The Most Anticipated Books of 2018

Y’ALL: MY #TBR list has already gotten out of hand, side tracked and has completely imploded and reassembled itself. Like, literally. BUT, that’s okay! I aim to make plans, and break them when necessary. Among the things hindering my progression towards a solid list, is the onslaught of amazing books coming out in 2018 that I ALSO want to read. So, in case you have a goal to read new releases this year (like me!) here is a little list I put together for, lining out some of the most anticipated books of 2018!


New Year, New You! Haha, just kidding, you’re perfect, NEVER CHANGE!


And, in the spirit of being the same old you, it’s time to jump into a good book! 2018 has so many amazing new releases to offer you….how will you ever choose?! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!


Check out our “Top 5 Most Anticipated books of 2018” (and the runners-up below!)


5.The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin


The Gold children seek out their fortunes, and we follow their lives as they straddle the moments between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, and the space between this world and the next. A little magic, a lot of powerful story, and a tale of familial bonds. We are amped for this read.


4.The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

This fast-paced thriller follows competitive sisters whose join a reality show that turns to dark secrets, lies, and murder. The five women who star in the show go on a journey together, and explore the nuances faced by women in the workplace, and the politics of staying relevant.


3.Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

This riveting drama explores the contours of the female experience in a society slowly headed toward dystopia, reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale. In this version of America, women’s rights to their bodies have been revoked, and decisions are made for them. We follow interconnecting stories of five women who navigate these rocky waters while their fates intertwine.


2.How to Stop Time by Matt Haig


Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret, and a steadfast rule to staying alive and well: no falling in love. Though Tom looks like a normal 40-something man, he is actually centuries old, and belongs to a secret society bent on keeping all their secrets. Naturally this whole no-love rule becomes increasingly hard to follow. Check out this epic love story to see how it unfolds.


1.The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer


This tale of empowerment is not just for women. At the core of the story is that  flame that is flickering inside of all of us, that thing that gives us purpose, and the search for the person who can fan it. A charming, wise, and witty look at evolving into adulthood, and growing with those we love. Fan your flame with this powerhouse in 2018.




We’d be remiss not to at least mention some additional honorable mentions that barely missed the cut for our ‘Top 5’! So, also be sure to check out:


  • Who is Vera Kelley? By Rosalie Knecht – for those needing some literary spy action in their lives…
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – for those seeking to learn about the nature of wilderness, man and the great unknown…..
  • Sunburn by Laura Lippman – for the crime fiction lover in your life…
  • Still Me by JoJo Moyes – for the hopeless sap in your life (be honest, it’s you)….
  • Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi – follow a heroines path to reclaiming her past, with literature (same)….
  • Macbeth by Jo Nesbo– for the lover of classics looking for a revamped thriller…
  • The Elizas by Sara Shepard – for the murder mystery lover in your life…


Let us know what you’re reading in 2018! We can’t wait to talk about all the Book Buzz!


Until then, keep reading, writing and being awesome!

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-Morgan Messick


Morgan Circle

Morgan Messick is a Pop-Culture fanatic, Podcast Host, and total #BookBabe living in Austin, TX with her Husband and little dog Scoop. She aspires to grow her #TBR pile, do all of the hiking, travel as often as possible and make a joke at every turn. She utilizes laughter and yoga for daily medicine, thinks that Harry Potter is magic for all ages, and truly believes Die Hard is a great Christmas movie (SO DEAL WITH IT.) Catch her musings here, and around the web — links in the “about” page!

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