My Most Anticipated Books For The First Half of 2018: Adult Fiction Edition

List Of Must Read Books Of 2018

 

It’s the moooooost wonderful time of the yeaaaaaaar.  I’m talking about the time where I scour the publisher catalogs in search of new books to anticipate for the coming year and then cry about the fact I don’t have time to read all the wonderful sounding books and trying to strategize how I could quit my job and just stay home and read all day. All I’ve come up with is the lottery so far. BUT ALAS.

must read list of fiction books coming out in 2018

So here are my most anticipated, MUST READS for the first half of 2018 when it comes to adult fiction. I have quite a few of these for review and I have a good feeling about a lot of them!! Stay tuned for my YA list coming soon (soon is subjective and decided by if my kid decides to like nice long naps again…hard writing a post when she keeps taking these dreadfully short naps).

P.S. If you are into young adult books, check out my list of my most anticipated YA books for 2018!

 

2018 Books To Read: The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson — Out January 2

Set in a society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and disease, the main character moves with her family to the Canadian Yukon hoping the cold will protect them from the airborne virus. They figure out how to survive and live pretty isolated until a stranger comes to their camp and they offer him shelter. Soon enough some agency called Immunity comes hunting for this stranger and this unearths a secret that has been kept from her.

 

Super excited for this post-apocalyptic book!! I feel like I took a break from reading stuff like this for a while and I’m HERE FOR IT AGAIN. Especially since I’ve heard it compared to a Hunger Games meets Station Eleven sort of thing — two of my favorite books!

 

 

 

Historical Fiction To Read 2018: Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood

Lilia and Paul know they are living in completely different worlds but are attracted to each other nonetheless. Lilia is a fiesty suffragette and doesn’t believe in God  and Paul is a rising clergyman who has ambitions to be the youngest dean of St. John’s Cathedral. Going in two opposite directions, they must figure out if this love is something to fight for.

 

I love a good ~opposites attract~ romance that is complicated! Plus I super love suffragette plots!

Books To Read: The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – Out January 9

 

Tells the story of a family who learns the exact dates they will die from a traveling psychic and how that knowledge impacts their lives through the next decades.

I love a good family saga!!

 

 

 

Good Books To Read: The Boat People by Sharon Mala

The Boat People by Sharon Mala — Out January 9

“The story of a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to Canada only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism”

 

I will never not cry thinking about the pictures, especially that one of the 3 year old boy who drowned, that came out of the Syrian refugees fleeing to safety at any cost. What broke my heart even more was the people who didn’t care. Definitely a timely novel that will be sure to hurt my heart, I bet, because it’s too real to many families.

 

Books To Read: Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

 

“Four suburban mothers and friends conspire to cover up a deadly crime.”

 

Domestic thrillers are my JAM! I love them!
Books To Read: Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
A group of friends spend the night talking and drinking around a bonfire. One goes missing along with her two children the next morning. Nobody can make sense or really remember anything they talked about that would clue them in to her disappearance other than that there was an impending divorce. The story deals with the aftermath of the disappearance on the friends and they question if they really knew her at all as the case goes from a media circus to a cold case with no answers.
SO HERE FOR THIS. I just downloaded this for review and I am STOKED!
Thrillers To Read: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor — Out January 9
A group of young friends in the 80’s have a system of communicating using chalk stick figures on the sidewalk when one day a mysterious chalk man leads them to a dismembered body of a girl they know and it alters their lives. Fast forward to 2016 where they all are grown and have put the past behind them…or so they thought…when they receive a letter with a mysterious chalk man in it and one of them ends up dead.
This mystery/thriller sounds so, so good!!

 

Everything Here Is Beautiful Mira T. Lee

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – Out January 16

“Two sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth.

Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again—but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans—but what does it take to break them?”

Sister stories are something I cannot resist ever.

 

Books TO Read // Red Clocks Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumasn — Out January 16

“In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

One of those moments where you read the summary of a dystopian novel and think HMMMM doesn’t sound like it could be that farfetched at this rate.

 

Books To Read: Alafair BurkeThe Wife by Alafair Burke — Out January 23

A woman is able to get out from the shadow of her tragic past when she marries a man she meets while catering a dinner party. Six years later and her husband has been successful in his career which thrusts him (and her, unwillingly) into the spotlight. When two accusations are made against her husband she chooses to believe him and stand by him as he maintains he’s innocent…until one of the women goes missing and she’s forced to reevaluate the man she married and the possibility of her old secrets coming to light in standing by him.

