There is nothing more frustrating than accidentally reading a not so great book. Picture it: you've finally carved out time in your busy mom schedule to relax with a quality page turner; you've settled in with a glass of pinot and noise cancelling headphones while your partner handles the kids for a night; and then you discover the story you've already invested 100 pages in won't ever get more interesting *screams internally.* Romper gets you don't have time for that kind of disappointment in your life, which is why I'm hitting you with the most exciting book releases of 2019 to make this your best year of reading yet.
This obviously isn't an all-encompassing list of the good books that will come out this year, but it gives you the low down on 17 standouts that critics are already loving. Some are essay collections, others are gripping novels, and there are a couple of memoirs that will break your heart and renew your hope in mankind all at once (efficient!). So as you plan out your reading time for the year, you can relax knowing that a bad book won't spoil your fun thanks to these recommendations. (I make no promises about screaming toddlers or bath-time crises getting in your way.)