Let’s hear it for for 2018 and a whole new crop of books! I couldn’t be more excited about starting a fresh, new year in my reading life. The last few months of 2017 have been a slog, but 2018 is looking good. REALLY good! The list of books I want to read is already huge and I know it will get even bigger as I look at what everyone else has to share. (Thank you, Top Ten Tuesday hosts, The Broke and the Bookish.) In fact, I have so many books I want to talk about that today I’m not including ANY debuts. They’ll get their own preview on December 26th, so check back then for more to love in 2018. And, oh…I have a few more than 10 here!
Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
– Loved, loved, loved Yates’s debut, Black Chalk.
– Another dark and twisty plot.
– Three friends with a past meet up years later in NYC.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (1/9)
– Sibling story spanning five decades.
– “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?”
– Richard Russo endorsement.
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte Press (1/16)
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Little, Brown and Company (1/16)
– Cast of characters – five women.
– Abortion illegal, women’s rights restricted.
– Described as funny, political, timely, luminous, and wickedly sharp.
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Atria/Emily Bestler Books (1/23)
– Who doesn’t love a scandal?
– Starred reviews on Kirkus, Booklist & Publisher’s Weekly.
– A gripping story of two women on opposite sides of scandal.
This Narrow Space by Elisha Waldman (nonfiction)
– Memoir of an American pediatric oncologist.
– Worked in Jerusalem caring for Israeli Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
– Personal struggle combined with heartbreaking work.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Algonquin Books (2/6)
– A newlywed husband sent to prison.
– A young wife’s struggle to hold on to love.
– This looks to be an emotionally charged novel.
The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
– I loved Swanson’s debut, The Bookseller.
– Literary suspense set in the 60’s.
– The dark intersection of three women’s lives.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
St. Martin’s Press (2/6)
– Hello? The Nightingale, one of my favorites!
– Very little information from the publisher.
– A family in crisis. 1974. Alaska.
Educated by Tara Westover (nonfiction)
Random House (2/20)
– Child of survivalists, never attended school.
– Quest for education.
– A real life coming-of-age story.
I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (nonfiction)
– True crime story.
– “One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.”
– Familiar because I lived in CA at the time of many of these killings.
Promise by Minrose Gwin
William Morrow (2/27)
– Historical fiction set in 1930’s Mississippi.
– Aftermath of a devastating tornado.
– Two women navigating a connection they’d never expected.
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
– Chris Bohjalian is one of my favorite authors.
– Flight attendant wakes up with a dead man.
– She’s in Dubai!
Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles
– Paraplegic’s miraculous recovery.
– A man’s life put under the microscopes of science, religion and journalism.
– New to me author.
What winter releases are you most looking forward to?
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