SHOCKER! I picked another domestic thriller! I cannot help myself.

Romance Books To Read: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Alexa and Drew meet when they are stranded in an elevator together and Alexa agrees to pretend to be his date for a wedding he is a groomsman in. After the wedding, they both go back to their lives and can’t stop thinking about each other despite their distance.
I loooove romances where they start out as a fake couple/relationship/date and then grow into something more.

 

Good Books To Read: Not Perfect by elizabeth LeBan

Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan — Out February 1

A wealthy woman gets the surprise of her life when her husband leaves her one morning with no way for her to support herself, her kids and maintain the lifestyle they had. She can’t let people in on what happened as he left a note blackmailing her that he’d tell everyone what she did so she struggles to keep up appearances and figure out her new life.

I own Elizabeth LaBean’s The Tragedy Papers but haven’t read it yet! Also…I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE MAIN CHARACTER DID.

 

 

Books To Read: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones — Out February 6

A newlywed couple is torn apart when the husband is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime the wife knows he didn’t commit. She finds herself struggling after he goes to jail and takes comfort in a childhood friend who was also their best man….until 5 years later when her husband’s conviction is suddenly overturned and he comes home expecting to continue their lives together.

I love a good complicated love/relationship story — kind of reminds me (in a way) of One True Loves which YOU KNOW I LOVE THAT BOOK.

 

Good Books To Read: She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop

She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop — Out February 6

The forgotten granddaughter of one of New York’s wealthiest men is reunited with her family at 23 after she becomes an orphan. Her dad was estranged from his family and as the reason is revealed, and more scandals come to light, Laila grows fond of living this decadent lifestyle and is determined to claim what is hers.

I REALLY enjoyed Andrea Dunlop’s debut Losing The Light so much and I am so ready to see what she’s got up her sleeve next and this sounds GREAT.

 

Books To Read: Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton — Out February 6

“After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution”

I don’t know that I’ve EVER read a book set in Cuba and this sounds so good! Plus I love that the timeline goes back and forth between the past (her grandmother’s story) and hers in the present as she visits Cuba.

 

Books To Read: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah — Out February 6

A family, struggling after the father returns from Vietnam as POW and experiences PTSD, moves to the rugged Alaskan wilderness in search of a new start thanks to an inheritance of a cabin and some land.

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been adding a lot of books to my To-Read list instantly when I see Alaska in the description. IDK WHY?

 

Books To Read: The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard — Out February 6
A novel set during Manhattan Project during World War II featuring some of the young women and men who come to work in a town that doesn’t exist on this secret project they know nothing about except that they are helping to win the war.
I have heard mixed this about this already but it’s a subject I’m interested in so we shall see!!

 

New Books To Read: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella — Out February 13

A story about a married couple who is told they will have 68 more years together, after being married for 10 years, and they panic wondering how they will keep their marriage fresh so they concoct a plan Operation Surprise Me to keep things from becoming boring.

I will *always* be anticipating a new Sophie Kinsella novel!

 

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
— Out February 13

Zadie and Emma have been best friends since they were in medical school together and now they both live in the same town and have great careers and families. When a former colleague, and once a romantic presence in Zadie’s life, reappears in their lives a past event that almost derailed their lives is brought back up and an old secret threatens to shatter their friendship.

 

This sounds interesting…also I really like this cover!!

 

Books To Read 2018: Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
“It’s 1944, combat in the Pacific is intensifying, and Violet Iverson and her daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives back together one year after her husband vanished. As suspicions about his loyalties surface, Violet suspects Ella knows something. But Ella refuses to talk. Something—or someone—has scared her. Violet enjoys the camaraderie of her friends as they open a pie stand for the soldiers training on the island for a secret mission. But even these women face their own wartime challenges as prejudice against the island Japanese pits neighbor against neighbor. And then there’s the matter of Sergeant Stone, a brash marine who comes to Violet’s aid when the women are accused of spying. She struggles with her feelings of guilt but can’t deny the burning attraction—or her fear of losing another man when Stone ships out for Iwo Jima.”
I know a lot of people get sick of WWII novels, and while I do like reading a wide array of historical fiction, I always come back to the WWII novels! This one is set in Hawaii!

