Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2018!

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I try to be a planner.  It doesn’t always work out for me, however, because the fact is: I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl.  Sometimes, this can be good.  But mostly it only causes mass chaos in my life.

Since I’m always lagging behind with reading the latest and greatest books,  this will be a mix of things yet-to-be released and ones that I haven’t found time to read quite yet.

17th Suspect by James Patterson – The Women’s Murder Club series is one of my favorite ongoing series right now.  I cannot get enough of Lindsay Boxer and her girls!  They’re all tough, smart, and independent, although they know when to ask for help and lean on each other as well.

Child of a Mad God by R. A. Salvatore – I started reading his Icewind Dale trilogy twenty years ago and fell in love with that curious dark elf, Drizzt.  To see that he has a new series coming in the new year?  Sign me up!

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – This book simply looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. 

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy – As a mother myself, stories that revolve around families intrigue me.  To have your baby go missing?  Horrific and yet, I need to read this book. 

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen – This was a Kindle First selection back at the beginning of the year.  It’s been sitting on my Kindle ever since.  I enjoy historical fiction so I don’t even know why I keep putting it off!

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – As a long-time fan of J. K. Rowling, I’ve been wanting to get into this series since it began.  Yeah, I warned you I was lagging in my reading!

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – I’ve actually started reading this.  Three times.  But I keep getting distracted.  Maybe 2018 will be the year Kvothe and I become friends?

The Heart of What Was Lost  by Tad Williams – I can’t even tell you how excited I was to hear that Tad Williams was returning to Osten Ard for a new series set after his Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series.  This is another that has been languishing on my Kindle for far too long.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – As you might have noticed, I’m a big fan of fantasy and urban fantasy novels.  I first discovered this series through the TTT and, thanks to, I have acquired a copy of this so maybe I can read it finally?

Geekerella  by Ashley Poston – Yet another TTT acquisition!  I have this on audio begging to be listened to (as soon as I get through that Kevin Hart book that tries to make me drive off the road every morning).  I’ve heard so many good things about this that I can’t believe I’ve waited as long as I have. 

What’s on your list?  Any good suggestions for me?


  1. Nice list! I wanted to read Geekerella for so long now. I guess 2018 is the year 😛

    • Thanks! I was kicking myself when I realized I’d bought the audio and forgot I had it! 2018 will be the year (I hope, hah)! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I really liked Geekerella! I hope you like it too 😊 I’ve been meaning to read Name of the Wind as well but I just haven’t gotten to it 🤷 maybe 2018 will be a year for that as well

    • Oh, awesome! These TTT posts are the reason I even know about the book, so glad to hear you enjoyed. I hope you do – I love fantasy novels but apparently I need to be in just the right mood to read them. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. The Name of the Wind is one I need to get to at some point, too – I’ve heard so many good things about it but it’s so huge! I hope you manage to get to all of these in 2018 and that you enjoy them!

    • I’ve managed to read about a third of The Name of the Wind and it’s been really enjoyable. Can’t wait to sit down and actually finish it this year! I hope you love it if you try!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. “Geekerella” sounds fun, just based on the title!

  5. James Patterson is an author I want to read someday. Great list here! 🙂

    • I love James Patterson! Many years ago, a co-worker – whose last name happened to be Patterson, believe it or not – left three of the Alex Cross books on my desk one morning. I’ve been hooked ever since. I hope you love him if you do!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. The Name of the Wind is on my physical TBR! I have no clue when I’ll read it, but I’m planning on it. Honestly, I’ve heard a lot of people talking and swooning over Kvothe, so I’m pretty curious, haha.

    • I hear you – fantasy novels can be intimidating, even when you love them! I’m rather partial to Kvothe, but that could be because I’m married to a redhead. 😀 Thanks for coming by!

  7. Truthwitch is one I’d like to get to, and I have the new Osten Ard book on my Kindle. It hasn’t wowed me the way Memory sorrow and Thorn did, but I hope you like it! Curious about the new Salvator as well!!

    • I’m hoping the new Osten Ard is good – I loved the original trilogy so much. YES! I love R. A. Salvatore, and anytime I can get anything new from him, I get happy.

  8. Uhh, I’m planning to read The name of the wind for a while now but I don’t see it happening any time soon.

  9. I’ve got Geekerella sitting on my nightstand and it’s been calling to me lately too!!

  10. Great list! I really enjoyed Truthwitch. I’ve had In Farleigh Field in my TBR pile for awhile, too. There’s just not enough time to read all the books I want.

    • Good to know you enjoyed Truthwitch! And ugh, I know it. Can I get paid to stay home and read all day? 😀

      Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Lots of interesting titles here. I hope you get to read them soon!

  12. I’m stoked for another Lily Anderson novel. I loved The Only Think Worse Than Me Is You and am so excited to read Not Now, Not Ever. Undead Girl Gang sounds so different from these, but I would read this author’s grocery list. Great list this week!

    • I’ve not read anything by Lily Anderson before, so this will be a first for me. But I love this glowing recommendation you’ve given her!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I’ve been wanting to read Geekerella for ages too.

    The Cuckoo’s Calling was the first JK Rowling book I’ve ever read. I really liked it although I haven’t read the next books in the series yet.

    • I’m thinking it needs to be my first audio of 2018!

      Good to know! My mother-in-law bought me the first Harry Potter book while I was pregnant with my older daughter and I fell in love (oddly enough, said child is a Potterhead herself). I really need to read these others now.

  14. I’m so tempted by The Name Of The Wind. It’s such a big book though!

  15. After hearing so many wonderful things about Truthwitch, I`ve decided to read it in 2018 and I really hope it lives up to the hype. I picked also picked up Geekerella when it was first releases, but I couldn`t really get into the story.

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

    • Same here – I’m hoping Truthwitch is good because I’ve seen it everywhere during TTT! Ah, that’s too bad, but it happens. I often read things that others rave about and wonder WHY?

      Thanks for coming by!

  16. The Name of the Wind has been on my wishlist since it came out and I still have not picked it up. So many books have been released in the series since then, which is the only thing that holds me back. Not sure whether I want to commit to it or not. Also, I tried reading Truthwitch but, couldn’t get through with it unfortunately. Hope you get around to reading all of these throughout the new year! Happy reading!

    • I have books like that – things I bought when they released and several years later are still untouched. Ah, that’s a bummer, but it happens sometimes. I’m hoping that I enjoy it!

      Thanks for coming by!

  17. I own a copy of The Name of the Wind but I’ve yet to pick it up. I’m mainly intimidated by the size! But I’ve heard excellent things and I look forward to it. Happy reading!

    • It’s funny how many people have remarked on its size! I guess that a benefit to buying it as an ebook? Happy New Year to you and thanks for stopping by!

  18. I wasn’t a fan of JK Rowlings novels for adults but to be fair, I don’t really like crime or contemporary! The Cuckoo one was well enough written so crime fans will probably like it.

    • Makes perfect sense to me. I tried to read her first adult book – The Casual Vacancy – twice and still haven’t gotten farther than 50 pages in. So, I get it. I do love crime thrillers/mysteries, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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