Hey guys! IT’S 2018!!!!! AHHHHH
With the new year comes new book goals, and I’m going to share mine with you today! I got the idea for this post over at Kyera’s Library!
How many books are you planning to read in 2018?
My official Goodreads goal is 75! I read 83 books last year, so really I hope to pass that, but with school and how busy I’ve been lately, I think 75 books is a good goal.
What are 5 books you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2018?
- Warcross by Marie Lu
- Entwined by Heather Dixon
- Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
- Expelled by James Patterson
- Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
What genre do you want to read more of?
Retellings. I read a few great ones this year, like The Forbidden Wish, and I really want to read some more!
Name 3 non-book related goals for 2018.
- Finish off strong in my senior year and get into college.
- Do a summer internship or get a summer job.
- Make a bucket list.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
Frostblood by Elly Blake.
I know this only came out a year ago, but it has been sitting on my shelf forever and I just haven’t been able to get to it yet!
One word that you are hoping 2018 will be.
Anyone who wants to do it!!
Thanks for reading!
The first half of 2017 has flown by! So many amazing books have been released so far this year, and there are so many more to come! Although there are WAY more than 10 books I am waiting to come out this fall, I decided to limit my post to 10, just like I did in the beginning of the year. However, unlike the first half of this post, I am going to talk about both debut and previously published authors. And, just so you know, my list is in no particular order. I’m just so excited for books!
If you missed the first half of this post (books that came out in the first half of 2017) be sure to check it out here!
My Most Anticipated Books of 2017 (pt. 2)
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (September 19)
Seeing as I just finished Stalking Jack the Ripper (read my review here) and LOVED it, I am so excited for the sequel: Hunting Prince Dracula! If this is anything like the first book, it’s going to be spooky and dark and beautiful and full of swoons that might actually kill me. If you haven’t gotten to Stalking Jack the Ripper yet, you don’t know what you are missing out on!
Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (October 23)
Will Foster and three other kids get expelled from school because of a picture. Now Will has to find out who took the photo and why he was targeted.
This book sounds like a great mystery, and promises danger, suspense, and romance. What more could I want!?
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (August 1)
Winter’s father goes missing in the dark and poisonous woods, and she sets out to find him. She meets Henry in the woods, who seems to know more than he should.
The Wood is Chelsea Bobulski’s thrilling debut, and I could not be more excited to read it! It promises to be an eerie and enrapturing read.
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin (August 29)
Danielle has it all figured out… until her life starts to fall apart. She didn’t get into the college her “psychic” mom predicted, and nothing else is going according to plan. Now she needs to figure out how to stop her life from crashing, and get it back on track.
This book promises to be cute and quirky, and it is Maggie Ann Martin’s debut novel. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this!
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (September 19)
It’s no secret that Kendare Blake is one of my all-time favorite authors. So, it should be no surprise that I AM SO EXCITED FOR ONE DARK THRONE!!!
I fell in love with Katherine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella in Three Dark Crowns (read my review here) and I am dying to find out what is going to happen to them next!
Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (August 1)
Okay guys, this book sounds so adorable! It’s a “classic spin on the smart-girl-and-bad-boy set up” but Jenny and Chance’s romance is based on one very big lie: they both think they are “Just Friends.”
I can seriously already feel the swoons. My heart may or my not survive this book.
I am so ready for Tiffany Pitcock’s debut novel!
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor (August 15)
Two sisters who used to be inseparable now are wrecked. Then they get stranded on a beach with Alex, a boy who has his own secrets. Can the sisters find their way back to each other or will they never be able to fix the tear between them?
This book sounds like it is going to be emotionally charged, and I can’t wait to dive into the pages!
When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter (September 12)
When Ruby’s brother dies she is devastated. So devastated that she calls him back from the grave, unaware of the consequences. Ruby’s brother begins to possess her as she sleeps, intent on persuading her twin brother to submit to possession as well.
This story sounds so creepy and scary and altogether amazing. I am so excited to read When I Cast your Shadow!
A Short History of The Girl Next Door by Jared Reck (September 26)
So I actually got an ARC of this book thanks to Jared Reck and his amazing publicists, and it is AMAZING so far. I seriously can not stop laughing.
I am so excited for this book to come out because then EVERYBODY can read it and love it as much as I am loving it so far!
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas (July 25)
Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls, and at first it is great. Then, her friends start getting distant, and she can’t help but feel that she intentionally wasn’t invited to the biggest party of the year. So maybe Broken Falls isn’t so welcoming after all.
This psychological thriller promises to be amazing, and I can’t wait to read it!
Obviously there are SO MANY MORE BOOKS being published in the second half of 2017 that I am excited for, but if I included them all this post might not ever end (seeing as I find another upcoming book to be excited for almost every day!).
What upcoming books are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!