Highly Anticipated 2018 Book Releases

Reading a good book during a cold, snowy day is sure to be an ideal way to spend your free time. Millions of people love to read because of all the enjoyment it provides. Placing yourself in the world of a book is perfect escapism and you can delve into the pages of a great book nearly anywhere you go. 2018 is sure to be an exciting year when it comes to new releases from both new and well-loved authors. Here are a few to watch out for.  

The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry

If you love a good thriller and are up for numerous twists and turn, you’ll want to get a copy of The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry. This is almost certain to be a book that keeps you up at night because you just can’t put it down. The story of former bomb squad commander Dick Stahl, the book digs deep into the mind of a mastermind bent on destruction. Will Dick come back to the bomb squad and help solve the crimes before it’s too late? The Bomb Maker is a high-stakes page turner that will heat up even the coldest of winter nights.

Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway

Science fiction lovers rejoice! The acclaimed author of previous novels Tigerman and The Gone-Away World is back with a mind bending thriller that is part detective novel, part humor, and all one-of-a-kind. The System, Harkaway’s nod to Big Brother, has access to its citizens’ thoughts and memories to ensure their safety in the new book Gnomon. But when a suspect dies in custody, it will take a loyal investigator to figure out what happened. But will her investigation lead her to distrust the System she has pledged her allegiance to?

Those who enjoy sci-fi and mysteries will find a lot to enjoy in Harkaway’s new thriller. It will be available January 9th.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, by Denis Johnson

The passing of this author in May 2017 was a sad event. However, the good news is this book, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, was completed just in the nick of time. This alone is sure to make you want to have a copy of the edition for your 2018 reading collection.

Denis Johnson was well-known for his short stories and this new collection blends the past with contemplations about our place in the world that are touching and thought-provoking. A must-read for fans of Johnson’s or the short story format.

The Hazel Wood, by Melissa Albert

If you love a good fantasy novel, you’ll want to be sure to pick up The Hazel Wood.

The story of a young girl whose mother goes missing, The Hazel Wood is exciting and touching. It introduces the reader to spunky 17-year-old Alice who must search for her mom in her grandmother’s fantasy world of The Hinterland. Hailed as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘destined to be a classic’, The Hazel Wood will be available on January 30th.

An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

Marriage isn’t easy, and no one shows that better than Tayari Jones in her new book. In An American Marriage, the characters face greater challenges than most due to their interracial status and a false accusation of a crime.

This book digs deep into a contemporary marriage in the deep south and is sure to be an intriguing read for any person who is single, divorced or married. The bad news is you’ll have to wait till Feb. 9 to get your copy but the wait is sure to be worth it.

Feel Free, by Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is no stranger to the world of writing and has enjoyed a fantastic career in this industry. Though we all love Smith’s riveting novels, getting into the author’s head in these essays is just as fascinating. Smith talks about everything from race to the social network to our enduring love for libraries, anything written by Smith is always worth the read and this is no exception.

The House of Impossible Beauties, by Joseph Cassara

Twists and turns abound in Joseph Cassara’s new book The House of Impossible Beauties. If you’re looking for a novel to keep you intrigued up until the very last page, you will want to check this one out. The story of a group of gay and transgender club kids growing up in 80s and 90s Harlem, this book is as vicious as it is affecting.

Each chapter is full of addiction and violence, but the author offers up empathy and compassion to offset the darkness. Joseph Cassara has a knack for bringing a story to life, and this is shown through each word.

How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig

Want to know how it would feel to literally stop time and live for centuries? Then you need to pick up Matt Haig’s new novel How to Stop Time. Throughout his many years of life, the main character Tom Hazard has avoided falling in love—but all that is about to change. A thrilling page turning and close look at what would actually happen if we were able to live forever.

Life is immeasurably better when accompanied by book. As you compile your 2018 to-read list, consider one or more of the above. Happy new year and happy reading!