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End of Year Releases I Want to Read

September 22, 2018 0 Comments

Top 2018 Book Releases I want to read: August to December

It’s coming to the end of 2018 – way too fast for my liking! There are so many good 2018 book releases that I am desperate to get to, so far. Today, I’m here to share some of the later 2018 releases, which I really want to pick up and read before the end of the year. I’m also hoping that you will share some of your most anticipated releases for the end of 2018! As if I need any more books to add to my TBR.

If you want to check out any of these books, click on the book heading to read the synopsis!


August Releases:

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

First up, a new release by Karin Slaughter. I have read one of her books before, The Good Daughter, which I really enjoyed. I also have another of her books on my TBR, which is one of my 5-star predictions

I’m lucky enough to have an ARC of Pieces of Her, which I haven’t got to yet. I think the premise sounds really intriguing and I was really immersed in Karin Slaughter’s writing in part during ‘The Good Daughter’. So I am really interested in checking this one out! A few good friends on goodreads, who I really trust, have also given it 5 stars!

This book follows the life of a girl, Andrea, who has always lived a quiet seaside life with her mother. She always thought she knew everything about her and they were close. However, after an incident at a mall, the police get involved and Andrea finds out that her mother has been hiding her previous life and identity.



September Releases:


When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

I’ve never read a Mary Kubica before but heard the buzz about her next book going around. I was immediately interested in the synopsis, and think it sounds just up my street. A twisty, new 2018 thriller! I’m really looking forward to reading it, and hopefully finding a new author who can write a good thriller!

This one follows our main character Jessie, who has been living as a carer for her ill mother for years. But when she finally moves out and enrols in college, there is an issue raised. There is a problem with Jessie’s social security number. The story unfolds from there, dating back to a mystery twenty years ago.

I absolutely domestic thrillers and this one sounds right up my street!



Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower by Christian McKay Heidicker

‘Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower’ is about as far away from my typical read as you can get. I don’t know why I’m interested in this one, but since hearing about it from other readers and bloggers, I’m really interested in picking it up!

Plus, the synopsis is about as wild as it gets. Firstly, our main character, Phoebe, is a ‘lightning rod for monsters’. The book starts with Phoebe and her mother having to flee flesh-eating plants before they are saved, thanks to her dad. But after Phoebe’s mum goes missing – she is forced to fend for herself. The book is said to challenge perceptions of beauty and identity. Thus, I am excited!

I like to read a little outside my comfort zone and try to delve into new authors/genres – so I’m hoping that I end up loving this one!

October Releases:


(Don’t) Call Me Crazy

This is an essay collection, discussing mental health – need I say more?

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this, and am really excited to have a look at it! I love anthologies and essay collections, they are so easy to pick up every so often, or read in one-sitting. I think that the subject matter here, is important and I have a personal interest in it too! Definitely getting to this one ASAP!

Plus, the book is said to be ‘starting a conversation’ about mental health, and I am really into that message.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera


‘What If It’s Us’ is a hugely anticapted book in the YA reading sphere. I am equally excited to get to read it soon, as it feels like it’s been anticipated for so long now!

The story follows two boys, Ben and Arthur,  who meet in a post office. The story then follows them meeting again, and whether this is coincidence or fate. If they have a bad date, or three, should they call it quits? And what happens when Arthur is putting in too much effort, and Ben is putting in none?



A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi


This might be my most anticipated novel of late 2018! I need it right now.

The story follows a young Muslim teen, navigating high school and life, a year after the events of 9/11. The plot is said to tackle racism, and I’m hoping that it is a definite 5-star read. I just can’t wait.

The only issue I have is the fact that the book plot involves a romance, and I am desperately hoping that this is not the main focus of the book. I want something more out of this one!




Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

This is another I think I found on a scroll through Edelweiss. I wasn’t immediately interested, but after reading the synopsis, I was drawn in.

Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Those are the first two lines of the synopsis, and I was immediately interested. The story follows four girls, who live on Sawhill Rock island, where girls have been going missing for years. I’m really interested in this one, and the premise does sound unique. However, there are very little reviews so far, so I am hopeful that this one is good, as it is hard to pull off a good YA thriller.

November Releases:


Girls On The Line by Jennie Liu


‘Girls On The Line’ is a debut novel by Jennie Liu. I came across this one on a scroll of goodreads, looking for new releases to add to my TBR list. Seriously, send help! I haven’t heard too much about it, but the synopsis sounds really interesting and I hope to get to it later this year, or early 2019!

The story involves a teen pregnancy, which puts two orphan girls on a collision course with factory bosses, family planning regulators, and a bride trafficker. And, its set in contemporary China!




Four, Three, Two, One by Courtney Stevens

‘Four, Three, Two, One’ is another deeper YA contemporary – just up my street. However, this one has a really interesting premise, and I’m hoping it covers some really important stuff. I’ve never read from Courtney Stevens before, but am very interested in picking up her latest.

The plot follows a girl, who survived a bus bombing, which killed nineteen people. She reunites with three other survivors of the bombing. The story follows their feelings, and recovery after the incident.

This is definitely one I have to get to as soon as I can. I think it is going to be utterly heartbreaking!

December Releases:


Dear Heartbreak

This is one that I was initially really interested in. It is said to discuss relationships and real-life love, through stories of difficult relationships and break-ups. However, more than that, the authors are actually reading and responding to real written letters from teens around the world. It also has a few authors who I love listed.

However, recently, reviews have been coming in that it is meh or downright bad. I think I’ll still give it a read, and form my own opinion, but it isn’t top of my priority list!

I think if the book covers important topics, it could be a really good read, especially for younger teens. Fingers crossed.








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