Predicting My 18 Favourite Books of 2018

With 2018 almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to share some of the books I think will become my favourites for next year! I already have SO MANY BOOKS in my wishlist for next year, and my bank account is practically quivering with fear. BUT I WON’T LET THAT STOP ME. I had a really great year of reading this year and I hope 2018 will prove to be just as successful!

SO HERE ARE MY PREDICTIONS FOR MY FAVOURITE 18 BOOKS OF 2018!

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

Expected publication date: February 27

This is an anthology about queer people throughout time, and some of my favourite authors are contributing! I’m so excited to get my hands on this book of beautiful, rainbow-y goodness.

The Way You Make Me Feel

Expected publication date: May 8

THERE’S A BOY NAMED HAMLET. And food trucks! And a prankster! That’s literally all I know about this book, but that’s okay. I can’t wait to read this gorgeous novel – I mean, just look at that cover. HEART EYES FOR DAYS.

From Twinkle, With Love

Expected publication date: June 5

Ever since I read (and fell in love with) When Dimple Met Rishi, I’ve been desperate to read From Twinkle, With Love. And it’s about filmmakers and mysterious emails! GIVE ME ALL THAT GOODNESS. RIGHT NOW.

The Beauty That Remains

Expected publication date: March 6

This is a book about music, art, and tragedy, and wow, I know this one is going to punch me in the feels already. It reminds me a little of I’ll Give You the Sun from the blurb, and if it’s anything like that phenomenal book, I’ll be very pleased indeed.

 

Let’s Talk About Love

Expected publication date: January 23

Excuse me while I flail a minute. *clears throat* THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A BIROMANTIC ASEXUAL GIRL. I’M A BIROMANTIC ASEXUAL GIRL. IT ME. THIS BOOK IS ME. I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT REPRESENTATION BEFORE. I’ve really connected to books about bisexual and asexual protagonists, but WOW. I really hope this one lives up to my expectations, because I’m hoping for amazing things. It’s just so amazing to feel represented in the books you read. I’M CRYING RAINBOW TEARS. PLEASE HOLD ME.

#PrettyBoy Must Die

Expected publication date: February 13

THIS IS A STORY INSPIRED BY #ALEXFROMTARGET. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. #ALEXFROMTARGET! There’s also spies and the CIA – AND FANGIRLS – and ahh, this book just sounds like something I’m going to fall in love with. After all, everyone loves a pretty boy on the run.

Final Draft

Expected publication date: June 12

I’m such a sucker for books about writers and other content creators, and so many of my favourite books of 2017 were about authors, YouTubers, and artists. I’m sure a lot of you are also writers, and isn’t it just the best feeling to be able to relate to a protagonist’s passions? CAN’T. WAIT.

The Belles

Expected publication date: February 6

This is one of the most hyped books of 2018, and I’m desperately hoping it doesn’t disappoint. I mean, beauty? Secrets? A royal family with a dark side? YES PLEASE. This book sounds absolutely phenomenal!

 

Sometime After Midnight

Expected publication date: June 12

#AlexFromTarget meets queer Prince Charming?! M/M romance and indie bands?! EXCUSE ME WHILE I CRY. I can’t believe we have to wait until June to read this gorgeous novel, because I need it in my hands RIGHT NOW. Even that cover! Wow. #need

Ship It

Expected publication date: May 1

I’m getting Queens of Geek vibes from the blurb of Ship It, and all I can is YAAAAS! Fangirls! Comic Con! Gay characters! Fanfic! I’m just so excited for this book. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER.

The Brightsiders

Expected publication date: May 22

Heck YAS! I don’t know much about this one besides it being about a teen drummer with family drama, paparazzi, and coming out as bisexual. THAT’S RIGHT – WE’RE GETTING ANOTHER BICON TO LOVE NEXT YEAR FROM JEN WILDE. I won’t stop wearing a bi flag as a cape next year. I’m serious. I’ll be living in it.

Tyler Johnson Was Here

Expected publication date: March 20

I’m expecting big things from this book – The Hate U Give big. It sounds similar to The Hate U Give in that it’s about a police raid and a shooting that gets caught on camera, and I’m sure it’ll be just as raw and powerful as Angie Thomas’s novel was. This is going to be one of the most important books of 2018.

