Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Fifteen 2018 Releases I'm Anticipating

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic—top ten 2018 releases on your TBR—was a difficult one. So many incredible-sounding titles are slated to hit shelves next year; there's no way I could narrow it down to just ten. So I not only allowed myself to list 15 books, but limited myself to books coming out in the first half of the year. (Remind me to make a follow-up post featuring late-2018 releases this summer!)

But for now, in order of release date, here are my top 15 most-anticipated titles being released between January and June of 2018.

1. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
I've seen rave reviews for this book about reality TV, psychology, and personal crises. // Release: January 9

2. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Black biromantic ace girl navigating a friendship-turned-crush? I'm here for this. // Release: January 23

3. American Panda by Gloria Chao
Seventeen-year-old MIT student Mei's parents have a plan for her: become a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer. The only problem? She hates germs—and she has a crush on a Japanese classmate. // Release: February 6

4. The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb
I'm obsessed with books that have math- or science-based themes, and this novel about overcoming grief sounds like a great one. // Release: February 27

5. People Like Us by Dana Mele
I've heard this described as "gay Mean Girls" but with a murder mystery and a computer-coded scavenger hunt. I honestly don't know how to handle my excitement. // Release: February 27

6. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani 
Set in 1947 during India's partition, this story about religious identity, searching for home, and more sounds beautiful and heartrending. // Release: March 6

7. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
I've been waiting for another Tess Sharpe book for more than four years, and this one sounds gritty and thrilling. // Release: March 6

8. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
This book about a girl grappling with her mother's suicide sounds heartfelt and magical (and it has one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen). // Release: March 20

9. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
If this book isn't on your TBR, where have you been? What have you been doing? I'll pause this post while you go add it right now. // Release: March 20

10. Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
New Ally Carter. I repeat: new Ally Carter. I haven't stopped screaming since this book was announced. // Release: March 27

11. And She Was by Jessica Verdi
I'm a long-time Jessica Verdi fan, and I have high hopes that this book about family, friendship, and road trips featuring a transgender mom will live up. // March 27

12. If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales
After a National Spelling Bee champion sends an offensive tweet that she thought was a harmless joke, she must navigate the backlash and learn from her mistakes. // Release: May 1

13. The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian 
Audrey has long dreamed of skipping college and instead moving to Seattle. But could a viral video, a great part-time job, and a budding romance keep her from uprooting her life—at least for the foreseeable future? // Release: May 8

14. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
The summer before college, three best friends take an epic road trip to New Orleans to escape a set of furious parents. This book sounds addictive, quirky, and full of hijinks. // Release: June 5

15. Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin
Set in the 1980s, this companion novel to Be True to Me sounds intense, and spellbinding, just like all of Griffin's books. // Release: June 12

What are your most-anticipated 2018 releases? 


  1. Ah, Emily, I hear you - there are so many excellent books coming out next year! But what a great list you have. I'm so excited to read Let's Talk About Love and American Panda (yay for debuts!), and People Like Us sounds right up my alley - I can rarely turn down a good YA mystery.

    Also, The Astonishing Color of After and The Night Diary both sound AMAZING - thank you for putting them on my radar!

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the break before the next semester. Here's to a 2018 of good books! :)

    Bella @ Ciao Bella

  2. Seriously, without these kinds of posts I would be so lost on what books are coming out in the new year. The Astonishing Color of After sounds really touching, and I would read Tell Me No Lies based on the cover alone (it’s so pretty). Happy New Year!


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