18 Books Released in 2018 That I Still Haven’t Read

18 Books Released In 2018 That I Still Haven't Read Yet

2018 is just about to end and I haven’t made a dent in my TBR for 2018 releases. This year has been a great year for books.  This list is comprised of just some of the 2018 releases that I am dying to read but haven’t been able to for a number of reasons.



  1. Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Running With Lions is a coming-of-age novel following bisexual senior Sebastian Hughes who’s eagerly anticipating his last summer at soccer training camp and settling into his role of team captain when Emir Shah, his ex-best friend arrives unexpectedly arrives. I’ve been following Julian Winters for a while and I really wanted to read this book.

  1. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Mila, an amateur witch, brings back her dead friends to life but zombie-like to figure out who killed them. This book received really great from some of my favourite bloggers with similar tastes. Did I mention witches!!

  1. Notes on A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Reasons To Stay Alive made a huge impact on my life so I’ll gladly read anything Matt Haig writes on mental illness.


  1. Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

I couldn’t get into Little and Lion but I want to give Brandy Colbert a chance. A promising violinist falls unexpectedly falls pregnant. It will be interesting to read about teen pregnancy in a non-judgemental way.

  1. Your Destination Is On The Left by Lauren Spieller

I discovered this book from a Goodreads user and loved the premise of trying to get away from a nomadic existence. I’m a huge fan of road trip books and this is like the opposite.

  1. Whisper Of The Tide by Sarah Tolcser

This is the sequel to Song of the Current which I loved endlessly and cannot wait to get my hands on it. It’s filled with mythical vibes, badass female pirates and an annoyingly spoilt royal love interest that can’t do anything but look good while holding two swords. Read my babbling review of Song of the Current here.


  1. The Summer of Jordie Perez by Amy Spalding

I have a thing for books about internships. At First Blush, Little White Lies Little Black Dresses are some of my favourite books. The Summer of Jordie Perez is queer and has characters of colour AND a fashion internship!!!

  1. Wildcard by Marie Lu

Despite the numerous negative reviews that Wildcard, Warcross’ sequel received I still badly want to read it. Warcross was one of my 2017 favourites so I’m looking forward to its sequel.

  1. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

The cover drew me in and I stayed because of the blurb and the amazing reviews this book received. I love stories about getting out, leaving things behind and finding your place in the world. Penny Lee heads to college in Texas, away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind and meets Sam who’s currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a café he works in.


  1. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

A dark retelling of The Little Mermaid with sirens that collect human hearts and a prince that hunts sirens as his calling AND a forbidden love story!!!

  1. Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

Listen, quest stories are a favourite of mine. Makiia Lucier’s involves a royal explorer and skilled mapmaker, missing princes, hidden riddles and a just the recipe for an amazing quest.

  1. Folded Notes From High School by Matt Boren

A female mc who’s a cross between Regina George and Tracy Flick, a Grease high school production, Broadway ambitions, 1991 and falling in love with someone below her “league.” This sounds different from any book that I’ve read before.


  1. Mariam Sharma Hits The Road by Sheba Karim

Three Muslim friends: Ghazala trying to get away from furious parents, Umar and Mariam finding the truth so they go on a road trip adventure to find their truth.

  1. The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

When Izzy O’Neill and a politician’s son pictures are leaked she becomes the center of a political scandal. Although she’s used to malicious rumours around her school this time she feels a little over her head. I hope this book tackles the difference between slut-shaming in women versus slut-shaming in men (which hardly happens).

  1. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera join forces to bring us a meet-cute story set in New York City. I think it will be a nice mix of happiness and angst but Silvera isn’t a happy ending type of writer so we’ll see.


  1. Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

A collection of essays by black women on the importance of recognising ourselves in literature. I’ve been following Well Read Black Girl’s book club on Twitter before I even started my book blog and when I found out she was publishing a book I was so excited for it. The book features N. K. Jemisin, Tayari Jones and Jacqueline Woodson.

  1. A Bad Boy Stole My Bra by Lauren Price

My interest in this book is mainly because it started off on Wattpad made it all the way to a published book. A girl wakes up to her hot new neighbour trying to leave by her window with her bra in hand. Who is this pervert breaking into someone’s house to steal a bra???

  1. People Like Us by Dana Meele

Amongst a group of popular girls at an elite school, there is a murderer. Kay Donavan follows a computer-coded scavenger hunt to find out who it is.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! What are some 2018 releases that you want to read but haven’t heard the opportunity to read yet? Check in next week for a list of 2019 releases that I’m looking forward to!
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14 thoughts on “18 Books Released in 2018 That I Still Haven’t Read

  1. This is such a great idea for a post! I love this list, I’ll definitely add some of these to my TBR. Emergency Contact and Undead Girl Gang are two of my favorite 2018 releases, they’re both amazing. The female friendships in Undead Girl Gang are so fun (also witches!!!) I hope you enjoy it! 😊

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    1. I’ve been dying to read Emergency Contact for ages now but haven’t got a hold of it yet. Undead Girls seems so fun. Thank you Aurora!


  2. I finally did get around to reading Notes on a Nervous Planet and it really got to me – such a good read. The cover for Everything is Not Okay is gorgeous! Great post – I’m not sure I want to look at what my list would be like!

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    1. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy What If It’s Us, honestly from the reviews, hopefully Wildcard and To Kill A Kingdom will be better for you 💛


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