 

True Crime Books To Read: I'll Be Gone In The Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara — Out February 27

“The true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade”

Sadly one of the only non-fiction books on my list (I’m so bad at knowing upcoming nonfiction and typically wait until I see people talking about good ones) but I remember that this was the book Patton Oswalt’s late wife had been working on and it sounded super interesting to me as someone who enjoys true crime.

 

 

 

 

Books To Read: Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao 

Girls Burn Brighter’ by Shobha Rao — Out March 6

 

“A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again”

ALLL THE FRIENDSHIP STORIES FOR ME. I also feel like a lot of my books I read are always set in the US or Europe so an India setting is exciting to me!

 

Books To Read: The Family Next Door by Sally HepworthThe Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth — Out March 6

The story of a neighborhood where everybody knows everybody but nobody really knows their neighbors and the secrets hiding behind their seemingly perfect and normal lives.

Can you tell I’m on a domestic thriller kick yet??

 

Books To Read: Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe
“Harley McKenna is the only child of North County’s biggest criminal. Duke McKenna’s run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley’s been working for him since she was sixteen–collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he’d deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he’s built. Her time’s run out. The Springfields, her family’s biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother’s death, and now they’re coming for Duke’s only weak spot: his daughter. With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father’s violent world will destroy her. Duke’s raised her to be deadly–he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she’s got to take out Duke’s operation and the Springfields.”
I have been so excited for this since Tess started sharing about it on Twitter as I LOVED her YA debut Far From You!

 

Psychological Thrillers To Read: Sometimes I Lie By Alice FeeneySometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney — Out March 13

“Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?

I love psychological thrillers — especially where it seems like there is an unreliable narrator because that always screws with my head depending on how talented the author is.

 

Books To Read: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
The story of a journalist whose sister’s body was found twenty years ago in a field near the ruins of the boarding school where she went missing in the 50’s and her boyfriend was convicted of her murder. But when the school is undergoing a restoration she decides to write a story about it and a shocking discovery will bring secrets to the forefront that relate to the death of her sister.
Gimme all the Gothic mystery type books!!

 

Books To Read 2018: Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown

“Rory returns to the mountains of his childhood to live with his grandmother after returning home from the Korean war bearing both the physical and mental scars of his time there.  He becomes a whisky runner and also finds himself fascinated by the mysterious daughter of a snake-handling preacher — a match his grandmother, who is a folk healer and also has kept a secret about Rory’s mothers confinement to a mental hospital, greatly opposes. When Rory’s life is threatened, Granny must decide whether to reveal what she knows…or protect her only grandson from the past.”
I love love love Southern fiction but I’m finding I haven’t been reading it as much lately for some unknown reason.
Good Historical Fiction Books To Read: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
ANASTASIAAAAAAA. That is all. I have been fascinated about the whole story since I was a kid.  The book tells the stories, in a non-linear manner, of Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson, the woman notorious for claiming she survived the assassination and was in fact Anastasia. Is Anna the real Anastasia or just an imposter??

 

I typically have no idea what is coming out in the adult fantasy world (now YA that’s a different story!) but I heard about this book because the author writes YA. It’s a retelling of King Lear!!!
New Books To Read: The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie
“When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered. A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside. Kate, now living thousands of miles away, fled the disaster and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her. And Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building. Now, despite the marks left by the tragedy, they all seem safe. But as its anniversary dominates the media, the memories of that terrifying morning become dangerous triggers. All these women are guarding important secrets. Just how far will they go to keep them?”
I have REALLY enjoyed this author’s past books so I was happy to see a new one out from her!

Books To Read: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren — Out April 10

 

A love story about childhood neighbors & friends turned lovers told in alternating timelines from where their story starts in the past, to the love they almost had until he broke her heart, to the present where they run into each other after many years.

I know people really love Christina Lauren’s romance novels and I have yet to read any of them!

 

Books To Read: The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman — Out April 17

The story of an unwed teen mother, and her daughter, separated at the birth when she’s forced to give the baby up and their search to find each other many years later.

The blurb said “Philomena meets The Orphan Train” so color me intrigued.

 

 

Books to read: The Husband Hour

The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner— Out April 24

“When a young widow’s reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.”

