It’s a brand new year and the Bookish Ladies have prepared their lists of most anticipated books for 2018. Are any of our books on your lists? What books are you looking forward to?

What Jennifer Wants Most in 2018:

If I Live, Terri Blackstock

The third and final book in Blackstock’s If I Run series, I’m eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Casey’s story. She’s been running through 2 books now, she has to be exhausted 😉 😉

Release: March 6, 2018



The Girl I Used to Be, Mary Torjussen

I discovered Torjussen last year when I read Gone Without a Trace. I have been following her on Twitter awaiting news of her next release since then. Eager to dive into this one!

Release: April 24, 2018




This is the third book in the new Baxter Family Collection. I enjoy any book by KK, but this sounds like one that could move to the top of my favorite KK reads!

Release: May 29, 2018



With You Always, Rena Olsen

Olsen’s debut novel, The Girl Before, released in 2016. As I’ve done with Torjussen, I’ve been following Olsen since awaiting news of her sophomore release.

Release: August 7, 2018


Books Melinda is Looking Forward to in 2018:

23197837The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton

This book has so much buzz around it and even if it didn’t I would be want to read it based on this breath-taking cover! The synopsis shows that it’s about a society that controls beauty and the darkness that is discovered beneath. I seriously cannot wait – the reviews have been amazing.

Release: February 6, 2018


35068637Hurts to Love You, Alisha Rai

This is the third in Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Hearts series and March can’t get here fast enough. This one features the young Evangeline Chandler, who I’m excited to get to know more about. The first 2 in this series were close to perfection so without a doubt this one will be the same!

Release: March 27, 2018



Leah on the Offbeat, Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli writes Young Adult like no other authors I can think of! This book is in the same world as her debut Simon Versus the Homosapien Agenda and features Simon’s best friend Leah. I’m considering this my birthday present from the author so yay me!

Release: April 28, 2018


27969087Bruja Born, Zoraida Cordova

Cover yet to come so I’m posting the gorgeous cover of the first book! This is book 2 in the Brooklyn Brujas series. This is a YA magic series with intense worldbuilding I was lucky enough to get an ARC of the first one. Which means my wait for this second one has been SO LONG haha!

Release: June 5, 2018


29233804Ravensong, TJ Klune

Cover yet to come for this one as well. Wolfsong was hilarious, and touching, and amazing. This is an m/m shifter book that I recommend to everyone. I didn’t realize there would be a book two but now that I know about it I cannot stop thinking about it. I NEED THIS BOOK!

Release: July 31, 2018