I’m always thinking about what I want to read next, and which new books I can’t wait to get ahold of. Once the year starts winding down, I start getting really excited to look ahead at all of the great new books coming out in the next one. This year, I’ve read a LOT of wonderful 2017 releases (especially Little & Lion, The Idea of You, The Summer House, and Little Fires Everywhere), which makes me even more excited for what 2018 has in store.
Below are ten books I can’t wait to read in 2018. I’d love to know what’s on your TBR list for the upcoming year too!
10. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I’ll admit, I haven’t read The Nightingale and am not sure if I will, but I’ve read many other Kristin Hannah books and have always liked them. Her next one is set in Alaska, (and if you’ve read my last post, you’ll know that it’s one of my favorite places in the whole world), so I can’t wait to check this one out! Release date: February 6
9. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. I’ve never read Tayari Jones before, but I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s a powerful novel that takes a hard look at the truth behind marriage and relationships, especially when they are put to the ultimate test. Release date: February 6
8. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. This is Jasmine Guillory’s debut novel, and it looks like a really fun, sweet, enjoyable read. I always like having something a little lighter in my TBR pile, and this looks like the perfect addition. Release date: February 6
7. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, et al. This is a collection of short stories from a really great group of YA authors, including two of my favorites, Nicola Yoon and Katie Cotugno. It looks adorable, and I’m so happy it’ll be out right after the new year! Release date: January 2
6. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin. This is another debut, and it looks so good! A novel centered on friendship, love, and forgiveness, about three doctors whose lives are intertwined and filled with secrets. I can’t wait! Release date: February 13
5. Indecent by Corinne Sullivan. Another debut novel that looks like it’s going to be great! Plus, when I saw that the main character of this book is from Buffalo (where my husband is from), and she takes a teaching job in Westchester (where I am from), I knew I’d have to read it. Release date: March 6
4. Untitled #4 by Hannah McKinnon. This book doesn’t have a title or cover yet, but if it’s anything like McKinnon’s previous three novels, I know I’m going to like it. Her books take place in small New England towns, centered on family and relationships, and always manage a perfect balance of humor and heart. Release date: June 5
3. Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman. I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Abbi Waxman’s 2017 debut, The Garden of Small Beginnings. It was sweet, funny, and I fell in love with all of the characters. When I saw that her next novel is coming out next year, I immediately put it at the top of my TBR list. Release date: April 3
2. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Over the past couple years, Kristan Higgins has quickly become one of my favorite, and most-read authors. Her stories are so funny but deep and personal all at the same time. Her last book, On Second Thought, was one of my favorites of the year, and I can’t wait to dive into the next one! (This technically comes out at the end of 2017, but the Kindle version will be released in January so I decided to include it). Release date: December 26, 2017
1. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace. If you haven’t read Amanda Lovelace’s first poetry collection, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, you definitely should. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever read, and I keep picking it back up to revisit her raw, honest, beautiful words. I especially love the way she turns fairytale conventions completely upside down, and brings them into real, contemporary, and at times painful, life. I’m already counting down the days until this second collection comes out! Release date: March 6