Fictional Books I Want to Read in 2018

Hey everyone! I wanted to share what books I really want to get to in this New Year! Since I don’t read as much as I used to, I wanted to keep this post small and to the point. Majority of these books have been released already and some I am still waiting for! The list is an no particular order. Without further ado, let’s get started! (all links lead you to the goodreads page)


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas a YA Realistic Fiction take on the black lives matter movement and police brutality.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbree a YA Contemporary book about a girl who’s an “overnight” internet sensation and when an online flirtation can happen in real life, how will she tell him that she’s a romantic asexual?

Ringer (Replica #2) by Lauren Oliver a continuation of the YA SciFi Dystopian novel Replica. After discovering some uncomfortable truths about the Haven Institute and cloning, we see what happens afterwards in Ringer.

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco the continuation of the YA Historical Fiction Mystery Stalking Jack the Ripper, we follow the main character Audrey in another adventure featuring Vlad the Impaler. 

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff in continuation of the amazing YA SciFi novels Illuminae and Gemina, comes Obsidio with more action and adventure. This is the finale of the teams and oh my heart be still.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo a YA Fantasy following one of my favorite heroes, Diana, who has risked exile for saving a mortal which changes everything.

Unearthed (Unearthed #1) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner a YA SciFi that has to do with earth getting a message from a long extinct alien race, infiltration, secrets, and survival.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomy Adeyemi a YA Fantasy about magic disappearing in Orïsha under orders of a ruthless king, yet the main character is struggling with controlling her powers and feelings towards the enemy.

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller  a YA fantasy that has a female pirate, adventure, and hidden map!

Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer a YA Fantasy about secret identities, powers, vengeance, and justice.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell a YA Fantasy filled with time-travel and historical fiction, one character has to travel back in time to 1902 to steal an ancient book. However Old New York is filled with gangs, secret societies, and too much magic.

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff this Adult Fantasy continues the journey of our ruthless assassin main character where she is still looking for revenge.

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden a Fantasy Historical Fiction, this story continues the adventure of main character Vasya and what lies ahead for her.

and that is all for this post! any of these books you’re looking forward too? or you’ve read already? i would love to know your thoughts in the comments!

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33 thoughts on “Fictional Books I Want to Read in 2018

    • oh yes!! i have children of blood and bone arc sitting on my shelf and i think that’s going to be the longest book read for 2018. i can’t wait to get to it! i hope you enjoy the rest of it if you get back to it =)

      i hope we love warbringer, last magician, and renegades! i’ve heard amazing thing from all three ❤

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  1. YASSSS TWIN!!! to all of the above of course! my sister just recently finished reading THUG & cried rivers, we still have that movie date that needs to be penned in the planner once we get a date lol. Sighhhhh I wish i could read The Girl in the Tower for the 1st time again smh but I’ll be here for you when you’re ready to fangirl 😉

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  2. Fantastic list! I am pretty sure 98% of my TBR is compromised of older publications 😉 So I feel you. I really hope you enjoy The Girl in the Tower as much as I did. I love her writing. I cannot wait to read Children of Blood and Bone, but it is soooo large haha.

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  3. I hope you are able to read more in 2018! Off of this list, I’ve read The Hate U Give, Wonder Woman, The Girl in the Tower, and The Daughter of the Pirate King. Personally, I would place The Hate U Give and The Girl in the Tower at the top of your 2018 TBR! Both were 5 star reads for me. I don’t even typically like YA Contemporary, but THUG is everything. AND The Girl in the Tower was even better than The Bear in the Nightingale!

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