I’m from the Philly area so I’m kind of excited it takes place at a small Jersey Shore beach town! Rarely do I read that setting books but we have been to many of the nicer shore towns and now I’m longing for a stay in Stone Harbor with Will’s family.

 

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan— Out April 24

A young woman gets a life changing opportunity to study in Oxford, while also getting an amazing job opportunity remotely that she’ll return home for after her time in Oxford, and falls for her teacher who has a life-changing secret that could change the trajectory of her life and forces her to choose between the path she always envisioned or something else.

Anytime a book talks about a SECRET I just freaking want to know what it is haha

 

 

Books To Read: How To Walk Away by Katherine Center

How To Walk Away by Katherine Center — Out May 15

“Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.  In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.”

 

I loved Katherine’s novel Happiness For Beginners so I’m SUPER excited about this one!!

 

 

Good Books To Read: Little Big Love by katy ReganLittle Big Love by Katy Regan — Out June 5

 

“About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.”Literally saw About A Boy meets Parenthood and was sold.

Books To Read: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris — Out June 19

When a husband and wife are traveling through France they stop to get gas. When the husband returns his wife is gone and the door has been left wide open and she’s never seen again. 10 years later he’s engaged to be married to his missing wife’s sister and suddenly little things of hers start appearing and they wonder if someone is messing with them or if somehow she has come back (from being kidnapped or being missing on her own accord they don’t know).

I have heard SUCH GOOD THINGS about this one already!

Tell me YOUR most anticipated books for 2018! What books have you read on my list or plan to read?

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.

Comments

  1. Wonderful list! Red Clocks is on my list this week, too, and Impossible Saints, Gods of Howl Mountain, The Immortalists and The Queens of Innis Lear are going straight on my TBR. I hope you manage to get to lots of these in 2018!

  2. Kelsey Cooper says:

    I literally told myself yesterday I’m on a Book Buying Ban. BUT THESE! The Anastasia one looks to be EVERYTHINGGGGG I NEED.

  3. I have been so behind in the book world and seriously have zero clues what I anticipate for the next year. So thanks for making my list grow A LOT. So many awesome books to look forward to! I need so many of these!

  4. Well….I just added a whole slew of books to my Goodreads list! I also love a good thriller – I just started Chalk Man this morning!

  5. Great list! I hadn’t heard of a lot of them, but most of them sound AMAZING. THE WOLVES IN WINTER looks especially good. I have read THE GREAT ALONE. It’s good. Very tense and atmospheric. Also super sad.

    I can’t wait for your list of anticipated YA books. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Adding The Queens of Innis Lear to my wishlist. I’m so happy you mentioned it here (I love retellings) because I never have a clue of what is coming out in adult fantasy too. I’m probably missing a lot of great books – maybe it’s just me, but I feel Adult fantasy isn’t as advertised as YA fantasy.

    Happy holidays!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  7. I actually have some of these – Little Big Love, The Wedding Date, and Surprise Me, so I will definitely be reading them. I am always excited to read Kinsella. My Oxford Year looks really good too.

  8. I really need to start reading more adult books. I’ve really only read YA for the last few years because I’ve found it hard to find adult books I’m interested in, but omg this list has so many promising titles. I swear my tbr just doubled! I’m particularly interested in The Immortalists because I’ve always wondered how knowing the day of my death would effect my life.

  9. Oh my gosh, we have so much overlap! I didn’t know Sally Hepworth had a new book coming out — I really liked The Things We Keep, and I had an ARC of The Mother’s Promise to read before the puppy ate it. 🙁 I am SO with you on Alaska (and Antarctica and other cold-weather) books. One of my favorites is To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

  10. Wow such amazing post I love to see books reviews because I never know what to choose. Ready for 2018 really enjoy discovering this books thank you for the list

  11. These look amazing! I’ve bookmarked Love and Other Words, My Oxford Year, Little Big Love, and I Was Anastasia. I’m obsessed with Romanov fiction too, which definitely stems from growing up with the 1997 movie Anastasia. I got to see the Broadway musical based on the film over the summer, and that definitely sparked an interest in reading even more different twists on the Anastasia story!

  12. Ooh, I didn’t know about a lot of these! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  13. I’m excited for Immortalists and Not Perfect, I cant wait to get my hands on these! Thank you for sharing!

  14. What a great mix of books…I want to read them all.

  15. I can’t wait to make my way through some of these books in 2018. Thanks for organizing this list, lots of great titles to pick from!!

