Make sure to pre-order new books from Siri Hustvedt, Patrick McGilligan, Megan K. Stack, Melinda Gates, and Thomas Harris.
Have you finished the ebooks you planned to read during long winter evenings? No? An e-reader or book reading app will handle them all – together with the ones you might get interested right now.
In a new edition of our quarterly overview of the most interesting upcoming new book releases, we’ve picked twelve books that should meet diverse expectations, from romance to history, to biographies, to self-help.
The books listed below will be a great read not only in spring but also summer, and I’m sure you’re not familiar with some of the titles that are included.
As usual, we list the books together with shortened blurbs, release dates, and links to main ebookstores: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple Books.
Below the list, you will find an infographic with all top book releases of spring 2019. Feel free to share your recommendations with friends and followers.
12 top new ebooks to read in spring 2019
The First Lady
From the master of suspense novels comes a new thriller that is a great complement of the author’s recent most popular book The President Is Missing.
The plot opens with the similar question: what would happen if the First Lady were missing?
A mysterious disappearance of the First Lady is being investigated by a top secret agent Sally Grissom in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president’s affair.
Was the First Lady trying to avoid media and cut off all contact? It had seemed so until a ransom note arrived.
Taking us nearly from pole to pole and across decades of lived experience, the National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world.
Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope – a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America’s great thinkers and most humane voices.
Memories of the Future
A provocative, exuberant new novel from the internationally bestselling and prizewinning author of The Blazing World.
Memories of the Future tells the story of a young Midwestern woman’s first year in New York City in the late 1970s and her obsession with her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite.
Elaborately structured, intellectually rigorous, urgently paced, poignant, and often wildly funny, the novel brings together themes that have made Hustvedt among the most celebrated novelists working today.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found.
Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she’s not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble.
She runs. You follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed.
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award–winner Mel Brooks was behind some of the most influential comedy hits of our time, including The 2,000 Year Old Man, Get Smart, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein.
A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant covers his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater.
Written by Patrick McGilligan, Funny Man delivers a great man’s unforgettable life story and an anatomy of the American dream of success.
Megan K. Stack
When Megan Stack’s family grew and her husband’s job took them to Dehli, a series of Chinese and Indian women cooked, cleaned, and babysat in her home.
Stack grew increasingly aware of the brutal realities of their lives: domestic abuse, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancies. Hiring poor women had given her the ability to work while raising her children, but what ethical compromise had she made?
Women’s Work is an unforgettable story of four women as well as an electrifying meditation on the evasions of marriage, motherhood, feminism, and privilege.
Martha Hall Kelly
A prequel to the million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls is set a generation earlier and features Caroline Ferriday’s mother, Eliza.
In this new brilliant historical tale inspired by true events, we follow three equally indomitable women under the shadow of World War I.
From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live, to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways.
Free to Focus
Most people think productivity is about finding or saving time. But it’s not. It’s about making our time work for us.
In Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less, the New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt reveals to readers nine proven ways to win at work so they are finally free to succeed at the rest of life – their health, relationships, hobbies, and more.
The book will help you redefine goals, evaluate what’s working, cut out the nonessentials, focus on the most important tasks, manage your time and energy, and build momentum for a lifetime of success.
The Department of Sensitive Crimes
Alexander McCall Smith
From the author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency comes a novel featuring inspector Ulf Varg.
He is a part of the Sensitive Crimes Division, a team of dedicated detectives in the Malmö police department who work on cases considered especially strange and difficult.
No case is too unusual, too complicated, or too insignificant for this squad to solve.
“Equally hilarious and heartening, The Department of Sensitive Crimes is a tour de farce from a true master.”
The Moment of Lift
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live.
In The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world.
And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.
A debut from Melinda Gates is a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.
From the creator of The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.
Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion in Miami Beach. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider.
Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status.
The woman catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller resembling Paradise Lost by Philip K. Dick.
One beautiful autumn day, Richard Forthrast, the founder of the multibillion gaming company, is pronounced brain dead during a routine medical procedure, leaving his family and close friends with difficult decisions.
In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on.
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12 most anticipated books of 2018 – infographic
If you love the books that are going to be released this spring, share the love! Which of these titles is on your book wish list already?
Popular ebook bestseller lists
If you’d like to find more ebooks to read, you can also check out bestseller lists from popular ebookstores:
- Top 100 Kindle Best Sellers – a list of books that are currently top selling in the Kindle Store. This list is being updated a few times a day. You can switch from here to the list of Top 100 Hot New Releases in Kindle Ebooks.
- Top 100 Bestselling Nook Books – Barnes & Noble has a bestseller list, where you can limit your search to a specific category, or filter the results by price or age group.
- Top 50 Kobo Ebooks – the list of best selling books in the Kobo ebookstore. It’s refreshed every hour. You can browse here for top sellers in six most popular categories.
- Top 100 Books in the Apple Bookstore – Apple doesn’t explain how they compile this chart, but we can guess it’s based on the number of paid downloads.
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Keep exploring. Here are other lists with book best sellers:
- 25 best books to read in 2019 so far, by genre
- Amazon’s picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far are here!
- 18 best selling Kindle books of 2019 in fiction and nonfiction
- These New York Times bestsellers are perfect summer reads. Today up to 80% off
- What do reading level tests say about bestselling books?