Nothing signals a fresh start like the end of one year and the beginning of another. It’s probably one of the biggest shows of solidarity on the calendar, because we all just want to get together to better ourselves (and work off Christmas cookies.) However, it ain’t just about sweating it out on the treadmill; we want to pump our neurons with book after book. Because if we can’t travel at the start of the new year, isn’t reading the next best thing?
Whether your a heavy-duty bookworm or just looking for reading material on the daily commute, 2018 brings you an array of options from fiction to fantasy to drama and more. Can you ever get enough? Probably not. But below is a list of ten books coming out in 2018 that promise a bright start to your next chapter.
Graphic novelist Bagieu brings the strong females role models we love onto book pages. From the famous to the little-known, we are dazzled with drawings and real inspiration from the leasing ladies we love over and over again.
A fantastic read on family, love, life, destiny, and the next life. Four siblings sneak off to see a mystical woman in their 1969 New York City neighborhood. After hearing the predictions for their next five decades, their paths and choices take them all on different journeys across the country. When does fate hand us the reins? This book may answer that.
Though her sudden death almost left her book unfinished, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara’s hard investigative work would not be left behind. This book leaves no stone left unturned with a look back on The Golden State Killer that terrorized California for over a decade. It was left a cold case, but McNamara’s work reveals the details we never even knew.
Two sisters differing personalities only have each other after their mother dies. When the younger sibling begins to live recklessly from her mental illness, her older sister tries to keep her on track with no avail. This is the story of trying to pull the ones you love back from the ledge; an ultimate sisterly bond.
This renowned author leads a generation through the important aspects of society nowadays. Her literary journalism touches on media in the current age, self-awareness and growth, and questions that we somehow manage to pass up. There’s so much we don’t think to remember, Smith does it all here.
A coming-of-age memoir about a young girl growing up on an Indian Reservation teaches us life lessons we may have forgotten. With post traumatic stress disorder, as well as bipolar disorder, Mailhot recounts her relationship with her mom and what it was like to learn to live differently from those around her. It pulls at the heartstrings and celebrates personal triumphs.
The author fills her memoir with the defining moments of her life that really almost ended it. From her childhood to her teens years and all that followed, O’Farrell pinpoints these memories with visceral details. If you ever wondered about the mysterious workings of life, this one’s for you.
When a man gets the news that he doesn’t have long to live, he takes his son, who has Down Syndrome, on the journey of a lifetime. He signs up to be the census-taker for a mysterious government panel and the trek changes the further along her goes. He soon begins to question the purpose of his journey and what it’s all for.
A beautiful collection about the wondrous ups and downs of life, love, parenthood, endless bonds, and growing up. From small-town American to the tropical islands in the middle of the ocean, everyone has a story. We get them all.
In 1940, a young student arrives at Oxford to study engineering, but is also yearning to join the airforce for the war. When he comes across the isolated son of a famous novelist, their relationship soon begins to blossom into more than friendship. This is the novel about self-discovery, unspoken truths, and hidden secrets.