2018 releases

2018 Releases: 10 Books I’m Looking Forward To

There are so many excellent-sounding books coming out in 2018! My TBR is getting somewhat under control, so I’m not trying to peruse the list of upcoming releases too hard but I CAN’T HELP IT MY EYES WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS WITH SUCH SEDUCTIVE COVERS. So anyway, here’s a small list I’ve compiled of the 2018 releases I’m excited about.

Note: For all books, click the title link to be taken to their Goodreads page with full synopsis!

1. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke 

nice try jane sinner

Releases: Janauary 9, 2018
Quick synopsis: It’s Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen’s attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV.

2. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

the immortalists

Releases: Janauary 9, 2018
Quick synopsis: It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.

3. Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

frankenstein in baghdad

Releases: Janauary 23, 2018
Quick synopsis: From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi… collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse… But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of horrendous-looking criminals who, though shot, cannot be killed.

4. Call me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

call me zebra

Releases: February 6, 2018
Quick synopsis: Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra’s only companions—until she meets Ludo.

5. Happiness by Aminatta Forna


Releases: March 6, 2018
Quick synopsis: London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide–Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna’s unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection.

6. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Ran 

the astonishing color of after

Releases: March 20, 2018
Quick synopsis: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents.

7. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

unbury carol

Releases: April 10, 2018
Quick synopsis: Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

8. The Pisces by Melissa Broder

the pisces

Releases: May 1, 2018
Quick synopsis: The Pisces is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.

9. I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain by Will Walton

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

Releases: May 29, 2018
Quick synopsis: I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain is an astonishing novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself.

10. Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt

Invitation to a Bonfire

Releases: May 29, 2018
Quick synopsis: The seductive story of a dangerous love triangle, inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage, with a spellbinding psychological thriller at its core.

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    1. I’ve seen glowing reviews for both books so far, so I think whatever we decide to pick up will definitely be enjoyable!

    1. Yes!! They all sound so fun, I can’t wait to read them. I’m currently busy begging publishers to give me ARCs, but I’m sure they’ll give me the boot. Oh well, we can dream, right?!