Top 5 most anticipated books of 2018

Hello guys! Happy December! Glad to see you again, how have you been? Are you ready to celebrate the new year? Are YOU celebrating? What are the traditions in your country? Here, like Christmas, it’s a WHOLE thing with delicious food, and pretty lights everywhere and LOTS of tourists. Can’t wait to be done with all of it, haha!

Anyway, enough with the small talk, let’s dive in. Today I’m going to talk about…*drumrolls please* BOOKS! Who’s excited?! New year equals new resolutions but also brand new books we cannot wait to hold in our hands and devour in one sitting. So while browsing through Goodreads I decided to do my top 5 most anticipated books of 2018. Hope it will make your TBR list even more gigantic than before (you’re welcome …).


1. The Belles by Dhonielle CLAYTON

First, did you see that MAGNIFICIENT cover?! No, no I’m not that shallow please. SO excited about this one. It seems to tackle the hard topic of beauty – and what people are ready to do to obtain it – in an imaginative setting. Hoping for many twists and turns!


2. Save the Date by Morgan MATSON

I’m really into Morgan MATSON books. Her writing style is awesome and the characters always feel REAL. So of course I need her new book on my bookshelf, no questions asked. It’s about family and letting some things go in order to move forward.


3. Restore Me by Tahereh MAFI

I’m aware that not everyone enjoyed her writing but I liked it. I really got into the story and I’m impatient to pick it up again to know where this is going to lead. And let’s face it…Warner and Kenji are squad goals!


4. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya MENON 

After reading “When Dimple Met Rishi”, I’m eager to read another one by Sandhya MENON. This story is about friendship, family, and unexpected love. I bet it’s going to be sweet, swoon worthy and, surely, it will put a smile on our faces! Do we need anything else?


5. Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa MEYER 

Usually, I’m not into graphic novels but I totally fell in love with that world and those characters created by Marissa MEYER in “The Lunar Chronicles” series. I just couldn’t say goodbye just yet. Promising sequel + great designs = me jumping up and down impatiently.


Want more books? Here’s a few I also have my eye on : Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie KAUFMAN, Starry Eyes by Jenn BENNETT, Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. CHOI…

Did you like my list? What are the books YOU cannot wait to have your hands on? Out of curiosity, how long is your TBR list?!

Wishing you all a wonderful end-of-the year celebration! Hoping that 2018 will bring you joy, love and, well…many books! Any resolutions?

Let’s chat in comments 💬

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87 thoughts on “Top 5 most anticipated books of 2018

  1. RESTORE ME OH MY GOSH. I literally can’t wait for this book! The Belles sounds interesting – I’m going to look it up on Goodreads. Thank you for these! I’ve just updated my tbr.. again! 😉

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  2. Oh these are some incredible books, and all of them are releases I am so beyond excited for as well. 😀 Morgan Matson is just an incredible author, one of my favourite YA contemporary authors, and I can’t wait for Wires and Nerve because I love Marissa Meyer, I love Iko’s character, and I just really can’t wait for the second half of her story! There are so many amazing books being released next year, I’m in awe of the fact that you managed to pick just five releases. 😀
    Great post Nyx. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thanks! 😊 I think Morgan Matson is one of my favorite authors, I just adore her writing style and her characters always feel so real. I remember reading the first Wires and Nerve when I was sick and it really improved my mood! Can’t wait to get my hands on the second one. 🤗 Hahaha, it was a real challenge to narrow it down to 5, I’m kinda proud 🙈🙈 Thank you so much 😘

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  3. Loving the list Nyx! I have yet to read When Dimple Met Rich but i do own a copy & hope to have read it by the time From Twinkle, With Love is released. The Belles is at the very top of my most highly amticipated new releases & I’m super stoked for it! I hope you enjoy all of these wonderful new releases, happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Thanks! 😊 Oh yes, you really need to read When Dimple Met Rich. It’s so cute, I’m sure you’ll love it. 😉 YEES The Belles! It’s been a while I’ve been THAT excited about a book! Hope we won’t be disappointed. 🤞 Thank you so much, happy reading to you too 😘😘

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  4. Yess all those books are on my list as well! Though for some reason I keep thinking that The Belles already came out? Obviously it’s not true 😛

    I’m also REALLY looking forward to From Twinkle, With Love, Thunderhead, Tess of the Road, basically anything that starts with a “T” it seems lol. Right now, I only have added around 40 books to my 2018 releases TBR, but I’m sure that’ll change later on 😀

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    1. If it were true, I bet we would have devour it already! 🙈 But yeah I know what you mean, I feel like everyone got an early copy, I’m SO jealous! 😭 Haha, well T is a fine letter! 😂 I’ll check these out right now and probably add some to my ever-growing TBR! 😁😁


  5. I have 278 books on my TBR list on goodreads…though only one of them is a book that will be released in 2018– I’ve never really followed new book releases. After becoming a book blogger I am more aware of new releases but I still tend to stick to reading older books 😉

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    1. Wow, that is a huge TBR! 😱 Yes, same here. I’ve never paid really much attention to new book releases except for series but with blogging and social media new books are just RIGHT THERE. 😁 Thanks for stopping by 😘


  6. I was so excited when I heard there were going to be more Shatter Me books, so you know I am anticipating that book. From Twinkle, with Love is a must for me too. I adored When Dimple Met Rishi and am so excited to read more from Menon. Matson is an auto-read for me. Love her, and All your “honorable mentions” are must reads for me too. I hope we read them all.

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  7. I LOVE your list! I am excited for each and every one of these books. I am looking forward to a new Morgan Matson book the most I think. This one has been on my wishlist for a long time now. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

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    1. Haha, same for me! 😊 We NEED to read all Morgan Matson books, no questions asked. 🙈 Yes, SO excited about that one! 😁 GIVE US ALL THE BOOKS NOW! 😂 Anyway…happy holidays to you lovely Kat! 😘😘

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  8. The Belles isn’t really on the top of my tbr. I’m not super intrigued but there’re a lot of other intriguing release. I cannot wait for the second volume of Wires & Nerve too ❤
    Funny thing is that with 2018 my list of contemporaries got bigger and bigger thanks to the amazing future novels.

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  9. Hi Nyx!
    Thanks for sharing this list! After reading your descriptions, The Belles sound very interesting to me. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it 🙂 🙂
    I am not a big fan of New Year resolutions, because I believe that if we really want to change an aspect of our lives, we can do it any time, it doesn’t have to be at the beginning of a new year (which is just a day like any other day.) On the other hand, I can understand how people can feel that a new month or a new year is a fresh new start.
    In any case have a happy New year 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! 😘 Oh yes, I’ll definitely tell you all about it the moment I read it 😁 I totally agree with you! People put such a big pressure on themselves during that “last day” it’s crazy. Happy new year to you too! 💞

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  10. I’m still hesitant with Restore Me! I know, I know. #unpopularopinionalert I read the first three and I liked them, but the writing style didn’t work for me. I don’t know – maybe I’ll give it a whirl.


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