December 26

Top Ten Tuesday: 2018 Releases I Can’t Wait For

December 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018. Most of the books at the top of my list are from authors that I have read before that I have loved. Some of these do not even have covers yet, but I’m still so excited that I’m including them here. Here’s what I can’t wait for (click on the book title to be taken to the Goodreads description):

Young Adult Selections:

There Will Be Other Summers by Benjamin Alire Saenz: I LOVED Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and this novel is the follow up to that. If you haven’t yet read Aristotle and Dante, listen to the audio as it is narrated by Lin Manuel Miranda!

Puddin by Julie Murphy:  I LOVED Dumplin’ and all it’s Dolly Parton references. This one is the follow up to Dumplin, and I’m beyond excited to immerse myself in this world again!

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli: Becky is quickly becoming one of my very favorite authors. The way she is able to capture the feelings and experiences of her characters is unmatched by any other author. I loved Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and this book is a follow up with Leah from that novel.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee: Another one with no cover that I am totally excited for. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was one of my favorites of 2017, and I’m thrilled for the next one in the series which features strong female characters!

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis: One of my all time favorite authors Jennifer Niven has been promoting this book like crazy, and anything that Jennifer says I am going to listen to. I enjoy coming-of-age stories that feature a diverse main character.

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter: Although they are lighter fare, I enjoy reading Carter’s books of spies and teenagers. I love the unique settings and plotlines. I’m not sure if this one is a stand alone or the start of a new series, but I am in regardless. Anytime you mention the Secret Service, I am most likely in…..I have a slight obsession!

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera: Two of my favorite authors teaming up to write this one? Of course I am in! I don’t even know much about the plot, but it doesn’t matter….I’m sure it’s going to be a win!

Fiction Selections:

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian: If you’ve followed this blog for anytime at all, you know that Bohjalian is almost a guarantee read for me as soon as it’s released. This one features a dead body, a hungover flight attendant, and a good mystery. I can’t wait!

Still Me by Jojo Moyes: Although I didn’t love After You nearly as much as Me Before You, Still Me is a MUST read for me. I hope that it compares to the first book in the series. I loved the character of Louisa, and I can’t wait to see what she is up to now.

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin: Benjamin is one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and this one about early female Hollywood superstars is definitely intriguing to me. I hope it compares to the rest of her novels.

What books are you looking forward to in 2018? What should I add to my list?

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Posted December 26, 2017 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Top Ten Tuesday


  1. By Carmen on

    I adored Aristotle and Dante, it was one of my favourite books of 2016. I`m currently listening to the audiobook and it`s so good. Will definitely have to check out Benjamin Alire Saenz`s new book.

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

  2. By Ann Marie on

    Great list! I’m looking forward to The Flight Attendant and loved The Girls in the Picture. I also loved Me Before You but didn’t read After You because of the lukewarm reviews. I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on Still Me.

  3. By Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense on

    But when will we get this second Ari and Dante book? I must know! I also listed to the audio of the novel and loved it so much. I just read the synopsis for the new Ally Carter novel and I’m very confused but still very intrigued. Hope you enjoy the New Year!

    1. By Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings (Post author) on

      There is still not a publication date for the book, but you had better believe I will be reading it as soon as it comes out! I’m hoping maybe Lin Manuel Miranda will narrate the audio of this one as well?

      Ally Carter’s novels aren’t usually earth shattering for me, but I love the uniqueness of them and the lightness of the read.

  4. By Cori on

    I’m looking forward to The Girls in the Picture too! I decided to stop with Me Before You, I loved that book (and movie) and was fearful the others wouldn’t live up to it! Maybe if I hear good things from others I’ll add it to my TBR!

    1. By Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings (Post author) on

      Let me know what you think about The Girls in the Picture. I have always enjoyed Melanie Benjamin, but I think her earlier works struck more of a chord with me than her more recent publications. I will let you know what I think of Still Me!

  5. By Catherine on

    I’m looking froward to The Flight Attendant. I didn’t like his last book that much so hope this one will hit the spot.

    I just finished Girls in the Picture and did not like it as much has her last one, Swans of Fifth Avenue. That was an all-time favorite.

    I’m ready for Kristin Hannah’s book The Great Alone.


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