to be a phenomenal year for literary fiction. In 2019, expect new books from Helen Oyeyemi, Susan Choi, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Elizabeth McCracken, Valeria Luiselli, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Laila Lalami, and "Cat Person" author Kristen Roupenian.

The list below doesn't include any works by male authors, but don't forget that The Underground Railroad author Colson Whitehead has a new novel, Nickel Boys, out next year.

Get ready to read your heart out — here are the 39 most-anticipated fiction books of 2019.