Booktube Talk | 2018 Releases to Anticipate, Part 2: February – June (or Thereabouts)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Booktube Talk | 2018 Releases to Anticipate, Part 2: February – June (or Thereabouts)

Hey there, readers and friends! A mere 25 days into the New Year, and already, the new releases and the many places they’ll take us are stacking up.  

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If there is one positive thing about a new year it’s the possibilities that come with it, specifically the possibilities of new reads. Though I’m behind on reading (news, this is not), this doesn’t keep me from anticipating all the new reads coming to bookstores. Below I talk about a few (seven to be precise) of the 2018 releases I’m excited for, and you can see me ramble about six others in today’s booktube video. (Which is hopefully going to still publish later today - blaming tech errors.)

In an attempt to stop myself from going wild, I limited myself to look at new books only for the first half of the year. Although if I’m being honest, I know I still missed some. Then, come May or June, I’ll be sharing some of the anticipated books on my list – here and on booktube, for the latter half of the year.

Here we go. Let’s get this anticipated-reads-of-2018 party started. Today we take a look at seven of the books I’m anticipating with release dates ranging from March through June.

1: Until I Knew Myself (March) by Tammy L. Gray | Only yesterday did I discover one of my favorite contemporary authors is releasing a new novel. Not only that she does have a new novel coming BUT it's also set to release in a little over a month. BEST. BOOKISH. NEWS. EVER. Amazon | Goodreads

2: A Loyal Heart (March) by Jody Hedlund
He’s taken her as his prisoner. But she’s holding his heart captive. In gaining their freedom, will they lose what matters most?

Discovering Jody has a fourth novel (!?) due in her YA medieval series was a highlight of my bookworm discoveries in 2018. Plus, the elegant cover? It’s designed by the talented Emilie of CreateExploreRead. Amazon | Goodreads

3: Falling for You by Becky Wade (May 1) | I think it’s safe to say this upcoming novel from Becky Wade is at the tippy-top of my most wished-for list. In fact, I have a question to pose: can I fast-forward to May, read this novel and then return to January 25thNo? Well… it was worth the query. Amazon | Goodreads

4: Always Never Yours (May 22, 2018) by Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley 
Every guy she dates falls madly in love... just not with her.

This one tells the unique story about a girl who's exes always find their one true love post-breakup. It sounds really unique for the normal contemporary fare, and that's what made it stand out when I ran across it via it's cute and whimsical cover art. Bonus! It's penned by a writing team who is married. Amazon | Goodreads

5: From Twinkle, with Love (May 22, 2018) by Sandhya Menon 
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Despite the fact that I’ve yet to read When Dimple Met Rishi (Sandhya’s debut), I’m insanely excited about this one. It sounds and looks like a contemporary aficionados dream. Amazon | Goodreads

6: Listen to Your Heart (May 29th) by Kasie West | Another contemporary novel from Kasie West? Yes, please! This is like catnip to my reader heart. Amazon | Goodreads
Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

7: Save the Date (June) by Morgan Matson | Is it weird that I’ve only read one of Morgan’s books, and yet each and every time she releases a new one I wear my excited fangirl hat? I sure hope not because, again, this is another book that sounds like 100% my kind of book. Amazon | Goodreads

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Tell me about the books at the top of your 2018 lists. Which are must reads? Are there any you’re preordering without a second look? Any auto-buy authors releasing new books? Tell me all about them – and which I must add to already mile-high (and still growing) TBR.

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  1. I've been away from the book blogging world for the last 7 months so I have no idea what's coming out this year that I'm looking forward to really, but I think I'm going to have to check out a few you mentioned. Thanks for visiting my Top Ten Tuesday this week and sorry it took me a few days to get back to your blog :)

  2. I haven't read When Dimple Met Rishi yet either but I've heard good things about it, so I'm looking forward to reading it and the sequel this year!

  3. Yes my TBR for 2018 is expanding much more rapidly than I'd like! It's a lost cause trying to rein it in, I suppose. :)

    A Loyal heart looks good- YA medieval? Ooh. And so does From Twinkle with Love (I still need to read When Dimple Met rishi) and Listen to Your Heart.

  4. It's always a gigantic YES to a new Kasie West book! And, of course, Becky's and Jody's. The others sound interesting, too ... but those three will be must reads for me!


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