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December 30, 2017

top ten books to read in 2018
posted by soe 1:11 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish asked for the ten books that we’re most looking forward to in 2018. Here are some of the books coming out in the new year I’m excited about:

  1. The Runaways, Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka: If I’d written this list on Tuesday, I wouldn’t have heard yet that the first six issues of The Runaways comic will be collected into a book. I don’t actually want to bother reading comics one issue at a time (which is how the comics industry would prefer one to procure them at a time), so I was really hoping there would be enough interest by those who are willing to do it for the comics house to issue the book. April.
  2. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde: He classifies this as a thriller, which makes me stressed just thinking about it, but Fforde’s works are nearly all favorites, so I have to (unless I don’t). Summer.
  3. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith: The next installment of the Cormoran Strike detective series, which sits at the far end of my comfort zone for tension-filled novels. No date yet announced, but I’d put money on October, since that’s when the previous three books in the series dropped.
  4. Brass by Xhenet Aliu: A book about immigrants and teens (or maybe immigrant teens?) set in Waterbury, Connecticut. How could I not read it? January.
  5. The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg: A collection of feminist fairy tales from one of the internet’s most renowned writers. March.
  6. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: Okay, so I’d not heard anything about this book or its debut author, but apparently there’s a lot of buzz. And it has an amazing cover. March.
  7. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: I loved The Hate U Give, so how can I not give her sophomore effort a shot? May.
  8. Mr. Occam’s Razor by Barbara Kingsolver: Books from all four of my favorite living writers all out the same year? Be still my heart. October.
  9. Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi: A YA story about a teen guy who sneaks off on a trip to D.C. and involves crossword puzzles, bike rides, and the zoo. Yes, please! February.
  10. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: Jenn raved about this one, so I’m in. January.

How about you? Are there new releases scheduled for the coming year already on your must-read list?

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