Tuesday, December 26, 2017

My Most Anticipated 2018 Books

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the books bloggers are looking forward to reading in the new year. Here are the titles to be released in 2018 that I am eagerly anticipating!

  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (1/30/18)
    Curtis is an author whose books I will always read. There are a couple I haven't gotten to yet, but every one I have read has been a well-written story with a balance of humor and heartache. I'm so glad he has something new coming out! I have an ARC from Edelweiss, so I'll be reading and reviewing this one soon. 
  • Hooper by Geoff Herbach (2/20/18)
    Geoff Herbach is one of my favorite YA writers of all time, and I will pretty much read anything he writes. Like Stupid Fast and its sequels, this is a sports story, which I love, as well as a story about family problems. I have a digital ARC of this as well, and plan to read it ASAP. 
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds (4/10/18)
    Ghost and Patina were both so well-written that I'm dying to read book three of the series. Jason Reynolds has such a great ear for character voices, and I can't want to get to know Sunny.
  • One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jennifer Fulwiler (5/1/18)
    I loved Jennifer Fulwiler's first book, Something Other than God, which is about her conversion from atheism to Catholicism. I've been hoping she'd write another book, and this one, about her family life with six kids, sounds like it will be a great read! 
  • The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall (5/15/18)
    This book was on my list last year because it was rumored that the book would be out in 2017. This time, though, there is a title and pub date, so I think it's safe to assume it's really coming out this coming year! Though the latter books of this series have been hit or miss for me, I am still excited to finally see how the books end. I'm a little disappointed that Lydia is the protagonist of this book, but that's not enough to keep me from reading. 
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang (5/29/18)
    I am including this book on my list mostly because I love the brightly colored cover, and because I have an ARC from Edelweiss. I am also a sucker for a story set in a hotel, and this book sounds like a cross between Depend on Katie John by Mary Calhoun and At Your Service by Jen Malone, both of which I loved.
  • Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay (9/4/18)
    This is the ninth book in my favorite cozy mystery series: the Library Lover's mysteries. It sounds like the plot of this one is directly related to Lindsey's role as a librarian, so it should be a good read.  
  • The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser (9/25/18)
    The first book about the Vanderbeekers was a refreshing contemporary story with an old-fashioned sensibility. I'm excited to go another adventure (or two!) with these characters.
  • Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Me! (4/1/18)
    Last, but not least, my second book will be out this spring! It's a little bit bittersweet because this is probably my last professional activity as a librarian for the foreseeable future, but I will also be glad to finally see it in print. 
What are you looking forward to reading in 2018?


  1. I'm really looking forward to Hitting the Books. I love Jenn McKinlay's mysteries and the Library Lovers series is definitely my favorite. I need to read more from the Penderwicks. I listened to the first book and enjoyed it but have never revisited.

  2. I haven't heard of any of these. I hope you love them all!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

  3. My goodness! You are so intentional in creating this list. All I have done is looked at the pile on my bureau and thought, "Yup, these are going to have to wait until next year . . ."
    Blessings to you!