Happy Boxing Day everybody! I hope you all had an absolutely amazing Christmas and are enjoying the festive period, however you celebrate! I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone again already! I feel like Christmas has just suddenly exploded for me this year, it took a while to get into the festive mood and then BOOM it has been and gone. I am a serial Boxing Day sale shopper, so I’ve already been looking for some bargains! I hope Santa brought everything you wanted, and everything you didn’t know you didn’t want.
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I feel like this week I could have gone really super crazy with my list as there are a lot of books that I really want to read in 2018 that I haven’t got around to or have only just received. All of the books on this list are already published, some for a long time and some are new releases, so I don’t have to wait for them to drop in 2018. They are all also books that I own and have on my physical TBR shelf (excluding The Lost Plot, which I will by myself in the New Year anyway). Without further a do, the books I am looking forward to in 2018 (in no particular order):
1. Nyxia Scott Reintgen
I was bought this book by the lovely Jenn @ Jenniely (along with a few other books on this list) as a TBTB Santa gift. I didn’t know anything about it, and hadn’t seen anyone read or review it. And then it arrived and suddenly everyone seems to be reading it, and I have been caught in whirlwind of desperately wanting to read it because it sounds so good.
2. The Lost Plot Genevieve Cogman
I already own the first three books in the Invisible Library series, of which this is the fourth book. I have read the first two, but have been delaying actually opening the third until this one was released so I didn’t have to wait too long. This book is set in gangster 1920’s America, so it’s going to be awesome I’m sure!
3. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Lauren James
Once again, this was a read that appeared unexpectedly in my TBTB Santa box, and came recommended by Jenn as one of her favourite books of the year. I have commented on the cover and title before, but not looked too much into it, but after such a positive recommendation, I am excited to dive in myself.
4. Muhammad Ali: A Memoir Michael Parkinson
I really love Muhammad Ali, I have a tattoo of one of his famous quotes, and went to visit his childhood home and museum earlier this year in Louisville Kentucky (read my post on Louisville here). I know that a book by Michael Parkinson will be articulate, entertaining, and informative, so I can’t wait to read more into the life behind the gloves.
5. Harry Potter (Illustrated editions) J K Rowling
I am not sure this really needs explaining. I own the first three books in the illustrated versions (drawings by Jim Kay) and have been wanting to read them for a while. Now I own all 3 there really is no excuse! I’m extra excited about this.
6. The Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
I don’t know if it’s because I’m going to Disney this year or whether I have just taken an interest in fairy tales again, but the Grimm Brothers are responsible for most of the well known fairy tales that we know today (even if they have been softened over the years) so I have bought their tales and hope to read more of their original stories.
7. I Am Pilgrim Terry Hayes
I really love a good thriller. I’ve heard this mentioned from all angles, TV, magazines, family and friends. My Mum picked it up in a charity shop and read it on a recent cruise. She really liked it and said she thinks I would really enjoy it, which was reason enough to promote it up the TBR.
8. Satellite Nick Lake
I saw a friend (once again, the lovely Jenn) reading and reviewing this to say it was good. She has read a lot of books that I like and I value her reviews, so I put it on my wishlist, and when she got me as her TBTB Santa recipient, she treated me to it. Very lucky and very excited.
9. Bonfire Krysten Ritter
The final entry on here that was bought by Jenn was Bonfire. I was aware of this from Comic-Con onwards where the book started popping up in advertisements and on Instagram and what not. I like Krysten Ritter, so looked more into it and thought it sounded like a great premise, so now as I own it I can read it!
10. The Witches Roald Dahl
OK, so this has been released for a long time, but I actually only received the book from Emma (my friend and housemate) for my birthday. It’s a Roald Dahl book that I have never read but really want to delve into, so I’ve squeezed it into my top ten.
So, there we go, 10 books I am really looking forward to reading in 2018. What books are you looking forward to reading over the next 12 months?