Video: 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in the First Half of 2018

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Hooray for the new year and new reading opportunities!

Here are 10 books I’m looking forward to reading in the first half of 2018.

I can’t wait to get my hands on them!


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Publish date: February 6, 2018

A man is wrongfully accused of a crime and spends 5 years in prison. What impact will that have on his marriage?


How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Publish date: February 6, 2018

A centuries-old man wants a regular life. He’s supposed to ever fall in love, but can’t stop himself when he meets a French teacher.


Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Publish date: February 20, 2018

Two strangers meet in a bar. They fall into a passionate affair that turns dangerous when someone dies. A thriller ensues.


The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg

Publish date: March 13, 2018

I keep hearing about this one. It includes tales of everyday horror, taken from her “Children’s Stories Turned Horrific” series.


Tangerine by Christine Morgan

Publish date: March 20, 2018

Set in Morocco, an old friend reappears and a husband goes missing. Coincidence?


How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister

Publish date: April 3, 2018

A teacher is wrongfully names as a shooting suspect. She’s exonerated, but the stain on her reputation remains.


Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Publish date: April 10, 2018

A woman’s health condition makes her fall into a coma that looks like death. Her greedy hubby takes advantage.


On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Publish date: May 1, 2018

After The Hate U Give, I’ll read anything Angie Thomas puts out. This book follows an aspiring and successful teen rapper.


The Outsider by Stephen King

Publish date: May 22

An 11-year-old boy’s dead body is found and an investigation begins. How can I go wrong with Stephen King?


The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Publish date: May 29

Same story for Ruth Ware; I’ll devour anything she serves. A woman receives a large inheritance, but there’s a mystery behind it.

Want a look back? Visit the wrap-up of my 10 favorite books I read in 2017.

Happy reading and happy new year!

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