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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (on a Wednesday): Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2018

I'm a day late with my favorite weekly meme, but that's because I forgot yesterday was Tuesday.  This Christmas-on-a-Monday thing has been throwing me off for weeks! I honestly didn't realize yesterday was Tuesday until about 5:15 p.m. when my phone reminded me of my daughter's gymnastics class, which takes place every week on—you guessed it—Tuesday.  I'm back on track now, but I didn't want to miss Top Ten Tuesday altogether, so I'm doing it anyway, even if it is a Wednesday.  It is Wednesday, right??

In case you don't know, Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  After January 16, the meme will be coming at us from That Artsy Reader Girl instead.  In the meantime, you can participate by clicking over to The Broke and the Bookish, reading a few TTT rules, making your own list, and hopping around to other blogs to check out theirs.  It's a great way to find new blogs, new books, and new friends.

Predictably, this week's prompt is:  Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2018.  Here we go:

1.  The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell JohnsonAvailable January 2.  Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner just published a fabulous list of 2018 adult fiction titles she's looking forward to reading.  This dystopian novel was among them and I agree, it sounds compelling.  Billed as The Hunger Games meets Station Eleven, it's sure to be a book I'll love.

2.  The Craftsman by Sharon BoltonAvailable (in the U.S.) October 18.  I enjoy Sharon Bolton's crime novels, so I'm excited for her newest.  It's about a woman whose career is made when she apprehends a coffin-maker accused of burying people alive.  After the man's death, much to her horror, events of the past start repeating themselves.  Did she convict the wrong killer?

3.  The Belles by Dhonielle ClaytonAvailable February 20.  I've been looking forward to this one ever since I first heard about it.  It takes place in an alternate (futuristic?) New Orleans where everyone is born grey and needs the help of a Belle to be made beautiful.  Camellia wants to be the queen's favorite Belle, but fulfilling her dream will not come without a price ...

4.  Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthurAvailable January 8.  This novel concerns a woman whose estranged mother goes missing after a tropical storm wreaks havoc in Vermont.  It's about her search for her mother and is supposed to be an atmospheric story about coming home.  I'm in!

5.  The Job of the Wasp by Colin WinnetteAvailable January 9.  I love me a good Gothic ghost story, so this one sounds right up my alley.  It's about a child who arrives at an isolated school for orphaned boys only to find that there's something very strange about his new home ...  

6.  The Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnAvailable January 2.  This Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who thinks she's witnessed a murder sounds very intriguing.

7.  Force of Nature by Jane HarperAvailable February 6.  I enjoyed reading The Dry, an Australian murder mystery, earlier this year.  This is the next book in the series, which I'm definitely looking forward to reading.

8.  Dread Nation by Justina IrelandAvailable April 3.  I'm not huge into zombie novels, but I don't mind them if they're done well.  This one, about a zombie invasion that derails the Civil War and changes American history forever, sounds interesting.

9.  The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim FuAvailable February 13.  This novel revolves around a group of women who come together again years after suffering through a traumatic event while at summer camp together.  Sounds good!

10.  Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. YatesAvailable January 9.  Similarly, this novel is about three people whose lives are forever changed by a violent BB attack during childhood who come together as adults because the past, of course, can never stay in the past. 

So, what do you think?  Do we have any books in common this week?  What are you looking forward to reading in 2018?  I'd truly like to know.  If you leave a comment on this post, I'll gladly return the favor.

Happy TTT!     


  1. these sounds interesting but I don't really like reading contemporaries much but I do like a good mystery. 'the wolves of winter' sounds good to me though I didn't like 'the hunger games' series.

    have a lovely day.

    1. I love mystery/thrillers, too! I'm always looking for good ones to keep me entertained :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, these all sound good. I can't wait to see your reviews as you make your way through the list

    1. I know! I'm excited for all of them :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Honestly, I just “wait and see”. No plan of action at all. I did get a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas though...

    1. To be fair, I don't usually follow through with these lists. They're fun to make though :)

      Eric's parents got me an Amazon gc for my birthday. I think I'm going to use it to pre-order some of these babies!

  4. The Woman in the Window is one I am interested in. I just checked out The Dry by Jane Harper so I am excited to get to it. I will have to check out the rest of these.

    1. It sounds really good, doesn't it? I remember being fascinated by the movie Rear Window and this has the same plot.

      I really liked THE DRY, so I'll be interested to see what happens in the next installment in the series.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oi! I can’t even handle these lists. I’m so behind in all the latest and greatest books. I’m just getting to some books that we’re getting attention in 2016. I haven’t heard of a single one of these. Sigh!

    1. I had to peruse a bunch of "best upcoming books" lists to come up with all of these. Some I hadn't even heard of until today, so don't feel bad :)

  6. I'm looking forward to reading Dread Nation too. And, The Woman in the Window sounds very intriguing. I'll have to put that on my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

    1. It sounds good, doesn't it? Just like Rear Window. I can't wait!

  7. "The Craftsman" sounds twisted and a little funny!

    1. It's a mystery/thriller that is probably very grim, but I can see how the plot could be used to create a comedy.

      Thanks for stopping by, Stephen!

  8. Interesting list. I've heard great things about The Belles and Dread Nation!

    1. Me too! I wish DREAD NATION came out sooner. Not sure I can wait until April ...

      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Your list was great! I haven't heard of The Craftsman but it sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the list!

    1. Sharon Bolton is an English author, so I don't think her books get enough buzz here in the States. I like her a lot.

      Thanks for coming by!

  10. These sound really interesting! I've been wanting to read out of my comfort zone and may need to check some of these out.

    1. I hope you enjoy them if you do! One thing I haven't done much of this year is read outside my comfort zone. That probably needs to be one of my goals for the new year.

      Thanks for coming by!

  11. These look like some great thrillers! I have The Woman in the Window on my TBR but need to check out the rest!

    1. I'm super excited about THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. It sounds amazing!

  12. Christmas on a Monday and New Years Day on a Monday has thrown off both of my weeks too. I keep thinking today is Sunday lol! Ohhhh The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton looks really good! Here's hoping you love every single one of these books. :)

  13. I finished Grist Mill Road but did not like it as much as his debut, Black Chalk. You've got me intrigued by the The Lost Girls- adding it to my TBR!

    I'm looking forward to The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Mrs. by Caitlin Macy and The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson.


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