I didn’t really know what to post about today, but I have an Excel sheet for my most anticipated 2018 releases which I was scrolling through this morning, and thought I’d tell you about some of the books that haven’t come out yet, but that I can’t wait to read. There are 11 books on this list of which I’ve only preordered 4 so far. So there are definitely books on here that I’m more excited for than I am for others and there might even be one or two books that I’m not entirely sure I’ll actually end up reading at some point but I’ll explain more about that once I get to those books.
ALL YOUR PERFECTS – COLLEEN HOOVER // JULY 17TH
This is one of the books that I’m not actually sure I’ll ever read. I put it on my most anticipated list because I’ve really enjoyed some of Colleen Hoover’s earlier works and hope that this one might be able to keep up with those. But I really, really disliked her last release “Without Merit” which was incredibly problematic. So I’m probably gonna wait for some other people to read it first and if there are reviews that are just as bad as those of WM, I’m going to give up on Hoover’s books.
CATWOMAN: SOULSTEALER – SARAH J. MAAS // AUGUST 7TH
(Preordered) Overall, I really enjoyed the first two books in the DC Icons series and really hope this one will keep up with them and might even be as good as Wonderwoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.
JOSH AND HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING – CHRISTINA LAUREN // SEPTEMBER 4TH
I finally read “Roomies” by Christina Lauren last month and really, really enjoyed it. The synopsis of this book definitely sounds like something I’d enjoy as well, so I can’t wait to read it.
ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI – KERRI MANISCALCO // SEPTEMBER 18TH
This the second book I’m not entirely sure I’ll actually read. I read “Stalking Jack the Ripper” earlier this year and “only” gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars. But I really like the concept of this series, so if I enjoy “Hunting Prince Dracula” more than I enjoyed the first book, I’ll definitely still try to get myself a copy of it this year. If not, I might wait till next year until I can get my hands on a cheaper copy or even a used one.
BROKEN THINGS – LAUREN OLIVER // OCTOBER 2ND
I really enjoyed “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver back when I read it last year and the synopsis of this one sounds very interesting which is why I put it on my list.
WHAT IF IT’S US – BECKY ALBERTALLI, ADAM SILVERA // OCTOBER 9TH
(Preordered) I absolutely loved all of Becky Albertalli’s books and also really enjoyed Adam Silvera’s novels which is why I absolutely can’t wait for “What If It’s Us” and hope it’s going to be amazing.
BRIDGE OF CLAY – MARKUS ZUSAK // OCTOBER 9TH
(Preordered) I actually preordered a signed hardcover of “Bridge of Clay” and just really hope the copy I’ll receive will actually be signed and that the bookstore doesn’t somehow mess it up. But I just love Zusak’s writing and can’t wait to finally read this book!
ODD ONE OUT – NIC STONE // OCTOBER 9TH
I read Nic Stone’s debut novel “Dear Martin” earlier this year and really enjoyed it, so I’m very interested in reading “Odd One Out”.
KINGDOM OF ASH – SARAH J. MAAS // OCTOBER 30TH
(Preordered) I really enjoyed the TOG series so far and can’t wait to finally be able to read the last book. The only problem is that I still haven’t read “Tower of Dawn” which I definitely have to change this summer and that I’ll have to find a good synopsis of the first five books because I don’t really remember that much about what has happened so far.
DANGEROUS EXES – RACHEL VAN DYKEN // NOVEMBER 6TH
I was sent an ARC of the first book in this series (Dirty Exes) earlier this year and really loved it which is why I’m probably going to check out its sequel as well.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD – J.K. ROWLING // NOVEMBER 16TH
I’ve watched the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie a couple of times before I finally read the screenplay this morning. I wasn’t really sure if reading the screenplay after I’d already watched the movie would be something I’d also want to do for the second movie, but I actually really enjoyed the book and even though it was basically just the same as the movie, I noticed many details in it that I hadn’t noticed in the movie which I really liked.
What are some of your most anticipated releases of the second half of 2018? And which of them have you already preordered? 🙂