  16. So many good ones! I’m totally into some of those thriller ones you’ve got posted.

  17. There are so many interesting books coming out. I am excited as I promised myself I would get back to reading for pleasure.

  18. Oh my gosh yesssss. My 2018 reading list is sorted thanks to you! I am all for every single one of the ones you listed, especially Chalk Man! Thank you!!!

  19. Red Clocks and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark were on my list too, and now I have to add Wolves to Winter to my TBR because SNOW AND COLD. I mean, I hate the actual snow and cold but I love it in books. (WHY??)

  20. Ahh, I loved this! So many different genres, so many books to find cool recommendations in! I hope you get to reading all of these!

  21. Thanks for sharing some awesome reads! I am always lost in a good book 😊. There is nothing more relaxing and exciting. I’ve added a couple to my list (excited especially for The Queens of Innis Lear). Hope you have fun reading them too 😊

  22. There are so many books in this selection that makes me want to read them. I will have to check them out in the coming year.

  23. Nice books. Recently I am only reasing books for kids. I hope to find some time for me ☺️

  24. Kimmery Martin’s debut novel, Queen of Hearts sounds so good and I’m so happy you did this post because otherwise I don’t think I would’ve known about it. I have a weakness for medical novels right now so it sounds right up my alley.

  25. All of these books look so good and look like a great read. I am going to have to check these out when they come out. Thank you for sharing this list!

  26. OMG I need to read the Anastasia book!

  27. So many of these I want to read! Thankfully I’m a teacher, so get all summer to keep my nose in a book! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Oh boy, I thought I had many books on my wishlist 🙂 My e-reader is almost exploding but I add a few of your list.

  29. I’m so happy I found this post! I LOVE to read and I have not read a single book on your list so now I’ll need to add them. THANK YOU for sharing!

  30. What a great list. I am so excited to see some of my NetGalley approvals on your list as well. I CANNOT wait for Next Year in Havana! I picked it for my book club in March just based on the fact that the cover is gorgeous and it takes place in Cuba! Also, Catherine Makenzie is a go to author for me too, she has written many books I have enjoyed! I hope you enjoy all these books next year!

  31. I already have The Immortalists, Sometimes I Lie, and The Broken Girls on my TBR. Thanks to you, I’ve added Bring Me Back. Great list! Thanks for sharing.

  32. So many great sounding books! I’m excited to check out The Chalk Man and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark; I know of the author and her interest in the Golden State Killer but I didn’t realize she’s been working on a book before she passed. Must read it!

    -Lauren

  33. I love to read and still buy lots of books. I dont read books online. A great list!

  34. So many great new books coming out, I’m bookmarking this list for myself!

  35. I’ve made a promise to myself to read more this year!! Awesome list to go off of, thank you!!!

  36. I mostly just read biographies but there are some interesting books on your list. Atomic City Girls sounds really good. There was a show about the Manhattan project on WGN that I really enjoyed (I think its also on Netflix now). This books might be worth checking out.

  37. Fabulous list!! Red Clocks is one for my TBR and now you’ve encouraged me to add Bring Me Back… looks sooo good!!

    Happy New Year!!

  38. Thanks for sharing! I will be sharing with my other friends who a re avid readers

  39. Thanks for sharing! Would also love any recommendations on non-fiction.

  40. So many new to me authors and fabulous sounding books!! Awesome list!

  41. Ughhhh thank you so much for this list. I’ve been more interested in adult fiction these days and I can’t find any other blogs that have similar tastes to mine. This helps!

  42. I just added more than half of these to my TBR list on Amazon. This is a great round-up of books – you’re the best!

  43. Please, please, please put a link to these books on goodreads also! So much easier!!

  44. Thanks for the list. I took a few screenshots. Try to buy more pre-loved books this year but new releases are so exciting!

  45. Reggie Rios says:

    I to stumbled upon this list, and can not wait for some of these books to come out. Thank you for sharing.

  46. This is a great list, thank you! Can you help me in a debate? Is the intended audience for this women? Thanks!

    • My personal audience for the blog has always been about 99% women so I guess, yes, I do write with that audience in mind but I wouldn’t say the list is FOR women though obviously my own reading preferences come into play but I read just about anything though definitely lean towards certain genres that perhaps women might be more interested in than most men. Does that help? 🙂

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