 

Queen of Air and Darkness

Expected publication date: December 4

This is the last novel in The Dark Artifices series, and I know it’s going to rip out my heart and throw it into a boiling pit of lava. THIS SERIES HAS ALREADY DONE THAT TO ME THOUGH. So umm… I’m not sure how much this book is going to take from me. My soul? My will to live? JUST PLEASE LET MY CHARACTERS BE HAPPY, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, STAY ALIVE.

Miles Away From You

Expected publication date: March 20

This book is about a transgender girl, loss, and trying to find who you are when the person you love might never come off life support. I’m tearing up just thinking about this book. Apparently it’s told through a series of instant messages, which sounds really interesting and unlike anything I’ve ever read before.

A Thousand Perfect Notes

Expected publication date: June 7

Ever since our favourite blogger and Queen of the Internet, Cait, announced she was releasing a novel in 2018, it’s been something I’m desperate to get my hands on. I really admire Cait for her witty and unique blogging personality and for being such a positive force in the bookish community, and I’m sure I’ll love her book as well. This book is about music, abuse, and hope, and I’m sure it’s going to leave me in a puddle of tears. What else could we expect from Cait? Well, dragons, but I think this book will suffice.

Books that don’t have covers yet…

Vengeful

Expected publication date: September 25

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book MY ENTIRE LIFE. I read Vicious by V.E. Schwab a couple years ago now, and honestly, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. VICTORIA IS QUEEN. Need I say any more? So of course, I’m desperate to get my hands on the Vicious sequel. I’d donate my soul for an ARC in a heartbeat.

What If It’s Us

Expected publication date: October 2

I don’t know much about this book except that it’s by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, AKA TWO OF MY FAVOURITE AUTHORS EVER. I was so shook when I found out about this book, and I know it’s going to ruin me, like all of Adam’s books do. Though maybe there might just be a twinge of hope that Becky’s managed to sneak in. HOPEFULLY. I’m still scarred from They Both Die at the End. And History is All You Left Me. And More Happy Than Not. And Adam’s existence on this world in general.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy

Expected publication date: 2018

This is an anthology about mental illness, and I think this is going to be one of the most powerful and important books of 2018. And Queen V is one of the contributing authors! Although anthologies tend to be a little hit-or-miss for me, I have high hopes for this one, particularly because it’ll be dealing with such an crucial issue that needs to be talked openly about more, and one that’s also very close to me. Please, please don’t let me down.

Let's Talk

What are some of your most anticipated books of 2018? Have I mentioned any that are already on your TBR? Do you know of others that you think deserve to be on my list? I’d love to know!

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15 thoughts on “Predicting My 18 Favourite Books of 2018

  1. I think this has to be my faaavorite 2018 book predictions list ever. Eveeerrr. I pretty much have all of those books listed on my TBR as well and I’m super excited for all of them to come out. Also, how could I have forgotten to even mention Cait’s book release in 2018??? Great list again, and I hope all of these books are hits for you in the coming year!

  2. Yes!! I’m so excited for Cait’s book!! I’ve been following her blog for years! Her writing posts and snippets are my favorite and now we’ll be able to read a whole book!!! I’m squealing inside.
    Also I’m so happy you’ll finally be able to see yourself represented in a character!!! That’s the best feeling!

  3. Ahhh I love this post! What a fun idea!
    I HOPE that you absolutely ADORE Let’s Talk About Love! It sounds incredible!
    I’m totally on board for Cait’s book too. Fingers crossed it’s the most fabulous thing of ever.
    I’m also super excited for Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in the Every heart a Doorway trilogy! Have you read either of the first two? They’re absolutely INCREDIBLE.
    Anyway, love the post, and good luck with your reading this year!

    • Thank you so much! I really hope I love it too 😍 And yes, I’m sure Cait’s book will be marvellous! 🙌🏼 I haven’t read those ones, but I have the first one on my shelves and I definitely want to get around to reading it sometime soon. I’ve bumped it up higher on my to-read list because of your recommendation, so thank you! I hope you have an amazing year 🎉💜

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