While 2017 was a good year in books, 2018 is expected to even be better and this list of the most anticipated books of 2018 most of which comes out in the first half of the new year attests to that. Including fun reads like When Life Gives You Lemons by The Devil Wears Prada writer Laura Weisberger and dark ones like Freshwater, these are some of the books all book lovers can’t wait to get their claws on:
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Laura Weisberger
If you read and enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada then this one is for you. From the same Author, the story follows Emily Charlton, Miranda’s first assistant who now works as an Image Consultant for an A-List celebrity, Karolina Hartwell living in “the suburbs of Greenwich, Connecticut.”
While the second novel Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns was not well received, this one might just be different if the hype around it is to be believed. The book will hit the stores June 5, 2018
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Essayist Zadie Smith is expected to out-do herself in this collection of essays which comes out on February 6, 2018. “Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith’s own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive–and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith.” Goodreads
Wallis in Love by Andrew Morton
Biographer Andrew Morton does a good job of separating facts from fiction in this story of Wallis Simpson. The notorious and unlikable divorcee, Wallis Simpson, whose marriage to King Edward gave us Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Harry, George and Charlotte is made a just a little bit likeable in this book which is a superpower possessed by Morton. For royal-watchers everywhere, this should be an interesting read in the year another divorcee enters the British Royal Family. The book comes out on February 13, 2018.
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Another February 13, 2018 release, Freshwater follows the protagonist from Nigeria to the United States with dark takes on mental health and the spiritual world. Already dubbed “an unforgettable literary experience”, the book is expected to be hit among book lovers
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins
“Whether she’s writing about Sailor Moon; Rachel Dolezal; the stigma of therapy; her complex relationship with her own physical body; the pain of dating when men say they don’t “see color”; being a black visitor in Russia; the specter of “the fast-tailed girl” and the paradox of black female sexuality; or disabled black women in the context of the “Black Girl Magic” movement, Jerkins is compelling and revelatory.”…Goodreads. This Will Be My Undoing meets us at the intersection of black and female. It is expected to come out on January 30, 2018.
Brave by Rose McGowan
“BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.” according to HarperCollins . I personally can’t wait to put my hands on this one come January 30, 2018
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Rounding up my 7 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 is The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan. Apollo is cast down to earth by Zeus and is now an awkward teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five oracles that have gone dark. This one is a favorite of mine. I have read every single book from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series and I can not wait for this one to come out. I have also religiously stayed off fandom Twitter and Tumblr to avoid spoilers of any kind and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this!