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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)
– Loved both The Aviator’s Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue.
– Historical fiction of Hollywood at its inception.
– Story about women, friendship, struggle.
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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Sarah's Book Shelves says
Look at you including so many nonfiction books! Have we converted you?!
The true crime looks super interesting! And we have a lot of overlap in January.
I’m glad we have overlap. That always makes it more fun. And yes, I think you may have converted me or at least made me realize there is great nonfiction out there!
I’m excited for new books in a new year too. This is a great list. Red Clocks looks like a good one.
Thanks for stopping by, Allison.
Ellie Warren says
Red Clocks is on my radar for next year!
So many good possibilities here Susie and several new to me titles as well! I’m dying to get a copy of I’ll be Gone in the Dark…did you know the author passed away? Also, An American Marriage sounds so good, I’ve been waiting on my net galley approval and I suspect it’s not coming, may try edelweiss for it.
No, I didn’t know McNamara had passed away. Sad. I got approved pretty quickly on An American Marriage via NG, so maybe you should try Edelweiss. It will be a good one to talk about with you.
There are so many awesome-sounding books coming out in 2018! The Glass Forest and The Great Alone are on my TBR already – but I’m still trying to get through 2017 releases, I haven’t even had much time to think about 2018 releases!
I feel like I’m done with 2017. Even when I look at the list of books I never got to, not many are calling me.
Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says
I haven’t heard of most of these, but they all sound SOOOO good. I’ll definitely be adding a bunch of them to my TBR list.
I can vouch for THE GREAT ALONE. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of the novel and it’s really good. Super sad, but atmospheric, absorbing, and ultimately, hopeful.
Thanks, Susan. I hope they all pan out, but I know that doesn’t often happen. Glad to hear that The Great Alone is as good as I’d hoped. I have an ARC, but have been forcing myself to hold back until closer to the publication date. (I don’t think I can wait much longer!)
Ann Marie says
Great list, Susie! I’ve read The Immortalists, The Girls in the Picture, and The Great Slone (reviews coming soon!) and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in any of those. Promise looks great!
I’m so happy to hear you’ve already read three of these and more importantly, that you liked them. I look forward to reading your reviews.
YAY!! We will definitely be reading twins during the first part of the year; we must discuss! Red Clocks, however, is *not* on my list and I feel like it needs to be; this list is fabulous! I hope these all turn out to be wonderful reads, Susie.
I’m so happy we’ll be reading many of the same books this winter. It’s always fun talking about books with you and it seems we so often feel the same.
Wow, that is quite a batch of newer books to be released, and to be read! I love hearing about new books. Thank you for sharing them!!
I’d love to hear about which books you are reading now if you want to join in our Wednesday discussion posts…
Marissa – I’d love to share in your Wednesday discussion posts. I’m going to keep them in mind in the new year. I already do It’s Monday every week (which includes what I’m currently reading), so need to find a light week or two when I have a little extra time.
Wow! What a great list! Thank you!
Aj @ Read All The Things! says
I hope you get a chance to read all of these! Some of them sound so good. The Great Alone is on my TBR list, too.
Oh my goodness, with the exception of your nonfiction picks we are going to be reading almost the exact same books this winter! About the only one I can add is Jesse Ball’s newest, Census.
Yay! I’m so glad we’ll be reading many of the same books. Thanks for the tip. I just added Census to my TBR list. My March is a little light, so it’s perfect!
Some of these I already wanted to read and others look amazing *__*
Thanks, Annie! I even have a couple mysteries on my list. 😉
Oh I love preview lists! & Yours is very good. For some reason An American Marriage is calling out to me among others. A pleasing crop of titles for early 2018, wahoo.
A new crop of books is always kind of thrilling. Right?
Educated and American Marriage just went on my Tbr list. Thanks!
Marie @ Book-Chatter says
Great list! Red Clocks & An American Marriage both sound fascinating. I have The Immortalists and can’t wait to get started on that one.